Owego Apalachin Central School District News Article



Registrations for the 2021-2022 school year are now being accepted for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and Kindergarten (K) for families who reside in the district. A registration form and health certificate can be obtained at the OA website under the Pupil Personnel department link: www.oacsd.org, at Apalachin Elementary School, 405 Pennsylvania Avenue, Apalachin, or Owego Elementary School, 2 Sheldon Guile Blvd., Owego.  
To be eligible for the UPK program, children must live in the district and turn 4 on or before 12/1/21.  A child may not ride the bus until their 4th birthday. 
UPK sessions are:
Apalachin Elementary – full day program
Owego Elementary – full day program, AM session and PM session
Children will attend the UPK program at the elementary building where they will be attending kindergarten.  
Once a child reaches age 4, the district may be able to provide transportation, both ways for full day sessions, to the morning session or home from the afternoon session, if the parent/guardian chooses.  It will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian to pick up their child after the morning session is over or transport their child to the afternoon session.  

Registration for the 2021-2022 school year for children who will be attending Kindergarten will be held Tuesday, February 2; Wednesday, February 3; and Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 9:00 - 11:00 AM and 1:00 - 3:00 PM each day at Apalachin Elementary School and Owego Elementary School.
Children who will be five years old on or before 12/1/21 are eligible to enter Kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year. All registered children will be screened in May or June in the areas of speech, language, vision, hearing, fine motor and gross motor skills.  This screening is required by the New York State Department of Education and will help us identify any special needs your child might have. 
If you are interested in your child being considered, please complete the registration form and required documentation and return it to the building your child will attend. In addition to the registration form, the following is required: copy of the child’s birth certificate, immunization record (polio, measles, diphtheria, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B), two forms of proof of residency, and the health certificate signed by your child’s physician. You may also complete a UPK registration form at Apalachin Elementary School and Owego Elementary School for the 2021-22 school year on February 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2021 at kindergarten registration.  

Due to limited UPK openings, it may be necessary to randomly select which students will be able to attend the program. Registrations will be accepted in the buildings until 9:00 AM on 4/2/21, at which time a random selection will be held at the district office, if needed. If your location or session fills up, you will have the opportunity to choose from other available sessions, if applicable.  After all slots are filled, those not selected will be put on a waiting list by date of receipt of completed registration. If you have any questions regarding UPK or K registration, please contact Robert Farrell, Assistant Superintendent, at 687-6227. 

Apalachin Elementary School            Owego Elementary School
405 Pennsylvania Ave.                         2 Sheldon Guile Blvd.
Apalachin, NY  13732                           Owego, NY  13827
(607)687-7304                                        (607)687-7303

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