At the current time, ECS does not have plans to distribute meals over the summer, but that could change, so we encourage families to check back here if you are in need of meals for children during the summer.
In the meantime, there are a number of organizations that can assist with obtaining nutritious food. If you need assistance, regardless of income, we encourage you to reach out for help.
Organizations that stand ready to help:
The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box
The Farmers to Families Food Box will be free and available to all ECS families, regardless of income, on every other Wednesday between 11an -2pm (July 8th is the next distribution date). You can pick up your produce box at the bus garage. It is first come, first serve until all boxes are gone. Food boxes will continue to be available every other Wednesday after June 8th during the COVID19 emergency or until further notice. Times and pick-up locations will stay the same until further notice.
The Community Food Pantry at the United Church of Ellicottville
51 Elizabeth Street
The Great Valley Food Pantry
Great Valley Town Hall
4808 Route 219
Great Valley, NY
Cattaraugus Community Action
Distribution sites located throughout the county.
You can apply also for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) to help buy food for your family, especially if you’ve lost income: https://www.ny.gov/services/apply-snap.
If you are in need of assistance in contacting these organization or additional help, please contact the school at:
As we approach the opening of school in September 2020, we will be sure to share information on how to apply for free and reduced meals for students.
Tuesday, July 7th.
Yearbooks have arrived! Distribution will be over two days for BOTH elementary and regular yearbooks. The first day of distribution is Thursday, July 9th and it is ONLY for graduating seniors or students who have reserved one. Make sure you bring your receipt. The second day is Monday, July 13th and is for anyone else who wants a yearbook until they are sold out. If you aren't sure if you have reserved one or if you can't make the scheduled time email Mrs. Bauer to make arrangements. The cost of a regular yearbook is $60.00 and an elementary yearbook is $15. Exact payment amounts and checks made out to ECS Yearbook Club will be appreciated. Yearbooks will be distributed at the back entrance to the High School Cafeteria from 3 pm to 6 pm on both days. Only one student or parent may approach the entrance at a time and masks must be worn. Again, ONLY seniors or students who have reserved a yearbook can pick them up on July 9th.
Wednesday, June 8th.
Students in the classes of 2020 and 2021 can drop off their laptops at the school on Thursday July 9th, Friday July 10th, or Monday, July 13th. The building will be open from 8 am until 3 pm and a box will be located outside the elementary entrance for you to leave your laptop, charger and bag. DO NOT LEAVE laptops in the box after 3:00 PM. Students MUST backup any files they want to save on their One Drive or an USB drive prior to dropping their laptop off. Students in the Class of 2021 will be able to pick their laptops back up on Thursday, July 16th or Friday, July 17th to keep for the rest of the summer. Please call the school (699-2316) when you arrive and someone will bring your laptop out for you. If any of these dates will not work for you, please contact Mrs. Hunt (firstname.lastname@example.org or 699-2316 ext. 1230) to make other arrangements.