School closure extended until April 15

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today, March 27, that schools in New York state will remain closed until April 15. Sporting practices and events, rehearsals, shows, school events, activities and after-school programs will also be canceled during this time. We will continue providing meals to families, which can be picked …

Chromebooks available for 6-12 students

Any student in Grades 6-12 who is in need of a Chromebook can borrow one from the school. Many students may already have their own devices, but any student who does not have access to a device at home can borrow one for the duration of the school closure period. Students who need to borrow …

Public TV offering ‘Learn-at-Home’ programs

“Learn-at-Home” programming is available to Herkimer CSD students through local public television stations starting Monday, March 23. In partnership with New York State Education Department (NYSED), New York’s public television stations will offer educational programming for students. Programs for students from prekindergarten through grade 12 will air every weekday. Locally, programs will be available via …

State suspends Grades 3-8 testing

The New York State Board of Regents and state Education Department announced Friday, March 20, that the elementary- and intermediate-level state assessments for Grades 3-8 have been suspended for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. “It is most important that during the time of closure, schools are able to continue to focus their efforts …

Class of 2020: District awaiting guidance

With classes canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Herkimer Central School District is awaiting guidance on a number of questions about how this will affect the balance of the school year, particularly for seniors who are looking ahead to graduation in the spring. As of this time, Regents exams and graduation are still on …

Herkimer BOCES provides online learning resources

Herkimer BOCES Instructional Support Services, in conjunction with colleagues across the state, have vetted some educational resources for teachers and families to use in order to support students to practice skills while they are not attending school due to the recent school closures: Herkimer BOCES Vetted Education Resources “This will be a list that we …

School meals available to families

Students and their families can pick up bagged meals from 11 to 11:30 a.m. weekdays during the school closure. Meals can be picked up from the East Herkimer Fire Department and the front entrance of Herkimer High School. In addition, buses will distribute food at the following locations: Eastern Gardens Creekside Courts Herkimer Public Library …

Schools to close until April 14

After meeting with the New York State Department of Health this morning, Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES District Superintendent Sandra Sherwood and the superintendents of the 10 Herkimer BOCES component school districts unanimously decided to close schools and all extracurricular activities starting Monday, March 16, with schools re-opening on Tuesday, April 14, to mitigate the effects of the …

Student art on display at Bassett

Herkimer CSD students were honored March 3 at the opening reception for the annual Youth Art Month Show at Bassett Healthcare in Herkimer. More than 200 pieces of art by students in kindergarten through 12th grade are on display in the show, which celebrates Youth Art Month. YAM is an annual observance each March that …

Herkimer marks Music In Our Schools Month

In Lily Corathers’ music classroom in early March, students were sounding out the notes to a joyful song. “Picture yourself, your dreams, like horses on a carousel,” the students sing as Miss Corathers guides them through the notes and lyrics. “A colorful world is spinning and turning around you.” The group of students in Miss …

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