Policies and Important Information
The Attendance Policy set expectations for students, parents, teachers, other staff, the Superintendent and the Board of Education in promoting student attendance. It also includes definitions and consequences for illegal absences. Click here to see the Attendance Policy.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct sets expectations for students, parents, teachers, other staff, the Superintendent and the Board of Education in the areas of behavior and discipline. It also includes the student dress code and policy on use of electronic devices, unacceptable behaviors and their consequences, and procedures for students with disabilities. Click here to download the Code of Conduct.
Music Performance Attendance Policy
The district has established a student attendance policy for musical concerts and other performances. It defines musical concerts, plays, performances and other school-related events that occur after normal school hours and sets expectations for attendance at these events. Click here to see the Student Attendance Policy for Concerts and Other Performances.
Students' hair is checked on an as-needed basis throughout the school year. Children may remain in school when nits (eggs) are found.
If lice are found, parents will be notified that their child needs to be treated that day. The student will be allowed to return to class and ride the bus home if the parent cannot be reached.
Siblings who live in the same home will be screened as soon as possible.
The morning after lice treatment is given, the parent must bring the student to the health office for examination and sign a declaration that the child has been treated. The student may stay in school if no live lice are present. If live lice are found, the student will be sent home.
Parent Involvement Policy
The Parent Involvement Policy discusses the six types of parent involvement, parent communication and the district's and schools' roles in promoting parent involvement. Click here to see the Parent Involvement Policy.
Building Written Parent Title I Complaint Procedures
Parents of students enrolled in the Elmira City School District have the right to appeal unsatisfactory Building resolutions of Title 1 complaints to the Elmira City School District. If parents are not satisfied with the resolution by the Elmira City School District, they may appeal to the New York State Education Department. If parents are not satisfied with the resolution by the New York State Education Department, they may appeal to the United States Department of Education. Parents can obtain additional information from the Superintendent's office at (607) 735-3010 or from the New York State Department of Education at
District Written Parent Title I Complaint Procedures
Parents of students enrolled in the Elmira City School District have the right to appeal unsatisfactory District resolution of complaints to the New York State Education Department, and if not satisfactorily resolved by the New York State Education Department to the United States Department of Education. Parents can obtain information at http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/funding/cladcep/ca0809/complaintsappeals.htm or by contacting the Superintendent's office at (607) 735-3010.
School Bus Rider's Manual and School Bus Routes
The School Bus Rider's Manual and School Bus Routes booklet includes transportation policy, behavior expectations on the school bus, other useful information for bus riders and a listing of bus routes and stops. Click here to download the School Bus Rider's Manual.
High School Course Selection Guide
"Step Into the Future" is the high school course selection guide, a college- and career-planning guide and a resource for students and parents. Click here to download Step Into your Future.