There is helpful information for parents throughout the website, but this page will provide additional resources we think might be helpful for parents ...
A Parent’s Guide to the Next Generation Learning Standards
To help parents prepare for the transition to the Next Generation Learning Standards, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) collaborated with multiple partners, including parents, to develop a resource that facilitates and promotes parental involvement and engagement. The parent brochure provides a description of the instructional cycle and the role of learning standards in the cycle, an FAQ for the Next Generation Learning Standards and links and resources to support classroom learning at home. View or download the brochure at http://www.nysed.gov/curriculum-instruction/next-generation-learning-standards-parent-resources.
Information for Parents on ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)
Fundamentally, ESSA is about creating a set of interlocking strategies to promote educational equity by providing support to districts and schools as they work to ensure that every student succeeds. New York State is committed to ensuring that all students succeed and thrive in school no matter who they are, where they live, where they go to school, or where they come from. (NYSED) For more information about ESSA for Parents please visit http://www.nysed.gov/essa/information-parents
Early Learning Resources
Family tip sheets about various aspects of early learning are available at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/earlylearning/parentresources/. Each tip sheet covers one area of learning and provides developmentally appropriate strategies and activities that can be done at home - and additional resources.
Herkimer BOCES School Breakfast and Lunch Menus
To view the menus for September 2019, click here. The breakfast menu is on the first page, and the lunch menu is on the second page. If you have trouble accessing this information, please call Herkimer BOCES at 315-867-2000.
Parents' Bill of Rights
To view the Parents' Bill of Rights, click here.
Vaping, is it Worth it? - an Educational Video for Parents
View this video from the Upstate New York Poison Center below or at this link: https://youtu.be/8OxUpuPIfaA