• Alert:

    Governor Lee has closed school buildings for students physically to return for the remainder of this semester. However, the school system will continue online learning throughout the last instructional day of the school year. ECS will receive guidance as the COVID task force meets in the days to come. The feeding programs will continue as scheduled. We will be sending out information about other events important to parents and students early next week. Please continue social distancing and good hygiene to decrease the spread of the virus in our area. We will provide updates about the 2020-2021 School Year

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School Closing Information

Posted On: Monday, March 16, 2020

In an effort to reduce the potential spread of the Coronavirus, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Elizabethton City Schools will be closed through  April 3rd.  Additionally, all school-sponsored events, including athletic competitions and practices have also been suspended indefinitely.    The Extended School Program will be open today after school, but will also suspend operations until we return to school. 

Students have received information and/or materials from their teachers to minimize the loss of instruction during this closing.  Students should not begin working on these assignments until after the conclusion of spring break. We encourage you to continue preventative measures, such as frequent hand washing and social distancing, to further prevent the spread of the virus.


Students ages 18 and under will be able to receive meals during the closure.  East Side Elementary, Harold McCormick Elementary, and West Side Elementary will be open Monday through Friday during the hours of 9:00-9:30 for breakfast and 12:00-12:45 for lunch.  These meals will be distributed using a car line pickup process in the parking lots. We encourage everyone to stay in their cars during the distribution process.  Adults may also purchase a meal for $3.75.  These cafeterias will not be open for sit-down meals.  These meals will also not be available during spring break.


As we move forward, there may be a need to extend the school closure.  If this is necessary, you will be notified through this messaging system, local media outlets, and social media.  We will provide daily updates using this messaging service between 3:00-4:00.  We also encourage you to visit our website at www.ecshools.net for additional updates. 

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