Staff News and Announcements

Mission Slimpossible

Attention Elmira City School District Employees!
Weight Loss Challenge | February 24th – May 17th, 2020

Participants are encouraged to make step-by-step health improvements during this challenge with the guidance of weekly educational resources. Elmira City School District employee wellness program is committed to supporting participants by connecting you with many helpful resources along the way!


All participants must register online between February 3rd – February 28th.
Register here:


Improving your health is always a win, but prizes sweeten the deal! There is a 6-week participation raffle for those who check-in online all 6 weeks. If you’ve submitted all 6 weekly check-ins and lost weight during the initial 6-weeks, you’ll receive 2 additional raffle entries. These prizes are:

• Small group Zumba party
• Hilltop $50.00 gift card
• Wegmans $25.00 gift card

Learn more by downloading the flyer for details

Fund Our Future | NYSUT "Fund Our Future" Visit to Elmira

On January 30, 2020, members from the NYSUT organization traveled from Albany and visited Elmira's Diven Elementary School to meet with members of our Elmira staff to discuss Foundation Aid and the "Fund Our Future" campaign.

The video embedded in this newsletter features our passionate Elmira City School District teachers and administration. Check it out!

NEW! In partnership with MVP Medical Insurance, the Elmira City School District is pleased to introduce a Telemedicine Benefit. With myVisitNow, employees enrolled in MVP Insurance will now have access to health care professionals -- including MDs, behavioral health specialists, dieticians, psychiatrists, and lactation consultants -- through a smart phone, mobile device or computer.

Click here to learn more about this new health care benefit. 

Introducing BOCES New Employee Assistance Program Specialist

Mary Wallis, newly-appointed EAP specialist, is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW). The Employee Assistance Program provides Elmira City School District employees with a personal, private, free and confidential way to resolve personal problems before they affect your job performance.

Read more about Mary Wallis and the EAP Program

Harlem Globetrotters | Discounted Tickets for Elmira Employees | February 5

Save up to 31% for the Harlem Globetrotters Event at the First Arena on Wednesday February 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Click here for promotional details and redemption.

Ithaca Loves Teachers, Winter Recess February 14-23, 2020

You'll find deals on dining, lodging, spas, entertainment and more. Discover what it's like when a whole city says thanks! Thank you teachers. Ithaca loves you.

New in 2020 - Corning Credit Union is offering an all-new scholarship opportunity through StraightTalk® Association for Financial Empowerment (SAFE) (, our nonprofit foundation focused on financial education and empowerment. The new scholarship program serves as a replacement to our former program coordinated in partnership with the New York Credit Union Association. Download the program flyer here. 

• Why the Change?

By creating our own scholarship program, we have more flexibility with how it is structured. As such, the program is no longer limited to high school seniors who are college bound. The goal with this approach is to better serve members of all walks of life, including those pursuing a military career, those planning a mid-career change, individuals looking for technical or trade certification, and just about everything in between. In addition, the application is now securely web-based, and we have the potential to award more funding than in previous years.

• Who is Eligible?

The SAFE Student Scholarship Program is open to any Corning Credit Union or SAFE member over the age of 16. It is open to members in any location or state. The member must have established plans to take the next step in their education, development, or career, including vocational studies and/or military enrollment. Ideal candidates value and make contributions toward helping people, serving the underserved, and making impact in and giving back to community. Please be advised that a signature and proof of enrollment or acceptance will be required before any award is distributed.

• What Can You Do?

The application itself may be found at The application is live from Monday, January 13 through Friday, March 20, 2020.


Hockey Night with the Elmira Enforcers | FRIDAY JANUARY 24TH | 7:05 PM


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Support Broadway Academy's Student Council | Wednesday, January 15th

Wednesday, January 15th
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

The Southport Fire Dept
To Benefit: Broadway Academy Student Council
To call and place orders until 4:00 please call (607)753-9184 Ext. 2

View Doug's Fish Fry To-Go Menu Here
Elmira City School District is upgrading to the Frontline Education’s Insights Platform! The Insights Platform is similar to an "operating system" that our Frontline application is built on. The Insights Platform does not replace our Frontline product; rather it’s now what our application will be built on. The Insights Platform provides enhanced functionality to create a better experience for you.

How does this affect you? Learn more by viewing the PDF here.

2019-2020 Community Schools Staff Manual

The Elmira City School District is a Community Schools-modeled district, offering a whole-child approach to learning. In partnership with the community, we are removing barriers and delivering support services as a way to achieve academic excellence in our evolving community. We are committed to whole-child, whole-community development by removing barriers and delivering support services as a way to achieve academic excellence in an evolving community.

We believe in connecting young people and their families with the tools they need to learn, grow, and reach their fullest potential.

Click here for the 2019-2020 Community Schools Staff Manual