UPK Information for the 2023-24 school year

UPK Information for the 2023-24 school year
Posted on 10/19/2022
Universal PreKAn information/interest survey for the 2023-2024 UPK program will be mailed to students/parents in our student database on November 15, 2022. Our goal is to include all families within our district, therefore, we ask that you complete the Household Information Form, if you have not already done so, by November 4, 2022. This will enable the Office of Registration to enter your family data into our student management system and ensure that you receive all mailings pertaining to the 2023-2024 UPK program. The Household Information Form may be found under the Registration tab on our website.

Please print, complete, and return one of the following ways:
1) Fax to (585) 637-1899
2) Scan and email to [email protected]
3) Mail to Office of Registration, 40 Allen St, Bldg #100, Brockport, NY 14420
4) Drop the form(s) off in the drop box at the Administration Building, doors are open from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
5) Call the office at (585) 637-1857 to make an appointment to bring the documentation into the office Mon – Fri, between 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (an appointment is required)
6) If you have a smartphone, you may take a picture of the documentation and email to [email protected]

UPK Frequently Asked Questions:
What is the criteria for a child to be eligible to attend the UPK program?
A: Your family must reside within the Brockport Central School District. Your child must be 4 years old prior to December 1, 2023.

Q: Can my student attend UPK at an outside agency?
A: There are a limited number of openings provided for outside agencies that qualify under the NYS Grant. The location information will be listed on the Preference Letter that will be included with the registration packet mailed in December.

Q: How long will children be in school each day/week?
A: The UPK program is required to be five days a week.

Our half day program is 2 ½ hours per day and our full day program is 5 ½ hours per day. The Ginther School's UPK program times are:
• UPK AM 8:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
• UPK PM 11:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m.
• UPK Full Day 8:55 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Each of the outside UPK locations will also teach UPK for 2 ½ hours per day, however, they will determine their own schedule.

Q: What will be the focus of the curriculum and will there be specials like in Kindergarten?
A: The focus of the curriculum will be literacy, based on the NYS Pre-School Standards, but there will also be math, science and social studies lessons. Physical education, art and music experiences are provided within the UPK classroom.

Q: Is there any cost to families for UPK?
A: There are no direct costs to families for the UPK academic program at either Ginther School or the outside agencies. Families are required to provide transportation to and from UPK. School supplies are provided at no cost and snacks are provided to students each day. Lunch is provided for full day students.

Q: Will there be a lottery?
A: A lottery is required when there are too many families requesting the same program and/or location.

Q: How do I apply for UPK?
A: The application of interest will be sent directly to families that are currently in our student database in November. Please, return the form by December 2, 2022. If you notify us of interest in the UPK program, you will receive a registration packet in December.

If you have questions regarding the registration process, please contact the Office of Registration at (585) 637-1857 or email [email protected].

If you have questions regarding the UPK program, please contact Mr. Randall Yu, Ginther Principal, at (585) 637-1830 or email [email protected].
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