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School-to-Home Communication

Communications Office

The Hermon-DeKalb Central School District Communications Office aims keep everyone from community members to district families informed. Our office is dedicated to making sure the lines of communication are always open. Public Information Specialist Zach Ribert is a member of the Capital Region BOCES Communications Service and lends part-time support to our office.

Zach Ribert
Public Information Specialist
Capital Region BOCES


ParentSquare is the primary school-to-home communication system of the Hermon-DeKalb Central School District. ParentSquare is designed to be a “one-stop shop,” helping to both keep families informed and strengthen their connection with the district. The platform allows the district to inform families of news, potential emergencies and school announcements in a timely fashion.

District families may access ParentSquare online or by downloading the ParentSquare mobile application:

SchoolTool Parent Portal

Hermon-DeKalb Central School District uses a web-based student data management system known as SchoolTool. This system allows parents to monitor their student’s progress at any time. This can be helpful to monitor attendance, work completion or grades on exams/tests.

District families may access SchoolTool online or by downloading the SchoolTool mobile application:

Families should use their email address and password as provided by the school district to log into School Tool. If you have questions about how to sign up for SchoolTool, contact Guidance Secretary Ellen Simmons-Tyo at or call 315-347-3442.

Social Media

In order to maintain a strong connection to the greater Hermon-DeKalb school community, the district maintains certain social media channels. We encourage you to join us there and post your comments, questions and media.

Your voice matters to us. However, we ask that your posts on the Hermon-DeKalb Central School District social media pages follow our rules and guidelines, and that anything we talk about there is district-related. Because our focus has always been students, the social media pages will be closely watched and moderated.

  • Ask questions, but please maintain student privacy.
  • Share media, but be mindful and use good judgment about what you post.
  • If you run a local business, we wish you success, but we will not allow promotion of your business on our social media pages. We are education focused.

Social Media Channels