Communication to Parents
In accordance with the Erie County Executive recommendation that people avoid large gatherings of more than 50 people, and in light of the declaration of multiple States of Emergency, all Erie County school districts will be closed until April 20, 2020. During the week of the April 13 we will determine if the length of closure will need to be extended.Communication to ParentsNote of 3/27/20: If you have not picked up your child’s packet or technology, please call the main office of your child’s school and leave the message as to what you need. The office staff and administrative team will contact you and arrange for that pick up of materials or technology. Also, please note that all Annual Reviews for CSE & CPSE transition, WILL take place, but will be scheduled accordingly, depending on guidance from local and state authorities. Our process will follow regulation, but all meetings will be held via online or remote format, phone conferencing etc. so as to adhere to social distancing protocols at this time. Regarding CPSE specifically, meetings are on hold right now as we wait for guidance
from the county and the state. Services cannot be provided at this time (CPSE) as related service providers and agencies are not available to us. Our office will contact you directly to schedule student meetings.
March 12, 2020 - Large Gatherings
Superintendent's Update for Cheektowaga Central School District Families,
Based upon the guidance of the Erie County Health Commissioner, the Cheektowaga Central School District is cancelling all school sponsored travel planned to destinations outside of Western New York (Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Allegany counties) due to concerns related to COVID-19. The ban on school-based travel applies to students and to staff, and will continue until further notice. Those teachers, coaches and advisors whose travel is impacted will be notified directly by their principal.
Additionally, effective immediately and until further notice, we are suspending all public Cheektowaga Central School District gatherings that include more than 50 people. Gatherings within our schools that include only our students and staff, such as assemblies, professional learning, student government meetings, etc. will continue as normal. Examples of public gatherings of more than 50 people that will be suspended are concerts, public forums, and spectators attending sporting events.
The circumstances around this looming public health challenge seem to change rapidly. We will take action according to those circumstances, with the guidance of public health officials, in an effort to assure the safety of everyone who learns, works and visits in our schools.
I will continue to communicate directly with families as events require.
Mary A. Morris, Superintendent
March 10, 2020 - Postponed Events
Out of an abundance of caution that Cheektowaga Central is POSTPONING all March evening activities (listed below) as recommended by the CDC and NYS Health Department. We regret that the dynamic, unpredictable nature of this outbreak, and its potential impacts on our students and families alike, make it necessary and prudent to postpone our time-honored events.
· Good touch/bad touch curriculum material review at Union East – March 10
· Tri-M Music – March 11
· LOTE Honor Society – March 12
· ECMEA Jazz Festival at CCSD – March 13 and 14
· MS/HS All Band Concert – March 18
· PTECH meeting – March 18
· STEM Night at Union East – March 19
· HS Science Honor Society – March 24
· MS/HS All Chorus Concert- March 25