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. 

A note about the measles from Sullivan Health Dept.

As you know, areas of New York State are currently experiencing a measles outbreak, including the lower Hudson Valley and parts of New York City. Measles spreads easily and can be dangerous to anyone who is not vaccinated. If you have questions about measles or the measles vaccine, do not hesitate to call the New York State Measles Hotline at 888-364-4837.

Sullivan County has had two confirmed cases of measles but the individuals are no longer contagious.

WHAT PEOPLE CAN DO
Locally, anyone who is concerned about their risk if exposed to measles should locate their immunization records. Those born before 1957 are presumed to be immune. Prior to 1989, it was common to only receive one MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella vaccine shot). Two are recommended for full (up to 97%) immunity and protection. Most people should have had two MMRs, but there will be residents who are either immune compromised and cannot receive it, or are too young to be fully vaccinated (infants and young children, pregnant women without MMR history).

The best course of action is for the parents and adults to look into their medical histories and then speak to their health care provider. If they are unsure of their immunity, they can have what’s known as a titer test to see if they are immune and then, if low, get a booster MMR.

The Sullivan County Public Health Department strongly recommends that:

  • All school nurses and parents ensure that children and are up-to-date with their immunizations per the Advisory Committee on  Immunization Practice (ACIP) guidelines
  • Be alert to signs and symptoms of measles and other vaccine preventable disease (VPD)
  • Schools should maintain current and accurate immunization records for all students. Additionally, schools should maintain a detailed list of students who are not fully protected against VPD.

RECOGNIZING MEASLES SYMPTOMS

What is Measles?
Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease (in the lungs and breathing tubes) caused by a virus that is spread by direct contact with nasal or throat secretions of infected people (when a person infected with the measles virus breathes, coughs, or sneezes). Measles is one of the most contagious viruses on earth; one measles infected person can give the virus to 18 others. In fact, 90% of unvaccinated people exposed to the virus become infected. You can catch measles just by being in a room where a person with measles has been, up to 2 hours after that person is gone. And you can catch measles from an infected person even before they have a measles rash.

Common symptoms
Symptoms usually appear 10-12 days after exposure but may appear as early as 7 days and as late as 21 days after exposure. Measles typically begins with

high fever,
cough,
runny nose (coryza), and
red, watery eyes (conjunctivitis)

Then:
Two or three days after symptoms begin, tiny white spots (Koplik spots) may appear inside the mouth.
Three to five days after symptoms begin, a rash breaks out. It usually begins as flat red spots that appear on the face at the hairline and spread downward to the neck, trunk, arms, legs, and feet. Small raised bumps may also appear on top of the flat red spots. The spots may become joined together as they spread from the head to the rest of the body. When the rash appears, a person's fever may go up to more than 104° Fahrenheit.

After a few days, the fever subsides and the rash fades.

People are considered infectious from four days before to four days after the appearance of the rash.
Immunity takes approximately 2 weeks after vaccination for full protection if someone has low immunity or has only had one MMR and receives a second MMR. Please visit our website or refer the public there, http://sullivanny.us/Departments/Publichealth/Measles .

WHAT WE’RE DOING
We have sent a letter to all summer camp operators through the NYS Department of Health office in Monticello and all Sullivan County youth summer recreational youth camps. We are placing posters and flyers in the lobbies of County buildings and local businesses. We are conducting outreach to various community groups and would be happy to schedule something as resources allow.

I have met with and am in communication with BOCES Superintendent Robert Dufour. Should it become necessary to conduct immunization clinics or push out communications for the public to be aware of, our offices have a plan in place to ensure immediate notification of all districts or a specific school as appropriate.

PLEASE SHARE THESE RESOURCES
Please share a link to our webpage with measles information on your websites and newsletters as appropriate. It is currently live:  http://sullivanny.us/Departments/Publichealth/Measles. Residents can call the Sullivan County Public Health Information Line at 845-513-2268 or the New York State Department of Health Measles Information Line at (888) 364-4837.

The Measles Vaccine
A safe and effective measles vaccine that can prevent suffering and death has been available for more than 50 years. For more information click here or visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/parents/diseases/child/measles.html .

High community vaccination rates help protect people who cannot get vaccinated because they are too young or have specific health conditions.  

WHERE TO OBTAIN VACCINATION
MMR vaccines are available at your local health care provider or by calling a local federally qualified health center, such as Refuah Health Center in South Fallsburg (845) 482-9394; and Hudson River Health Care in Monticello (845) 794-2010. The federally qualified health centers see uninsured or underinsured patients on a sliding fee scale and by appointment. They may require patients new to their centers to have a well visit first, before a vaccine can be given. In addition, the Greater Hudson Valley Health Care System operates four primary care centers as well in Callicoon, Livingston Manor, Monticello and Bethel.

Our monthly immunization clinic for uninsured or children receiving Medicaid is available at Sullivan County Public Health Services. The next immunization clinic is May 8 from 5-7 pm or parents may call us at (845) 292-5910.

We want to reassure school officials and parents that the greatest number of persons who are fully immunized will provide the broadest protection for residents and minimize any outbreak if measles exposures do occur in Sullivan County.

Sincerely,
Nancy McGraw, LCSW, MBA, MPH
Public Health Director
Sullivan County, NY

Resources

Please click below:
Top 4 Things Parents Need to Know About Measles
Additional Frequently Asked Questions About Measles


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, May 9, 2019, at the Mackenzie Elementary gymnasium. 

Meet the Candidate Forum presented by the PTA beginning at 6:00 p.m.
At
 7:00 p.m.  Budget Hearing and regular Board of Education Meeting will commence.

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Sullivan County School Board Association Outstanding Educator and Outstanding Friend to Education

Great Job icon The Sullivan County School Boards Association (SCSBA)will be holding its annual dinner meeting on Wednesday, May 29th to present the SCSBA  prestigious Outstanding Educator Award to Joshua Glantz, JSHS Educator and the SCSBA will recognize the Outstanding Friend to Education Award to Heather Bonnell, JSHS Secretary. 

Congratulations to both!





Important Announcement
GIVE BACK DAYS   
   
IMPORTANt NOTICE

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.




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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