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Applications available for pre-K registration

Applications for the 2021-22 PreK Program are now available. This program is designed for children who were born between Dec. 2, 2016 and Dec. 1, 2017 and is offered at no cost. Children are selected by lottery.
 
The UPK teachers and staff strive to create a warm and nurturing environment for all our 4-year-olds. The goals of the program are to meet the individual needs of children in the areas of academic, language, social and emotional and physical development. This prepares them to successfully enter kindergarten the following year.
 
We anticipate having one full-day session at Frederick Leighton Elementary School and half-day sessions at Charles E. Riley, Fitzhugh Park, Frederick Leighton, Kingsford Park and Minetto schools. The program runs in conjunction with the regular school district calendar.
 
There will be a maximum of 18 students in each half day class and the classes will be taught by a certified teacher and teaching assistant.The full-day program has a maximum of 16 students with a certified teacher and two teaching assistants. Full-day runs 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.; morning programs are 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and afternoon programs are 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Transportation is offered both ways for full-day and partial transportation is offered for the half-day sessions. Students need to be four years old to ride the bus.
 
A date for the open house will be announced at a later time. This will be held at all elementary schools. Children are welcome to accompany parents but are not required to attend. This is an opportunity for you to see the classroom and learn more about the UPK program.
 
Applications are available on the district website under District/Central Registration or by contacting the Central Registration Office at the Education Center, which is located at Leighton School with the entrance near the playground. The phone number is 315-341-2045. Due to the current restrictions, there is no access to the building to the public. You may drop off registration information in the drop box outside the entrance to the building. If you have questions, please call the number above.
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