First Day of School

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Zeke sighting

Zeke, our character education mascot, was seen this summer taking a break in Hanover Square.


Thank you, Horseheads Moose!

The Horseheads Moose Lodge donated nearly 100 backpacks and bags of school supplies to our PreK-4 schools. Pictured here are Mr. Brooks and Center Street Principal Patricia Sotero. Thank you, Horseheads Moose Lodge!

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Fall sports begin

Our Varsity/JV sports season began August 14. Let's go Blue! #raiderpride

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Welcome to Horseheads!

Board President Pam Strollo welcomed our new members of our staff at New Staff Orientation August 24. #raiderpride #welcometohorseheads

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Congratulations, Girls Swim/Dive Team!

Our Girls Swimming and Diving Team won their dual meet 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.

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Girls Swimming and Diving hands Ithaca first dual meet loss in 28 years


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


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


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


Vote October 17


The Board of Education has approved a capital referendum for October 17, 2017. Voters will consider a $94.5 million capital project affecting all district schools and elect one to the Board of Education to fill an unexpired term. The vote is Tuesday, October 17, 7am to 9pm, at the Horseheads High School South Gym. Please click the link below for more information. Questions? Email or call (607) 739-5601, x4295.


New Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures at Middle/Intermediate Schools


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

Intermediate School Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures

Middle School Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures


2017-18 School Calendar


Please click the link below to view the 2017-18 School Calendar, approved by the Board of Education in March. The schedule for making up snow days is listed at the bottom right. Conference Days are listed at the bottom center. If you have questions, please email


Seeking school bus drivers


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


Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram


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!


Horseheads 2030 - learn about the project here


Horseheads 2030 is a comprehensive project to improve the education and physical infrastructure of the district, for our students and community now, in 2030, and beyond. One community meeting has been held so far, with more to come. Click the link below to learn more about the project, see the video and presentations from meetings, and view the Building Condition Survey.


Students entering grades 7 and 12 must have meningococcal vaccine


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.






The Horseheads Central School District offers educational programs without regard to gender, race, color, national origin, or disability. Inquiries regarding this policy may be made to Megan Collins, Title IX/DASA Coordinator, and Co-Civil Rights Compliance Officer; Anthony Gill, Co-Civil Rights Compliance Officer; or Kim Williams, Section 504 Coordinator, Horseheads Central School District, One Raider Lane, Horseheads, NY 14845, (607) 739-5601. Learn more ...


Horseheads Central School District

One Raider Lane
Horseheads, NY 14845

Dr. Thomas J. Douglas
Superintendent of Schools