Superintendent Finalists Announced
Completing a superintendent search during the COVID-19 crisis has been a challenge. The Mount Markham Board of Education understands how important the superintendent role is to district success and invites the community to participate and meet the finalists: Dr. Kathleen Affigne and Joe D’Apice.
Community members can participate in three ways! First, by visiting a link on the district website, community members can submit questions that may be asked to each candidate during the forum. Questions must be submitted by noon, Wednesday, March 25. Second, community members can view the candidates final interview live via a web stream beginning at 5pm on Friday, March 27. The live stream can be accessed via the district website; finally, community members are invited to share their feedback via a survey that will open after the live forum and close on Saturday, March 28 at 8am. The board of education will consider all feedback and make it’s decision on March 28. The formal press release is linked below.
Date: March 27, 2020 Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Google Meet: Google Meet is a video conferencing solution, that provides users with video chat capabilities. Users who have a device and network connectivtiy, can click the link below, and will be brought to the live stream site. Once there, if prompted, you can enter the username/password listed below, and you'll be added into the live stream. Please note that participants watching this event are not seen or heard in the meeting, and cannot present, record or control streaming.
Press Release: Click Here
Board of Education Meeting Notice
A Board of Education Special Meeting is being held on the following date:
Date: March 28, 2020 Time: 12:00pm
In line with both Governor Cuomo's Executive Order, and revised guidance from the New York State Education Department, the Board of Education meeting scheduled for March 28, will be closed to the public. However, we've created an opportunity for the public to still view today's meeting, through the use of Google Meet. The appropriate directions and links can be found below.
Google Meet: Google Meet is a video conferencing solution, that provides users with video chat capabilities. Users who have a device and network connectivtiy, can click the link below, and will be brought to the live stream site. Once there, if prompted, you can enter the username/password listed below, and you'll be added into the video chat. Please note that participants watching this event are not seen or heard in the meeting, and cannot present, record or control streaming.
Livestream Link: Please Click Here
The Mount Markham faculty and staff participated in a parade around our community to show love and support to our students and families.
We Miss You!
The Elementary Staff has a message for all of our students.
Food Delivery Service Schedule
Mount Markham has collaborated with the OHM BOCES Food Service to begin community distribution of bagged lunch and breakfast items. Mount Markham will be providing a free lunch and breakfast for the following day, to any child under the age of 18 at the following locations. Food will be distributed from 11:30am to 1:00pm, Monday to Friday. Food will be disributed at the following locations.
We will also have a school bus at the following locations to distribute meals from 11:00am - 1:00pm. (Times are approximate)
If you are in need of lunches during our closure and cannot get to a site, please contact your school office or email Pfoss@mmcsd.org. We will arrange for them to be delivered. Please allow 24 hours for delivery to begin.
Elmentary Main Office: 315-822-2840
Middle School Main Office:315-822-2870
High School Main Office: 315-822-2900
Servicio de comida a domicilio programado:
Mount Markham ha colaborado con el servicio de alimentos OHM BOCES para comenzar la distribución comunitaria de almuerzos y desayunos envasados. Mount Markham proveerá un almuerzo y desayuno para el día siguiente gratis a cualquier niño menor de 18 años. Los alimentos serán distribuidos de 11:30 a.m. a 1:00 p.m., de lunes a viernes, en estos lugares:
La cafetería de la escuela secundaria Mount Markham (la puerta exterior este cerca de la entrada)
Centro Comunitario Leonardsville (Leonardsville Community & Ministry Center)
Ayuntamiento de Bridgewater (Bridgewater Town Hall)
Ayuntamiento de Litchfield (Litchfield Town Hall)
Cedarhurst Trailer Park Cedarville
También tendremos un autobús escolar en los siguientes lugares para distribuir comidas de 11:00am a 1:00pm. (Las horas son aproximadas)
Pine Village Estates - 11:00 am
Williams Mobile Home Park - 11:30 a.m.
Brookside Mobile Home Park - 12:00 pm
Valley View Mobile Home Park - 12:30 pm
Si necesita estos alimentos durante nuestro cierre y no puede ir a un sitio, comuníquese con la oficina de su escuela o envíe un correo electrónico (Email) a Pfoss@mmcsd.org. Arreglaremos para que sean entregados. Por favor espere 24 horas para que comience la entrega.
School Closing: March 16-April 14
In consultation with the Herkimer County Health Department, a decision has been made to close the component schools of the Herkimer BOCES, including Mount Markham Central School. All schools within the BOCES will be closed from March 16 and returning on Tuesday, April 14.
Please see the attachment for information from the Herkimer BOCES District Superintendent, Sandra Sherwood.
This decision has been made to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our communities. it is important that each of us to adopt practices to prevent further spread. Frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, covering our mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing, cleaning hard surfaces with wipes, soap and water or other products known to kill the virus are among the recommended practices that each of us can utilize.
Plans have been developed to support academic review and reinforcement of content. For students that have home internet access, learning activities and materials will be available via the school's website and Google classrooms. Paper materials will be made available to students without home access to the Internet.
Plans are being developed to support the nutritional needs of our students. Bag lunches and breakfast items will be delivered to locations throughout the district. Sites and times will be identified when these plans have been finalized.
I am aware that this decision impacts many activities and I am sorry that incredible amounts of time and dedication to present school musicals, prepare for athletic contests, and many other events are now cancelled. These are unprecedented times and it is a very fluid situation.
As more information is available, I will provide further updates.
Superintendent of Schools, Mount Markham
News + Notes
The latest edition of 'News and Notes' has been posted, and can be viewed by clicking here or visting the 'Document Archives' section of the Superintedent's Corner. We'll link to and post any documents that we share, so that you can download them for your own reference, or view the documents right within your internet browser.
Dr. Paul Berry, Superintendent
6:30 PM MOMMS
7:00 PM BOE Meeting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM ES Pre-K & Kindergarten Registration