INFORMATION FOR 2020-21 BUDGET
Important Dates for School Board Candidates
(Terms beginning 2020/2021)
May 11, 2020: Deadline for filing Board nominations. Due to District Clerk by 5:00 pm. Board candidate campaign statements due. ••
June 4, 2020: Board candidate campaign statements due. ••
June 9, 2020: Election Day for Board Candidates (absentee ballot voting only)
June 29, 2020: Board candidate campaign statements due. ••
••Campaign expenditure statements must be filed with the Office of the District Clerk and the New York State Commissioner of Education if the expenditures are over $500. If the expenses are under $500, the campaign expenditure statement need only be filed with the District Clerk. ••
Thursday, May 28, 2020: 2020-21 Budget Hearing Presentation at 6:00 PM. Please join this presentation on-line via Zoom:
(Meeting ID: 931 5999 5765)
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LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS ANNOUNCED:
Monday, May 18th.
Dear ECS Community,
After carefully reviewing all information, and unless directed otherwise by the Governor, Ellicottville’s last day of school for students this year will be Tuesday, June 16th.
We will need to make changes to the homework delivery / return plan as outlined on page 17 of the COVID-19 handbook and more information will be shared regarding such changes in the near future.
I would also like announce that since Memorial Day is a National Holiday, there will be no remote classes or teaching on Monday, May 25th.
Thank you and have a good day.
ECS Internet and Cell Phone Survey (Please click on this link to complete the Survey)
Ellicottville Central School has set up a direct number and email where you can reach the school to leave messages while the school is closed due to COVID-19. Messages will be checked daily on weekdays. Please leave a short message, your name and your number/e-mail address. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
The direct number is 716-699-6052.
The direct email is email@example.com
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that New York school facilities will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year. The Governor will make a decision about summer school by the end of May. As we look to the future, we must think about what a return to school buildings might look like and how best to support students, families and staff.
We know that we are stronger together. We need all voices to be heard on this important matter. Please participate in a statewide virtual conversation about reopening schools. You will be able to read and rate other participants' responses. Based on those ratings, the most important thoughts will rise to the top. All contributions are anonymous.
This is a statewide exchange facilitated by the 37 New York BOCES (Boards of Cooperative Educational Services). The exchange results will be shared with our elected officials so that they will have a more global understanding of the thoughts and ideas our community members have about returning to in-person schooling.
I encourage everyone to use the link below to share your thoughts and help evaluate the critical issues. If English is not your first language, there is a translation feature.
Thought Exchange Link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/333518046
Your BOCES is Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming BOCES.
Thank you in advance for your participation,
Friday, May 15th Delivery
May 14, 2020
Dear ECS Community,
Tomorrow, Friday, May 15th, we will be delivering the next round of homework and picking up completed work and memory sticks. Busses will depart the school at 12:15 PM, and we will be sending out all busses on their normal routes, so you will not have to wait as long to receive packets.
Please refer to page 6 of the COVID-19 Handbook for instructions on returning work and page 18 for information on deliveries, including drop-off locations and times for non-resident students.
If your family has not received a COVID-19 Handbook please call or e-mail the school and we will get one to you.
In addition to student work, we will also be including some information for parents with Friday’s delivery. Please look for a standard sized envelope that will be labeled “To Parents.” We are including this information with homework deliveries to save the cost of a separate mailing.
Bob Miller, Superintendent
If you are a non-resident family, we are setting up 3 pick-up locations:
Within 2 days we will contact families that were unable to receive packages to make alternate arrangements.
May 1, 2020
Dear ECS Community:
If you were unable to receive or pick-up homework packets this past Friday, they will be available for pick-up on Monday, May 4th between 8:45 AM and 3:30 PM at the Elementary Entrance. We will also have a collection bin at the entrance for students that need to drop off completed homework or memory sticks.
And, as you have probably heard by now, Governor Cuomo has closed schools in New York State for the remainder of the year. Please know that the District will be working hard to pull together plans for a variety of topics. We will need a little time to plan for and address everything from returning student belongings to graduation. Be assured that, we will be sharing various plans with you as soon as we are able to do so.
COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on how schools are able to operate, and it has required everyone to work together. On behalf of the District, I would like to thank you for your continued patience and understanding. The school will strive to provide the best it can for the students of ECS under these circumstances.
Bob Miller, Superintendent
If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this parent need for child care survey. Based on the information you provide about your job, employer, number of children, and financial need, OCFS may be able to help you find the child program you need. It may be a challenge to find child care due to COVID-19 related program closures, however the staff at OCFS are trying their best to support families to find the high quality child care that they need.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) - Frequently Asked Questions - Prevention- Link For Information
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6:00 PM Board of Education Meeting