2019-20 Back-to-School Toolkit

  • Student exiting school bus

    The end of the summer and the start of the school year can be a very hectic time, and the Ken-Ton School District is putting all back-to-school information in one place to make it easier for families to find. Can't find what you are looking for here? Email pfanelli@ktufsd.org.


    School Supply Lists:

    Edison Elementary School Supply Lists

    Franklin Elementary:

    Holmes Elementary School Supply Lists

    Hoover Elementary School Supply Lists

    Lindbergh Elementary School Supply Lists

    Franklin Middle School Supply Lists

    Hoover Middle School Supply Lists


    Events & Important Dates:

    First Day of School: Tuesday, Sept. 3

    Elementary Schools:

    • School Supply Drop-Off: 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29

    Franklin Middle School:

    • Gr. 5 Parent/Student Orientation: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28
    • Gr. 5 Locker Move-In: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28
    • Gr. 5 Transition Day: 8:15-12 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29
    • Gr. 6-7 Locker Move-In: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29

    Hoover Middle School:

    • Locker Move-In: Wednesday, Aug. 28 (Gr. 5: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Gr. 6: 4:45-5:45 p.m.)
    • WEB Orientation: Thursday, Aug. 29 (Gr. 5: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; Gr. 6-7 New Students: 1-2 p.m.)

    Kenmore East High School:

    • Gr. 8 Parent/Student Meeting: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 (Auditorium)
    • Link Crew Event (Gr. 8 Orientation): 7:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 (Main Gym) (Link Leaders: 6 a.m.-1 p.m.)

    Kenmore West High School:

    • Gr. 8 Parent/Student School Meet & Greet: 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21
    • Gr. 8 Orientation: 7:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 (Main Gym) (Link Leaders: 7 a.m.-1 p.m.)

    Calendars:

    Please Note: Website and Google calendars will be updated with 2019-20 events by early August. However, you can find important dates such as when school is in session and holidays on the 2019-20 District Calendar Overview. You can also find the dates of early release days and parent/teacher conferences here: 2019-20 Early Release & P/T Conference Dates.

     

    Website Calendars:

    Google Calendars:


    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Topics:

    UPK Placement Information

    Student ID#

    My Stop Bus Tracking

    Free/Reduced-Price Breakfast & Lunch Application

    Breakfast/Lunch Pre-Pay & Menu

    Bus Letters

    Bus Eligibility

    Calendars

    Schedules & Arrival/Dismissal Information

    Voice/Text/Email Notifications

    Parent Portal

    Registration

    Crossing Guard Locations

    Other Questions

    When will I receive Universal Pre-K information?

    The Universal Pre-K Program in the Ken-Ton School District is operated by the YMCA, which expects to mail placement letters by mid-July.

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    How do I find my child's Student ID Number, and what do I need it for?

    You will need your child’s 9-digit student ID number to sign up for MySchoolBucks (breakfast/lunch pre-payment) and My Stop (school bus tracking). You can find the student ID number on any of your child’s past report cards. If you have a Parent Portal account, you can view past report cards there. If you have trouble finding your student ID number, you can also contact your child’s school.

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    How do I sign up for My Stop Bus Tracking?

    Parents/guardians may sign up for My Stop, which will allow them to securely view the location of their child’s school bus in real time and the estimated time of arrival at the bus stop. The tool is available both as a mobile and web-based app using GPS devices installed on all Ken-Ton School District buses. Visit the My Stop page at www.ktufsd.org/mystop for more information. You will need your child's 9-digit student ID number to sign up for My Stop. You can find the student ID number on any of your child’s past report cards. If you have a Parent Portal account, you can view past report cards there. If you have trouble finding your student ID number, you can also contact your child’s school.

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    How do I sign up for free/reduced-price breakfast and lunch?

    Please Note: Students at Franklin Elementary, Holmes Elementary, and Hoover Elementary need not apply for free and reduced-price breakfast/lunch; see below for more information.*

    Free and reduced-price breakfast/lunch applications will be sent home at the beginning of the school year. If you would like a head start on applying for free and reduced-price breakfast and lunch, information and the application can be found here:

    Free & Reduced-Price Meal Letter

    Free & Reduced-Price Meal Application

    *Important Message for Students at Franklin Elementary, Holmes Elementary, and Hoover Elementary: Students at three three schools are able to enjoy a free breakfast and lunch this year through a program called the Community Eligibility Provision. Families at these three schools do not need to fill out a Free & Reduced-Price Meal Application in order to receive meals.

