Welcome, EVCS Families
Welcome to Elmwood Village Charter Schools and all of the possibilities that a new school year holds. It is our sincerest hope that every member of our EVCS family feels a sense of belonging, significance, and fun in our close-knit school community. There are many opportunities to become involved at EVCS, and we invite you to join your campus parent-teacher organization, called the Community Association, or CA. Your involvement and participation enriches school life for all students, and helps us form strong bonds with one another. Thank you for partnering with us to provide your child with the very best educational experience. The following is a quick list for your ease of reference.
2022-2023 Action Items:
Please sign and return within a week of the first day of school (or, for later acceptances, within a week of accepting a seat):
Review the EVCS Code of Conduct (coming soon). Then, sign and return 2022-2023 Code of Conduct Signature Page. Due date: September 8th, 2022.
Download the 2022-2023 Transportation Application and return as soon as possible.
Please return the 2022-2023 Transportation Application as soon as possible: if your child needs bussing in 2022-2023; if your child has not had bussing before; if there are any changes to your bus routine. It takes time for the BPS Transportation Office to make changes, so please fill out the form as soon as you know about an upcoming move or any other change to your child’s transportation routine.
More 2022-2023 action items coming soon!
2020-2021 Action Items – Please sign and return within a week of acceptance / school start:
Our full Welcome Message is here: 2021-2022_Welcome_Letter_to_Families.
Resources for your reference, A to Z:
Calendar – EVCS: http://www.evcsbuffalo.org/calendar/
Changes of Address and Contact Information: Please communicate address and phone changes as soon as they are known, to the office manager at your campus (contacts are below).
Communications: will be sent from a messaging service via email and text. Please make sure your carrier is allowing short code messages from 99538 and your settings allow SMS and MMS messages. With very few exceptions, an email message will always accompany a text message.
Complaints & Freedom of Information Requests: https://www.evcsbuffalo.org/about-elmwood-village-charter-schools/
Food Distribution Resources:
- Buffalo Public Schools: https://www.buffaloschools.org/meals
- BPS map of school locations: https://www.buffaloschools.org/cms/lib
- FeedMore WNY Mobile Food Pantry Locations (updated monthly): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/d/1mMUCmU04bOkqiAgnu4oDhRteQGdXK6QpgRaCCOJBJoY/htmlview
- FeedMore WNY Pantry Location Finder by Zip Code: https://www.feedmorewny.org/programs-services/find-food/pantry-locator/
- Grab & Go breakfast provided at school.
Child Care Resources in WNY: https://wnychildren.org/
Health Guidelines – EVCS: https://www.evcsbuffalo.org/for-parents-and-students/school-nurse-health-screenings
Please note: If your child requires medication during the school day (prescription or over-the-counter), medication orders are required for each new school year.
Links: Quick Information Guide 21-22 – links and QR codes.
Safety and Security: Visit: http://www.evcsbuffalo.org/for-parents-and-students/security-safety/
Social Media – EVCS:
- Days Park Facebook: @evcsDaysPark
- Hertel Facebook: @evcs2
- All-EVCS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elmwoodvillage.charterschools.1
- Instagram: @evcsbuffalo (all EVCS)
- LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/evcsbuffalo/
EVCS’s school creed is here: https://bit.ly/EVCSCreed
EVCS’s school song is here: https://bit.ly/EVCSSchoolSong
EVCS’s school song lyrics are here: https://bit.ly/EVCSSongLyrics
Pounce the Panther is EVCS’s mascot. See Pounce in action here: http://www.evcsbuffalo.org/2022/04/pounce-leads-the-way/.
Supplies and Support:
If you find yourself in need of support, please do not hesitate to reach out to your campus’ Student Life Coordinator, who will handle your concerns confidentially and with care.
- Days Park: Mrs. Ebony McMillan at email@example.com
- Hertel: Ms. Janae Delaney at firstname.lastname@example.org
Swag: A wide selection of beautiful EVCS-logo merchandise is available during our semi-annual sales. Watch announcements for dates.
Tech Guide for Families: click here.
Technology Requests (EVCS Chromebook needs and repairs): http://bit.ly/EVCSTech21
Visitor Policy: EVCS is not allowing visitors at this time.
In normal circumstances: Parents, guests, and visitors to the school must be “buzzed” in through the main doors of the building and sign in/out at the main office.
Upon arrival, parents, guests, and visitors will be asked to give their name and the child’s name.
The main entrance of the building is monitored by a security camera, and surveillance cameras are positioned throughout the interior and exterior of the school.
Parents, guests, and visitors may not enter a classroom unless invited to do so by the teacher (i.e. parent/guest volunteers).
2021-22 Parent Handbook (see links this page)
Who’s Who at EVCS Contact List:
For general inquiries, please contact your campus Office Manager, who can direct you to the appropriate contact: