No swimming lessons June 10 06/08/2023
The district is unable to offer swim lessons this Saturday, June 10. We apologize for this and for the late notice.
Update from the Superintendent regarding Air Quality 06/07/2023
Please see the link below for a message from Superintendent Tom Douglas regarding air quality in our region due to smoke from the Canada wildfires. This information has been emailed/mailed to all parents and guardians.
More Information: Update from the Superintendent regarding Air Quality 06/07/2023
Board of Education meeting rescheduled to June 20 06/06/2023
The June Board of Education meeting has been rescheduled from June 15 to Tuesday, June 20. This meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public. For more information on the Board of Education and for the live stream link, please click below.
More Information: Board of Education meeting rescheduled to June 20 06/06/2023
Bus Request Form due June 23 05/31/2023
A new procedure in the district requires parents/guardians to inform the district if their child(ren) will use bus service next school year. We ask parents/guardians to submit a form for each child, whether or not they plan to use busing. Questions? Contact the Transportation Dept at 607-739-6338.
More Information: Bus Request Form due June 23 05/31/2023
Valedictorian/Salutatorian, Class of 2023 05/26/2023
Horseheads High School is proud to announce Class of 2023 Valedictorian and Salutatorian. The Valedictorian is Anh Thu Tran, and the Salutatorian is Tess Eisner. Congratulations!
Varsity H Summer Camp Schedule 05/25/2023
Our Varsity H Club is proud to announce the 2023 Summer Camp schedule. Please go to the link below for dates, information, and registration links.
More Information: Varsity H Summer Camp Schedule 05/25/2023
Athletic Hall of Fame nominations 05/22/2023
For more information or to nominate a graduate, coach, team, or other contributor to our athletic program for the Blue Raiders Athletic Hall of Fame, please click the link below. Nominations will be accepted through June 1.
More Information: Athletic Hall of Fame nominations 05/22/2023
Budget Vote/Board of Education Election Results 05/13/2023
Following are the unofficial vote results for the May 16 Budget Vote/Board of Education Election: 2023-24 Budget - Passed: Yes–1,038; No–611. Purchase of School Buses - Passed: Yes–1,130, No–515. Board of Education: Warren Conklin, Katrina Ungvarsky, and Erin Schiavone win three-year terms. Image vote results will be announced at the June board meeting.
More Information: Budget Vote/Board of Education Election Results 05/13/2023
Update from the Superintendent 5-12-23 05/12/2023
Please go to the link below for an update from Superintendent Tom Douglas. This message has been emailed to parents/guardians and mailed to those paernts/guardians without an email address in our system.
More Information: Update from the Superintendent 5-12-23 05/12/2023
View the Recording of March 28 Tribute to Mr. Griffeth 03/10/2023
On March 28, our High School Choirs and alumni presented a tribute to Mr. Chuck Griffeth, vocal music teacher at the High School from 1984 to 2002. The songs were selected by Chuck himself, and he played the piano for the final song, 'Everybody Rejoice.' View the recording at the link below.
More Information: View the Recording of March 28 Tribute to Mr. Griffeth 03/10/2023
Superintendent's Update 3-2-23 03/02/2023
Please go to the link below for the March 2023 update from Superintendent Tom Douglas. This information has been sent to parents and guardians.
More Information: Superintendent's Update 3-2-23 03/02/2023
Remote Learning Plan Feedback 03/01/2023
The district is developing a state-required remote learning plan to allow the calendar to remain intact when weather is particularly challenging or other reasons for school day closures. Also required is a means for parent/guardian comment. Parents/guardians may read the plan at the link below and comment by March 31, 2023.
More Information: Remote Learning Plan Feedback 03/01/2023
2023-24 Budget Information 02/17/2023
For information on the development of the 2023-24 budget, please go to the link below. Included on the page are upcoming board meeting dates. All meetings are open to the public.
More Information: 2023-24 Budget Information 02/17/2023
2023-24 School Calendar 02/17/2023
The Board of Education approved the 2023-24 School Calendar at their February 16 meeting. To view next year's calendar, please click on the link below.
More Information: 2023-24 School Calendar 02/17/2023
Link to Feb 7 safety presentation recording 02/14/2023
On Tuesday, February 7, the district held a safety presentation and discussion for parents and guardians. Please go to the link below for the recording of the presentation.
