• 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. 





    Ellicottville Central School COVID-19 Reopening Plan

    ECS COVID-19 Testing Plan

    ECS COVID-19 Containment and Tracing Plan

    ECS COVID-19 Continuity Of Instruction Including Remote Instruction

    ECS COVID-19 Closure Plans

    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.

    • DOH Chart A1: This chart should be used to assist when deciding if you can send you child to school. 
    • DOH Chart A2: This chart should be used to determine how / when child may return to school.

    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 khager@ecsny.org.


     CTE SCHEDULE UPDATE: Letter to Students & Parents

    Great News!

    Free Meals for ALL School Aged Students:

    We have been informed that we have the ability to provide free meals for ALL school aged students through the National School Lunch program through December 31, 2020 OR until the federal funds for this program run out.  The free meals include both breakfast and lunch.  (Please note that this applies to the first breakfast and lunch only.  Second breakfasts or second lunches and a la carte items do not qualify and have to be paid for.)

    If you would like your child to receive meals on days that he/she is learning remotely, please "register" by clicking hereIf your child attends school everyday, you do not need to complete this form.  If you have previously signed up this year for your child / children to receive meals at home on remote instructional days, you do not need to complete a new form.  As a point of clarification, all meals will be delivered to the homes of in-district families.  Non-resident families interested in this opportunity need to contact Mrs. Williams, Cafeteria Manager.


    MS/HS FLEX WEDNESDAY Information

    ECS Health Screening & Student Attendance Form

     Students / Parents can contact the school directly at 699-6052 or via the COVID-19 e-mail at covid19@ecsny.org


     Temperature Checks  

    September 10th,

    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.   

    • Families with elementary students only or a combination of elementary and middle high students should continue to utilize the elementary entrance for car pick ups. 
    • Families picking up students in grades 7-12 ,only, may use the back entrance by the bus garage.  

     Thank you. 



    Commitment to Student Mental Health & Wellness

    ECS will be reaching out by phone to each and every family to ensure that we are meeting our students social-emotional needs as they return to school for the coming year. This form is supplementary in case you missed our call and/or would prefer to provide information digitally. All information you provide is confidential. Please note that the completion of this form is optional.  

    NY State Health Letter To Families

    COVID-19 Information