HCSD Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Homer Central School District invites The Community to tour the newly renovated High School Auditorium, Music, and Art Suites Tuesday, Febrary 7, 2017 5:00-7:00PM. A Ribbon Cutting ceremoy will be held at 6:00PM at the High School with entertainment, art work displayed, and refreshments.
HCSD Placed on Honor Roll
Homer Central School District Placed on the College Board’s 7th Annual AP ® District Honor Roll for Significant Gains in Student Access and Success
433 School Districts Across the U.S. and Canada Are Honored
Homer, NY — Homer Central School District is one of 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual AP ® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 7th Annual Honor Roll, Homer Central School District had to, since 2014, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, ...
January 10th BOE Meeting Video Conference
The Homer Central School Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Intermediate School Cafeteria. Please note that a Board Member will be participating in the meeting via Video Conferencing at Cortland Regional Medical Center, 134 Homer Ave, Misty Glen Rehab.
The public has a right to attend the Board meeting at either of the locations and may also join the Video Conference at: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/homercentral.org/boe-meeting-in
Wind Chill - Transportation Available Friday, Dec 16th
Extremely cold temperatures are anticipated for Thursday night and Friday morning. To assist students who walk to school, the district would like to extend bus service for Friday, Dec. 16 to keep students out of the harsh temperatures. If you are interested in having your child picked up by a school bus, please call the bus garage at 749-1221 prior to 6:00 A.M. Friday morning.
At the end of the day, K-5 walkers that were transported to school by bus will be brought home by bus. Jr. High School walkers will be asked to sign up in the main office and Sr. High School walkers will be asked to sign up in the attendance office for PM bus transportation.
Remember, all transportation requests must be made to the bus garage at 749-1221.
Christmas on the Village Green
Christmas on the Village Green has been changed to this Friday, December 2, 2016 rather than as listed on the Homer Central School District Calendar.
Testing a New Social Media Feed
The district has been using twitterfeed.com, a service that automatically shares Homer district news to Facebook and Twitter. Twitterfeed.com has suspended its service, so we are now testing a new service - dlvr.it. You may notice some differences in the posts as we work through adjusting the settings of the new service to ensure all news items are shared in the same ways twitterfeed.com was. We apologize if you've missed anything on Facebook or Twitter and encourage you to check the homercentral.org website to catch up on any news stories.
Truxton Academy Charter School Impact on Homer Schools – PUBLIC HEARING - Wednesday 10/12/16
On September 16, 2016 the Homer Central School District received notice from New York State Education Department that the Truxton Academy Charter School Application had been accepted for review on possible action at the November 14-15, 2016 meeting of the Board of Regents.
Pursuant to Education Law section 2857(1), the Homer School District is required to hold a public hearing to solicit comments from the community within 30 days. Copies of any and all written records or comments generated from the hearing must be sent to the Charter School Office within 15 business days after the hearing. The Board of Regents welcomes comments on the proposed charter school, including those related on the programmatic and fiscal impact of the Charter School as it relates to the Homer Central ...
BOE Special Meeting 08/30/16
The Homer Central School Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at 5:00 PM in room 100 of the High School to approve a bus lease.
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 ...
Public Meeting for Asbestos Removal - Tues. 8/16/16 6:30PM
Dear Homer High School Neighbor,
Upon the start of the tennis court replacement project it was discovered that beneath the tennis courts, there is an
existing tennis court with a green coating on its surface. This green coating material was questioned by the site work
contractor and sampling of the material was performed on June 16, 2016. This green coating is contained between
two layers of asphalt with the exception of the fence post removal locations where the material was encountered.
Orange construction fencing was placed surrounding the tennis court site to contain the area. On June 22, 2016, the
sampling results were returned and the green coating material was found to be asbestos containing.
A variance petition was submitted to the New York State Department of Labor. ...
Parent Information - How to Help Your Children with Mental Health Issues
Your teen’s emotional/mental health:
The teen years are a time of turmoil for many teens and their parents. Both struggle with balancing the desire for increased independence with the continuing need for guidance and support. Teens might feel overwhelmed by the many physical, social, emotional, sexual, and intellectual changes they are undergoing and the pressures from peers to conform and parents/other adults to perform well in school and extracurricular activities. Many teens today have the additional pressure of having to contribute financially to their families.
Please read this brochure for more information on how to best support your child including how and when to seek additional support.
Announcing Seven Valleys New Tech Academy - Fall 2016
A “New Tech” School is opening in our area!
Opening September 2016
Beginning with grades 9 & 10 with 50 learners
Adding grades 11 & 12 in subsequent years
Full enrollment of 100 learners
Districts: Cincinnatus, Cortland, DeRuyter, Homer, Marathon, McGraw, Tully & more
Interested students should speak with their guidance counselors.
For more details: Seven Valleys New Tech Academy powerpoint
2016-17 School Budget Vote Results
Proposition 1 - 2016-2017 Budget
PASSED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have approved the proposed budget
Proposition 2 - Leasing of School Buses
PASSED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have approved this proposition
Proposition 3 - Library Funding
PASSED - The voters in the Homer Central School District have approved this proposition
Board Seats - (Top 3 for 3 open seats) - Total Votes
Martin Sweeney - 873
David Quinlan - 844
Keith Fagerheim - 763
Branden Brown - 476
Steven Cartland - 433
Thomas Brown - 399
District Water Testing Results
First round of water testing results available
Dear Homer community,
We have received some of our water testing results from four of our school buildings and wanted to update you on the findings.
... read the attached Letter to the Community
NYS to Require Meningococcal Vaccine for Students
Meningococcal disease, a life-threatening illness, is caused by bacteria spread person-to-person. It is easily spread in crowded settings and most often strikes older teens and young adults. The New York State Department of Health is now requiring students entering 7 th and 12 th grades for the 2016-17 school year to receive the meningococcal vaccine before starting school. Without it, they can’t start school.
To discover more about the requirements and vaccine, download the NYS DoH flier or visit health.ny.gov/immunize
Assessments in Education
With all the questions about testing in general, the Northeastern Regional Information Center (NERIC) has created the video below to inform you, the public, about the many uses of the various types of assessments by teachers and schools.
Please watch at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W21NgygMSr4&feature=youtu.be
1950 Time Capsule Discovered At Homer High School
Listen to this audio of the ceremony conducted in 1950 to place the cornerstone at the newly built Homer High School which was the centralization of 28 separate districts. Also see the listing of the contents of the time capsule.
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1950 Time Capsule Contents
Silver Certificate $1 with Signatures
St. Margaret’s Catholic Church Brochure
Homer Academy Catalogue (1942-1943)
The Cortland Phone Directory 1950-51
Homer Garden Club 1950 Brochure
Cortland Co. Home Bureau Program 1950-51
Parent-Teacher Association Program 1950-51
The Saving Health Among All Nations Program 1950-51
Homer Chapter No. 222 O.E.S.
Leisure Hour Club 1950-51
Sennightly Literary Club 1950-51
Little York Garden Club 1950-51 ...
Routinely, Homer Central School personnel conduct safety drills as well as cooperate with police in ensuring a safe school environment. One part of this routine is to use K-9 officers to assist in the search of school lockers.
Building administrators, assisted by K-9 officers from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office as well as other area law enforcement agencies, along with Village of Homer Police, conducted a search of the senior high school building and lockers on December 8th . Lockers were searched by Homer School administrative staff in the process. Students and their parents have been contacted if a student locker was searched.
In addition to the K-9 search, procedures for sheltering in ...