Back To School in Elmira

Back to School

The New School Year is Almost Here! 

Explore the resources on this page to prepare for the start of school on Thursday, September 5, 2024.


Key Dates

The 2024-2025 school year starts on Thursday, September 5, 2024 for all students.
It will be the first full day of classes for all students, and we look forward to seeing you.
School Calendar 

Bell Schedules

The 2024-2025 school bell schedule is listed below. Please refer to your student's school communications
for recommended drop-off and pick-up times. 
Bell Schedules 

School Supplies

All school supplies and materials that students need for school, with the exception of backpacks, will be provided for all students in Pre-K – 12 by the Elmira City School District for the 2024-2025 academic year. >>Read more about this initiative here

School Supplies


Bus Assignments

Bussing information will be available by September 1, 2024 in SchoolTool. Parents and guardians of ECSD students who ride the bus will be able to obtain school bus information like bus number, bus stop location and pick-up/drop-off times through SchoolTool's Parent Portal under the ‘User Defined’ tab. Access the Parent Portal here:

Student Registration

 New to the District?The educational experience in Elmira begins the minute you register! We are thrilled to welcome new students to our District and have provided the helpful steps below to begin your registration process.
Student Registration 
Fall Open Houses

After-School Programs

Increasing educational opportunities for children and youth requires us to rethink the traditional school day.  Extended learning strategies are a core component of community schools and seek to use the school as a vehicle for increasing learning opportunities for students.
afterschool programs 
Parent Portal 
School Menus 
Parent University 

Fall Open Houses: View the 2024 Fall Open House schedule for your student's school here>>

Parent Resource Guide: Look for the 2024-2025 Parent Resource Guide in the mail soon or download/view here>>

Parent Portal: 
Note that the website address of the parent portal has changed. It is now Please update your bookmarks and favorites. If you use the Schooltool Mobile App, you will need to update the URL to

School Menus
: ECSD serves free breakfast and lunch to every student all year long. View your school menu for more information >>

School Supplies Provided: The Elmira City School District can leverage the power of bulk buying to purchase necessary supplies for a fraction of what families would have to spend on their own. The District will provide school supplies for the 2024-2025 academic year for all students. Students will need to bring their own backpacks.

Bus Assignments: Bussing information will be available by September 1, 2024 in SchoolTool. Parents and guardians of ECSD students who ride the bus will be able to obtain school bus information like bus number, bus stop location and pick-up/drop-off times through SchoolTool's Parent Portal under the ‘User Defined’ tab. Make sure to access the Parent Portal at the new address at

Zonar Bus Tracker: Parents/guardians of students who ride the school bus will be able to track the school bus using a secure GPS locator app, MyView Zonar Bus Tracker. This service will available to families after September 1, 2023. View all transportation information, including the Zonar Bus Tracker information >>

Dental Services in School! Mosaic Health Community Dentistry is a program that provides school-based dental services. If your child does not have a dentist or dental insurance—or if it is difficult for you to get them to appointments due to transportation, work schedule, or lack of funds—Community Dentistry can provide your child with much needed dental services during the school day. Learn more about in-school dental exams, cleanings, treatments and more>>

Home Internet: Your family may qualify for discounted high speed internet available from the provider of your choice through the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program.  Go to for program information and qualifications.

Resources For the First Day, and Beyond

We know transitioning can be difficult for everyone - students, families, teachers and staff. We compiled some helpful resources for our new and returning families.

Frequently Used

Meals and Nutrition >>
Attendance and Truancy >>
SchoolTool's Parent Portal >>
Code of Conduct >>

Academic, social and emotional supports

Schoology e-Learning >>
Counseling Support Services >>
Chart Your High School Path >>

after school programming

ARCADE After School for Grades 3-6>>
APEX After School for Grades 7-9>>
Before and After School Childcare>>


Dental Health in School, from cleanings to treatments>>
Health Services >>
Sick Day Guidelines for Families >>
COVID-19 Resources for 2023-24 School Year >>

STudent safety and privacy

District Safety Planning>>
Student Data and Privacy, Ed. Law, Section 2-D>>
2024-2025 Photo/Video Release Form Opt-Out>>


Student Device User Agreement Online Form>>
1:1 Device Pick-up at Broadway Academy, 9th Grade Students Only>>


After September 1, 2024, look for Transportation Information in the Parent Portal. Within SchoolTool's Parent Portal, bussing information can be found in the 'User Defined' tab. Please note that Parent Portal requires an account. Click here to create a new SchoolTool Parent Portal account. 

Bussing Page with Parent Portal login link >>
MyView Zonar Bus Tracker >>

Summer To-Dos

Make the most of summer break by getting a jump on next school year. Use the resources below to prepare for the school year.

Register for '24 fall sports

Register to participate in fall sports! Our Athletic Office accepts online sports registration through Final Forms.

Sign-up for Fall Sports>>


Stay current with school Health Forms View health requirements, explore your healthcare options and access back-to-school forms for the 2024-25 school year.

Back-to-School Health Information>>

Enroll Your Student(s)

New for the 2024-25 School Year
 -- Student registration can now be submitted electronically through a secure online student registration portal. Learn how to enroll your child in school and begin or continue your journey with Elmira City Schools. 

Register for School >>

Find Summer Meals Near You

Summer break is here! Kids & teens can get free, healthy meals across Chemung County.

Fine a Meal Site Near You >>