ECSD News Releases
Information about how kids sign up for fall sports over the Summer
Fall sports begin as early as August. All athletes must be cleared to participate by the nurse’s office before they can practice. Students whose sport begins in Aug., and who have not yet completed the clearance process, must come to school for clearance to participate. See full date information in the full story.
2018 Athletic Awards
Each year, the Athletic Department recognizes the outstanding achievements of the Express athletes during a sports banquet and presentation. Congratulations to the 2017-2018 Athletic Award Recipients. All awards and recipients are listed in the full story.
A new student mural has begun in Elmira and is set to be completed by June 5.
Taught by art teacher Emily Solometo, around 20 Ernie Davis Academy 9th grade students are able to participate in a new semester-long course called “Creative Arts.” The class examines symbolism in art and murals as a method of community education, civic engagement, and aesthetics. Students have researched, created and designed a mural inspired by the spirit, character, and accomplishments of Ernie Davis, the school’s namesake. The mural is being painted on the East side of New York Sport and Fitness on Water St.
Rachel's Challenge Public Presentation | May 17
The Elmira City School District is pleased to announce that on May 17, Rachel’s Challenge will come back to Elmira for a second time this year. On May 17, the public is invited to this free presentation from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the Ernie Davis Academy auditorium (933 Hoffman Street).
Kindergarten Registration | May 21 from 9 - 3 pm
The Elmira City School District is looking forward to welcoming your child to Kindergarten in the 2018-2019 school year! Kindergarten registration will be held on Monday, May 21st from 9:00am-3:00pm at Diven, Fassett, Pine City and Riverside Elementary Schools. Please register at the school your child will attend. Registration after May 21st will be ongoing at each of the schools during school hours.
NYS Changes to required physical examinations and dental certificates
Parents/guardians – please take note: New York State has changed the grades for required physical examinations and dental certificates. Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, all students must submit documentation of a physical exam and a dental exam when they first enter the district (all PreK students, some Kindergartners, any kids in older grades who move into the district) and in grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. If you have a child entering any of these grades in the fall, please contact your healthcare provider and dentist to schedule an appointment. If your student has had a physical or dental exam on or after Sept. 1, 2017, that exam may be used for the 2018-19 school year.