Back-to-School Information

Back-to-School Information

First Day of School & Kindergarten Transition Schedule


The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 is Monday, August 26, 2019.
 
Students entering kindergarten will attend a one-hour orientation with their parent/guardian on Tuesday, August 27. 
  • Aiken Elementary - 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Dormont Elementary - 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
  • Myrtle Elementary - 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
On August 28, 29 & 30, kindergarten students will attend school for a half day and will be dismissed after lunch/recess. Students will utilize their normal mode of transportation on these days. 
  • Aiken Elementary - 8:30 am. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Dormont Elementary - 8:05 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
  • Myrtle Elementary - 8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Tuesday, September 3 is the first full day for kindergarten students. 

Orientations, Meet the Teacher Events & Curriculum Nights


Middle School Orientation - 6th Grade & New Students
Monday, August 19, 2019
10 a.m. - Noon
Transporation will be provided for students in Green Tree and Castle Shannon. Look for more details in early August. Students who walk or are dropped should meet in the Middle School LGI. Parents/guardians may wait in the cafeteria. 
 
High School Orientation - 9th Grade & New Students
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
10 a.m.
Students should plan to arrive on their own and meet in the cafeteria.  
 
Middle School Back-to-School Extravaganza
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Keystone Oaks Middle School
 
Aiken Elementary Back-to-School Swim Party
Thursday, August 22, 2019
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.  |   Green Tree Pool
 
Dormont Meet the Teacher Night & Food Truck Event
Thursday, August 22, 2019 
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.  |  Dormont Elementary School
 
Myrtle Elementary Meet the Teacher Night & Food Truck Round-Up
Thursday, August 22, 2019 
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.  |  Myrtle Elementary School 
 
Elementary School Orientation - For all new students in grades 1 through 5
Friday, August 23
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. OR 1 p.m. - 2 pm.
 
Kindergarten Orientation
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
  • Aiken Elementary - 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
  • Dormont Elementary - 9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
  • Myrtle Elementary - 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Elementary Curriculum Night
Thursday, September 5, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
For parents/guardians only 
 
High School Fall Open House
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
For parents/guardians only 
 
Middle School Fall Open House
Thursday, September 12
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
For parents/guardians only 
 

Classroom Supply Lists


Classroom supply lists are available for each elementary and middle school grade level and for high school departments. Please click here to view the classroom supply lists. 

Transportation Information - School Day, Activity Buses & Parkway West

Bus pass for the 2019-2020 school year will be mailed home in mid-August.n 
 
Activity Buses 
Keystone Oaks offers two after-school activity buses for students who participate in various activities, athletics and educational programs.

The 5:30 p.m. activity bus begins on the first day of school and runs Monday through Thursday throughout the school year. The 4 p.m. activity bus begins after Labor Day and runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the school year.

The activity buses run from the High School/Middle School complex to Castle Shannon, Dormont and Green Tree. The list of stops is available on the Transportation Department's website. 
 
Transportation for Parkway West Students
On days when Keystone Oaks High School DOES NOT have classes and Parkway West IS IN SESSION, students will be transported as per the bus passes sent home, with the following change:

Bus Number 7 or 8 - A.M.
Morning Parkway students will be taken to their stops when returning from Parkway classes

On days when Keystone Oaks High School IS IN SESSION and Parkway West DOES NOT have classes, Green Tree and Castle Shannon students will transported according to the schedule available on the Transportation Department's website

Dormont students are to walk to school. This schedule may be revised; please check with the bus driver for any revisions.  

Breakfast/Lunch Menus and Free & Reduced Price Meals

Children need healthy meals to learn. Keystone Oaks School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs $1.35 in the elementary schools and $1.45 in the middle and high schools; lunch costs $2.45 in the elementary schools and $2.35 in the middle and high schools.
 
Your child(ren) may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. Reduced price is .30 cents for breakfast and .40 cents for lunch. The paper application for free or reduced price meal benefits and a set of detailed instructions can be provided upon request, however applying online using through the website www.compass.state.pa.us is recommended.
 
Please click here for some common questions and answers to help you with the application process. If you need additional assistance, please contace Kevin Lloyd, Director of Food Service, at 412-571-6059. 

Daily School Hours

 
Fred L. Aiken Elementary
Office Hours - 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Student Arrival - 8:15 a.m.
Homeroom Begins - 8:30 a.m.
Student Dismissal - 3:10 p.m. (car riders); 3:15 p.m. (buses) 
 
Dormont Elementary
Office Hours - 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Student Arrival - 7:50 a.m.
Homeroom Begins - 8:05 a.m.
Student Dismissal - 3:05 p.m.

Myrtle Avenue Elementary
Office Hours - 8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Student Arrival - 8:15 a.m.
Homeroom Begins - 8:30 a.m.
Student Dismissal - 3:25 p.m. 
 
Keystone Oaks Middle School
Office Hours - 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Arrival - Students may begin arriving at 7 a.m.
Homroom Begins - 7:45 p.m.
Student Dismissal - 2:28 p.m. 
 
Keystone Oaks High School
Office Hours - 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Student Arrival - Students may begin arriving at 7 a.m.
Homeroom Begins - 7:45 a.m.
Student Dismissal - 2:28 p.m.
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