The Team Tribune



Welcome to the BOCES Team! We are so glad you are here!

Kyle Earl- Daycare Specialist

Kelly Scott- Teacher Aide

Venecia DeRoose- Social Worker

Sara Cudahy- Teacher Aide

Junah Waller- Teacher Aide

Kathleen Strapach- Teacher Aide

Charles Laws- Teacher Aide

Happy New Year!

"New Day's Lyric" by Amanda Gorman

Take a minute to watch 23-year-old-poet, Amanda Gorman welcome in the the new year with her latest poem, "New Day's Lyric." In this poem, Amanda says that she "wanted to write a lyric to honor the hardships, hurt, hope and healing of 2021 while also harkening the potential of 2022."

How will you Unleash Your Potential this year?

"New Day's Lyric" by Amanda Gorman

The 2021-2022 Employee Handbook is Online!

The 2021-2022 Employee Handbook is a resources for all Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES staff. The handbook was developed to help acquaint you with various policies, procedures, and to describe the expectations the BOCES has for all employees. Please click on the button below to access the handbook, or find it on the website on the Human Resources main page.

COVID-19 Updates

Did you read the recent email from Dr. Hartwell regarding COVID-19 Updates?

The Cayuga County Health Department has adopted the NYS Department of Health guidance regarding isolation of COVID positive individuals, as well as quarantine requirements for those who were exposed to a positive case. Effective immediately, the following procedures will be followed for all Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES staff and students:


  • The isolation period is five days, with “day 0” being the day of symptom onset, or, if asymptomatic, the day of collection of a positive test.
  • “Day 1” starts the following day and the positive individual should isolate for 5 days, returning on day 6, providing the individual is asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving.
  • The individual should wear a well-fitting mask while around others for an additional 5 days.
  • If a positive individual is moderately-severely immunocompromised or cannot wear a well-fitting mask for the additional 5 days, they should quarantine for 10 days.

If EXPOSED to a positive COVID-19 case:

  • If not vaccinated, close contacts must quarantine for 5 days, where “day 0” is the initial date of exposure, and wear a well-fitting mask while around others for another 5 days.
  • If vaccinated, no quarantine is required, but wear a well-fitting mask while around others for 10 days after the date of exposure.


To be considered FULLY VACCINATED, individuals must have received their vaccination, including booster, if eligible. You are eligible for the booster if:

  • It has been 2 months since your original dose of J&J
  • It has been 5 months since your original doses of Pfizer
  • It has been 5 months since your original doses of Moderna.

Please see the attachments below for a summary of the new guidance and a helpful Q&A document.

Upcoming Events for Staff

Staff COVID testing

Thursday, Jan. 13th, 3:45-5:45pm

1879 West Genesee Street Road

Auburn, NY

For all asymptomatic staff

Financial Wellness Wednesday with AmeriCU: Investment Basics

Wednesday, Jan. 12th, 12:30-5pm

Conference Room 3 BOCES

Charlie Noel from AmeriCU will be in Conference Room 3 from 12:30-4:00PM for individual consultation.

From 4:00-5:00, AmeriCU Investments will offer a seminar : Investment Basics: learn fundamental concepts along with some of the investment options available to you, general strategies and ways to go about allocating your investment dollars.

Please RSVP to by January 11th

Staff COVID testing

Monday, Jan. 17th, 3:45-5:45pm

1879 West Genesee Street Road

Auburn, NY

For all asymptomatic staff.

We Are Hiring!

We have a number of job opportunities available for people who share our purpose and values. Please share far and wide with your networks! We welcome your internal applications and recommendations!

Teaching Assistants

Teacher Aides

Special Education Teachers

Substitute Teachers

Building Maintenance Helper

Behavioral Excellence Coach


School Psychologist


Wellness Reminders and Tips

December 2021 Wellness: "Beating the Winter Blues"

Katherine Bartolotta and Anna Becker of the Area Schools Employee Healthcare Plan share this helpful information to promote our health and wellbeing. Please check out their latest resource, Beating the Winter Blues.

Auburn YMCA is a Corporate Partner!

Did you know that the BOCES is a Corporate Partner with the Auburn YMCA? This means that you are eligible for a 10% discount on membership. Show this flyer to the Member Services Desk to receive a free guest pass and check out the YMCA and all they have to offer.
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