January 31 from 3:00-5:00 pm there will be a COVID Booster Vaccine Clinic at Portville Central School District. For more details and to schedule an appointment go to the following corresponding link: Moderna: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D5792E386823020CE0530A6C7C157412 Janssen: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D5793448159502CCE0530A6C7C153E08 Pfizer: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D5792998D62B0168E0530A6C7C152E21
For guidance regarding quarantine and isolation procedure please refer to the Cattaraugus County Department of Health at: https://www.cattco.org/coronavirus Questions regarding home testing and home test kit availability please email: email@example.com
REMINDER: Any and all questions regarding Covid testing should be directed to the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not call the school with your questions.
Minors (under age 18) registering for the Pfizer Booster are required to present the completed consent form (attached).
There will be a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Portville Central School Monday, January 10th for the Pfizer Booster vaccine for 16 yr. olds and up from Noon to 2:00 pm in the South Gym. The other clinic is for Pfizer 1st Dose Youth Ages 5 -11 in the Dubots room (Elementary) from 3:00-5:00 pm. For more details and to register for an appointment go to: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D3D2B59BA74202B4E0530A6C7C155B6C for the Booster or: https://apps2.health.ny.gov/doh2/applinks/cdmspr/2/counties?DateID=D3AE15DCE52D0196E0530A6C7C15640C for the 5-11 yr old 1st dose.
Covid Test Kits -- if you are planning on picking up a Covid test kit for your child, we have been advised that kits cannot be left in the cold. Please remember to take them in your house when you get them.
REMINDER -- Distribution of free COVID-19 test kits will be held today, Wednesday, January 5th, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Parents will be able to pick up one kit per child (two tests) on a bus parked by the baseball field at the school. Personnel from the district will be on hand to pass out test kits. Only one kit per child is available. If you cannot pick up a test today at those times, please email email@example.com and we will make arrangements for you to pick up a test at an alternate time. Please remember that this testing is not required, but being made available to students. We believe providing this testing is another mitigation practice that will help maintain an educational environment that is healthy and safe.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE! FREE RAPID COVID TESTS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS School districts across New York State received an allotment of Covid-19 rapid tests that the State has purchased for distribution to our schools. These tests have been provided to help districts achieve the mutual goal of keeping children in school following our recent holiday break. This is an approach that may help prevent COVID-positive asymptomatic individuals from returning to school and further spreading the virus. In an effort to get tests to our students as quickly as possible, distribution of COVID-19 tests will start Wednesday, January 5th, from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Parents will be able to pick up one kit per child (two tests) on a bus parked by the baseball field at the school. Personnel from the district will be on hand to pass out test kits. Only one kit per child is available. If you cannot pick up a test on that day at those times, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements for you to pick up a test at an alternate time. Please remember that this testing is not required, but being made available to students. We believe providing this testing is another mitigation practice that will help maintain an educational environment that is healthy and safe.
The Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 4, 2022, has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, January 18, at 7:00 p.m.
Portville families: As we return from our Christmas break and with the knowledge that COVID cases are on the rise across our region, we simply wanted to remind everyone to remain vigilant in protecting all of our students and staff at school. Parents should be screening their children daily for fever (100.4 or higher), headaches, cough, sore throat, fatigue, chills and other COVID like symptoms. We are asking all families to continue to error on the side of caution and keep children home when they present any of these symptoms. We want to remind parents that it is better for you to keep your child home then to have them sent home from school with symptoms, as there are more restrictions for returning to school. Thanks for doing your part to keep us moving forward with in-person learning.
Portville Elementary Families: A letter came home with your child immediately before Christmas break explaining how we are moving towards all electronic communication for attendance, appointments and dismissal changes. This is a web-based product called PickUp Patrol. Parents need to register for this program by January 21, 2022. Please click the link below for registration information. https://5il.co/13m6n
There will be a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Portville Central School Monday, January 10th 3:00-5:00pm for Pfizer 1st Dose Youth Ages 5 -11 and for the Pfizer Booster vaccine. For more details and to register for an appointment go to: https://www.cattco.org/covid-19-vaccine-youth-ages-5-11-clinic-portville-school-district-13684 or https://www.cattco.org/covid-19-vaccine-clinic-portville-school-pfizer-boosters-13685
We are proud to announce our 2021 holiday concerts have been posted to our YouTube channel for your viewing and listening pleasure. Happy Holidays! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVp0cYhcA3n7bgJmtdiQqlg
Portville Central School & “Presents-for-Panthers” 2021 Portville, and Portville Central School make our community a very special place. As Presents-4-Panthers enters its 15th year, the support and contributions from the community have made the program one of the best-loved, best supported programs our school offers. Regardless of the current economy, Covid-19, personal, or community challenge, Its one program that ALL OF US have given something of themselves to…..and continue to do so each year. Businesses Churches, Organizations, Clubs, Fire Halls, Households, Individuals, And of course our school, through our faculty, staff, and Senior-student body ALL make Portville’s Presents-4-Panthers Program a remarkable program. Special thanks to Christine Sosnowski for the endless hours of work she puts in year after year organizing the elves. Portville is a community that recognizes that “our children are our greatest resource”. We have a school chock full of dedicated professionals (not just teachers) that work very hard to give of our young people the benefit of all they are, and all they have. We have a community full of the same. These are the kind of people and programs that give back more than they take. You learn that when you grow up in Portville. Portville’s classic recipe: Ingredients: Humanity Opportunity Love Patience Dignity Humility Respect Integrity Equity Be certain to ensure access for all…… And the whole community can say they prepared this dish to pass. Merry Christmas Portville! Gary Swetland, Presents for Panthers
NHS Food Drive. Happy Thanksgiving!
Cheer on the Lady Panthers Volleyball Team today when they compete for the State Championship! Livestream the match at the following link. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/nysphsaa/gam119efc1895
REMINDER: All Classes PK-12 will be Remote on Monday and Tuesday, November 22nd and 23rd. After Tuesday, we will be off three days (Wednesday-Friday) for the Thanksgiving break. The cafeteria will be making lunches for anyone who would like to pick one up between 10:00 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. If you want to order free lunches for your child(ren), please call Paula at (716) 933-6000 Ext. 1170 or email her at email@example.com and we will have them ready for you! Stay safe and healthy during this time away! Happy Thanksgiving to all our students and their families. We look forward to seeing everyone back on November 29th!
Congratulations to PCS senior, Thomas Scanlon, who was awarded first place out of 8 schools at the Olean Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens competition on November 14th. His essay and life achievements earned him a place in the next level, where he will compete against Chapters in District VIII (Western NY). The $5000 scholarship is awarded annually to the top boy and top girl in the nationwide competition. The Daughters of the American Revolution is a service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education, patriotism and honoring the patriots of the Revolutionary War. Pictured with Thomas are his mother Beth, and Cindy Keeley who is the DAR Olean Chapter Registrar.
Update: The Health Department has made more appointments available for the PCS COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for 5-11 year old children scheduled for Saturday, November 20th from 10:00 am-Noon. The clinic is held in the John Dubots room of the Elementary. Click the Department of Health website link below for more details and to schedule an appointment. https://www.cattco.org/covid-19-ages-5-11-vaccine-clinic-portville-school-13561
IMPORTANT NOTICE Friday, November 12th, will be a remote learning day Districtwide. Extracurricular activities will continue to occur as scheduled. This leaves us a full week of school prior to the Thanksgiving break. We have also decided to make Monday (11/22) and Tuesday (11/23) remote learning days to extend time out of the building at Thanksgiving. Faculty and staff will report in person all three of these remote learning days.