More Information: Link to Feb 7 safety presentation recording 02/14/2023
District seeks bus drivers 01/23/2023
Join the Blue Raider Transportation team! Pay rate is $21.65/hour with CDL; drivers in training earn $15/hour. Paid training, benefits package, no weekends/holidays or summers. Applicants must be 21 years old. Fingerprint/background check, drug testing are required. Click below to apply. Questions? Email email@example.com.
More Information: District seeks bus drivers 01/23/2023
Digital Resources Family Questionnaire 11/14/2022
The New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires that districts send a digital resources questionnaire to parents and guardians. NYSED asks that families complete a questionnaire for each student in grades K-12. Access the questionnaire by logging in to the Parent Portal and following the instructions in the link below.
More Information: Digital Resources Family Questionnaire 11/14/2022
Swimming lessons 10/06/2022
The district will once again hold swimming lessons for students in grades K-6. Questions? Contact Jared Zembek at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is at the link below.
More Information: Swimming lessons 10/06/2022
Parents can opt in to text messaging for school closings/delays 09/30/2022
We use the text-message feature through our autocall system to text parents/guardians about school closings/delays and safety alerts. Parents/guardians must opt-in to receive texts. To opt-in, text “Y” or “Yes” to 67587. Note that your standard text/data rates apply. Click below for more information.
More Information: Parents can opt in to text messaging for school closings/delays 09/30/2022
Pre K and Kindergarten Registration 09/27/2022
Do you have a child who will be four or five by December 1, and have not yet informed the district? Please contact us so that we may send you information on prekindergarten and kindergarten registrations. Send the child’s name, date of birth, parent(s)’ name(s), address, and phone to email@example.com. Thank you!
Fight Flu 09/19/2022
Click the link below for information from the New York State Department of Health on flu prevention.
More Information: Fight Flu 09/19/2022
Live stream home sports contests 09/09/2022
Live stream athletic events at the District Stadium and Middle School Gym at the link below. Let's go, Blue! #raiderpride
More Information: Live stream home sports contests 09/09/2022
Free/Reduced Meals Application 08/12/2022
The USDA has discontinued the free meal program in schools. The district will resume the paid meal program beginning this year. Please click the link below for the 2022-23 Free and Reduced Meals Application. Questions? Contact the Food Service Office at 607-739-5601, x3671.
More Information: Free/Reduced Meals Application 08/12/2022
2022-23 School Calendar 07/12/2022
School activities such as picture days, fundraisers, and daytime events are on each school's page. On a device, the calendar icon is at the bottom, second from left. On a desktop, the calendar is on the page's right side. The calendar at the link below shows evening activities districtwide: concerts, plays, Board and PTO meetings, school holidays, and conference days.
More Information: 2022-23 School Calendar 07/12/2022
Message from the Superintendent 05/25/2022
Please go to the link below to read a letter to the school community from Superintendent Tom Douglas regarding school safety.
More Information: Message from the Superintendent 05/25/2022
WeatherSTEM donates weather system to district 04/22/2022
A state of the art weather system at our new stadium is providing weather data, thanks to a donation from WeatherSTEM and its founder/CEO, Ed Mansouri, a Horseheads graduate. "The amazing schools in Horseheads nurtured and encouraged my passion for weather from a very young age," he said. Click the link below for more.
More Information: WeatherSTEM donates weather system to district 04/22/2022
Capital Project Vote Results 12/07/2021
Voters in the Horseheads Central School District approved the 'Horseheads 2030: Continuing Our Build' capital project referendum by a margin of 621-410. Read more about the project at the link below.
More Information: Capital Project Vote Results 12/07/2021
Senator Gillibrand visits Center Street 03/16/2021
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Center Street Elementary School Monday, March 15 to talk about a bill expanding community schools aid. Center Street would be eligible for these funds, which would be included in the next federal stimulus package. Read more at the link below.
More Information: Senator Gillibrand visits Center Street 03/16/2021
A message for the Class of 2021 11/17/2020
Click the link below for a video message for the Class of 2021. #raiderpride #raiderstrong
More Information: A message for the Class of 2021 11/17/2020
Tribute to the Class of 2020 06/24/2020
Please click the link below for a video tribute to the Class of 2020.
More Information: Tribute to the Class of 2020 06/24/2020
Parent/guardian newsletter 06/09/2020
Please click the link below for our end-of-year newsletter for parents and guardians. If you have questions, please contact your building principal. Thank you!
More Information: Parent/guardian newsletter 06/09/2020
A message from the Transportation Department 04/24/2020
Please click the link below for a message to students from our bus drivers and Transportation Department staff during this extended dismissal due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Take care, everyone!
