BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL APPLICATION 2014-2015

Central Registration Center – Student Placement Office – 33 Ash Street, Buffalo, NY 14204 (716) 816-3717 APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 6, 2013 PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE COMPLETING THIS APPLICATION GUIDELINES • • • • • • • Parents must submit one application for each child. No changes can be made to the application after the date of submission. Waiting pool for students will remain active throughout the school year. School placement is conditional upon student successfully passing current grade. Lottery placements are by an electronic lottery. Criteria placements are determined by a review committee or placement protocol. Some specialized programs for special education, English Language Learners, or bilingual students may not be available at all schools. • All assignments carry a one-year commitment. AGE REQUIREMENTS • Montessori Program for 3 year olds: Applicants must be 3 years old on or before December 31, 2014. • Pre-Kindergarten: Applicants must be 4 years old on or before December 31, 2014. • Kindergarten: Applicants must be 5 years old on or before December 31, 2014.

PREFERENCES SIBLING preference is granted based on seat availability and the following conditions: • Sibling must be a brother or sister of the applicant and reside within the same household. • Sibling must be currently registered in a Buffalo Public School. • Preference must be requested on the application • Priority is given to applications submitted on or before the deadline. • Sibling preference does not apply to criteria-based programs. PROXIMITY preference is granted based on seat availability and the following conditions: • Residence must be located within a 1.5 mile radius of the school. • Preference must be requested on the application. • Priority is given to applications submitted on or before the deadline. • Proximity preference does not apply to criteria-based programs. ATTENDANCE BOUNDARY is granted based on seat availability at the following schools: 1. Frederick Law Olmsted #64 • 65% of the seats are distributed citywide to the test-in Gifted and Talented program. • 35% of the seats are distributed to students in the original residential zone (see boundary map on the BPS website). 2. Discovery School #67 • 50% of the seats are distributed to students within the original residential zone (see boundary map on the BPS website). • 50% of the seats are distributed to students citywide. 3. Frederick Law Olmsted #156 • 100% of the seats for incoming students are distributed citywide to the test-in Gifted and Talented program. SPANISH DUAL LANGUAGE (SDL) consists of Spanish dominant and English dominant students. All applicants must be tested by the Language Assessment Office to determine eligibility. Each program provides 50% of the seats to Spanish dominant students and 50% to English dominant students. When selecting this program, please indicate the program choice as either EIM if your child is English dominant or SIM if your child is Spanish dominant.
The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of age, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, color, gender or sexual orientation in its educational programs, services and activities. Inquiries regarding this nondiscrimination policy may be directed to Deputy Chief of Talent Management, 720 City BUFFALO SCHOOLS 2014-2015 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL APPLICATION 2014-2015 Hall, Buffalo NY 14202 PUBLIC or by calling (716) 816-3743.

Grade applying for: Student’s last name:

School # currently attending:

School Name: Student’s first name:

Date of birth: / Address of student: /

Gender:

School identification number/(not social security #):

Apartment #

(House number and street name)

City:

State:

Zip code:

Last name of parent/guardian: Home telephone number: Please mark each category with an (X):

First name of parent/guardian: Alternate telephone number: Yes Yes Yes No No If yes, ESL or Bilingual No

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Does the student receive 504/ADA (American Disability Act) Services? Does the student current receive special education services? Does the student receive English Language Learner (ELL) services? What other language is spoken in the home?

CHOICES SCHOOL NUMBER AND PROGRAM CODE MUST BE INDICATED (see pages 3 - 5). Choices should be listed in order of preference 1 to 5. Each selection is one choice (2 programs for the same school counts as 2 choices)
School Number 1 School Number 2 School Number 3 School Number 4 School Number 5

Program Code

Program Code

Program Code

Program Code

Program Code

SIBLING PREFERENCE: To receive sibling preference, list the name of a sibling attending one of your school choices above .

School # sibling attends:

If you are also submitting an application for other siblings (living in the same household) and would like them to be assigned together to the same school, please fill in their name below. You MUST complete an application for each student. Last name, first name, MI of sibling: School # applying to:

PROXIMITY PREFERENCE: Do you live within 1.5 miles of any of your school selections? Please indicate school numbers: Please answer the following question and prioritize your response: 1-most important / 2-somewhat important / 3-least important When selecting school choices, I focused on distance from home programs offered specific school

Your signature below indicates that you certify that your primary residence is within the city limits of Buffalo, New York.

