Welcome to the

Family & Community Outreach Coordinator
Website for
Ernie Davis Academy!

Monday, September 16th, 2019.

It is an Day

September is
in EDA's be like Ernie initiative.


       Upcoming events:       
September 16th
  • NWEA Testing Window opens       
September 16th & 17th
  • School Picture Day
             8th grade pictures will be taken during P.E. classes
             9th grade pictures - during Science classes

September 19th
  • Donut Delivery to Support Yearbook
September 20th
  • Back to School Dance   6:00pm
September 26th
  • APEX registration due (for session 1)
September 30th
  • 1st day of APEX 3:15pm

          Bus Garage:          

Bus transportation schedules have been finalized and will be communicated by the bus garage.
If you have questions regarding bus schedules, please call the bus garage at 735-3950.

 Breakfast & Lunch Program: 

Students will receive meals at no charge.  Snacks and
 ala carte sides may be purchased for an additional charge.  Menus and PaySchools information can be found on our district website.  Please contact the Food Service Office at 735-3236 with additional questions. 
Breakfast is available daily from 8:15 – 9:00am. 
Lunch times can be found on the class period schedule
as well as your child’s schedule.  


      Morning Arrival:       
  • Drop off at Main Entrance Doors, 8:15am
Bus Students:
  • Drop off at Cafeteria Doors, starting at 8:15am
Supervision by EDA staff members will begin at 8:15am
When students arrive, they will be directed to the gymnasium until the bell releasing them to 1st period rings. 
Please do not drop students off before 8:15am as there will be no supervision available.

   Afternoon Dismissal:   

  • Pick up at Main Entrance Doors, 3:14pm
Bus Students:
  • Pick up at Cafeteria Doors
When dropping off/picking up students please pull to the front of the drop off/pick up loop and park along the curb.  This will keep traffic moving and limit the amount of congestion in the front of the building.
Please do not double park or block the driving lanes!

 APEX After School Project: 
The 2019-20 APEX Project will begin Monday, September 30th, 2019 APEX will be held Monday Tuesday & Thursday.  All APEX Participants will meet in the Cafeteria at 3:15 where they will be given their snack and schedule. The first session at EDA starts at 3:25. Each session is one hour long,
3:25 – 4:25pm & 4:25– 5-:25pm.
Students are not required to stay for both sessions, but we encourage enjoying both a tutoring and an enrichment opportunity.  
The following tutoring and enrichment opportunities may be offered at EDA:
Tutoring includes:       
  • ELA 
  • Global 
  • Math 
  • Reading 
  • Science 
  • Homework/lab makeup
  • Social Studies 
  • Spanish 
  • Art
 Enrichment includes:
  • Ceramics
  • Community Arts Club
  • Nutrition/cooking Club
  • Crafting Corner
  • Educational Field Trips
  • E.R.T.
  • Fitness Bootcamp
  • Meditation & Relaxation
  • Origami
  • Spanish Club
  • Student Leadership Club
  • Tabletop RPG Gaming
  • Video Game Club
  • Yoga
ECSD provides transportation!
At 5:25pm, buses are available to take students home. For more information about APEX at Ernie Davis Academy, please contact:

Crystal Townsend
Email: ctownsend@gstcontractors.com
Phone: (607) 735-3100 ext. 5425 or 426-0915


New this year from the yearbook Commitee:
Create the cover!

Create the 2019-20 EDA Yearbook Cover! Use your artistic ability & creative thought to design the 2019-2020 Yearbook Cover. A winner will
receive a free yearbook, with personalization & an
icon plus a $50.00 gift card of your choice*.
Submissions are due by October 1, 2019.
No late entries will be accepted due
to deadline with Jostens.
We encourage students to get involved & be part of the creation of the yearbook. We meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays after school 3:30 – 4:30. We need editors, page creators & photographers. Just because you can’t attend meetings doesn’t mean you can’t be involved. We always need photos & the program is web-based.             
Students can submit entries to:
Email: yearbook-EDA@elmiracaityschools.com,
Fax: 607-735-3109
In person: Mrs. Allington or Ms. Woodard
*gift card will have some limitations based on parental permission & age appropriateness.

