Next Board Meeting Thursday, February 15, 2024 02/13/2024
The Board of Education's next meeting is Thursday, February 15, at 6pm at the Transportation Dept (601 Sayre St Ext). The meeting will include the first presentation for the development of the 2024-25 Budget. Meetings are open to the public, live streamed, and recorded.
'The Spongebob Musical' March 14-16 02/12/2024
The High School Greenroom Players proudly present 'The Spongebob Musical' March 14, 15, and 16 at 7pm, with an additional Saturday matinee March 16 at 2pm. Tickets go on sale February 27: $15 adults, $12 students/senior citizens.
Superintendent's Update 2-1-24 02/01/2024
The Superintendent's Update for February 1, 2024 may be found at the link below. This information has been email to parents and guardians, and mailed to those who do not have an email address in our system.
District residents asked to submit census information 12/06/2023
The district is conducting a census of all homes in the district. Please submit your information at the link below. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seeking bus drivers 12/05/2023
Paid training, benefits package, no weekends, holidays, or summers; must be 21 years old; fingerprint/background check/drug testing required; $15 per hour for training; $23.15 per hour with CDL. Apply in person at 143 Hibbard Rd or online at the link below. Questions? email@example.com.
Parents can opt in to text messaging for school closings/delays 12/01/2023
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.
Thank you, Board of Education 10/30/2023
October is traditionally Board of Education Appreciation Month in New York State. We thank our Board of Education for volunteering their time to serve our district, and for working so hard for the students, staff, and community. A thank-you video is at the link below. #raidergratitude
Update from the Superintendent 10/12/2023
10-25-23: Please go to the link below for information for families about Make a Difference Day October 28 and the district census. This information has been email/mailed to parents and guardians.
Please complete this questionnaire 10/03/2023
New York State requires districts to send a digital resources questionnaire to parents/guardians. Please help us meet this state requirement by completing a questionnaire for each child in grades K-12. Access the questionnaire by logging in to your Parent Portal account and following the directions at the link below.
Fight Flu 09/30/2023
Click the link below for information from the New York State Department of Health on flu prevention.
Back to school message from the superintendent 08/31/2023
The link below is a message from the superintendent with back to school information and required notifications. The message has been emailed to parents and guardians and mailed to those without an email address in our system. School begins Tuesday, September 5.
Links to school supply lists 08/14/2023
For a link to our school supplies page, please click below. Questions? Contact your school or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. School begins for all students on Tuesday, September 5. See you soon!
Seeking cleaners 08/10/2023
The district is seeking full-time cleaners: 12-month positions, 40 hours/week, paid holidays, training, vacation/sick/personal leave, health/vision/dental insurance, New York State retirement, salary as per contract. We also seek substitute cleaners. Questions? Call 607-739-5601, x4401. Link to apply is below.
Class of 2023 07/11/2023
The Class of 2023 graduated on a sunny June 21. To view the graduation ceremony, click the link below. Congratulations and best of luck, Class of 2023! #raidergrads #raiderpride
High School Health Office Summer Hours 07/06/2023
The Horseheads High School Health Office is open Wednesdays from 9am to noon during the summer for working papers and other health needs. If you have questions, please email email@example.com.
District image vote winner 06/21/2023
We are pleased to announce the winner of our district image vote. The winner was selected by majority vote of district students, residents, and alumni May 16. We will begin use of this image with the start of the 2023-24 school year. Please note that it is not to be used without the consent of the district. Thank you, voters!
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.
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!
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.
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.
View the Recording of March 28 Tribute to Mr. Griffeth 03/10/2023
On March 28, 2023, 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.
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.
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.
Link to 2/7/23 safety presentation recording 02/14/2023
On Tuesday, February 7, 2023, the district held a safety presentation and discussion for parents and guardians. Please go to the link below for the recording of the presentation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Tribute to the Class of 2020 06/24/2020
Please click the link below for a video tribute to the Class of 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!
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Parent Portal URL 09/04/2018
Use the "Visit website" link below to get the Parent Portal.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.