More Information: A message from the Transportation Department 04/24/2020
Thank you for the dictionaries, Horseheads Elks! 02/01/2020
We thank the Horseheads Elks BPOE 2297 for once again donating dictionaries to all of the third-graders in the district. The Elks have donated these wonderful dictionaries for many years, and we are so grateful. The students get so much use out of them. Thank you, Horseheads Elks, for helping our students #ExploreEmpowerExcel!
Vape/E-Cigarette Information 12/12/2019
Please click the link below to view the presentation from the Vape/E-Cigarette Information Session at the High School December 3. Questions? Please contact your principal or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More Information: Vape/E-Cigarette Information 12/12/2019
Thank you, first responders, students, parents, bus driver, coach 12/11/2019
On December 9, one of our buses was in an accident while returning to school from a sports contest. We would like to thank our area’s first responders for being on scene so quickly to take care of our students and driver, and to protect their safety. We also thank the students and families for being so patient and understanding following the incident, and the bus driver and coach.
A message regarding vaping/e-cigarettes 11/14/2019
Please click the link below for an important message from Superintendent Tom Douglas regarding vaping/e-cigarettes.
More Information: A message regarding vaping/e-cigarettes 11/14/2019
State Champion Marching Ensemble 10/28/2019
Congratulations to the Horseheads High School Blue Raider Marching Ensemble - 2019 New York State Champions, Large School 2 Division. Big #raiderpride
Required physicals 09/01/2019
New York State requires that all public school students have a physical when they enter grades pre-k, kindergarten, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. We also require physicals for all new students and athletes. If you have questions, please contact your school nurse.
More Information: Required physicals 09/01/2019
Teacher Appreciation Week 05/08/2019
On this Teacher Appreciation Week and all year long, we are grateful for our teachers and for all they do for our students, schools, families, and community. Thank you, teachers!
A new softball field for the Blue Raiders 04/04/2019
In 2015, voters approved construction of a new softball field at our Middle/Interm complex. The district had sold the Broad St facility, where the former field was located. On May 10, the team played their first game on the field, a win against Binghamton.
Students perform with Dallas Brass 03/25/2019
Our grades 6-12 instrumental music students had the opportunity to work with members of the Dallas Brass and perform in a sold-out concert with the world-famous group March 21. We thank Dallas Brass for giving so much time to working with our students, and for sharing your music with our community.
An important message from the superintendent 02/27/2019
Please go to the link below for an important message from Superintendent Thomas J. Douglas regarding Internet safety.
More Information: An important message from the superintendent 02/27/2019
Thank you, Williams Auto 02/06/2019
Williams Auto Group has donated $300 to our High School Varsity H Club. Employees donated the funds through their dress-down program. Our Varsity H Club was one of two programs to benefit. Thank you!
17th lowest per pupil spending 12/03/2018
‘Buffalo Business First’ magazine reports Horseheads has the 17th lowest per pupil spending in the Upstate region, which includes 431 districts in 48 counties. Read more at the Visit website link below.
More Information: 17th lowest per pupil spending 12/03/2018
Horseheads named Outstanding Clinical Site 09/20/2018
The district has been selected as an Outstanding Clinical Site by the New York New Jersey Clinical Education Consortium. Ithaca College nominated the district for its continued record of providing excellent learning opportunities for their students through internships with our physical therapists Marcia Dickinson and Alisha Tenbus.
Parent Portal URL 09/04/2018
Use the "Visit website" link below to get the Parent Portal on your smartphone or tablet.
More Information: Parent Portal URL 09/04/2018
Thank you, Rose Apgar 08/24/2018
Our board recently honored graduate and devoted community member Rose Apgar. Rose was a member of our Board for nearly 20 years, a member of the BOCES Board, an advocate for students through Girls' and Boys' State, and more. We wish Rose the best as she moves to the Albany area with her family. Thank you, Rose, for all you've done for our district and community.
A Message from the Superintendent 06/01/2018
Please go to the "Read more" link below for a letter from Superintendent Tom Douglas regarding safety at our Middle/Intermediate school complex.
More Information: A Message from the Superintendent 06/01/2018
Guthrie provides health resource to students 05/02/2018
Thank you, Guthrie Clinic, for providing free access to GoNoodle, an online healthy movement resource, to our PreK-6 students. Guthrie has partnered with GoNoodle to provide this resource to 185 schools in the region.
