Herkimer BOCES Pathways Academy pivots to virtual learning due to COVID-19 cases

The Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES Pathways Academy at Remington will be switching to virtual learning starting on Friday, Feb. 5, after two Pathways Academy students who were in school on Thursday, Feb. 4, went home partway through the school day and tested positive via rapid test for COVID-19.

Pathways Academy students will return to in-person learning on Monday, Feb. 22, after the February break.

Contact tracing revealed a high number of Pathways Academy students and staff will be required to quarantine for the next 10 days, so the decision was made to pivot to virtual learning. The virtual learning period will last from Friday, Feb. 5, through Friday, Feb. 12. Monday, Feb. 15, through Friday, Feb. 19, is the February break from school, so Pathways Academy students won’t return to in-person learning until Monday, Feb. 22.

Herkimer BOCES works closely with the Herkimer County Public Health Department on the contact-tracing and decision-making process. Health officials will determine who among staff and students needs to be quarantined or take any follow up steps and will directly contact them.

Extra cleaning and sanitizing will be conducted throughout the Pathways Academy portion of the Remington Educational Complex in Ilion.

All other Herkimer BOCES programs will continue with their regular schedules.

Further information and announcements will be provided as updates are available. Families with any further questions or concerns are encouraged to contact the Herkimer BOCES district office at 315-867-2023.