School Closure Guidance
Please Note: We will do our best to provide the best possible information as quickly as possible in order to assist families during this unprecedented occurrence. This guidance may be revised and additional information will be added as needed.
All public school buildings in New York State are closed as a result of COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Click here for the most recent updates regarding the closure.
Free breakfast and lunch meals will be available for all students age 18 and under during the COVID-19 closure until June 26. Any family member can pick up their grab-and-go meals at Franklin Elementary, Holmes Elementary, Hoover Elementary, the Northtowns Boys & Girls Club, and the Sheridan Parkside Youth Center regardless of what school your child attends. Meals can be picked up every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. We encourage all families to take advantage of this opportunity. Please refer to the Breakfast/Lunch Service Contingency Plan for details. St. Amelia's will also be offering this service for students age 18 and under beginning Thursday, March 19.
Continuity of Learning:
Visit our Home Learning Information page for the latest information and guidance related to remote learningduring the COVID-19 closure.
If you do not have internet access, Spectrum is offering free internet and wi-fi service for 60 days and is waiving installation fees. Any households with K-12 students that aren't already subscribed to the cable company's broadband service are eligible. Families can call (844) 488-8395 to enroll. Regular pricing will take effect at the end of the 60-day period if a customer doesn’t cancel or change the service.
Free Childcare for Medical Workers/First Responders:
The Ken-Ton School District is partnering with the Ken-Ton YMCA to provide free childcare for essential workers while schools are closed due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) until June 26. Childcare will be provided from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for children of eligible workers age 3-12 at the Ken-Ton Family YMCA, 535 Belmont Ave. Those who are eligible and interested in pursuing this option should contact the Ken-Ton YMCA at 874-5051 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for more information.
Activities, Events, Meetings & Sports:
All daytime and after-school activities, including extracurricular activities, sports, events, meetings, adult and community education programs, and parent/teacher conferences, will be cancelled during this extended closure unless otherwise noted.
All school district buildings and facilities will be closed to the public (including Adams and Crosby Field) in order to comply with local, state, and federal restrictions on gatherings and mitigate the spread of the virus. Although school district facilities will be closed, staff will be able to be contacted electronically via email, phone, or their preferred method of communication, typically between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Staff are being encouraged to stay home in order to safeguard against the virus, and to communicate with families electronically via email or their preferred communication platform. You may use the website Staff Directory to find the email address for your child’s teacher. For further information on contacting school or district personnel, please visit our Contact Us page. For your convenience, the district has created a webpage which provides different ways to contact the district during this time. Click the following link to Submit Your Question.
Families are encouraged to check the website frequently for additional details, updates, and information. We will be relying on electronic communication to communicate with our families during this time. This includes robocalls, automated text/email messages, the website, and our Facebook and Twitter pages (@ktufsd).