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WCSD UPK Applications Now Being  Accepted for 2022-2023 School Year

Children who will be 4 years old by December 1, 2022 and reside in the Williamsville Central School District, are eligible to be considered for the district’s Universal Pre-kindergarten Program (UPK). To have your child be considered for UPK parents must:

Call the district registrar at 716-626-8001. Confirm that your four-year-old is included in the district census. Parents must do this even if they have other children in the Williamsville Schools. Child must be 4 years old by December 1, 2022.

Once included in the district census, parents should receive a letter and UPK Interest Form by mid-February. If parents do not receive a letter and UPK Interest Form they should contact the UPK secretary at 716-626-8071.

The UPK Interest Form must be completed and returned to the district office post marked no later than March 7, 2022.

As UPK students, children are considered new entrants to the Williamsville Central School District. UPK students must:

  • Attend 5 days a week, full-day, for the 180-day school year.
  • There are expectations for regular attendance and prompt arrival and dismissal
  • Transportation to and from the program is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
  • Students must meet NYS immunization and mandated health requirements.

The Williamsville Central School District collaborates with five community-based child care centers and two district elementary schools to provide UPK program. The participating sites for the 2022-2023 school year will be indicated on the UPK Interest Form.

UPK is a New York State and Federally funded grant program that is offered to eligible children free of charge.The total number of students selected in any given year is predicated upon the availability of funding. If there are more applicants than available spaces, all names will be entered into a random lottery process to be considered for the program. The lottery is typically held inApril. The district cannot guarantee that a child will be selected to participate in the UPK program. Those not selected will be placed on a waiting list.

For additional information, please contact the office of Student Services at 716-626-8071 to speak to the UPK secretary.

The deadline for applying is March 7, 2022.