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Principal's Message

Dear Cazenovia Middle School Families,

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. Thank you for your support last year during my first year as principal. I have been dedicated to the field of education and find that middle school is a wonderful place to be. I started my educational career in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District where I taught 6th grade for 10 years and was a middle school assistant principal for five years. Before starting my educational career, I played Professional European Basketball which provided great opportunities to experience different cultures and traditions.

On a personal note, my family and I have lived in Cazenovia for over 15 years. I have three children in the school district as well. You may have seen me or my husband coaching on the basketball court or out on the field for soccer. We very much appreciate the activities and traditions that make Cazenovia a wonderful place to live.

We are still in the process of scheduling homerooms and classes. Homeroom assignments will be mailed home towards the end of August. Students will receive his/her full schedule on the first day of school in homeroom. We will not be utilizing block scheduling for classes in our middle school schedule. Students will see all teachers at each grade level and will have core content classes every day. On the first day of school, students will have a chance to review the schedule with teachers, practice opening lockers, and get acquainted with the building.

I appreciate the questions you may have as to how the upcoming school year will “look”. Those are all details that are still underway with much care and consideration for our students, staff, and community. As a parent, I understand how important it is to have information, and we will provide updates as things develop.

I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at Cazenovia Middle School have a successful year. If you have any questions or would like to talk about the upcoming school year, please don't hesitate to call me.

Best Regards,

Amy Getman-Herringshaw


Welcome 5th Graders

Welcome to Middle School! I hope this note finds you well and enjoying a great summer vacation. What an exciting time to start a new adventure. We would like to welcome our CMS 5th grade students and families to orientation on August 26th at 5:30 p.m. Orientation will start with a welcome on the front lawn of the middle school, weather permitting. 5th grade students and families will then have a chance to walk through the building and practice opening lockers. If you can’t make this event; no worries. Please check out this link for more information on 5th grade: Click Here. We will ask that all students and family members wear a mask when entering the building.

Please find the link to the welcome video for our 5th Graders.

Welcome to Middle School! This is certainly an exciting time as you get to enter a new building and explore different experiences. Our hope is to have 5th graders to visit the week of August 24th. More information will be forthcoming.

Academic program


  • Language Arts

  • Math

  • Social Studies

  • Science

  • Foreign Language

  • Explore ELA/Math


  • Math support

  • Reading support

  • Resource and Special Education

  • ENL

  • Related Services

Special Area Courses

  • Art

  • Music

    • Band

    • Orchestra

  • Physical education

  • Inquiry Lab

After School Enrichment

  • Schedules are created by individual teachers

  • Clubs will meet during the after school period

Parent Opportunities

    • Popcorn Day

    • School Store

    • Join or volunteer with PTA

Welcome to our new families and students! If your family is new to our school district or if you have students starting at the middle school for the first time, you are welcome to tour the building on August 25th. Please call our main office at 315-655-1324 to schedule a time that is best for you.

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Future Communications

The CMS News page is new platform for us to stay connected. A link to this site will be posted on the Cazenovia Middle School web page. Families will be notified when any updates are posted. There are other links under the home tab.