• June 10, 2021

    Dear ECS Community,

    As I’m certain you are aware, Governor Cuomo has indicated that school districts have the discretion to make mask wearing for outdoor activities at school optional for students and staff.

    ECS is prepared to allow this option for all students and staff starting Friday, June 11th using the following guidelines:

    1. Students have to wear masks until they are actually outside, and must put a mask back on immediately upon reentering the building.
    2. If a student chooses to remove their mask, they should pull it down onto their chin to secure it.  They should not leave them on picnic tables, rocks, etc.
    3. If a student’s mask falls off or otherwise becomes soiled or wet when outside, they will be given an approved disposable mask to wear when re-entering the building (tables with masks will be set up at specified locations). 
    4. Staff will instruct students to bring personal cloth masks home that have been soiled so they can be washed.
    5. School staff will ensure that all students are wearing masks upon re-entry into the school building.

    At the same time, students and staff still have to wear their masks following our current procedures when in the building and on the school buses.  Recognizing that the temperature and humidity have been increasing, staff has been asked to allow for more frequent mask breaks during the school day.

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.



    Bob Miller
    Permission Slip for 2nd Dose of COVID-19 Vaccination 

    Required for ECS Clinic Friday, June 11

    2nd Dose Consent Form


    Sunday, June 6, 2021.

    Hello ECS Community,

    Earlier today, The New York State Department of Education (NYSED) released important information to school districts regarding the wearing of masks in school.  This information included:

    ….  Therefore, schools should continue to operate under their existing procedures until further notice.  No changes have been, or will be, made by the Executive until after Monday June 7 to afford the CDC an opportunity to respond to the letter.

    In light of this information, Ellicottville Central School will need to continue following its current mask wearing protocol, and students and staff will need to wear masks.  We will continue to monitor this situation and update you as quickly as we can while we navigate communication and directives from State and County officials.

    Thank you,

    Bob Miller


    Ellicottville Central School COVID-19 Re-opening Plan - Updated 4/2021

    ECS COVID-19 Testing Plan

    ECS COVID-19 Containment and Tracing Plan

    ECS COVID-19 Continuity of Instruction Plans (Including Remote Instruction) - Updated 4/2021

    ECS COVID-19 Closure Plans

    GR 6-12 Expectations for Full Remote Days

    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.


    ECS Community Virtual Meeting for Expanded In-Person Instruction for Grades 7-12 and General Information from DOH for All Grades.

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 7:00 PM. 

    Click here to access the: ECS Community Presentation - Expanded In-Person Instruction for Grades 7-12 and General Updates


    Updated Reopening Details for GR 7-12

    Planning for Expanded In-Person Instruction for Grades 7-12 



    Senior NHS Inductee Registration


    Lockdown Drill & Go Home Early Safety Preparedness Drill to be held Friday, June 4th.


    New York State requires all school districts to hold an annual “Go Home Early” drill to ensure that students and staff know what to do in case an emergency requires school grounds to be cleared and students to be transported home or to an alternate location.


    Ellicottville Central School District will hold this drill on Friday, June 4, 2021. We will begin with a lockdown drill, transition to a shelter in place and then proceed with early dismissal. We will actually run this drill two (2) times on the 4th; one time for the students that normally leave at 2:00, and a second time for the students that normally leave at 3:00.


    Please note:

    · Students that are normally dismissed at 2:00 will be dismissed at 1:45, at which time the buses will depart campus.

    · Students that are normally dismissed at 3:00 will be dismissed at 2:45, at which time the buses will depart campus.

    · At 2:45, students on Athletic Teams that will be on campus must assemble with their coach outside the school until 3:15 (Coaches will provide students with extra instructions, including where to report).

    · At 2:45, all staff except maintenance and administration will depart campus and may not return until after 3:15.



    If you are picking up your child/children on Friday the 4th, please be sure to arrive at school no later than:

    · 1:40pm if your child/children are normally dismissed at 2:00.

    · 2:40pm if your child/children are normally dismissed at 3:00.


    Please plan accordingly for early dismissal. Your help in ensuring a successful outcome for this important safety drill is appreciated.


    Vaccination Opportunity for Students!

    In partnership with the Cattaraugus County Department of Health, Southern Tier Health Care System is currently gauging interest for individuals that would like to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine. Individuals that are 16 years and older are eligible to receive this vaccine.

    In light of this, the Cattaraugus County Health Department has created an interest survey to see if students that are 16+ would like to receive the vaccine.

    Information collected from this survey will guide the Cattaraugus County Health Department in their decision to place an order for the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine due to the strict storage requirements and being the online vaccine approved for 16 and 17-year-olds. 

    If you are interested, please  complete the survey by Wednesday, April 29. This will help the Cattaraugus County Health Department plan for future vaccinations. The link to the survey is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YF9CR2Y






    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




    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