Important Information

Visitors to the School:

All exterior doors are locked throughout the school day. Visitors requiring entrance into the High School or Elementary building need to ring the door bell and wait to be buzzed in.Door bells are located next to the main entrance of both buildings. All visitors are to report to the Main Office upon entering the building. Anyone wishing to spend time visiting the school must sign in and obtain a visitor pass at the office. Students are not to bring relatives of friends to visit when school is in session.Any exception must be approved in advance by the Principal.


The Portville Central School District hereby advises students, parents, employees, and the general public that it offers employment and educational opportunities, including vocational educational opportunities, without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin or handicap. Copies of the grievance procedures are available in the coordinator’s office. The coordinator of Title IV (sex discrimination) and Section 504 (handicap discrimination) is the District Clerk, Kathy Elser.

Emergency Closing Information:

If school is to be closed because of weather conditions, or for other emergency reasons, it will be announced over radio stations WHDL 1450 AM, WMNS 1360 AM, WLSV 790 AM, WGR 550 AM, WBEN 930 AM, WQRT 1590 AM, WZKZ 101.9 FM, WPIG 95.7 FM, WJQZ 103.5 FM, WMXO 101.5 FM, Q102.5 FM, WGGO 98.3 FM, WIVB TV, WKBW TV, WGRZ TV after 6:00 AM. Closings or delays will also be posted on the Portville Central School website. No announcement means that school is in session as usual. If school is closed due to an emergency, there are no after school or extra-curricular activities.

Emergency Drills

Fire Drills:

Fire drills will be held at various times during the school year as required by school law. Students are to follow directions given by teachers.

Red Code:

Under a Code Red alert, students and staff are secured in the room that they are in attendance. No person may enter, leave or move about the building.

Green Code:

Under Code Green, staff and students will exit the building like a fire drill and will then be relocated to
safe area.


It is the policy of the Portville Central School that all members of its school community have the right to work, learn, or visit in an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment. At Portville School, harassment of any kind will not be tolerated. Portville Central School will take all steps necessary to ensure that this school shall be free from all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment.

Any member of the Portville School Community who believes that he/she has been subjected to any form of harassment shall report all incidents of such conduct to the appropriate building Principal through informal and/or formal complaint procedures.

Upon receipt of an informal/formal complaint, a thorough investigation will be conducted. However, if the District has knowledge of, or has reason to know of, any alleged harassment, including sexual, the District is obligated, even in the absences of a complaint, to investigate such conduct promptly and thoroughly.

Based on the results of the investigation, immediate corrective action will be taken. The District prohibits any retaliatory behavior directed against complainants and/or witnesses.

Decisions made by the building Principals, based on the finding of the investigation, may be appealed to the Superintendent of Schools who will render a decision in a timely fashion. The Superintendent’s decision may be appealed to the Board of Education.

Student Insurance:

The School District provides an accident insurance policy for each school child. Coverage includes riding a bus to and from school and during attendance at school. If an accident should occur, it is reported to the school nurse who keeps a record of all injuries.The individual involved, if it necessitates seeing a doctor for treatment, must first submit for coverage under his/her own family health insurance program.Family policy is to be used before school policy takes affect; application forms will be sent to the family by the school nurse.The family will be responsible for sending the completed form to the insurance company.The student accident plan is a secondary plan, and may not pay all of the costs of the accident or injury. Parents/guardians are responsible to pay any remaining costs.

Release of Junior and Senior Directory Information:

Upon request, military recruiters, institutions of higher learning, and other organizations are to have access to junior and senior student’s names, addresses and telephone numbers. Parents have the right to refuse the release of this information. If you choose not to allow the school to release the requested information, please inform the Guidance Office, in writing prior to the last school day in September.If the District does not receive a response by this date, student information will be forwarded as requested.Notification, in writing, following the September date will halt any release from the date received.


School law requires that the District maintain, on an annual basis, a list of parents who wish to receive advance notice of pesticide applications at the school their child attends. To have your name included, a formal request must be submitted. Forms are available in the District newsletter or can be obtained by contacting the school.