Welcome to the Ellwood City Area School District! Click here for registration information.
February 15, 2018
Dear Ellwood City Community,
It is with great sadness to inform you that one of our students took her own life last night. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to her family and friends.
All of the students were given the news of the death by their teacher during advisory this morning. Members of our crisis team will be available to the students over the next days and weeks to provide support and help them cope with the death of their peer.
Click here to find information and resources about suicide and some talking points that can be helpful to you in discussing the issue with your teen. If you need immediate assistance, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text “PA” to 741741.
Please do not hesitate to call one of the principal’s if you have questions or concerns.
When visiting a school please make sure that you call ahead and set up an appointment with who you want to meet with. All visitors are required to have proper ID. It is used in the RAPTOR system. All visitors must have a visitor pass to enter the school area.
Parent Teacher Meetings
Please contact your child’s teacher directly to set up a teacher meeting. all email addresses have the following format:
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at our school!
To be a volunteer with the ECASD you will need to obtain three clearances-state police, child abuse and FBI. As per state law clearances will expire every 60 months. Once you have obtained all three clearances please submit a copy to your child’s school. You will not be permitted to volunteer until all three clearances have been submitted. If you are a volunteer coach please refer to the athletics tab for a volunteer coach packet.
Clearances can be obtained by visiting the following websites:
State Police(free for volunteers) please print the VERIFICATION epatch.state.pa.us
Child Abuse (free for volunteers) results will be available to print in 1-14 days from date of submission https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis
FBI ($27.00) register online, choose PA Department of Education, print two copies of your receipt, take one with you to be fingerprinted (locations can be found on website, appointment may be necessary at some locations), provide one copy to the school showing PAE# https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm
Curtis Agostinelli is the Ellwood City Area School District Athletic Director.
Phone: 724.752.1591 ext. 3029
Schedules can be found at Schedule Star
The PA-Core Standards guides the curriculum for the ECASD. Staff in reading and math converted the PA-Core Standards into “I Can Statements” which helps the students understand the the meaning of the standard and put into words the can understand.
The ECASD takes bullying very seriously. The definition of bullying is when someone is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself. Here are some resources to help parents and students with bullying.
The Bullying Prevention Consultation Helpline is 1-866-716-0424. Messages can be left 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and will be returned Monday-Friday during normal business hours.