• September 24, 2021

    Jeremy Palotti
    Superintendent of Schools

    Covid-19 updates from Hornell City School District

    We have had a great Homecoming week in Hornell and continue to have a great start to the year.  It has been great to see the school spirit alive and well in Hornell!  

    In our weekly update this week, we continue to experience the impact of covid-19 with students and employees with positive cases and quarantines.

    Below you will see the weekly count for student and employee positives within our district.

    Fortunately, this week we did not experience significant quarantines for any of these cases.  

    As a reminder, we are not sending a global message daily with positive cases.  Rather, we are reporting them to everyone on Friday.  When cases do occur in a classroom we are communicating to those parents of those classes involved even when a quarantine does not occur.  Those parents whose children had positive cases in their classes this week received a short note sent home with their child(grades PK-6) indicating the positive or received a robo message (grades 7-12) with the same message.  All parents of students that are considered to be contacts recieve a call from the school with this information and the length of quarantine they can expect.  

    This week, we learned of 13 positive cases of covid in our schools.  Here is the breakdown:



    North Hornell Elementary

    Hornell Intermediate School

    Hornell High School

    District Wide Employees












    As a district, we remain committed to educating our students, remaining open and in person, and keeping all involved safe.   Please be on the look out each week for updates as they relate to the health and safety of our school.