Please click the appropriate link below to see Benchmark’s policies regarding COVID testing, masking, and quarantine for students and employees.


  • Benchmark’s business office remains closed to visitors, including parents or guardians.
  • If you have questions, please call us at 315-786-7285 during business hours, which are Monday through Friday, 8AM to 3PM, during the school year, excluding federal holidays and school breaks.
    During summer break, you can reach us Tuesday through Thursday, 9AM to 2PM.
  • If you need to pick up paperwork, we will leave it in the bottom of our mailbox.
  • If you need to drop off paperwork, please leave it in an envelope or sleeve in the bottom of our mailbox. You can also mail paperwork to us at 1635 Ohio Street in Watertown, NY. We can not accept the enrollment packet by email or fax. However, you may support some of the supporting documentation that way. Please contact us for more information.


  • Students and staff wear masks in the classroom when mandated by NY State.
    • When we are required to mask:
      • Send your child to school in a well-fitted and comfortable mask and provide at least one spare mask in their school bag. Masks may need to be switched if the child gets their mask dirty or misplaces it at lunch. We will have spare masks.
  • If your child displays signs or symptoms of COVID, they may need to be picked up and cannot return to school until they have a negative COVID test. Test results should be sent to our business office, not directly to the school or teacher.
  • If a classroom has to quarantine due to a positive COVID exposure, the school district may go to remote instruction. Your teachers will contact you with the necessary information and Learn@Home supplies, but parents are responsible for providing access to technology for remote learning. Computers or tablets are not provided for Pre-K students.