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:
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.
Required for ECS Clinic Friday, June 11
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.
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.
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.
· 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.
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.
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.
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