Signature of parent/guardian:

Date:

SCH NUM 003 006 017 018 019 027 030 031 032

SCHOOL NAME D’Youville Porter Campus Accountability status: Priority Buffalo Elementary School of Technology Accountability status: Priority Early Childhood Center Accountability status: Priority Dr. Antonia Pantoja Community School Accountability status: Focus Native American Magnet Accountability status: Focus Hillery Park Elementary Accountability status: Good Standing Frank A. Sedita Elementary Accountability status: Priority Harriet RossTubman Elementary School Accountability status: Priority Bennett Park Montessori School Accountability status: Focus Bilingual Center Accountability status: Priority Futures Academy Accountability status: Priority Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Institute Accountability status: Priority Lovejoy Discovery School Accountability status: Priority International School Accountability status: Priority Community School Accountability status: Focus Dr. George Blackman Early Childhood Center Accountability status: Focus Dr. Charles R. Drew Science Magnet – Annex Accountability status: Priority Dr. Charles R. Drew Science Magnet – Museum Accountability status: Priority Early Childhood Center Accountability status: Focus Frederick Law Olmsted School Accountability status: Good Standing Roosevelt Early Childhood Center Accountability status: Focus North Park Middle Academy Accountability status: Priority Discovery School Accountability status: Good Standing Houghton Academy Accountability status: Focus Lorraine Elementary Accountability status: Good Standing Hamlin Park Elementary Accountability status: Priority Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy Accountability status: Priority Pfc. William J. Grabiarz School of Excellence Accountability status: Focus Highgate Heights Elementary Accountability status: Priority School #81 Accountability status: Good Standing Early Childhood Center Accountability status: Focus SCHOOL NAME Dr. Lydia T. Wright School of Excellence

ADDRESS

BILINGUAL & SPANISH DUALLANGUAGE BLN: Gr. K-6

ESL*

GRADES

PROGRAM CODES BLN ESL GEN ESL GEN GEN ESL GEN ESL GEN GEN BLN ESL GEN GEN GEN BLN EIM ESL GEN SIM (see page 5) GEN GEN GEN ESL GEN GEN GEN ESL GEN GEN GEN C/W** EIM N/H ** SIM (see page 5) GEN GEN C/W** N/H** GEN GEN GEN BLN EIM ESL GEN SIM (see page 5) GEN GEN GEN GEN PROGRAM CODES

UNIFORM √

255 Porter Avenue 414 South Division Street 1045 W. Delavan Avenue 118 Hampshire Street 97 West Delavan Avenue 73 Pawnee Parkway 21 Lowell Place 212 Stanton Street 342 Clinton Street

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PK-8 PK-8 PK-4

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PK-8 PK-8 PK-8

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BLN: Gr. PK -8

PK-8 PK-8 3Y-8

033

157 Elk Street

BLN: Gr. PK-6 SDL: Gr. PK &K

PK-8

037 039 043 045 053 054 059 059 061

295 Carlton Street 487 High Street 161 Benzinger Street 141 Hoyt Street 329 Roehrer Avenue 2358 Main Street 50 A Street 1 MLK Jr. Park 453 Leroy Avenue √ √

PK-8 PK-8 PK-8 PK-6 PK-8 PK-4 PK-2 3-8 PK-4

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064

874 Amherst Street

SDL: PK-4

PK-4

065 066 067 069 072 074

249 Skillen Street 780 Parkside Avenue 911 Abbott Road 1725 Clinton Street 71 Lorraine Avenue 126 Donaldson Road

PK-4 5-8 PK-8 PK-8 PK-8 PK-8

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076

315 Carolina Street

BLN: Gr. PK-8 SDL: Gr. PK-3

PK-8

079 080 081 082 SCH NUM

225 Lawn Avenue 600 Highgate Avenue 140 Tacoma Avenue 230 Easton Avenue ADDRESS BILINGUAL & SPANISH DUALLANGUAGE ESL*

PK-8 PK-8 PK-8 PK-4 GRADES

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UNIFORM

*When applying for an English as a Second Language or bilingual seat, be sure to indicate “ESL” or “BLN” for the Program Code. **When applying to Frederick Law Olmsted #64 or Discovery School #67, please refer to www.buffaloschools.org for addresses considered Neighborhood (N/H) for program choice. All others are considered Citywide (C/W). ***When applying to Highgate Heights Elementary #80, please refer to www.bufaloschools.org for Buffalo Promise Neighborhood information.

