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OPCSD Accepting Applications for Universal Pre-Kindergarten

Flyer for UPK 2022-2023The Orchard Park Central School District (OPCSD) announces the availability of applications for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) during the 2022-2023 school year. To participate, children must reside in the OPCSD's attendance area and be four years old by December 1, 2022 – meaning, their birthdate must fall between 12-02-17 and 12-01-18. Applications are available online at www.opschools.org/upk and due by March 4, 2022. 
 
The OPCSD is once again able to offer UPK through a grant provided by the New York State Education Department. This grant covers the cost of the program but does not cover transportation. It is the responsibility of each family to transport their child to the UPK site.
 
There are only a designated number of UPK spots available. If the OPCSD receives more applications than available openings, there will be a "digital lottery" to determine who will qualify to attend. Children are randomly selected for the program and selection is not based on academic or economic need. All registered children are equally eligible for participation. 
 
All students with complete registration before the March 4, 2022 deadline will have an equal chance for selection in the lottery. More information about the registration process and UPK program is available online. Interested parents/guardians also may contact Amy Woodward at 716-209-6440 or awoodward@opschools.org with program questions. Registration questions may be directed to the Central Registrar at 716-209-6325 or registrar@opschools.org