• Ned Ned Dale

    Superintendent of Schools

    Elba Central School

    57 S Main Street PO Box 370                                             Elba, New York 14058-0370

    585-757-9967                                                                    Fax 585-757-2713



    Partner students with the Elba learning community to create excellence. 



    October 25, 2019

    I can’t begin to tell you how much fun this week has been.  Our students have gone above and beyond during spirit week!  As a parent who also had spirit week a few weeks ago, I want to thank all of our parents and community for supporting our students with a quick run to the store, sharing of old jersey and other maroon articles of clothing that our students wore.  We hope the Class of 2020 enjoyed their last homecoming pep rally!  

    Today’s assemblies and pep rallies were a ton of fun.   Mrs. Pietrzykowksi and the student council hooked me in to a hula-hoop and rock paper scissors challenge that I lost.   It was amazing to see the teamwork and leadership of our young students to coordinate this pep rally.  The bleachers were full of students wearing maroon, while cheering everyone on during each event of the day.  The tug of war was the final event that had our students tired out!  Congratulations to Mrs. Bush, Mrs. Pietrzykowksi and the student council for their efforts to create a great day!

    The high school pep rally allowed everyone to recognize the athletes from teams that we share.  Mrs. Rosales, Mrs. Cassidy and Ms. Conley coordinated the faculty and surprised the students with a line dance that showed off our dance skills.  Congratulations to our homecoming King and Queen: Colton Dillon and Lauryn Engle.  Our students will have their Homecoming Dance tomorrow at 7:00-10:00 p.m.  Good luck to our girls’ soccer team that plays in Williamson tonight and our boys’ soccer team will be in Byron Bergen tomorrow night at 6:30.  We also have a 7th grade student competing at SUNY Brockport in sectionals for gymnastics on Saturday.   Senior recognition will start tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday before our football game.  In addition, Sons and Muckers is tomorrow along with Cow Chip Bingo!  

    Our safety committee met this week for an update.  Our evacuation to the busses only took nine minutes and we received very positive feedback on the effectiveness of this drill.  It is great to have busses back on campus.  Overall, our procedures for evacuations and lockdowns have worked well, but we will also make some minor adjustments.  We wanted to remind everyone that if your child is sick or in the nurse’s office, please come to the district office door so that we maintain a single point of entry for all visitors.  If you want to read our safety plan please feel free to click the link below: https://www.elbacsd.org/cms/lib/NY02214293/Centricity/Domain/8/Elba%20CSD%202019-20%20District-Wide%20Safety%20Plan.pdf

    Lastly, I want to take a moment to recognize our bus drivers during National School Bus Safety Week.  We appreciate our drivers while they take our students safely to school, practices, games and home.  They wake up early and have our students ready to learn when they arrive.  It is also School Board Appreciation Week.  It is an honor to work with Mike Augello, Michael Hare, Dean Norton, Mike Riner, Travis Torrey, Trisha Werth, and Mike Zuber.  They volunteer countless hours and are instrumental in supporting our programs and district.  
    If I can be of help in any way, please reach out via email at ndale@elbacsd.org or call 757-9967 Ext. 1034.  


    Ned Dale



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