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Pre-K Application Now Available Pre-K Application Now Available Pre-K applications are now available!  Head over to our Pre-Kindergarten Page for an application and more information.
CHROMEBOOK HELP CHROMEBOOK HELP If you are experiencing issues with your child's Chromebook, we are here to help!  Please fill out your issue and contact information on the Student Help Desk ticket below   or call us at 607-749-1019. If we can't figure out a way to solve the issue remotely, we will swap your Chromebook out for you at a meal distribution site on Tuesday or Thursday.  Thank you for your support!  Loading…
All parks, fields and playgrounds closed All parks, fields and playgrounds closed
March 24th Board of Education meeting March 24th Board of Education meeting In accordance with Executive Order No. 202.1 from Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Homer Central Schools Board of Education will encourage social distancing by members of the board of education and members of the public at the March 24, 2020 meeting. Any member of the public interested in participating may view the meeting by accessing this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQUkjdBWOe36yve6zN5LirQ ...
Homer Home Learning Homer Home Learning Please visit our Chromebook Help Page if you are experiencing technical issues with your Chromebook. Homer Home Learning Plan: Students & Parents document   FAQ
Meal Distribution Information Meal Distribution Information During the period of school closure, Homer Central School recognizes the importance of a child's access to food. To ensure that every child that needs access has it, we have developed the following free breakfast/lunch distribution plan. 
District Large Gathering Information District Large Gathering Information Beginning today, March 13, 2020, we are  cancelling all non-scholastic events until April 14, 2020 . This may be extended or shortened.  This includes any large indoor event (HCSD or otherwise), and non-HCSD events/meetings held on our campuses. Please see guidance below on school-sponsored events.  These will be in effect until further notice. Continuing Cancelled HCSD-sponsored classes HCSD-sponsored after school sports practices HCSD-sponsored outdoor sporting events HCSD-sponsored after school clubs HCSD-sponsored after school rehearsals HCSD-sponsored Extended Day programming HCSD-sponsored breakfast and lunch in school cafeterias Licensed ...
COVID-19 Updates COVID-19 Updates Meal Distribution Information - Click Here District Home Learning Portal - Click Here Have a Question -  Click Here April 3, 2020 letter from Superintendent Turck: Dear Homer Schools Community,   As we come to the end of this week, I am writing to give you direction on the District’s plans for finalizing the third marking period and starting the fourth marking period in case the governor extends school closures beyond April 15 th .  At this point, we have no new information to share about the extension of that closure.  I will update you as soon as I receive any new, validated information.    This plan will allow us to adequately assess your child's understanding of key learning standards while keeping ...
Homer Elementary Student in the News! Homer Elementary Student in the News! Check out this INCREDIBLE story of Homer Elementary student Mira C. on her efforts to go green within the Homer community! https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2020/03/11/elementary-school-student-fights-to-protect-the-earth- We are so proud of you Mira!
Homer Junior High Students Create 'The Scooter Project' Homer Junior High Students Create 'The Scooter Project' Homer Junior High School students are raising money and awareness to combat animal cruelty through the creation of The Scooter Project.   The Scooter Project is named after Scooter, a bait dog that was found in poor health in South Carolina.  Bait dogs are used in dog fighting rings to teach dogs to attack and fight. Due to the injuries Scooter suffered, veterinarians were unable to save his ears.   When learning about Scooter’s condition, Homer Junior High students knew they had to do something to help.   “The kids have been amazing in their eagerness to spring into action,” teacher Cassie Shurtleff said. “They’ve completely fallen in love with the dog.”   Students have dedicated hours of community service ...
Matteson Honored as Arts Educator of the Year Matteson Honored as Arts Educator of the Year Homer Intermediate School music teacher Michelle Matteson was recently named the Arts Educator of the Year as part of the Le Moyne College Arts Administration Program inaugural Impact Awards.   Matteson, who has been teaching music at the school for the last 20 years, said she is humbled and honored by the award.   “There are so many great music teachers that give their hearts to their students,” said Matteson. “And being an elementary music teacher, it makes it even more special.”   The Impact Awards are meant to celebrate those who work behind the scenes to produce, present, curate and/or teach the arts. Matteson said she was amazed to be included with other winners, such as Symphonia Director of Operations Jon Garland.   Matteson ...
COVID-19 Updates COVID-19 Updates March 11, 2020   Dear Homer Schools Community, I last wrote to you on March 4, 2020 regarding COVID-19. While the Homer Central School District DOES NOT have any confirmed cases of COVID-19, caused by the Novel Coronavirus in our schools, I do have some new information I want to share with you. Please know that the school district works closely with the Department of Health (DOH). New guidance from the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has provided additional guidelines for K-12 schools to handle COVID-19. The Governor has stated that if a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the NYSDOH will require an initial 24-hour closure, in order to begin an investigation to determine the contacts the individual may have had within the school environment. ...
