Family and Student Resource Guide

2021-2022 Family Resource Guide

August 16, 2021

Dear Parent(s) or Guardian(s),

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! At the Elmira City School District, we are committed to the development of the whole child by delivering support services as a way to achieve academic excellence. We continue to pull from the strength of our Express community during these trying times amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic. Our District leaders continue to collaborate with state and local health officials in order to return our students back to school safely. We appreciate your ongoing support.

We are committed to continuing our Community Schools initiative, an educational philosophy that is a critical component of the District’s Improvement Plan. In partnership with our community, we have identified Community Schools as a way to re-imagine the school system in a way that continues to deliver high quality academic instruction along with social, emotional and physical health support for students. This model recognizes that students and families who face chronic obstacles to learning in the classroom, from hunger to health, can be connected with services to improve academic achievement.

A commitment to this transformational approach is evidenced by strong partnerships among principals, parents, teachers, and community-based organizations and reflects the strengths of our regional Elmira community. In this Family & Student Resource Guide, you will find a current Roster of Community Services for your student and family. From medical and dental care to emotional counseling services, we encourage you to carefully read through this roster to identify the services important to your family.

Additionally, you will find:

Elmira City School District Strategic Plan Information and Helpful Communication Links
2021-22 District Calendar
School-Specific Communication Flowcharts
SchoolTool Parent Portal Information
Our District Code of Conduct Summary and Transportation Policy

Communication between school and home is a critical component for the success of our students. I encourage you to stay informed with school updates through our various modes of communication and to share your priorities and ideas with us. Please stay connected through our school website and social media, as we are actively updating each of these platforms daily. As always, we encourage your active participation in school and district happenings.

We look forward to our continued work together throughout the school year as we partner to help every child succeed.

Hillary J. Austin
Hillary J. Austin
Superintendent of Schools
Elmira City School District