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How to register your new student

New families to the Byron-Bergen Central School District will enroll their children in our schools through a centralized registration process, located in the District Office. In addition to providing school records, those registering new students need:

  • Proof of a student’s address (mortgage statement, rental or lease agreement, tax receipt). Please contact the Central Registration Office for other examples of acceptable proof -  (585) 494-1220 x2229.
  • Documentation of Age (birth certificate, record of baptism, passport). Contact the Central Registration Office for other examples of acceptable proof.
  • Record of immunizations and current physical. NYS Immunization Requirements for 2018-19
  • Custody/Guardianship/Adoption documents, if applicable.
Registration packets are available in the District Office. You can also get the forms and information at our online Pre-Registration Portal.

After the registration paperwork is processed, appointments will be made for class placement and student schedules. For questions or to register your child, please call the Central Student Registration Office at (585) 494-1220 x2229.

2018-19 UPK registration

The Byron-Bergen School District offers a half-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program. The classes are held at the Byron-Bergen Elementary School, located at 6971 West Bergen Road, Bergen, New York 14416.

For 2018-19: The deadline for registration is Friday, April 6. 2018. Students eligible for the program must turn 4 years of age by Dec. 1, 2018. If you have an eligible child and are interested in having him/her attend our UPK program, please send a letter of interest with your child’s name, parents’ names, address, phone number, and birth date to: Elementary School Principal Brian Meister, 6971 West Bergen Rd., Bergen, New York 14416.

Parents who have already contacted the Elementary School by phone still need to send a letter to be eligible for UPK. Please note that if we receive more applications than our allowed capacity, we will select students using a lottery system.

What are the Program Goals of UPK at Byron-Bergen?
  • To meet the NYS learning standards by using a curriculum that is thematically-based and supported using literature, songs, and exploration.
  • To foster an environment that promotes happy, confident children who are willing to take risks, make independent choices, and ask questions.
  • To create an inclusive community that builds upon a student’s strengths and accommodates his/her needs.

Philosophy of UPK

The UPK program at Byron-Bergen is focused on socialization, and learning through play and self-exploration. Children learn in a hands-on learning environment, which includes activities, learning centers, concrete materials, and manipulatives. The learning environment is also nurturing, enriching, challenging, and developmentally appropriate.

2018-19 kindergarten registration

Children who will be 5 years of age, on or before Dec. 1, 2018, are eligible for entrance to kindergarten in September of 2018. New families in the school district should notify the school as soon as possible if they have a child who is qualified to enter kindergarten.

Please contact the Byron-Bergen Elementary School Office by calling 494-1220, ext. 1301. Parents can send the required registration information (see list below) to the Byron-Bergen Elementary School, 6971 West Bergen Road, Bergen, New York 14416.

All children registering for kindergarten will be scheduled for a screening appointment during the summer. The results of this screening will be used to plan for the 2018-19 kindergarten program.

The following items are necessary to complete the registration process:
  1. Your child’s Birth Certificate
  2. Certificate of Immunization – New York State law requires that every child entering school must have received a minimum of five doses of diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine (DPT) and four doses of polio (IPV) vaccine, two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), three doses of Hepatitis B, and two doses of varicella (chickenpox). Those children born on or after January 1, 2008, must have four doses of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV). Their immunizations must be completed prior to entering school.
  3. Proof of Residency – If this is the first time you have a child entering Byron-Bergen Central School District, please bring proof of residency to your screening appointment. This can be a copy of your mortgage statement, rental/lease agreement or a copy of your tax bill.
For more information or to register your child, please contact:
the Elementary School Secretary at (585) 494-1220 x1301.

Information may also be sent to:
Byron-Bergen Elementary School
6971 West Bergen Road
Bergen, New York 14416
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