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Board of Education

The Heuvelton Central School District Board of Education is excited for the 2022-23 school year.  We are thrilled for increased academic and social opportunities for staff and students.  Our work continues to promote our vision of “One Community. One School.  One Family.”  We are prepared to be on this path in partnership with the students, families, and members of the Heuvelton community.

The Board of Education has partnered with Dr. Luvelle Brown, current superintendent of Ithaca City School District and founder of Love2Achieve, LLC, to help inform district work in support of equity and excellence.

Dr. Brown led the Board of Education summer retreat and is guiding Board members, administration, teachers, and staff through his Cultivating Equity & Excellence Program.  Training and activities are designed to develop and improve collective abilities to self-reflect, engage in productive conflict, and change policies. 

Topics explored by each group may vary, but will include personal identity, culturally responsive teaching practices, changing Board policies and procedures, evaluating instructional practices & assessment, and establishing & maintaining accountability metrics.

This work is not fast.  The Cultivating Equity & Excellence Program is expected to last two years and is designed as the foundation for continued work.

Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

It’s time once again to renew your PTA memberships for the 2022- 2023 school year, or,  join us for the first time!

Your local PTA can do so much, but we can’t do it alone! The Heuvelton PTA has so many exciting events coming up and we would love your input. Just one hour of your time can make a huge difference. We would love to see some new faces at our next meeting! EVERYONE is welcome to join the PTA - parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community members are all encouraged to participate! Come to every meeting or come to one meeting, get involved with an event or two, any level of participation is welcome.

Scan the QR code to fill out the membership form digitally. Dues are only $10 ($7 for additional members of a household and students) for the year for parents, family members, teachers, administrators, and community members and can be paid by cash or check or Venmo. 

Our Fall PTA Spirit Wear Sale is live! The sale will be available until Sept. 30:


Back To School Night

Family Cocktails and Canvas Night

The Penguin Patch

Reading with Santa

Lights on the River

Rock & Skate

Parent’s Night Out, Kids Night In

Trivia Night

Spirit Wear Sales

Cake Raffle

Vendor Fair featuring local artisans and businesses

Who I am Makes a Difference! - a financial incentive program for students

Welcome to the PTA!

Reminders & Resources 


The district has implemented a new notification system called ParentSquare. If you need assistance setting up your ParentSquare account, please email 

Cybersecurity Awareness Month
October is cybersecurity awareness month, so now is an appropriate time for all of us to think about cyber safety while online.  Phishing emails, as well as more serious sextortion messages, are unfortunately now a regular occurrence for anyone accessing the internet.  Scams such as these often rely on knee-jerk reactions to target potential victims.  We need to educate ourselves and, more importantly, our students that they can and should always come to adults when they receive any questionable communication online.  The proper course of action for students is to always report these kinds of activities to a trusted adult.  Parents can contact local law enforcement to report suspicious online activity.  If you or your child has received these suspicious emails, you should always take the following steps:
  • Change all Passwords
  • Scan your device for viruses
  • Run all updates on your device
  • Contact authorities, if deemed necessary
  • Assure your child that they can always come to you with safety concerns regarding their online activity
Additional information is available at FBI - Cyber Crime
Fighting Flu at Home and School
Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), provides eligible households $30 per month off their internet bills. ACP-eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. 

There are several metrics through which eligibility can be determined:

  • Your income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • You or someone in your household participates in one of these other programs:
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Federal Public Housing Assistance (FPHA)
  • Veterans Pension and Survivors Benefit
  • Free and Reduced-Price School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program, including at U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Community Eligibility Provision schools
  • Federal Pell Grant (received in the current award year)
  • Lifeline
  • Certain Tribal assistance programs, including Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Head Start (only households meeting the income qualifying standard), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), and Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations
  • You meet the eligibility criteria for a participating broadband provider’s existing low-income internet program.

You can sign up through their internet service provider (ISP) or at

In addition, 20 large-scale internet providers have committed to offer ACP-eligible households a high-speed internet plan for no more than $30 per month. Eligible families who pair their ACP benefit with one of these plans can receive high-speed internet at no cost. Local ISPs currently participating are Spectrum (Charter Communications) and Verizon (Fios only).

PK-6 Happenings 

Parents make the difference! 
Check out the "Parents make the difference!" October newsletter and Daily Learning Planner for elementary parents from SLL BOCES.

Information gathered from The Parent Institute
Elementary School Parents Make the Difference!
1st Graders Visit Fobare's!

2nd Grade Cidermakers
Students in Mrs. Wood & Mrs. Piercey's 2nd grade class had the opportunity to make apple cider with an old fashioned cider press. Students were able to "turn the wheel" to help make the cider, and then had the chance to taste the cider with some doughnuts!


7-12 Highlights

Tech Savvy 8th Graders
Students in Mrs. Johnson's Tech 8 class have been learning Google sheets.  The students pictured are calculating data that they compiled using M & M's, and then using the data to create charts and graphs. 
K9 Officer Visits
Recently, Mrs. Johnson's Senior Seminar class watched a presentation from K9 Officer, Trooper Thornhill, and his K9 partner, Stanley. Trooper Thornhill also brought his new puppy, Falbe who is a K9 in training!

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