Good afternoon, All after-school activities are canceled today. All students must leave the building at the conclusion of their classes. There will be no late bus runs for grades 5-12. Thank You, Heather
Good Afternoon Blue Devils, As a reminder, distribution of the COVID-19 home tests will be held Tuesday, January 4 and Wednesday, January 5, from 4:00PM-6:00PM at Camden High School and McConnellsville Elementary School. The tests are available free of charge to all Camden Central School District students and can be used at your discretion. Below, please find a link which includes a brief video with helpful steps on how to administer the tests. Have a great evening and stay safe. Sincerely, Jason Evangelist https://youtu.be/nAqL6GN5sDI
Dear Camden Parents and Guardians, I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays. Please click on the link below to hear a COVID update. Thank you for all that you do in support of our Camden Schools. Click on the link - https://youtu.be/hGYKnq44lzA Dr. Ravo Root Superintendent of Camden Central School District.
Dear Camden Administration, Faculty and Staff, The District was notified by the Oneida County Sheriff's Office that there is a nationwide Tik Tok Social Media challenge that originated in California, circulating on the internet. The content of the challenge is an attempt to cause fear and mass panic regarding an unspecified threat of violence against schools on December 17. There have not been any threats made toward Camden Schools or any schools in Oneida County. I want to be clear that our District has not received any threats. All Camden Schools will operate as normal tomorrow. As always, the District will continue to be vigilant and partner with local law enforcement to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all students and faculty. Dr. Ravo Root Superintendent of Camden Central School District
The Camden Central School District is pleased to announce the release of Camden Connections. Camden Connections is a new District newsletter that will be released to district residents on a quarterly basis. In addition to a print edition, the District will be making each edition available digitally upon publication so that all who wish to view it, can do so in the manner most convenient to them. Please click here to view September's Newsletter The newsletter is also attached if you prefer to download it.
Good Afternoon, The Mohawk Valley Economic Development District, Inc. (MVEDD) released a survey for Oneida and Herkimer County residents and business owners to determine broadband internet availability across the region. This survey is important due to the increasing reliance on internet availability and quality to perform daily tasks. The survey can be found at www.mveddbroadband.com . I encourage you to take the time to complete this survey as the more data that is collected, the better the understanding of the problem and potential solutions. The graphic below contains additional information regarding the survey. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this survey please call, 315-798-5710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dear Camden Administration, Faculty, Staff and Parents The Camden School District wishes to respond to false and inaccurate information spread recently by those who are creating division in our schools. On Monday, June 28, 2021, an anonymous ad was placed in the Queen paper. An advertisement is not reporting. The District was not contacted to verify any facts before this ad was published. The District wants you to have true and accurate information. • No new policy has been put in place for transgender students. We have always supported all of our students. For the comfort and convenience of our entire school community, the District will share a plan to add more single, private, unisex bathrooms during phase 1 of our capital project, which may be used by any student or adult. Camden School District, like all School Districts, will remain compliant with the laws which allow students to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity. This does not place our students at risk of harm. • The Camden Central School District supports our local law enforcement agencies, and we work very closely with the Oneida County Sheriff Department and the Camden Police Department. We have Oneida County Sheriff Department School Patrol Officers in every building. Initially, the County paid for half the cost, but they ended their half of funding the program this year. The Camden School Board of Education and Superintendent made a commitment to continue funding by increasing school resources to ensure that School Patrol Officers remained in every building, every day. We also value our local partnership with the Camden Police Department and appreciate their support in many ways, including but not limited to attendance at sporting contests, events such as graduation, and other school functions. Any suggestion that we are teaching children that the Camden Police or any police for that matter are a menace to our community is radical and false. • The New York State Education Department has recommended that schools look into curriculum that promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion for all children. The suggestion that a diversity curriculum promotes students of one skin color over another is absolutely contrary to the actual goals of such curriculum. No work has been done by Camden Schools to make any curriculum changes at this time, and there is no current timeline to make any changes. When and if curriculum changes are considered by the Board of Education, it will be done openly with input from stakeholders. • We currently say the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag before every School Board meeting. We play the National Anthem before sporting and other events, including graduation. Once again, the suggestion that Camden Schools does not honor the American Flag or National Anthem is completely false. Finally, the Camden Central School District is focused on unity and support of all students. False information that is intended to manipulate and create fear and anger amongst residents toward the Camden School District and certain students is inappropriate because it creates unnecessary division amongst students, parents, and our school community as a whole. The District is aware that these issues are important to the public, and we will provide updates in the future. Please question any of these accusations moving forward, whether you read them on social media or in the newspaper. The District has no interest in getting itself involved in costly legal matters and will continue to be compliant with the law moving forward as determined by our Federal, State, Local Legislators, and Courts. We ask the people who placed the anonymous ad to stop playing politics with our schools. It is detrimental to our goal of creating a positive, supportive learning environment for all students. Best Regards, Dr. Ravo Root, Superintendent of Camden Central School District Mr. Stuart Hatzinger, Board of Education President Mr. Richard Paul, Board of Education Vice President Mr. Anthony Gonzalez, Board of Education Member Mrs. Jesica Prievo, Board of Education Member Mr. Thomas Fanning, Board of Education Member Mrs. Katie Stone, Board of Education Member Mrs. Randi Swancott, Board of Education Member Mr. William Snyder, Camden Administrators ' Association President Mr. Jeffrey Doran, Camden Teachers' Association President Mrs. Karen Henry, CSEA, Local 1000 AFSCME, AFL-CIO President
Good Afternoon, This past week, we crowned multiple section 3 champions as our spring season has come to a close. Last night, the boys varsity baseball team defeated Homer 11-9 at Camden Yards to capture the class B-1 section 3 title. This is the baseball program's first section 3 title since 2000! The boys showed determination and handled adversity well during the season. This is also coach Jake Bates first section 3 title! On Thursday, Lizzy Lucason and Connor Dean were quadruple event winners. Lucason took first in the 400m hurdles, 3000m, 1500m, and 4 x 400m relay along with Mackenzie Mix, Jacey Hinds, and McKenzie Aldridge. Dean took first in the long jump, high jump, 200m, and 400m. Paul Heller was a section 3 champion in the shot put and the discuss as well. Congratulations to all of our athletes on a spectacular spring season. They have represented Camden with class all season and we had a lot to be proud of this year. Steve Komanecky Director of Athletics, PE, & Health