Dear ECS Families.
Earlier today, Governor Cuomo announced that schools will now be closed until April 29th. During this time, the State has directed schools to continue providing instruction every week day, including the days that would have previously been considered Spring Break.
As the closure continues, we are in the process of packing up desks and lockers and sending everything in them home to students. We anticipate we will be delivering these items on this Friday with busses the same way we did with work packets.
We are also planning on sending home items from the MS/HS Gym locker rooms. If your child has items in one of these locker rooms that is in something such as a duffel bag, please e-mail me (email@example.com) or call 699-6052 to provide a description of the duffel bag. Otherwise, we will open duffel bags to try and identify owners. Additionally, if a student has a lock from home, we may have to cut the lock to gain access to the items. In the end, we may not be able to identify some items, but we will do our best.
As we get closer to Friday, we will be sharing more information about these deliveries.
In the near future, we will be sending out another round of work packets and memory sticks for students. We are still working out the plans for these packets as well as a fair grading system moving forward. In the meantime, we have been asked what students should do with the work they have already completed. For the time being, please simply keep completed work in the folder in which it was delivered or on the hard drive of the laptop computers. Please do not save work on the memory sticks as we will need to collect and reuse them.
We are still providing breakfast and lunches for those families that have requested them. If your family is not receiving meals and would like to, please either register on the District Website or call Mrs. Williams at 699-2318 extension 1403.
At this time, the Easter Candy and Cupcake fundraiser orders and deliveries have been postponed.
If there is anything else you need or if you have questions, please call the District’s direct line at 699-6052 to leave a message.
Please know that the District is grateful for your patience and understanding during this difficult time. We are looking forward to the days when we will be able to return to our normal schedules. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.
Thank you and have a good evening.
Good evening ECS Community.
As per Governor Cuomo’s latest Declaration of Emergency, the school will remain closed until April 15.
During this time, students should continue to work on the packets that were provided last week.
The school will continue to provide meals for families that would like them. However, we are going to be switching to a three day per week plan starting tomorrow, Monday, March 30th. Meal packages on Monday and Wednesday will contain Tuesdays’ and Thursdays’ meals respectively. If your family is currently not receiving meals and you would like them, please register via the lnk below or by calling Mrs. Williams directly at 699-2318 extension 1403.
Ellicottville Central School has set up a direct number where you can call and leave messages while the school is closed due to COVID-19. Calling this direct number will ensure that your message is received, as only essential staff will be at the school during the closure. Messages will be checked daily on weekdays. Please leave a short message of why you are calling, your name and your number. Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
This direct number to leave a message is 716-699-6052.
March 20, 2020
Dear Ellicottville Central School Community,
I’m writing this letter to share important information about how we are addressing the COVID-19 situation. Staying current with this is proving to be very difficult, as the guidance being provided to schools is changing daily, and, at times, hourly.
Please know that the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff and community continues to be our #1 priority. This is why we have secured the building and allowed just a very limited number of people access. While access is limited, we do have essential staff working to put together meals, instructional materials, and supplies for your children.
Currently, our “meal plan” is under way and serving students Monday through Friday. These meals are being provided free to all ECS students. If your child / children are not currently receiving meals and you would like them, there are two ways to register for this:
We are also busy assembling instructional materials that will be sent home either next Tuesday or Wednesday (a robo-call will be made next week to verify the day). In general:
During this time, you may also feel your child needs to speak to her/his counselor or the school psychologist. These e-mails are:
Tammy Eddy = firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan LaCroix = email@example.com
Joe Prior = firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also call the school, and we will get a message to one of these people accordingly.
Please be assured that all other student materials and belongings left at the school are safe and secure. At this time, we do not have the capacity to retrieve personal belongings.
We truly appreciate all of the support that you have already provided during this unprecedented time. We are in this together and we are committed to working with you to make sure that your children remain safe as we provide meals and instructional materials.
I will continue to try and reach out to you on a regular basis through a variety of ways. Robo-calls, postings to the school website, posts on the newly created facebook page at Ellicottville Central School District (https://m.facebook.com/Ellicottville-Central-School-District-103028054671383/), and letters via US Mail will all be used to keep you informed.
If you are a parent or caregiver who needs child care, please complete this parent need for child care survey. Based on the information you provide about your job, employer, number of children, and financial need, OCFS may be able to help you find the child program you need. It may be a challenge to find child care due to COVID-19 related program closures, however the staff at OCFS are trying their best to support families to find the high quality child care that they need.
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