Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources

Parents & Guardians:
Please take a moment to fill out an Internet/Technology Access Survey.

Please note that this survey should be completed for each student living in a household.

Continuous Learning Opportunities for Parents & Students


Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

Distance Learning Plans

Ellenville Elementary School: Distance Learning Plan & Letter to Parents

Ellenville Middle School: Distance Learning Plan & Letter to Parents

Ellenville High School: Distance Learning Plan & Letter to Parents


March 27, 2019: Letter from the Superintendent

Letter from Superintendent Wiles to parents, guardians, and staff regarding Governor Cuomo's directive that schools continue to be closed for an additional two-week period through April 15, 2020.

Read the full letter from the Superintendent:    English (PDF) |    Español (PDF)


March 25, 2019: Letter from the Superintendent

Letter from Superintendent Wiles to parents and guardians regarding continuous learning activities.

Read the full letter from the Superintendent:    English (PDF) |    Español (PDF)


Schedule Change - Food Distribution, Chromebook & Learning Packet Pickup

Due to the forecasted inclement weather, food distribution as well as Chromebook and learning packet pickups scheduled for Monday, March 23, have been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 24.

Both High school and Middle School Chromebook pickup will be held on Tuesday, March 24. Chromebook pickup for the Elementary school will be held as scheduled on Wednesday, March 25.

On Thursday, March 26, Chromebook pickup will be available for those unable to come on the previous days.

For families with children in multiple buildings, those Chromebooks may be picked up at the same time.


Emergency Child Care

The YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County is offering childcare for emergency personnel who do not have the option to work from home, as defined by the New York State Education Department. For more information, or to register, visit ymcaulster.org/emergency-child-care/.


Schedule Change - Food Distribution, Chromebook & Learning Packet Pickup

Due to the forecasted inclement weather, food distribution as well as Chromebook and learning packet pickups scheduled for Monday, March 23, have been rescheduled to Tuesday, March 24.

Both High school and Middle School Chromebook pickup will be held on Tuesday, March 24. Chromebook pickup for the Elementary school will be held as scheduled on Wednesday, March 25.

On Thursday, March 26, Chromebook pickup will be available for those unable to come on the previous days.

For families with children in multiple buildings, those Chromebooks may be picked up at the same time.


March 19, 2020: Letter from the Superintendent

Letter from Superintendent Wiles to parents and guardians, regarding scheduling, continuous learning opportunities for parents and students, and Chromebook distribution.

Read the full letter from the Superintendent:    English (PDF) |    Español (PDF)


Student Breakfast & Lunch Distribution

Beginning this Thursday, and then each Monday and Wednesday thereafter, we will be distributing bagged breakfasts and lunches, for our students, at no charge, by bus and for pickup.

Households with a student who is eligible to ride a bus will have their meals delivered to their bus stop. Times can vary by almost 20 minutes, please be patient.

Households with only all walkers will be able to pick up their meals in the school parking lot from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Parents are responsible for knowing their child’s food allergies and dietary restrictions. Whenever possible please limit the number of people who are picking up the meals.

For walkers only: In addition to the school parking lot there will be three centralized pickup locations in town: Park & Warren, Canal Locks, Clinton & Center Street.

If you have any questions please call the District business office at 647 - 0115.

School meal pickup and delivery update

We will be adjusting meal delivery times for students who are eligible to ride a bus. A School Lunch Delivery Schedule is posted so parents have a better idea of what time the bus will be passing by.

Sample School Meal Bag

Photo: sample school meal bag.


Internet/Technology Access Survey for Parents and Guardians

Attention Ellenville parents and guardians: In preparation for possible long-term school closure, the District is looking to gather data on our families' access to the internet and related technology. If there is a need for our schools to remain closed beyond the mandated two weeks, we will be looking to provide students in need with access to Chromebooks and online learning activities.

Please take a moment to fill out an Internet/Technology Access Survey. Please note that this survey should be completed for each student living in a household.


March 16, 2020: Letter from the Superintendent

While there is an executive order from the Governor about the waiver of the 180 school day requirement, school districts must first use all available emergency closing days and vacation days before a waiver will be granted. Currently, we will be closed for 10 school days as a result of the mandated closing. Due to a very mild winter, there are currently 7 emergency closing days that will be used for the closing over the next two weeks. In addition, 3 days of the Spring Break will be lost to cover the rest of the closing days, which will be Monday, April 6th, Tuesday, April 7th and Wednesday, April 8th.

If school must be closed beyond the next two weeks, the balance of Spring Break days will be lost and the waiver will apply. More information will follow as it becomes available.

Read the full letter from the Superintendent:   Letter (PDF) 


March 13, 2020: Letter from the Superintendent - Ulster County School Closures

Letter from Superintendent Wiles to parents, guardians, and staff. In response to the ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, the Ulster County Executive’s office and the Ulster County Health Department have directed all Ulster County schools to be closed for a two-week period effective Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020.

Read the full letter from the Superintendent:   Letter (PDF) 


March 12, 2020: Letter from the Superintendent

Letter from Superintendent Wiles to parents, guardians, and staff regarding COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, and event cancellations. It is important to note that there are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Ellenville schools. As part of the District's efforts to ensure the health and safety of our students, staff, and community, the District is postponing all indoor after school events with mass gatherings through the end of March.

Out of an abundance of caution, the decision was made to postpone the following:

  • FUTSAL Tournament: March 14, 2020
  • PTO sponsored Girls Someone Special Dance: March 13, 2020
  • PTO sponsored Boys Someone Special Dance: March 20, 2020
  • High School Musical, Into the Woods: March 20 and March 21, 2020

Read the full letter from the Superintendent:   Letter (PDF) 


March 6, 2020: Letter from the Superintendent

Letter from Superintendent Wiles to parents and guardians regarding COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus, detailing proactive measures the district has taken to minimize the spread of any illnesses.

Read the full letter from the Superintendent:   Letter (PDF) 


February 28, 2020: Letter from the Superintendent

Letter from Superintendent Wiles with information from the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Education regarding the Coronavirus.

Read the full letter from the Superintendent:    English (PDF) |    Español (PDF)

Read the full letter from NYS Department of Health/NYS Department of Education:    English (PDF)


The District has taken the following proactive measures to minimize the spread of any illnesses:

  • Thorough cleaning and disinfecting throughout the schools, concentrating on high touch surfaces.
  • Signage posted in all buildings as a reminder to faculty, staff and students about proper hygiene.
  • Additional cleaning and disinfecting by our bus contractor.
  • Weekend cleaning of our facilities.

Below you will find a list of recommendations to prevent the spread of any illnesses:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing. If you use a tissue, throw it in the trash.
  • Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Centers for Disease Control recommends that travelers avoid all travel to China.

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