Director: Rebecca Marzeski
Secretary: Alesha Smith
Web Master:  Jean Kosina
220 Henry Street Herkimer, NY 13350
Phone: (315) 866-4831 Fax: (315) 866-9043
 All faculty and staff will wear appropriate PPE.
 Students will wear a mask upon arrival and dismissal.
 Kindergarten and 1st grade pod arrival is 8:00am. Dismissal will be at 2:45pm. All Kindergartners and 1st graders will enter and exit through the Northside door.
 Pre K 3 pod 1 and pod 2 arrival is at 8:30am through the Northside entrance. They will also exit through the Northside doors. Dismissal will be at 2:15 through the same Northside doors.
 Pre-K 4 pod 1 and pod 2 arrival is at 8:30am through the gym doors. They will also exit through the gym doors. Dismissal will be at 2:15.
 The office secretary will ask the parent or designated adult to wait outside the Northside door with their child while the secretary puts on the proper PPE and comes to the door.
 We have cut class sizes down in order to physically distance staff & students 6 feet apart all day.
 We will mark areas that are commonly used, to ensure the 6’ apart rule is followed. Ex. signage for parents to wait as their child is accepted into the building for health screening.
 Staggered arrival and departure times for staff and students will be implemented.
Social distancing: Protocols and procedures for students, faculty, and staff to ensure

Health Hygiene Practices

The school will emphasize healthy hygiene practices for students and staff by providing initial and refresher education in hand and respiratory hygiene, along with providing adequate supplies and time for frequent hand hygiene. Signs will be posted throughout the school (e.g., entrances, restrooms, cafeteria, classrooms, administrative offices, auditorium, custodial staff areas) and regular messaging will be shared with the school community. Signage will be used to remind individuals to:

  1. Stay home if they feel sick.

  2. Cover their nose and mouth with an acceptable face covering when unable to maintain social distance from others or in accordance with any stricter policy implemented by the school.

  3. Properly store and, when necessary, discard PPE.

  4. Adhere to social distancing instructions.

  5. Report symptoms of, or exposure to, COVID-19.

  6. Follow hand hygiene, and cleaning and disinfection guidelines.

  7. Follow respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette.

Hand Hygiene 

Students and staff must carry out the following hand hygiene practices.  

  • Wash hands routinely with soap (any kind) and water for at least 20 seconds.

  • Dry hands completely after washing. Use paper towels to dry hands if available instead of a hand dryer if they are available.

  • If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol. Hand sanitizer should be rubbed on the hands until it is completely absorbed. DO NOT dry hands if sanitizer is used.

Hand washing should occur:

  • Before and after eating (e.g. snacks and lunch).

  • After going to the restroom or after assisting a student with toileting.

  • After using a tissue.

  • Before and after using shared materials.

  • Before and after putting on or taking off face masks.

  • After coming in from the outdoors.

  • Anytime hands are visibly soiled.

Respiratory Hygiene

The COVID-19 virus spreads from person to person in droplets produced by coughs and sneezes. Therefore, the school will emphasize the importance of respiratory hygiene. 

Students and staff must carry out the following respiratory hygiene practices.

  • Cover a cough or sneeze using a tissue. If a tissue is used, it should be thrown away immediately.  

  • If you don’t have a tissue when sneezing or coughing, sneeze into your elbow.

  • Wash your hands after sneezing or coughing.

  • Face coverings are protective. Wearing a face covering will keep the respiratory droplets and aerosols from being widely dispersed into the air.

For more information about how hygiene information will be communicated to students, families and staff members, visit  for our reopening plan.