• March 1, 2021

    Dear Intermediate School Families,

    Almost one year ago to the date, the Hornell City Schools moved to total remote learning and then
    reopened in September in our modified hybrid model. We are thrilled to see COVID-19 numbers low, the
    majority of our employees vaccinated, and a relaxing of some of the Department of Health guidelines for
    schools based on what we have experienced this year.

    It is with great excitement that we send this letter announcing that starting Monday, March 22, 2021, the
    Hornell Intermediate School will be ending the current hybrid schedule model and opening in person, five
    days a week for all students!

    Diligent cleaning and sanitizing will continue as it is now, as well as wearing face coverings when
    physical distancing can’t occur (please be sure that your child has a mask with them each day).

    Teachers are working feverishly to prepare their rooms for more students and even removing some
    furniture to gain more space. We will still be offering our full remote option for families in fourth, fifth
    and sixth grade. If you have any questions or want to discuss the model your child will be in from March
    22nd on, please contact the Intermediate School Main office.

    Our arrival and dismissal times and procedures will remain the same as they currently are, just everyday
    for all students. Students should arrive by 8:05 am and will be dismissed at 2:35 pm. As with our
    opening in September, we encourage all families that can self transport their children to do so as it helps
    our transportation department.

    It’s been a long year, and we have been waiting for this moment for twelve months! We look forward to
    seeing all of our students together on March 22nd!

    Jeremy P. Palotti, Superintendent of Schools           

    Sean Gaffney, Hornell Intermediate School Principal