Information For Parents

At Finn Academy: An Elmira Charter School, we will engage students deeply in the arts, music, and in daily fitness. We will emphasize the importance of college attendance. We will nurture the character traits of leadership, scholarship, reflection, kindness, perseverance, and aspiration. We will strategically partner with community resources to be a model of best practice in education and to make a measurable difference in student learning. We seek to increase the number of college and career ready students our community launches into a life and a future- by better preparing them for demands and rigor of high school.

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Dress Code

To create a sense of community and a strong culture, Finn Academy will adhere to a dress code.  The dress code will be revised for the 2017-2018 school year, please see below and contact the Main Office if you have any questions:

2017-2018 Finn Academy Uniform Policy

2017-2018 Uniform Descriptions & FAQs


A few Finn friendly uniform sites are listed below:

French Toast School UniformsFrench Toast Uniforms Logo
School Code: QS5GXMXFinn Academy French Toast School Website

Old Navy

The Children’s Place



Complaint Policy

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

Parents’ Bill of Rights

Parents Right to Know 2017

Change of Address Form

Finn Lunch Program

Finn Family Crew

Parent Resources

Family Support

Parent to Parent of NYS-Parent Support Group


210 12th Street, Watkins Glenn, N.Y. 14891

Assists families and caregivers of children with special needs gain access to information about supports, services, and referrals to professionals in their region.

Economic Opportunity Program (EOP)

(607) 734-6174

650 Baldwin Street Elmira, NY 14901

A Community Action Agency that has multiple programs for Family Development, Youth Care and Child Care.

Chemung County Department of Social Services

(607) 737-5309

425 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14902

Responsible for eligibility determination of social services programs including; TANF, Safety Net, Food Stamps, HEAP, Medicaid, Also provides services through Child Protective and Adult Protective Units.

Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office (DDSO)

(607) 732-9270

163 Sullivan Street Bldg. #5, Elmira, NY 14901

Responsible for developing and providing comprehensive services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.


KirchDevelopmental Services Center

(585) 275-2986

GolisanoChildren’s Hospital Box 671 601 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY 14642

KirchDevelopmental Services Center is the primary clinical program of the Division of Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.We provide services to children with developmental delays and disabilities such asautism, cerebral palsy, spinabifida, and intellectual disability.

Speech and Hearing Clinic

(800) 935-6472

Elmira College, One Park Place, Elmira, New York, 14901

Elmira College has an on-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic that offers clinical audiology and speech-language pathology services to members of the campus and Elmira communities.


Speech 607-737-7804, 607-737-4499

ArnotHealth provides services in pediatric speech, occupational therapy, as well as physical therapy in outpatient facilities.

Able 2

(607) 734-7107

1118 Charles StreetElmira, NY 14904

Able2 is committed to providing compassionate care and comprehensive services by licensed professionals in dentistry, therapy, podiatry and audiology. Our staff is trained in the unique care involved with treating individuals with special needs.

Parent Information

Franziska Racker Centers


3226 Wilkins Road, Ithaca, New York 14850

Franziska Racker Centers is a voluntary not-for-profit dedicated to creating opportunities for people with special needs. Throughout the organization’s history, our goal has always been to be responsive to the needs of individuals not only to provide services, but also to offer each person and family opportunities for growth and learning.

Center for Parent Information and Resources

35 Halsey St., Fourth Floor, Newark, NJ 07102

C.P.I.R.serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers, so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.

Star Bridge


1650 South Avenue, Suite 200, Rochester, NY 14620

Star Bridge partners with people with disabilities, their families, and others who support them, to realize fulfilling possibilities in education, employment, health, and community living.

Autism Research Institute


4182 Adams Avenue, San Diego, CA 92116

Online educational events for parents and caretakers and continuing education credit for physicians, teachers, dietitians, and occupational therapists