Welcome to Eldred Central School District Welcome to Eldred Central School District Home of the Yellowjackets! Eldred Junior-Senior High School is the place to be! Situated in the southern part of Sullivan County, New York, Eldred Junior-Senior High School offers a unique, individualized school experience. Eldred is an all-regents high school, whose students are among the top performing in the nation. After school, Eldred is bustling with athletics, clubs, and performing arts groups. George Ross Mackenzie Elementary School was built in 1995 on land belonging to George Ross Mackenzie. Our elementary school is located in the southern part of rural Sullivan County, New York near the Delaware River. 

Important Announcement

As of March 14th, the District anticipates "giving back" inclement weather days that are incorporated into the school calendar. While we can not anticipate how the remainder of the winter season will end, at this time we may not likely be required to use the remaining snow day(s).

If the district does not use additional days, the following days will be:

Friday, April 12          - District closed
Monday, April 22      - District closed
Tuesday, April 23      - Superintendent's Conference Day - no school for students
Thursday, May 23     - District closed
Monday, June 24th  - Last day of elementary classes

In the event that additional inclement weather days may be used, the District calendar will be adjusted and announced at the April 11th Board of Education meeting.

Board of Education Message

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Eldred Central School District will be held on Thursday evening, April 11, 2019, at the Mackenzie Elementary gymnasium,  beginning at 7:00 p.m. 

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Once Upon A Mattress

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Eldred Junior/Senior High School to present “Once Upon a Mattress”

Rehearsals are currently underway for the upcoming spring musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” to be presented by the Eldred Jr/Sr HS Performing Arts Club on April 5 and 6 at 7 PM and April 7 at 2 PM.

This popular musical comedy is a classic re-telling of “The Princess and the Pea,” a literary fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. The show features music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer.

In the show, a mythical medieval kingdom is in search of a princess to wed Prince Dauntless, much to the chagrin of his mother, Queen Aggravain. When the willful, unrestrained Princess Winnifred is presented as a candidate for the Prince’s hand, both hilarity and delightful musical numbers ensue. Some of the show’s more memorable songs include “Shy,” “Happily Ever After,” “Normandy,” “Song of Love,” and “In a Little While.”
                     The cast and their roles in this musical are:

  • Olivia Shultis – Princess Winnifred
  • Laurie Stern – Queen Aggravain
  • Evan Bizjak – Prince Dauntless
  • Elijah McGrail – Minstrel
  • Owen Anderson – Sir Harry
  • Paige Spradling – Lady Larken
  • Joseph McNeill – King Sextimus
  • Dylan Wong - Jester
  • Andrew Pizzo – Wizard
  • Elizabeth Amoroso – Nightingale

Filling out the cast, the play’s ensemble includes Kristin Amoroso, Abigail Bizjak, Sophia Deyermond, Matthew Dutcher, Natalie Edwards, Jacalynn Frey, Josef Haas, Audrey Innella, Tori Kaiser, Angie Kehrley, Logan Knibbs, Kyleigh Kuhn, Hailey Markle, Emily McGrail, Taylor McNeill, Annabell O’Connor, Adalynn Rausch, Reuben Rausch, and Emily Walter.

“Participating in this production has been one of the most exciting and terrific experiences I have ever had throughout high school,” said senior Olivia Shultis (Winnifred). “It is a bittersweet time for me because this is my senior year, however, I am so grateful to have this opportunity and to be finishing my high school career with such an amazing show.”

The production staff includes Conio Loretto, Director; Cliff Loretto, Musical Director; Todd Lantz, Set Design and Construction; and Sara Simon-Shult and Brian Nivison, Club Advisors. Conio (a music therapist) and Cliff (a music teacher) are district parents, both with many years’ experience directing shows in both schools and community theater, Conio having previously directed last year’s Eldred production of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown.” Todd Lantz is a local artist who lives in the Eldred area and returns this season for “Mattress” after designing last year’s production of “Charlie Brown.”

“I feel so lucky to be able to work with the students at Eldred. Their talents impress me day after day,” said director Conio Loretto. “As a parent in the district, I am also grateful for the school’s commitment to the creative and performing arts. So many good things are happening at Eldred!”

Tickets for “Once Upon a Mattress,” scheduled to be available starting in March at www.epac.booktix.com, will be $12 for preferred seating, $10 for general admission, and $8 for students and seniors; children under 4 can attend for free.

THURSDAY, APRIL 4TH at 4:30 P.M. - Free dress rehearsal show for Eldred senior citizens at the JSHS.

