Welcome Back to School!
The 2016-2017 school year starts Tuesday, September 6.
Here is some important information to prepare you for the new school year.
Are you new to the District?
All students who are new to the Homer Central School District must be registered by their parents/guardians in person at the Registration Office, located in the main office at the Homer Elementary School, 9 Central Park Place. The office is open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Pre-registration can be completed online by visiting http://www.homercentral.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=78. Once this information is submitted, parents/guardians must visit the Registration Office to finalize registration. Once the registration paperwork is complete, an appointment is arranged so the family may visit the school and meet with the principal and/or school counselor.
Transportation Information has already been mailed
The HCSD Transportation Department has mailed home letters to all HCSD families notifying them of their child/children’s bus stops and route numbers. Letters will also be mailed home to families with special needs students informing them of their child/children’s morning and afternoon bus stop times and route numbers. If you have not received your letter by September 2, call the Transportation Department at (607)749-1221. If your children are using our late buses, their arrival time will vary daily depending on student participation. Please be aware that there may not be door to door drop-off and students may need to walk a short distance.
Food Service Information and Updates
The Homer Central School District Board of Education has approved changes to the price of school lunch for the 2016-2017 school year. Students at the elementary and middle school levels will now pay $1.70 for a school lunch, while students at the high school level will now pay $1.80. The price of milk will remain 50 cents. The district offers breakfast in each building every day for $1.05.
Free and Reduced Meal Applications are available for families who may need assistance paying for school lunch. Any application approved during the 2015-2016 school year will expire on October 20, 2016, and parents/guardians must submit a new free & reduced application at the start of the 2016-2017 school year to continue eligibility in the program after October 20, 2016. To download an application, visit http://www.homercentral.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=108.
The Homer Central School District calendar will be mailed home to families the week of August 22. If you do not receive a calendar by Wednesday, August 31, please visit or call your child's school. To download the one page pdf of the 2016-2017 school year, click here.
Facilities Improvement Project
The Facilities Improvement Project at the High School (new gymnasium, auditorium and fine arts area) will continue to cause the greatest challenge to programming throughout the school community through January. We believe the ultimate result will be well worth the daily inconvenience. Please keep in mind that facility use by outside groups will be very limited over the course of this first semester. Priority will be given to school groups and teams that may have lost practice space at the High School. You can stay updated on the Facilities Improvement Project by visiting our website at http://www.homercentral.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=713.
Progress pictures and information will be updated in a timely manner on the site. We will plan a community open house once we are closer to completion this coming January.