All qualified voters will be receiving your absentee ballots in the mail with prepaid envelopes and they are due back in the District's Clerk's Office by 5:00 PM on June 9, 2020. Ballots received after 5:00 PM on June 9 will not be accepted. We will also have a ballot box outside the District Office from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM on June 9.
Compliments of the Dairy Farmers of America and Onieda County, we will be giving away gallons of milk at the loading dock behind the HS from 10:00AM - 12:00 PM beginning on May 27th and continuing daily until gone. Dispersment will be on a first come first serve basis.
The 2020 School District's Annual Budget Vote is set for June 9, 2020 and must be conducted entirely by mail through an absentee ballot process. Every qualified voter will receive a mailing that will include a ballot and postage prepaid envelope in which to return the completed ballot. The Annual Budget Hearing will be held virtually on May 26, 2020 at 6:00 PM. Information on how to access the Budget Hearing will be posted on the District website. Petitions for candidates for the Board of Education are due on Monday, May 11, 2020 by 5 PM to the District Clerk. Please contact Valerie Marris, District Clerk, at (315) 865-7221 for further instructions. Candidates must meet all requirements under the law, but there is no minimum signature requirement this year. Candidates must:
As a District, we have been communicating with our federal representatives to encourage their support in providing financial assistance to our schools in the federal stimulus package that is currently being negotiated in Congress. We are asking members of the Holland Patent Learning Community for your support in contacting our federal representatives in Congress to provide additional funding for P-12 education. The contact information for our federal representatives is listed below, as well as a sample correspondence.
Senator Chuck Schumer:
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand:
Representative Anthony Brindisi-NY-22
I am writing to you during this unprecedented health and economic crisis to encourage you to support the upcoming supplemental relief package, which will provide additional funding to states for K-12 Public Education because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, the Holland Patent Central School District has remained dedicated to meeting the needs of our students and community through effectively transitioning to remote learning, preparing and delivering meals and directing essential workers to daycare centers.
In addition to meeting the needs of our students, staff, families and community, we are also extremely concerned about the future impact further reductions in state aid will have on our District. Any cuts in funding would potentially lead to a reduction in staff and programs. Your advocacy in supporting the additional funding during this crisis is vital now more than ever.
We truly appreciate your consideration for this request and your leadership and commitment to guiding our state and community through this crisis.
Holland Patent Central School District Community Member
Mrs. Heiser's third grade students started a very special project this year in their art class with Mr. Verri. This project started with the book, Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.
11th grade Graphics 3 student Josh Dziekan's photograph has been selected for the juried Teen Art exhibit at the Everson. This year's topic is Youth Justice. The exhibition is provisionally scheduled for May 21-July 19. Congratulations Josh!
Congratulations to Holland Patent Middle School and High School for winning the Best of the Best Mohawk Valley Community Choice Award for 2019!
The Holland Patent Central School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation for the third consecutive year by The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievements and commitment to provide music education to all students.
The Holland Patent Central School District is proud to provide students with a Pre-K through 12th grade music program which features classroom music, 12 performing ensembles, chamber groups, a Suzuki Violin program, AP Music Theory, and a Tri-M Music Honor Society chapter. Students regularly have the opportunity to perform at New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Solo Festivals and Major Organization Evaluations. This year, 35 Holland Patent music students were selected to perform in honor ensembles, including the New York All-State Wind Ensemble. The music department showcases the hard work of district music students in over 15 school-sponsored concerts per school year.
The Best Communities for Music Education Award recognizes that the Holland Patent Central School District is leading the way with learning opportunities for music students in the community. The music department appreciates the continued support from the administration, faculty, staff, and community to further the continued growth of music making in Holland Patent.
Though we’re but a country high school,
Our name unknown to fame
To our colors we are loyal,
Our heritage we claim;
We defend the gold and purple,
Wherever we may be,
Our hearts forever faithful
To the old school in H.P.
The purple hue is royal,
The gold is pure and fine,
And both are king’s apparel
Ordained by word divine,
Therefore, royal are our colors,
To them we true must be,
To show we love and honor
The old school in H.P.
The HPTA, CSEA & HPAA will be sponsoring a meet the candidates night for the 3 people seeking the BOE seat that is up. Mrs. Lydia Berez-Kelly, Mr. David Julian and Mrs. Colleen Wuest are the 3 candidates.
Join the HP Meet the Candidates Zoom Meeting
Thursday, June 4, 2020 @ 6:30 PM
Meeting ID: 915 7787 1355
One tap mobile
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Meeting ID: 915 7787 1355
Find your local number: https://E2CCB-GST.zoom.us/u/acpBgEFVrI
Questions for candidates should be added to the chat privately to the attention of Mr. Mike Arcuri.
He will direct all appropriate questions to the candidates. If the question is for a specific candidate
please state the candidate's name in the question.
Please note that there is no building use for community groups or extra curricular activities until further notice.
8:00 AM Regents Exam
6:00 PM Elementary Instrumental Night
7:30 AM Senior Breakfast
9:00 AM Senior March
6:00 PM Athletic Awards
HOLLAND PATENT CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
BOARD OF EDUCATION
2019-10 MEETING DATES
ANNEX BOARD ROOM
SUMMER 2019-2020 MEETING DATES
ANNEX BOARD ROOM – 5:30 P.M.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Reorganization & Regular Meeting
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Regular Meeting
BOARD OF EDUCATION 2019-20 MEETING DATES
ANNEX BOARD ROOM
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, October 9, 2019
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, November 13, 2019
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, December 18, 2019
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, January 8, 2020
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, January 22, 2020
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, February 12, 2020
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 4, 2020
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, March 18, 2020
6:30 P.M. Tuesday, April 21, 2020
UPK Lottery Draw/BOCES Budget
6:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Budget Hearing – no regular meeting
7:00 P.M. Tuesday, May 19, 2020
(Budget Vote Day)
regular meeting at 7:00 p.m. (HS Library)
6:30 P.M. Wednesday, June 24, 2020
"It is the philosophy of the Board of Education of the Holland Patent Central School District that the fundamental purpose of the School District and all of its resources is to provide the means for educational development of all eligible students residing and /or enrolled within the district to reach their fullest potential."
Holland Patent Central School District is committed to providing access to our electronic and information technology, including our webpages, for individuals with disabilities, in accordance with Section 504 and Title II of the ADA. The School District is diligently making necessary adjustments to its technology in furtherance of this goal. Such adjustments are time-consuming but are critical to ensure that students, staff, community members, and others can access our materials. As we await new web material, please be patient; we will be making updates as soon as practicable.