COVID-19
  • School Closure / Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

    This web page was created to provide resources and keep the Oneida City School District community informed. This page will continue to be updated as new and relevant information emerges, so please check back regularly. 

On behalf of the Oneida City School District, we hope you and your families are remaining safe and doing your best to follow guidance regarding measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 within our community. Events have continued to unfold, and we recognize that this raises questions about potential impacts on students, families and our full community. Where answers exist, we will work quickly to provide them. However, we anticipate that many other questions will require additional research and/or consultation with local, state or federal officials.

Click HERE for latest news articles regarding school closures. 


Last day of instruction
NYSED and the Governor’s office has not provided any additional guidance regarding the 180-day instruction requirement. We have decided that the last day of instruction will be on June 16, 2020 as we will have reached 180 days of instruction by that point.

Thank you!
Thank you to our parents and families that have helped their children and our teachers to continue learning this spring!! It is this partnership and teamwork that makes Oneida such a wonderful community. It is my hope that you will find time this summer to reconnect with family and friends, recharge, relax and rest!

Summer School
The district is working with BOCES to hold a virtual summer school for high school students.

Summer feeding
The district will be moving to a summer feeding program after school ends. The food service department will begin summer feeding on July 6 and continue until August 13. Grab and go lunches will be served at Willard Prior and Durhamville.

School in the fall
We still do not have any indication about what school will look like in the fall. Additionally, I anticipate that we will be informed at the last minute. When we have definitive information from NYSED, we will share the information.


Buildings Closed
On May 1, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced that school buildings should be closed for the rest of the school year.   Additionally, the Governor indicated that summer and fall openings will be determined at a later date.  This leaves many questions still unanswered for the district.  As soon as we have additional information, we will share it with our families.

Visits to buildings
On June 1, 2020, building principals, administrators, building secretaries/typists, custodians and maintenance staff began working at their regular locations/buildings for their regular work hours. Families and community members can begin contacting the building via our regular phone numbers. As rules and procedures change, we will keep our families informed.

Budget and BOE election
On Sunday June 7, 2020, Governor Cuomo announced that he will issue an extension of time for qualified voters to submit their ballots. Pursuant to the executive order, school budget ballots can be accepted by hand delivery through 5pm on June 9th and received by mail through 5 pm on June 16th by the school district. The district office at 565 Sayles Street will be open Monday, June 8 from 7:30 AM- 7:00 PM or on Tuesday, June 9 from 7:30 AM- 5:00 PM for voters that would like to hand deliver a ballot.

  • Spring Vacation

  • The district was notified on March 30th at 4:56 PM from the NYS Education Department that all “districts must continue to provide remote instruction for students, meals for students, and child care for essential workers every weekday between April 1, 2020 and April 14, 2020, even if the district is scheduled to be on spring break during that time.” This decision can be found in Governor Cuomo’s executive order 202.11. As a result, our teachers will continue to provide instructional from April 3-April 29. 
  • Click HERE to be redirected to learn more about the iLearning Model. 
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  • Childcare for Essential Employees
  • During this current health crisis you may be considered an essential employee who is still required to work.  Child care placement is available to personnel who provide essential services, supplies, or support during this time.

     If you believe that you may qualify, please call the Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Child Care Resource Center at 315-223-7850 extension 222.  You may also complete this parent need for child care survey. Based on the information you provide about your job, employer, number of children, and financial need, assistance may be provided.

     Thank you to all essential personnel who continue to protect and support our community. Please be safe, and whenever possible, stay at home.

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  • If you have any questions or need any assistance, please do not call the buildings as the buildings will be closed and there will be nobody there to answer. Instead, please email your school building’s main office. 


    Durhamville  Durhamville@oneidacsd.org

    North Broad  Northbroad@oneidacsd.org 

    Seneca Street Seneca@oneidacsd.org 

    OHS  Oneidahigh@oneidacsd.org

    OSMS Ottoshortell@oneidacsd.org 

    Willard Prior   Willardprior@oneidacsd.org 

  • District Office  Districtoffice@oneidacsd.org 

  • Superintendent’s Conference Day was rescheduled to Monday, March 16. This provided our instructional staff with time to prepare materials and plans for students to utilize while they are home.

  • Instructional Material Pickup-Students had the opportunity to pick up materials on Monday, March 16th, at their building from 12p.m.- 3p.m.  
  • Any students who were not able to pick up their packets had them mailed home by their respective buildings. 
    Online-Some middle school and high school work may also be available online.  

Grab and Go Meals

The Oneida City School District will be providing a FREE combined breakfast and lunch grab-and-go meal starting Tuesday, March 17 - Tuesday, April 13 Monday - Friday to all families with students currently enrolled at Oneida CSD who are 18 and under. 

Please call the district office 315-363-2550, ext. 3. to sign up Meals will be ready for pickup on Tuesday, March 17th.  Pick up time will be from 8:45-9:45am. 

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