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Parent Resources

School closings and delays

The decision to delay or cancel classes at HFM BOCES is determined by our component schools decisions. In the event of closing or delay, we will communicate through the following channels:

  • HFM BOCES staff is notified first through internal notification systems.
  • An announcement will be posted in the news section of this website.
  • Nearly every area TV and radio station with links to School Watch, the School Closing Network
  • Our component school districts usually post closings on their individual school district websites and local media.

District-Wide School Safety Plan

The district-wide school safety plan is required by law to ensure that HFM BOCES is ready to prevent and minimize the effects of serious incidents and is able coordinate efficiently with local and county resources. In the event of an emergency, parents and the community will be notified and updated through communication channels outlined in this plan.

Questions about your child’s HFM program?

You can reach your teacher or the program director through these contacts:

  • Main HFM BOCES Switchboard  (518) 736-4681
  • Adirondack Academy (518) 736-4321
  • Adult Education Services  (518) 736-4340
  • Career and Technical Education (518) 736-4330
  • PTECH (518) 762-3714
  • Special Education (518) 736-4350

Thinking about college, career, technical, or trade school?

Is college right for your child?
College is expensive, your child doesn’t have a clue about a career path. Is it really worth it? Read on before you decide. (

There’s so much to consider when it comes to getting ready for college: where to go, what to study, how to apply, how to pay for it all, and more. It’s never too early—or too late—to explore your options for college or career school.

This site – – walks through some key steps in preparing for college and provide resources that can help you along the way.

Checklists for Academic and Financial Preparation (

FAFSA: Applying for Aid

Dignity for All Students

A culture of respect and tolerance is expected at HFM BOCES. Learn how we combat bullying.

Child Abuse Hotline Notification

In 2017, the Board of Regents adopted a regulation requiring school districts in New York to post the child abuse hotline number in highly visible areas of their school buildings and on district or school websites.

If you suspect a child is being abused or maltreated (neglected), report it by calling 1-800-342-3720, a toll-free 24-hour hotline operated by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. If you believe a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department. Information about reporting child abuse and maltreatment (neglect) is available online at