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.
The Officers of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA), voted to delay the official start date of the Fall 2020 sports season, cancel the Fall 2020 Regional and State Championships and prepare to implement a condensed season schedule in January 2021 if high school sports remain prohibited throughout 2020 due to COVID-19. This decision comes at the recommendation of the NYSPHSAA COVID-19 Task Force.
For more information, please click on the following link:
NYSPHSAA To Delay Fall Sports Start Date & Cancel Fall Championships
Thursday, July 16th.
Students in the classes of 2021 and 2022 can drop off and/or pick-up laptops at the school on Friday, July 17th or Monday, July 20th.
Students in the class of 2022: A box will be located outside the elementary entrance from 8:00 am until 3:00 pm where you can 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 USB drive prior to dropping their laptop off.
Students in the Class of 2021: Students will be able to pick up their laptops on these two days to keep them 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.