Once Upon A Mattress Rehearsal   Once Upon A Mattress Rehearsal

Eldred's Demographic Study and Strategic Plan

         Comprehensive Long Range Plan                           Strategic Plan
Demographic Study 2018-2019       
Strategic Plan 2019-2023

Dr. Morgano's Message - NYS Testing Schedule

I would like to share my thoughts with you regarding the NYS assessments in ELA and mathematics. I believe that these assessments provide the school district, teacher and especially the parents, with an objective measure of how well your child is progressing in the key areas of ELA and mathematics.
I encourage you to take advantage of these objective assessments that reveal how well your child is progressing. It is a fact that once your child is in high school, he or she will have to take Regents exams. As a parent and grandparent I would not want my child or grandchild to take a state assessment for the first time as a high school student.
The tests are not perfect. No test is. One could argue that the assessments are too long. That used to be true but today’s tests are a couple of hours long on two, not three different days. This is reasonable.
This year we are going to take the assessments on the computer. Students will be familiar with this process prior to the assessment dates as they will be taking class tests on the computer as well. (I have attached the 2018-2019 NYS assessment schedule to this letter.)
I would like nothing more than for Eldred to have 100% participation in the ELA and math assessments in grades 3-8. Please help us to reach this goal. Should you have any questions regarding the state assessments that your child’s teacher could not answer please contact your child’s principal or contact me directly. The state assessments do not begin until about March, however I wanted to share my thoughts with you now so that you have ample time to pose questions that you may have regarding the assessments.
I thank you for your continued support of our outstanding school district.

NYS Exams Parent Memo

NYS Exam Schedule 1819

March 2019 ESSA Letter - New

What Parent Need To Know  - The State Assessments - New

Frequently Asked Questions NYS  ELA & Math Tests - New

Code of Conduct

Report An Incident

‚ÄčAs you are likely aware, the Eldred school district has formed a Task Force to explore our efforts to combat bullying and to make recommendations to the Board of Education for improvement if needed.

One recommendation from the Task Force was to add a “Bully Button” to the Web page for anyone to report incidents of bullying. It is imperative that this report process be used appropriately so we can address the needs of our students. Please include your name on the form so that our investigation can be as complete as possible. I want to thank our District Task Force for their efforts in this critical area.

Every student should look forward to coming to school and see school as a safe place.

Stop think act clipart Eldred CSD Bullying Form (Click)

Child Protective or Neglect Services Information

Statewide Toll Free Telephone Number: 1-800-342-3720. 

Reporting Child Abuse and Maltreatment (English) - Click here

Repo`rtelo de Abuso y Maltrato Infantil (Spanish) - Click here

Child Protective or Neglect Services Information

Statewide Toll Free Telephone Number: 1-800-342-3720. Click here for more information.

Notes from the Nurses

The notices below are information to parents for immunizations and influenza (flu) updates. 

Please direct inquiries to Nurse Denise Farragher at the JSHS and Nurse Tracy Whitney at GRM.

The Flu: A Guide for ParentsClick here
CDC Flu (Influenza) VaccineClick here
Immunization Notice to Parents Click here

Website Accessibility For Our Users

It is the goal of the Eldred Central School District that the information contained in our website be accessible to all individuals, including those with visual, hearing or cognitive disabilities. Our aim is to comply with current New York State standards on website accessibility. (New York State OFT Policy, P04-002, Accessibility of State Agency Web-based Intranet and Internet Information and Applications). To this end, we are in the process of reviewing our site and modifying pages that are found to have accessibility issues. The majority of pages in our site are available in HTML format that can be deciphered by screen readers. Some documents are in Adobe PDF format. To convert these documents to a more accessible format, please visit Adobe’s online PDF conversion web page. If you are unable to access any page(s) in our site, please contact our Superintendent, Dr. John C. Morgano by phone: 845-456-1100 ext. 5296, email: morganoj@eldred.k12.ny.us , or mail: 600 Route 55, Eldred, NY with the location of the page or document you were attempting to access and we will do our best to provide it to you in a better format. Be sure to include your name, email address and phone number so we may follow-up with you. Thank you.

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Dr. Morgano's Message - Comptroller Report

Dear Parents/ Guardians, 

The following report was just released by the Comptrollers Office. As you can see in my letter of response to the Comptroller, we agreed with their findings and have taken pro active measures to take corrective actions. 

My mission in Eldred, is to ensure that we are fiscally stable within 3 to 4 years. The first major step in this endeavor was to make some painful cuts in faculty and staff. Other measures must occur going forward. These will be discussed by the Board of Education at future Board of Education meetings. 

I want to thank Caleb Russell, our Treasurer, for his diligent work in bringing us toward our goal of fiscal stability. 

I also want to thank the Board of Education for supporting decisions that are not easy but necessary in order to save our school district.

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