Communication to Parents
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has cancelled in person classes for the remainder of the academic year. Cheektowaga Central School District will be closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor this situation as it unfolds and follow guidance from the state.Communication to Parents
If you have lost your job and have no insurance, NY State of Health is committed to ensuring access to affordable, quality health insurance for all New Yorkers so they can get the care they need during this state of emergency. If you lost employer coverage, you must apply within 60 days of losing that coverage. Because of a loss of income, New Yorkers may also be eligible for Medicaid, the Essential Plan, Child Health Plus, or subsidized Qualified Health Plan coverage. NY State of Health website.Note 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