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    How do I pre-pay for breakfast and lunch, and where can I find menus and nutrition information?

    For breakfast and lunch menus, nutrition information, pre-payment options (MySchoolBucks), and more, visit the Food Service website at www.ktufsd.org/nutrition. You will need your child's 9-digit student ID number to sign up for MySchoolBucks (breakfast/lunch pre-payment). You can find the student ID number on any of your child’s past report cards. If you have a Parent Portal account, you can view past report cards there. If you have trouble finding your student ID number, you can also contact your child’s school.

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    When will I receive bus pick-up/drop-off information?

    If your child is eligible for busing, bus letters with information regarding your child's school bus number and pick-up/drop-off time are expected to be mailed home the week of August 19. If you would like to be able to securely view the location of your child’s school bus in real time and the estimated time of arrival at the bus stop, please sign up for My Stop (more information on the My Stop page at www.ktufsd.org/mystop).

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    What are the mileage eligibily limits?

    The following students are eligible for bus transportation: Elementary school students (Grades K-4) who live 0.5 miles or more from school, middle school students (Grades 5-7) who live 0.75 miles or more from school, and high school students (Grades 8-12) who live 1.0 miles or more from school.

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    When will the 2019-20 calendar be available?

    The District Calendar publication, with detailed school event/activity information, will be available online and mailed home in August. However, you can find important dates such as when school is in session and holidays on the 2019-20 District Calendar Overview. You can also find the dates of early release days and parent/teacher conferences here: 2019-20 Early Release & P/T Conference Dates.

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    How can I find out about arrival/dismissal procedures, schedules, etc.?

    Schools will send home information regarding schedules, arrival/dismissal times and procedures, etc. during the summer.

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    How can I sign up for voice, email and text notifications?

    Parents and guardians can receive notifications such as school cancellations and informational alerts via ShoutPoint through the Infinite Campus student management system which is also linked to families’ Parent Portal accounts. Parents who have a Parent Portal account can view the Parent Portal Contact Preferences Sheet which has information on updating their contact preferences in Parent Portal. Parents who do not have a Parent Portal account (such as elementary school families) can email icportal@ktufsd.org to update their student/family contact preferences or to be sure that your most up-to-date information is on file. They can also fill out the Notification Preferences Form and return it to their child's school. More information can be found at the District Notifications Page.

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    How can I create a Parent Portal Account?

    Parents/guardians of middle school and high school students who do not yet have a Parent Portal account will receive information in the fall on how to create an account. Please visit the Parent Portal Page at www.ktufsd.org/parentportal for information and resources regarding Parent Portal.

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    How can I register my child for school?

    If you are a resident of the Ken-Ton School District and wish to register your child(ren) for Universal Pre-Kindergaren or Kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year, or if you have moved into the district or within the district and need to enroll your child(ren) in Ken-Ton Schools, please contact the Central Registration Office at 874-8400 ext. 22090 in order to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Registration is by appointment only only at the Administration Building, 1500 Colvin Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14219, from the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. during the summer. Please visit www.ktufsd.org/registration for information regarding the registration process. Please note that proof of residency will be required if you have moved into the district, and new proof of residency will be required if you have moved to another location within the district.

    When will crossing guard locations be available?

    Crossing guard locations are expected to be available by mid-August.

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    I have a question that is not answered on this page. Who can I contact?

    If you have a question and can't find the information here, email pfanelli@ktufsd.org and we will get you an answer! You can also contact your child's school or the relevant department:

    • Transportation Department: 874-8611
    • Food Service: 874-8400
    • Edison Elementary School: 874-8416
    • Franklin Elementary School: 874-8415
    • Holmes Elementary School: 874-8423
    • Hoover Elementary School: 874-8414
    • Lindbergh Elementary School: 874-8410
    • Franklin Middle School: 874-8404
    • Hoover Middle School: 874-8405
    • Kenmore East High School: 874-8402
    • Kenmore West High School: 874-8401