2020-21 Kindergarten Registration Begins in March 2020-21 Kindergarten Registration Begins in March   Update Monday 3/16/2020: Kindergarten Registration will be rescheduled with the date to be determined. Kindergarten registration for the 2020-21 school year will take place on weekdays, beginning on Monday, March 23, and ending on Friday, March 27, 2020. Registration will take place at the Homer Elementary School (9 Central Park Place, Homer, NY 13077).*   IMPORTANT: After completing your Homer Registration Packet (which you should receive in the mail in early March) and preparing your required documents to be submitted at registration, please make an appointment to come into the Elementary School.    Click here to schedule an appointment  Daytime registration appointments will be available from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ...
Matteson Named Arts Educator of the Year Matteson Named Arts Educator of the Year Homer Intermediate School music teacher Michelle Matteson has been named the Arts Educator of Year as part of the Le Moyne College Arts Administration Program inaugural  Impact Awards: Celebrating Arts & Culture. The awards - which will be presented at an event at Le Moyne on Monday, Feb. 24 - offer the community an opportunity to recognize excellent leaders in the arts, including managers, board members, and teachers. “Our selection committee, comprised of community members with significant experience in our industry, were incredibly impressed with the pool of nominees,” said Travis Newton, director of the College’s Arts Administration Program. “This year’s recipients were in very good company, and we’re so pleased to recognize their work ...
EPP Vote Passes! EPP Vote Passes! The Energy Performance Project vote passed overwhelmingly yesterday.  We had 94% (Y-204; N-14) of the public vote to approve the plan that will result in lighting and building control upgrades throughout the district.  Thanks to those who helped to ensure its passage.
Homer Celebrates Two Hundred Years of Education Homer Celebrates Two Hundred Years of Education The Homer Central School District honored its 200th year of state-approved education by unveiling a historical sign recently in a ceremony at Homer Elementary School. The historical sign serves as a tribute to the educators, students and families that have kept the Homer Central School District prosperous over the past two hundred years. The sign is a product of collaboration from the community. The William G. Pomeroy Foundation provided grant money to help fund the Homer Superintendent Thomas Turck Addresses the Crowd at the Unveiling of a Historical Sign Commemorating 200  Years of Education at Homer.  project and the Village of Homer installed the sign on the village green where it will be a permanent fixture for all to see. In ...
Homer Nurse Practitioner Program to Provide Convenience for Families Homer Nurse Practitioner Program to Provide Convenience for Families The Homer Central School District is continuing a partnership with Guthrie Family Medicine that will provide students with weekly access to a Nurse Practitioner this school year.   Anna Wright is a Nurse Practitioner with Guthrie Family Medicine. This year, Homer parents can opt their child in to weekly access to a Nurse Practitioner in school.   The program provides a number of medical services that are otherwise unavailable in the district. Services a nurse practitioner can provide include the ability to attain a physical, receive a diagnosis for an illness, and/or order necessary medication without a student needing to go see a doctor.  “This partnership ran as a pilot program last year and it was a huge success,” Guthrie ...
Opening Day Assembly Provides Learning, Smiles for Staff Opening Day Assembly Provides Learning, Smiles for Staff 9/4/2019 Over three hundred employees of the Homer Central School District participated kicked off the school year in style on Tuesday at Homer High School at an opening day assembly. The day began with a quick introduction in the auditorium where Homer Superintendent Thomas Turck gave a warm welcome to the staff for the new school year. The staff then split up in to groups for a day of fun and learning. The activities focused on the three primary focuses of the Homer strategic plan: community engagement, student engagement, and social-emotional learning.  Staff participated in workshops in addition to a scavenger hunt that included putting puzzles together as a team and hunting on twitter for clues to the next location on campus. “In order to handle planning an event ...
Statement Regarding 2018 Data Release Statement Regarding 2018 Data Release August 29, 2019    The District was recently notified of a data security incident, believed to have occurred in or around November 2018.  This incident involved the unauthorized access of Personally Identifiable Information from the AIMSWeb 1.0 system. AIMSWeb is an assessment platform provided by Pearson Clinical Assessment (Pearson). Homer Schools utilized AIMSWeb to monitor student progress in English Language Arts and Mathematics. The District stopped using AIMSWeb in 2017.    Our vendor, the Central New York Regional Information Center (CNYRIC), received the list of affected students on August 26, 2019. This information was shared with the district on August 28, 2019.    Student data was limited to: First Name, Last Name, Date of Birth, and ...
Gas Line Replacement Work To Begin Gas Line Replacement Work To Begin Please review the following statement from the district regarding gas line replacement work that is set to begin the week of September 2, 2019:



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