• 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.

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 is working on the specifics. Additional information will be provided soon.

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.

Student items in school

The building principals will be meeting in the coming weeks to discuss June dates for each building and each student/family to retrieve personal items that were left in school.  Each building principal will communicate the dates and times for this.


Budget Vote and BOE election

Governor Cuomo announced on Friday, May 1, 2020 that school budget votes and BOE member elections will take place on June 9, 2020.  Additionally, the district will hold a remote annual meeting  and all voters  will vote via absentee ballots. The district will be sending voting information to all residents in the near future.


  • 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. 
  • 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.

  • 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. 


    North Broad 

    Seneca Street 



    Willard Prior 

  • District Office 

  • 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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