November 19, 2020
ECS has been notified of another positive case of COVID-19 for an individual that is associated with the school. Please know that given the circumstances and the timeline associated with this case, the Department of Health has determined we do not need to close for contact tracing and it does not impact the school at this time.
November 17, 2020
Due to the complicated way that COVID-19 can impact a school, we are still unable to fully open tomorrow, Wednesday, November 18th.
In light of this information, we will use the following plans tomorrow.
Students in grades PreK-5 will continue with scheduled in-person instruction and busses will continue with normal schedules.
Students in grades 6-12 will continue to follow their remote instructional plans for the day and the building will be closed to students.
Ellicottville Central School students in CTE programs may attend CTE classes. CTE students that need a ride to BOCES, may ride their normal bus to school and we will transport them to the BOCES center.
The Big Picture Program will also continue with their normal in-person schedule.
MS/HS resident students that have previously requested meals on non-attendance days will have them delivered. Non-resident students that that have previously requested meals may pick them up from 11:00 to 1:00 at the High School Entrance.
All staff should report to school unless contacted to quarantine.
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.