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Poland, other schools in Herkimer BOCES region to resume classes Jan. 3 as scheduled


Schools in the Herkimer BOCES region are opening as normal on Monday, Jan. 3, 2022. The procedures for in-person instruction have not changed. Students or staff who are sick or under quarantine should stay home. 


This applies to all Herkimer BOCES programs and the following school districts: Central Valley, Dolgeville, Frankfort-Schuyler, Herkimer, Little Falls, Mount Markham, Owen D. Young, Poland, Richfield Springs and West Canada Valley.


Districts will work with local public health officials to modify our reopening plans as new guidance comes from federal sources and is adopted by our state. The goal is to maximize in-person instruction and minimize disruptions to student learning while maintaining a safe learning environment for students and staff.  


In the meantime, the “test out of precautionary quarantine” option remains in place for all Herkimer County students and school staff. Students or staff members who were quarantined in response to a COVID-19 exposure can get tested after the fifth day of quarantine. If the lab-confirmed test result comes back negative and they still haven’t developed symptoms, they can return to school and other activities after the seventh day of quarantine. This would mean they would be in school on the eighth, ninth and 10th days of what is normally a 10-day quarantine.