Dear Students & Parents of the Middle School/High School at Ellicottville Central School,

    I hope this message finds you enjoying the summer months with friends and family as we prepare for the opening of school on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

    My name is Mr. Erich Ploetz, and I began as the new Middle School/High School Principal on Monday, July 31, 2017.  As a lifelong resident of Ellicottville, I am very fortunate to join an outstanding team of students, parents and professionals that make up one of the best school districts in Western New York.  I worked as a high school science teacher and school counselor before beginning a career in school administration, where I served the Frontier, Williamsville and North Collins school districts.  There is no greater feeling than to be able to bring my experience and enthusiasm for school leadership to Ellicottville Central School.

    Please accept this invitation to stop in throughout the remainder of the summer so I may personally introduce myself.  While Mr. Miller’s office has been repainted, the extension has remained the same (x401).  My email is eploetz@eville.wnyric.org, and I encourage you to contact me at any time if there is anything with which I may assist.  Open communication is one of the hallmarks of a high performing school, so please do not hesitate to reach out to keep me informed of your experiences with our school.


    Erich Ploetz
    Middle / High School Principal
    E-Mail: eploetz@eville.wnyric.org
    Phone: (716) 699-2316 ext. 401
    Fax: (716) 699-5423