 EDA School Supply List: 

In the classroom:
  • Pens – Black or Blue
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Tissues – Personal Use
  • Hand Sanitizer _ Personal Use
  • Ear Buds/Headphones for Computer Labs and with 1:1 devices
  • Two Pocket Folders for each class
In the gym:
The following items are required for PE participation:
  • Sneakers
  • Socks
All students will change out of school clothes and into PE clothing each class.  Listed below is acceptable clothing for class:
  • Shirt   
  • Sweatpants   
  • Wind Pants   
  • Sweatshirts     
  • Shorts
Additional Supplies:
  • Lock (Combination or Key)
  • Deodorant
  • Gym Bag
Any items stolen or misplaced in the locker room are not the responsibility of ECSD. This includes money, cell phones, iPods, personal items and clothing. Subscribe to Ernie Davis Adademy's news channel

Within all the schools in our district, there are many ways parents and other community members can help support our children.


Senior volunteers through RSVP: If you are a senior citizen, consider registering with RSVP of Chemung County.

Join a Board of Education committee: Several volunteers are needed on our School Board committees. Contact Kathleen McDarby (kmcdarby@elmiracityschools.com), Board clerk, for more information.

Volunteer to tutor: Are you an expert in your field? Retired teacher? Do you have an interest in one-on-one tutoring? Contact Derek Almy at 735-3040 (dalmy@elmiracityschools.com) for details.

Volunteer to tell students about your career/job: Do you have an interesting job? Do you have a rewarding career? Are you a minority who has broken barriers in your field? Share your experience with a class through our Career and Technical Education Program. Contact Shelley Bailey to make arrangements (sbailey@elmiracityschools.com).
Download the Volunteer Application.

Donate: Your donation can purchase school supplies, a workbook - or help a student pay for the SAT or AP exam. For information, call 735-3010.

Cheer: Attend a sporting event. Schedules are available at schedulegalaxy.com.

Teach: Become a substitute teacher or obtain permanent teaching certification. Call the Personnel Department at 735-3020 for more information.

Vote: In school board elections, budget votes and referendums, every vote matters.

Join: Booster clubs rely on community and alumni support to buy athletic and physical education supplies.

Enjoy: Support our performers at a play, concert or musical.

Host: If you own a business, bring in a student intern and provide real work experience. For information about hosting an intern, call 735-3366.

Share: Whatever your talent or "treasure," share it with a child. You will make a difference!

for your latest EDA news
To find it follow the link below:



Did you know:

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income people pay the cost of heating their homes.

If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year and could also be eligible for emergency HEAP benefits if you are in danger of running out of fuel or having your utility service shut off.

HEAP can also has a Clean and Tune Benefit and Heating Equipment Repair or Replacement Benefit 

If you would like more information or to see if you qualify click the link below:

To start an application follow this link:



To see what is going on at the Chemung County Libraries follow the link below

To see what is going on at the Chemung County Historical Museum follow the link below

To see what is going on at the Rockwell Museum follow the link below:

To see what is going on at the Corning Museum of Glass follow the link below:

                        School tool                             
    You and your student can have 24-7 access to his/her academic information with Parent Portal and Student Portal!
These Portals give you immediate access to:
  •      Grades
  •      Real time averages
  •      assignment grades
  •      attendance history
  •      student schedules
  •      email teachers with a click of a button
  •      Bus schedule
(see School Tool - Transportation in the menu bar to the left for more information)
All of this right from your computer, phone or other electronic device.
To find out how to sign up and use Parent Portal click on the Parent and Student info guide or Brochure in the menu bar to the left.

   Sign in with your work or school account                                          
  Your student should already have a Student Portal account. This account gives your student access to all of the same information you have with Parent Portal. Plus, free access to Office365. With Office365 student now has free access to Microsoft office Online Business Suite of 2016 Software. Which includes:
  • a school email
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, OneNote
  • OneDrive
  • Yammer
  • Sway
     These applications are available to your students online and to download full versions on up to 5 of their personal devices! If you would like more information about Office365, click on the link in the menu bar to the left.


What is a FCO Coordinator (Parent Partner)?
The role of the FCO Coordinator (Parent Partner) is to advocate communication and involvement with Ernie Davis Academy's families, while providing information, support and resources based on actual family needs. FCO Coordinator (Parent Partner) will provide programs and activities to promote family involvement in their 8th & 9th grader's academic success.

In short, I am here to help support the connection between your family and Ernie Davis Academy!

If you are looking for ways to become more involved in your student's academic success, check out the information provided to you on this website or feel free to contact your
FCO Coordinator (Parent Partner).

Crystal Townsend
Do you have ideas for what our families need to stay connected?
Please, leave a comment in the guestbook
(located in the Menu Bar, to the left)
or contact 
your FCO Coordinator.

:) Thank you for visiting! :)