Please Note: If you are NOT receiving e-mail messages from the school district, please complete this Parent Contact Information survey as soon as possible.
Child Care Services
(*Childcare needs of essential first responders and health care workers are prioritized)
If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this parent need for child care survey. Please note that childcare needs of essential first responders and health care workers are prioritized. Based on the information you provide about your job, employer, number of children, and financial need, OCFS may be able to help you find the child program you need. It may be a challenge to find child care due to COVID-19 related program closures, however the staff at OCFS are trying their best to support families to find the high quality child care that they need.
Additional Child Care Resources:
The Syracuse YMCA provides child care for children of parents in the greater Marcellus community. They have made availability of childcare for children of parents who are healthcare professionals, first responders and essential employees a top priority. If you are a parent or guardian seeking child care and working in the healthcare profession, or are a first responder or essential employee, follow these instructions to register:
After signing into your account follow these instructions
The YMCA program will remain open here at Marcellus Central Schools, specifically at KCH, throughout the school closure. They are ready to receive your child and take great care of them while you are assisting the public during these challenging times. Thank you for your service.
The YMCA child care program at KCH will be operating daily from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. beginning Monday, May 18, 2020.
Phone: (315) 446-1220 (slots designated for first responders and healthcare workers)
Marcellus First Presbyterian Daycare
Location and Contact Information: 7 North St, Marcellus, NY 13108 | Phone: (315) 673-2608
The school district plans to operate a backpack-style food program during the closure – providing weekly provisions to any students who need them. The meals will be available for pick-up once a week. For those without transportation, delivery will be provided.
The outbreak of COVID-19 around the world has led to the spread of fear and panic for individuals and communities. In addition to following physical precautions guidelines, individuals should be taking care of their psychological well-being.
This guide includes tips for the following populations:
For Individuals Receiving Mental Health Services
For Parents, Including Parents of Children with Pre-Existing Anxiety Disorders
For Caregivers of Older Adults
For Mental Health Providers
OMH has also created the New York State Emotional Support Line staffed by specially trained volunteers who can help you. Call 1-844-863-9314.
Spectrum on March 13 announced it will offer free high-speed internet service and Wi-Fi for 60 days to households with students as many schools temporarily close or switch to online classes. Families can call (844) 488-8395 to enroll. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
Regarding travel and quarantine measures, the New York State Department of Health has made quarantine mandatory for individuals returning to the United States from a known high-risk exposure area on or after March 4, 2020. Because of this, any student, student family member or employee who has returned from a known high-risk exposure area should notify the Onondaga County Health Department. In addition, please notify your principal prior to re-entering the school.
We will continue to monitor the situation and post any updates on this web page.
If the district becomes aware that one of our students or staff members is diagnosed with COVID-19, we will notify staff and parents/guardians via the district’s School Messenger notification system. If you are NOT receiving e-mail messages from the school district, please complete this Parent Contact Information survey as soon as possible.
2020-2021 Private School Transportation Requests
Please be advised that Governor Cuomo's Executive Order No 202.15 extends the nonpublic transportation request filing due date "to the extent necessary to delay the April 1 requirement that parents must file transportation requests with their school district in order to obtain transportation for their children for the following school year."
The new deadline due date is May 9, 2020 for non-public application for transportation.
Prevention Measures and Resources
For now, the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your children is to continue to follow standard preventive practices for influenza. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for guidelines.
It is important to note that exposure to COVID-19 can occur from any person-to-person contact and is not limited to a particular race or ethnicity.