Universal Pre-K Application Process and Kindergarten Registration Begin for 2021-2022

Universal Pre-K 2021-2022 Applications Available

The District is pleased to offer the Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) Program for students and will continue to operate the program in the 2021-2022 school year, pending New York State funding. UPK provides an opportunity for four-year-old children, at no cost to their families, to be involved in developmentally appropriate educational classes that, following the regular school calendar, meet Monday through Friday during the school year. Since its implementation, the District has provided a half-day program. As of 2020, the District secured funding to expand its offering to include a full-day option as well.

Children who are residents of the District and who are four (4) years of age on or before December 1, 2021, are eligible to apply. Applications are available at the Instructional Services Office in the administrative wing of Batavia High School (260 State Street) on school days between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. They also can be downloaded from the District’s website (www.bataviacsd.org) by using the pull-down menu at the top of the page labeled “Menu,” and then clicking on the link at the top of the page for “Documents”, then scrolling down to the link labeled “21 Registration”.  The applications should be returned by May 1, 2021. 

If you have questions about the UPK program, please call the Curriculum and Instruction Office at 585-343-2480 x 1003.

Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022 begins March 1, 2021, and the Jackson Primary School staff looks forward to welcoming its new students!  

Children who will be five years old on or before December 1, 2021, are eligible, and parents/guardians are asked to register their eligible child(ren) by May 1, 2021, in order to ensure a screening appointment in late May and early June and then a placement letter in August.

Current UPK students will be provided with information for parents to complete for registration into kindergarten.

For all others, registration documents and instructions are available in the Instructional Services Office in the administrative wing of Batavia High School (260 State Street) on school days between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. They also can be downloaded from the District’s website (www.bataviacsd.org) by using the pull-down menu at the top of the page labeled “Menu,” and then clicking on the link at the top of the page for “Documents”, then scrolling down to the link labeled “21 Registration”. Registration is completed at the Instructional Services Office.

The following documents are required to complete the registration process:

1. Proof of Residency

Please provide two proofs of residency.  We ask that you submit one item from Category 1 and one item from Category 2. (If no item from Category 1 is available, please provide at least two items from Category 2.)

Category 1:

  • Mortgage Statement

  • School or Property Tax Receipt

  • Lease Agreement

  • Homeowner’s/Renter’s Insurance Policy

  • Statement by a third-party landlord, owner, or tenant from whom you lease or with whom you share property within the District

  • Other statement by a third party that establishes your physical presence in the District.

Category 2:

  • Pay Stub

  • Income Tax Form

  • Utility or other bills; preferably electric, water, cable, landline telephone, or gas bill

  • Voter Registration document

  • Membership documents which are based upon residency (such as library cards with addresses)

  • Official driver’s license, learner’s permit, non-driver identification, vehicle insurance

  • State or other government-issued identification

  • Documents issued by federal, state, or local agencies (such as local social service agency, federal Office of Refugee Resettlement)

  • Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers

2. Child’s Birth Certificate

3. Child’s Immunization Records from Doctor

4. Child’s Most Recent Physical from Doctor

   Kindergarten screening appointments will be scheduled in the spring. Placement letters will be mailed in August.  

   If you have questions, please call the Instructional Services Office at 343-2480 x1010.

Please note: Parents of all new students to the District must also register their child at the Instructional Services Office with the same documentation.