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Dear ECS Community,
We recently received a joint release from the Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara County Departments of Health addressing travel and quarantine requirements that I thought I would pass along to you. This guidance may be accessed at https://www.cattco.org/news/travel-and-quarantine-press-release-02042021-12937.
Additionally, the most recent information on travel rules for NYS, may be found at https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory. Please keep in mind, the rules and guidance are subject to change without notice, so check back often.
As your family makes plans for the February and April breaks, please be mindful of the impact that traveling out of the state may have on when your child / children may be able to return to in-person instruction / activities at the school.
If you have any questions regarding this message, you are welcome to contact your child’s / children’s principal or myself. Otherwise, my hope is that everyone is able to safely enjoy these well-deserved breaks.
Dear ECS Community,
This is a follow-up to information from earlier today. Ellicottville Central School has been informed that contact tracing calls have been completed. In light of this, the school will remain open tomorrow, Monday, February 1st, for all students, unless they have been instructed to quarantine. All students will follow their normal schedules.
Sunday, January 31.
Dear ECS Community,
Ellicottville Central School has learned that an individual associated with the school has tested positive for COVID -19. We will be working with the Health Department on contact tracing efforts.
If you are contacted by the Health Department please follow their instructions. If they are unable to reach you directly, they will leave a message. Their caller ID will show up as NYS Contact Tracing or “518-387-9993.”
As soon as we have more information, including plans for school tomorrow, we will reach out to you as soon as possible later today.
Please click on the links above to access the ECS Re-Opening, COVID-19 Testing, COVID-19 Containment and Tracing, and COVID-19 Continuity of Instruction Including Remote Instruction Plans. The District would like to thank the Board of Education, students, parents and staff that offered suggestions, feedback and ideas as these plans were developed. These plans are "living documents" that may change over time as needed. Please come back to this link to check for updates.
Helpful information from the Department of Health (DOH)
Dear Parents / Guardians:
We are writing to share the latest flowcharts from the NYS Department of Health that schools are to use as guidance when making determinations regarding a student’s attendance at school related to COVID-19. These charts contain a great deal of information. Please click below to view the charts.
We hope that you find these charts helpful in making decisions for the health of your child as well as the health of others.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Hager, School Nurse, at 716-699-2318 extension 1604, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students / Parents can contact the school directly at 699-6052 or via the COVID-19 e-mail at email@example.com.
This post is being made as we are finding it necessary to make a couple of adjustments to our procedures at the school.
Due to inconsistencies in the daily health screening process, we will now be taking every students’ temperature using a touchless thermometer when the buses arrive at the school or at each of the entrances to the school every morning. This will start on Friday, September 11th.
At the same time, we are also asking that parents continue to complete and submit daily health screening forms. Please remember screening forms for all children should be completed every school day regardless of the instructional model a child is following that day.
We would also like to share a couple of updates for afternoon dismissal.
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