CRITERIA-BASED ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
NUM 033 NAME & ADDRESS Bilingual Center GRADES PK – 8 PROGRAM CODES EIM-English Dominant SIM – Spanish Dominant CRITERIA English and/or Spanish test Choose “EIM” if your child is English dominant, or “SIM” if your child is Spanish dominant. English and/or Spanish test Choose “EIM” if your child is English dominant, or “SIM” if your child is Spanish dominant. TESTING DATES Testing will be scheduled by appointment only by the Language Assessment Center at 33 Ash Street. Testing will be scheduled by appointment only by the Language Assessment Center at 33 Ash Street. Testing will be conducted at: 874 Amherst Street 064 Frederick Law Olmsted Gifted & Talented (GAT) Program 874 Amherst Street • Parent inventory • Student transcript • Test participation Grade K: Pre-screening begins 11/24/13 by appointment only Grades K & 1: IQ testing begins 12/14/13 by appointment only Grades 2-4: Testing begins 12/14/13 by appointment only Herman Badillo Bilingual Academy Spanish Dual Language Program (Spanish/English) 315 Carolina Street English and/or Spanish test PK – 3 EIM-English Dominant SIM-Spanish Dominant Choose “EIM” if your child is English dominant or “SIM” if your child is Spanish dominant. • Cognitive Ability assessment • NYS ELA & mathematics assessment • Student grades • Teacher recommendation • Parent recommendation Testing will be scheduled by appointment only by the Language Assessment Center at 33 Ash Street. Testing will be held at: 186 E. North Street Grade 5: 10/19/13 8:00 am Grades 6-8: 10/19/13: 12:00 pm Makeup date: Grades 5-6: 11/16/13: 8:00 am Grades 7-8: 11/16/13 12:00 pm

Frederick Law Olmsted Dual Language Immersion Program (Spanish/English) 874 Amherst Street

PK – 4

EIM-English Dominant SIM – Spanish Dominant

K–4

GAT

076

156

Frederick Law Olmsted Gifted & Talented (GAT) Program 319 Suffolk Street

5–8

GAT

192

Buffalo Academy of Visual & Performing Arts 450 Masten Avenue • DANce • INStrumental Music • THeaTre Arts • VISual Arts • VOCal Music

5–8

DAN INS THT VIS VOC

Specific requirements for each talent area will be mailed to students upon receipt of application. For additional information visit the website at www.bavpa.org

Auditions will be held at: 450 Masten Avenue Grades 5-8: 11/02/13 8:00 am Grades 5-8: 11/16/13 8:00 am

City Honors School at FosdickMasten Park 186 East North Street 195 5–8 HON

• Cognitive Ability Assessment • NYS ELA & mathematics Assessment • Grades • Attendance • Teacher recommendation For additional information visit the website at www.cityhonors.org

Testing will be held at: 186 E. North Street Grade 5: 10/19/13 8:00 am Grades 6-8: 10/19/13 12:00 pm Makeup date: Grades 5-6: 11/16/13 8:00 am Grades 7-8: 11/16/13 12:00 pm Parents are required to remain for informational session during entrance examination.

BUFFALO PUBLIC SCHOOLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL APPLICATION 2014-2015
HOME LANGUAGE QUESTIONNAIRE – This form MUST be completed only by NEW ENTRANTS to Buffalo Public Schools Grade applying for: Last name of student: Date of birth: First name of student: Gender:

Student street address:

Zip code:

Application The University of the State of New York ∙ The State Education Department ∙ Office of Bilingual Education, Albany, New York 12234

Home Language Questionnaire (HLQ)
TO BE COMPLETED BY SCHOOL PERSONNEL

Parent or Guardian: In order to provide your child with the best possible education, we need to determine how well he or she understands, speaks, reads, and writes English. Your assistance in answering these questions is greatly appreciated.

DISTRICT SCHOOL

Please print or type clearly GRADE

STUDENT NAME DATE OF BIRTH Month: Day: Year:

STUDENT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER COUNTRY OF BIRTH/ANCESTRY NUMBER OF YEARS ENROLLED IN SCHOOL OUTSIDE THE US NAME/POSITION OF SCHOOL PERSONNEL COMPLETING THIS SECTION DETERMINATION: Possible LEP English Proficient

PLEASE ‘X’ BOXES THAT APPLY
1. What language(s) is spoken in the student’s home or residence 2. What language(s) are spoken most of the time to the student, in home or residence? 3. What language(s) does the student understand? 4. What language(s) does the student speak? 5. What language(s) does the student read? 6. What language(s) does the student write? English English English English English English Other specify Other: specify 7. In your opinion, how well does the student understand, speak, read, and write ENGLISH? Understands English: Speaks English: Reads English: Writes English: Very well Very well Very well Very well Only a little Only a little Only a little Only a little Not at all Not at all Not at all Not at all Other: specify Other: specify Other: specify Other: specify

Signature of parent/guardian:

Date:

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