Students shine at regional spelling bee 03/21/2018
Horseheads students dominated this year's regional Scripps Spelling Bee March 17. Congratulations to 6th-grader Kris Patel, 1st place; Nathan Zhou, 2nd; Nathan Kim, 3rd (tie); Bhavi Patel, 5th; Dominick Marino, 11th (tie); and all who participated.
Capital Project passes 10/18/2017
Voters in the Horseheads Central School District approved a district-wide capital improvement project October 17: 1350 yes, 589 no. The project now moves from concept to design phase, with submissions to the State Education Department.
Senator O'Mara secures state funds for Sing Sing Road project 10/02/2017
We thank New York State Senator Thomas O'Mara for securing $230,000 in this year's state budget for a construction project on Sing Sing Road. The project will improve safety for motorists driving into our Middle/Intermediate School complex and to those driving on Sing Sing Road during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal. Construction is expected to get underway in Spring 2018 and be completed during the summer of 2018.
More Information: Senator O'Mara secures state funds for Sing Sing Road project 10/02/2017
Girls Swimming and Diving hands Ithaca first dual meet loss in 28 years 09/20/2017
Congratulations to our Girls Swimming and Diving Team on their win against Ithaca September 19. The meet is Ithaca's first loss in a dual meet in 28 years and Horseheads' first win against this tough team since the 80s. Junior Maddy Rogan had four wins, including a pool record and state-qualifying time in the 100 Freestyle. Freshman Sophia Verkleeren had three wins, and senior Elise Keister had two wins. Big #raiderpride.
Our New Mission: Explore Empower Excel 09/20/2017
Last year, our Education Committee - parents, students, teachers, support staff, administrators, businesspeople, senior citizens - worked some 50+ hours to look at our district's mission and vision and update it to reflect our current work and what we want for our students, district, and entire school community. Our new mission is simple: Explore -- Empower -- Excel.
New accounts needed for Payschools 09/06/2017
The Horseheads district uses the PaySchools online meal payment program. The company has now created PaySchools Central and no longer supports the old platform. As a result, parents using PaySchools must now set up a brand new account in PaySchools Central. We apologize for this inconvenience, but we believe the new site has upgrades and improvements that will be useful to you. Any funds currently on your account will transfer to the new account. Please click the link below for information on how to create a new account. If you have questions, please call (607) 739-5601, x3671 or email email@example.com.
More Information: New accounts needed for Payschools 09/06/2017
New Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures at Middle/Intermediate Schools 08/22/2017
We are working to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion in the Middle/Intermediate School parking lot and on Sing Sing Road. As a result, we have instituted changes to morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up procedures at the two schools. Parents, please click the links for a letter and maps outlining the changes at each school. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience. If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Intermediate School Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures
Middle School Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures
Seeking school bus drivers 02/03/2017
The district is seeking school bus drivers. We offer paid training, benefits package, no weekends/ holidays or summers. Applicants must be 21 years old. Fingerprint/ background check and drug testing are required. Apply at the Transportation Department, 601 Sayre Street (off Thorne St.), Horseheads; call 607-739-5601, x4505; or email email@example.com.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 01/26/2017
Get up-to-date information about our district on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. On Facebook, the district and each of our seven schools have pages. Please “like” them to get the information on your news feed. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram at @HhdsSchools. Thank you!
Students entering grades 7 and 12 must have meningococcal vaccine 03/02/2016
Parents...beginning in September, all students entering 7th and 12th grade) must have the meningococcal vaccine in order to attend school. Please click the link below for more information from the state regarding this new requirement.
More Information: Students entering grades 7 and 12 must have meningococcal vaccine 03/02/2016
Substitutes Needed 09/17/2015
We are in need of substitutes in various areas, both instructional and non-instructional. Download substitute teacher or non-instructional substitute application at our website: www.horseheadsdistrict.com. Applications can also be obtained at our Human Resources Office (south wing of Horseheads High School), 1 Raider Lane, Horseheads, NY 14845. Questions? Call 739-5601, x4212, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, Veterans 05/19/2014
On Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and every day, thank you, veterans. Please watch our video by pressing the 'click here' button below.
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Parent Portal 01/30/2014
Thank you for visiting our website. On a mobile device, the Parent Portal is available by clicking on the menu icon (bottom left of screen), then Featured Links. You can also access the Parent Portal by clicking below.
More Information: Parent Portal 01/30/2014