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January 27, 2023

New emergency notification system goes live at HCS

When staff and students returned to school after the holiday break, they were greeted by new display devices in many classrooms and common areas.

The district-wide emergency notification system is a multipurpose system that serves as a clock, as well as a public address system.

In order for our school day to run efficiently, there are many things that need to be communicated each day, such as information about daily events, meetings, student pick-up, and more. 

The new system will help us communicate these announcements, as well as in the event of an emergency, the system has enhanced messaging abilities delivering audio and video messages, and a strobe and warning light.
Installation is almost complete and will soon be operational.

Backpack Program

The Heuvelton Teachers Association is proud to offer a Backpack Program for students in grades Pre-K through 6th grade. This program aims to serve the children of the Heuvelton community by providing healthy food for children in need on the weekends and vacations. Additionally, we offer four different locations for snacks for students in grades 7-12.

If you would like to join the Backpack Program and have a student in grades Pre-K through 6th grade, please contact your child’s teacher for more information or fill out this eligibility form and return to the front office.

Thank you for your continued support of our program. We couldn’t offer this to our students without your help. If you would like to donate to our program, checks can be made out to HTA Backpack Program and sent to: HCS ℅ Angie McRoberts, 87 Washington Street, Heuvelton, NY 13654

We also periodically hold fundraisers to help fund this important program. Our next fundraiser is in early February.
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Chicken and Biscuit Dinner
Monday, Feb. 6 from 4:30-6 p.m.
Ogdensburg Moose Lodge
Cost is $10; eat-in or take out! Sweet treats will also be for sale.

Seeking Valentine’s Day cards for community members

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The St. Lawrence County Office of the Aging and Youth Bureau is seeking Valentine's Day cards. Students, of all ages, are invited to make cards, notes, or drawings for SLC older adults. Let's spread some love and happiness this Valentine's Day! Please mail or deliver cards by Friday, Jan. 10 to: SLC Youth Bureau, 80 SH 310 Suite 4, Canton NY 13617. For more information, email or call 315-379-9464.

Join our team!

Are you looking for a rewarding career? Do you want to work in your community and for your community? We have the following openings available:

Instructional Openings
Tenure track positions for the 2023-2024 school year:
  • (3) Secondary Science Teachers
    (certification required in Earth Science, Biology, Physics or Chemistry)
  • (1) Secondary Social Studies Teacher
Application materials are due Friday, Feb. 10.
The district has a continuous recruitment pool for the following positions:
  • Substitute Teacher/Teaching Assistant
  • Substitute Monitor
  • Substitute Bus Driver
  • Substitute Food Service Worker
  • Substitute Custodial Worker
  • Substitute Secretary
  • Substitute School Nurse
Employment applications are available to submit online. Applications accepted on a rolling basis unless noted otherwise. Direct inquiries to Tessa Herron, or 315-344-2414 x28891.

Heuvelton CSD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, to support an inclusive community of learners.

St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Voter Referendum set for Feb. 8

St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES Voter Referendum graphic
Two propositions are on the ballot:

The sale of the former White Hill tower and grounds to the County of St. Lawrence, consisting of 4 acres located at 2695 White Hill Road in the town of Hopkinton for the sum of one dollar ($1.00). To be used by the county of St. Lawrence for the purpose of emergency services.
The purchase of 13 acres of property in Norwood at the cost of $30,000. This purchase provides Seaway Tech Center a shorter access route for a future connection to the Norwood village water system.

Polls will be open from noon-8 p.m. at the following locations.
  • St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES in Canton
  • Seaway Tech in Norwood
  • Northwest Tech in Ogdensburg
  • Southwest Tech in Fowler
All residents who are 18 years of age or older and who have lived in one of the SLL BOCES component districts for more than 30 days are eligible to participate in this vote. Please bring your state-issued identification (i.e. drivers license)

Celebrating elementary student success

On Jan. 12, Heuvelton Elementary celebrated elementary student success with an awards ceremony, recognizing the hard work of students in various subject areas. Bravo!
Group of 8 elementary students standing on the stage holding award certificates
Elementary student holding a Math Award certificate
Elementray student holding 3 award certificates
Elementary student holding an Art Award certificate
Group of 4 students standing on a stage holding award certificates
Take-out container with information about the pulled pork takeout dinner printed on it
Pulled pork dinner to benefit
the Class of 2023

A pulled pork takeout dinner benefiting the HCS Class of 2023 is scheduled for Feb. 4!
Pre-sold dinners are available for pickup at the Heuvelton Firehall between 3 and 5 p.m.  The dinner includes pulled pork, mac & cheese, coleslaw, baked beans, pickles and a dessert for $12.
See a member of the senior class to get your ticket through Friday Jan. 28.

Students engage with local government officials

Four students standing together holding envelopes containing their response letters from their government officials
This fall, seniors in Ms. Whalen's Participation in Government class wrote professional letters to a congressional or state representative of their choice.

The assignment saw students practicing writing professionally, using business letter formatting, editing, and researching issues important to them.

Earlier this month, many students received letters back from former Assemblyman, now Senator, Mark Walczyk, and NY's 21st Congressional District representative, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. The students were excited to read the responses and were encouraged that their representatives took the time to write them back. Senator Walczyk even added personal handwritten notes to each student.
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Help us get “rewarded” at
Price Chopper and Market 32
Kick off the New Year by supporting our school every time you shop at Price Chopper or Market 32! Simply enroll your AdvantEdge card at and when you shop, you earn stars for our school. When you create an online rewards account, you can earn 2x the stars for our school! Those stars help us get needed educational equipment from our share of this year´s $400,000 promotion.

Our school code is 16956.

Thank you for supporting our students and school. For your purchases to support Heuvelton Central School you need to reconnect your Advantage number to our school. 

Budget Timeline

The Heuvelton Board of Education is preparing its budget for the upcoming school year and is committed to ongoing improvements in communication, responsible financial stewardship of community and district resources, and continued work in support of equity.

Jan. 25: Significant impacts for 2023-24 budget presented to Board of Education
Feb. 15: Initial Budget Presentation to Board of Education, including preliminary budget forecast and budget assumptions
March 1: Special Board of Education Budget meeting to review tentative 2023-2024 Budget with the Board of Education for review and comment, as needed.
March  22: Regular Board of Education meeting
March 29: Special Board of Education Budget meeting to review tentative 2023-2024 Budget with the Board of Education for review and comment, as needed. Approve budget if possible.
April 1: New York State Budget Adoption
April 18: Regular Board of Education meeting, vote on BOCES budget, and budget update to Board of Education
May 3: Public Budget Hearing
May 16: Budget Vote and Board of Education Member Election

Budget news will be posted on the district website at

The Board of Education and district administration invite members of the community to be heard and to have comments considered at regularly scheduled Board of Education meetings, related to the budget, or other relevant topics.  

To promote direct, open, and respectful communication and ensure that questions and concerns can be addressed in an effective manner, the District has developed this communication chain.  If your concerns or questions have not been addressed/resolved after following the appropriate steps in the communication protocol, you are invited to contact the Board of Education. The public is asked to submit questions for consideration to the Board in writing, since public forum is not a question and answer period. It is a time for public input to be considered as it relates to items on the agenda, or for future consideration.

To view the district’s public comment procedures and to learn more about communicating with the HCSD Board of Education, please visit You can access the Board of Education page through the “About Us” dropdown.
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