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Message from Superintendent Coburn


Dear Heuvelton Central School Community,

It was with great excitement that we hosted Orientation Night two weeks ago, and it was even more rewarding to welcome all students back on opening day!

We take pride in striving to make our school vision, “One Community. One School. One Family.”, a reality, realizing that progress is made one relationship at a time. As a school we are renewing our commitment to this vision, and ask the same of students and families.  

Collaboration with families and community partners is needed to be successful, and the Heuvelton Parent Teacher Association deserves thanks for their initiative and ongoing support, as seen most recently in their co-sponsorship of our school community dinner at Orientation Night and their raffle baskets. Please consider joining their effort, as many hands make for light work. Several other organizations contributed to the success of the evening, including St. Lawrence County Public Health, Claxton-Hepburn and the Heuvelton Health Center, and the St. Lawrence County People Project. We appreciate their support!  

Importantly, our dedicated school district employees - our monitors, teachers, teaching assistants, food service workers, principals, bus drivers, nurse, custodial workers, and clerical staff - are the backbone of our success. Their tireless efforts to prepare for school opening, and to care for your children throughout the school year, are a tremendous asset.  

This year our school and staff continue as part of the Learning 2025 partnership, a collaborative network of districts across the country working to help advance student-centered, equity-focused, future-driven education. School district employees kicked-off the year with professional development sessions focused on discussions of equity and excellence, with the goal of validating and engaging all learners, while helping them reach their highest aspirations. Ongoing activities aligned to this goal will continue throughout the school year, and additional information will be shared.

Our buildings and campus are designed to support the work of staff and students, and visitors to our district quickly recognize the pride and care that go into the care of our buildings and grounds. The condition of our facilities is the result of careful planning over the course of decades, and the dedicated efforts of our maintenance staff on an ongoing basis. An important part of such planning is our capital reserve fund. Our existing capital reserve allows for future capital improvements to be made with little to no impact on Heuvelton taxpayers. The district is currently working with architects to conduct a building condition survey to identify and prioritize needed repairs and improvements to best support learning. Once completed, their recommendations will be shared with the public to help define the project scope. A voter referendum is tentatively planned for December, 2023. With voter approval, the district must then submit an application to the NYS Education Department. Construction is anticipated to begin during the summer of 2025.  

Our ongoing focus on both the instructional program and physical infrastructure is designed to meet the needs of our learners today, and for the foreseeable future. We are more effective in partnership with our community and families, so please partner with us to optimize outcomes.  


Jesse Coburn

We are excited to announce that Heuvelton Central School District has implemented a new school-to-home communication system called ParentSquare. This platform replaced our previous communication system One Call Now. If you need assistance setting up your ParentSquare account, please email 

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

Parents Make the Difference Newsletter

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

Information gathered from The Parent Institute
Elementary School Parents Make the Difference!
September Daily Learning Planner

Youth Bureau News Sept. 2022

KidsPeaceSuicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention month. KidsPeace, as with many valued mental health and substance abuse organizations across the country, underscore the importance of awareness and education throughout the month and throughout the year. The statistics are staggering, the impact is far reaching…
  • More than 47,500 people in the United States die by suicide each year
  • 80% of teens who die by suicide show warning signs
  • 90% of teens who die by suicide have a mental health condition
  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death in people ages 10-34
Know This…Suicide Can Be Prevented
What Can You Do Right Now?
Know and share the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number. 1.800.273.TALK (8255). The Lifeline connects individuals in suicide crisis to the nearest available suicide prevention and mental health service provider.
Hope. Help. Healing

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).

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