Elba Junior/Senior High School

September 2022

Welcome Back!

I am so excited to Welcome all of our Lancers back to the building for the 2022-2023 school year! It was an exciting summer full of learning, planning, organizing, and cleaning for our summer staff. The building is in top shape, and serving as a great learning environment for our Lancers. Teachers have been working hard to prepare classrooms and lessons, and have spent the week outlining expectations and building connections with our students! Our Lancers are truly lucky to have our staff as role models. They care tremendously about our students, and will do all they can to help them be successful.


September will certainly be a busy month for us here at Elba. As it passes, please reach out with any questions or concerns you may have. You can reach me by phone at (585)-757-9967 ext. 2150, or e-mail me at mmarcello@elbacsd.org


In my short time here, I have found something new to love about Elba every day. Being granted the opportunity to work alongside dedicated educators to provide our Lancers with an exceptional education is my honor. I look forward to meeting you at one of our events very soon!


With Lancer Pride,

Morgan Marcello

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Attendance

"Education Law: The compulsory attendance law requires that all children in New York State between the ages of 6 and 16, in proper mental and physical condition, shall receive full time instruction every day school is in regular session. The length of the Elba Central School day is as follows: Grades K-12: 7:40am - 3:10pm"


If your child will be absent from school, tardy, or dismissed early, please contact the Health Office at (585)-757-9967 ext. 1240. You can leave a message any time day or night. A written excuse must be sent in when the child returns from an absence. If your child is tardy, please sign him/her in at the District Office. Students will also be dismissed early through the District Office. Please note that unexcused absences and tardies can and will result in disciplinary sanctions according to our school policy, as outlined in the student handbook.


If a student accumulates more than THREE unexcused tardies, he/she will serve a lunch detention for every tardy after three.

School Lunches

At this time, NYS will NOT be offering free lunches to all students. Students have the option to purchase breakfast and/or lunch. If your child qualifies for free and reduced lunches, please fill out the enclosed paperwork. You may also click here for more information. You can also find school menus here.


Lunch prices:

Breakfast K-12: $1.10

Lunch K-8: $2.25

Lunch 9-12: $2.50

Elba CSD Code of Conduct

Please review the Code of Conduct. You can also find student rights/regulations in the front pages of your child's planner. If you should have any questions, please reach out!

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Academic Eligibility Policy

Please review our Academic Eligibility Policy. It is important that students understand this policy, especially if they are involved in extracurricular clubs and organizations, including athletics.


"Since the primary function of Elba Central School is to provide high quality education, the individual academic achievement, effort, and good citizenship of each student comes before the participation or attendance at extracurricular events. Even though individual students possess different academic potentials and interest, a student is expected to maintain a passing grade (70% or higher) for every course in which the student is enrolled in order to participate fully in and/or attend extra-curricular events."

Website School Calendar

Use this link to stay up to date on events at Elba!

After School Expectations

Students in grades 7-12 have the opportunity to stay at school to receive extra academic assistance, or attend meetings/events from 2:30-3:10. At 3:10, a late bus will pick students up and bring them home. Though a late bus will still be available, Mondays are staff meeting days. Most teachers will not be available to stay after school and assist students on Mondays for this reason. If students are staying after, they must report to a teacher or location no later than 2:35. If they are staying after school until a practice or athletic contest, and do not need extra help from a teacher, it is expected that they report to sports study hall in the library. We will not allow students to leave campus and return for a practice or bus to an away game unless they drive themselves, or are picked up by a parent/guardian. Student safety is our number one priority; keeping them supervised during this time period is something we will work very hard to do.


If you have further questions regarding this, please reach out to myself, or Mr. Mark Beehler for any other athletics-related questions.

Homecoming

Homecoming is upon us! We are looking forward to celebrating all of our Lancer pride the week of 9/18-9/24. Students had class meetings on Friday morning, 9/9/22, to learn all of the exciting and fun events that will be planned for them throughout the week. A brief overview of what they can expect:


Friday 9/16: Hallway decorating from 2:30pm-7:00pm

Sunday 9/18: Kickoff Bon Fire 6:00-9:00

Friday 9/23: Pep Rally (Afternoon)

Saturday 9/24: Homecoming Parade - 9am; Homecoming Dance 7:00-10:00pm. (Tickets will be sold next week for $10)


Dress Up Days:

Monday: "Soup-er" Star or "Shredded Lettuce": (Celebrities or Athletic Apparel)

Tuesday: Mixed Greens (Teachers & Students Dress Like One Another)

Wednesday: Oil & Vinegar (Twin Day)

Thursday: Color Wars (Seniors: Black; Juniors: Blue; Sophomores: Red; Freshmen: Pink; 8th Grade: Orange; 7th Grade: Green)

Friday: Lancer Pride Day


If you have any questions regarding Homecoming, please reach out to your child's class advisor:

12th Grade: Danielle Cervone

11th Grade: Lauren Kent

10th Grade: Mark Beehler

9th Grade: Tyler Winter

8th Grade: Alison Soller

7th Grade: Sean Bryant

Student Council Advisor: Kayla Cassidy

Together, I know we can make this a great 22-23 school year. Go, Lancers!