Friday, January 15th.
Dear ECS Community,
Ellicottville Central School has learned that another 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 detailed voice message. Their caller ID will show up as NYS Contact Tracing or “518-387-9993.”
Given the timeframe associated with this case and when the individual was last in the school building, we will still be able to return to our normal schedule for all classes and the Big Picture Program on Tuesday, January 19th.
Should this information change, we will reach out to you as soon as possible.
All individuals that have to quarantine as a result of the recent cases of COVID 19 associated with Ellicottville Central school have been contacted by the department of health or school staff. If you have not been contacted at this point, then your child does not have to quarantine.
We will continue to follow a remote instructional plan until we return to our normal schedule starting Tuesday, January 19th. This includes all ECS classes as well as the Big Picture Program. Students in CTE and New Visions Program may return to those classes immediately if they have not been directed to quarantine.
Ski Club and lessons for Ski Club students have been cancelled this afternoon. Make up lessons will be available at the end of the season to ensure that each skier receives the full value of their pass.
We have talked with Holiday Valley and they will honor Thursday passes this afternoon provided the student does not need a lesson and they are able to navigate the resort without supervision. Families allowing their children to use their pass this afternoon need to know that it is not considered a school event and there will be no school supervision.
We would like to thank everyone for your understanding as we worked through this most recent situation. Your patience greatly helps to ensure everyone’s safety.
January 11, 2021
Ellicottville Central School received word that additional individuals associated with the school have 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 detailed voice mail.
In the meantime, to best ensure everyone’s safety, the school will be switching to a remote instructional model until Tuesday, January 19th when it is anticipated we can return to our normal schedule. In the meantime, the all remote instructional plan will apply to all students including CTE, New Visions and Big Picture Students. This plan may change for CTE, New Visions and Big Picture students later this week and we will let applicable students know as soon as possible.
We will continue delivering meals to all resident students each school day. The buses will be departing the school at approximately 10:30 to make these deliveries. Non-resident students that would like meals may pick them up from 11:00 to 1:00 at the Elementary School Entrance each day.
In the meantime, all staff should work remotely with the exception of cafeteria, maintenance and office staff. Bus drivers and teacher aides will be contacted regarding the delivery of lunches. I would ask all staff to check their e-mail for additional information as we may be able to allow some staff access to the building later this week.
Please know we are committed to ensuring the safety of all students and staff. Again, we anticipate returning to our normal schedule on Tuesday, January 19th. If this information changes, we will be sure to let you know as soon as possible.
January 10, 2021
Ellicottville Central School has learned that individuals associated with the school have tested positive for COVID -19. We will be working with the Health Department to initiate 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 voice mail with instructions.
In the meantime, to best ensure everyone’s safety, the school will be closed tomorrow, Monday, January 11th and we will switch to an all remote instructional plan for all students including CTE, New Visions and Big Picture Students. Students should work on their emergency remote packet unless instructed otherwise.
All staff should work remotely on Monday with the exception of cafeteria, maintenance and office staff. Bus drivers and teacher aides will be contacted in the morning regarding the delivery of lunches.
Please know we are committed to ensuring the safety of all students and staff. As soon as we have additional guidance from the Health Department, we will reach out again with important information regarding our next steps, including plans for the rest this week.
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.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Closed Closed-Martin Luther King Jr. Day
6:00 PM Board of Education Meeting