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OCSD Still Accepting UPK Applications

The Oswego City School District is still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Universal Pre-kindergarten classes.
The pre-k program is free to all children residing within the district who turn 4 years old by Dec. 1. There are eight half-day sessions remaining at Kingsford, Minetto, Fitzhugh and Riley elementary schools. Morning session will run from 9 to 11:30 a.m., while the afternoon session will run from 12:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Bussing is available by the district on their regular bus runs in both the morning and afternoon, however there is no bussing at midday.
Registration for the half-day sessions will continue through the fall. A birth certificate, proof of residency, immunization record and child’s recent physical is required for attendance. Parents or guardians interested in signing their child up for pre-k, may call the office at (315) 341-2012 and leave your name, address, child’s name and birth date.  Callers will be mailed an application and registration packet. Upon completion of the packet, parents or guardians are asked to call the same phone number to make arrangements to drop off the completed packet with the required paperwork. The hours for drop off are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays to Fridays at central office entrance of Leighton Elementary School, 1 Buccaneer Blvd. This is the entrance by the school playground.
The program offers a curriculum in accordance with New York State guidelines and is aligned with the school district’s curriculum.  It offers language, arts, and cognitive, physical and social and emotional development. Learning is done through fun-filled and age-appropriate activities.
The program is offered in collaboration with the First Step Universal Pre-k LTD agency. For more information about the agency, call (315) 598-2610.
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504 Coordinator, any complaint may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005, telephone (646) 428-3800 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (TTY).