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