UPK Registration Open
The Oswego City School District is accepting applications for the Universal Pre-K classes for the 2023-2024 school year. The Pre-K program is free to all children residing within the district and who turn 4 years old by December 1, 2023.
There are 8 half day sessions and 1 full day session. The half day sessions are offered in the Kingsford, Minetto, Fitzhugh and Riley elementary schools. Morning session is 9:00 am to 11:30 am and the afternoon session is 12:45 pm to 3:15 pm. The full day session is 9:00am to 3:20pm at Frederick.Leighton Elementary School. Busing is available by the district on their regular bus runs in the A.M. and PM. There is no busing at midday.
Registration for the half day sessions continues on thru the fall. Registration for full day session continues until April 1 or until full. A proof of residency and child’s recent physical is required for attendance. If you are interested in registering your child for Pre-K, please call the office at (315-341-2012) and leave your name, address, child’s name and birth date. You will be mailed an application and registration packet. After completing the packet, you can drop off the completed packet with the required paperwork in the drop box outside of the entrance to the Education Center by the playground at Leighton School. The hours for drop off are 8am to 3:30pm. Applications are also, available on the Oswego City School District’s website.
There will be an Open House from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8th at each of the elementary buildings. 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.
The program offers a curriculum in accordance with NYS guidelines and is aligned with the school district’s curriculum. It offers language, arts, 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 call 315-598-2610.