Byron-Bergen School District hopes to once again offer a half day Universal Prekindergarten
(UPK) program for the 2019-2020 school year. The class will be held at the
Byron-Bergen Elementary School which is located at 6971 West Bergen Road,
Bergen, NY 14416.
eligible for the program must turn four years of age by December 1, 2019. If
you have a child eligible 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 date of birth to: Brian Meister, Elementary
School Principal, 6971 West Bergen Rd., Bergen, NY 14416,
by Friday, April 5, 2019.
Parents that have already contacted the Elementary School by phone will still
need to send in a letter to be eligible for UPK. Please note that if we receive
more than our allowed capacity, we will select students using a lottery system.
What are the Program
Goals of the UPK at Byron-Bergen?
meet the NYS learning standards by using a curriculum that is thematically
based and supported using literature, songs, and exploration.
foster an environment that promotes happy, confident children who are willing
to take risks, make independent choices, and ask questions.
create an inclusive community that builds upon the student’s strengths and
accommodates their needs.
Philosophy of UPK
UPK program at Byron-Bergen is focused on socialization, learning through play,
and self-exploration. Children learn through a hands-on learning environment
that includes activities, learning centers, concrete materials, and
manipulatives. Students learn through a nurturing environment that is
enriching, challenging, and developmentally appropriate.
who will be five years of age, on or before December 1, 2019, are eligible for
entrance to Kindergarten in September of 2019.
New families in the school district should notify the school if they
have a child that will enter Kindergarten in September of 2019. Parents may contact the Byron-Bergen
Elementary School Office by calling 494-1220, ext. 1301. Information may also
be sent to the Byron-Bergen Elementary School, 6971 West Bergen Road, Bergen,
New York 14416.
children registering for Kindergarten will be scheduled for a screening
appointment this summer. The results of
this screening will be used to plan for the 2019-2020 Kindergarten Program.
The following items are
necessary to complete the registration process:
Your child’s Birth Certificate
Certificate of Immunization – New York State law
requires that every child entering school must have received a minimum of 5
doses of diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus vaccine (DPT) and 4 doses of polio (IPV)
vaccine, 2 doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), 3 doses of Hepatitis B, and
2 doses of varicella (chickenpox). Those children born on or after 1/1/2008
must have 4 doses of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV). Their immunizations
must be completed prior to entering school.
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
more information or to register your child, please contact:
494-1220 ext. 1301
may also be sent to:
West Bergen Road