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Student Registration

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 Elementary School Office for other examples of acceptable proof -  (585) 494-1220 x1004.
  • 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.
  • Custody/Guardianship/Adoption documents, if applicable.
Registration packets are available in the District Office or download below.
 
Registration packet documents:

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 x1004.

2024-25 kindergarten registration

Kindergarten Registration 

Children who will be five years of age, on or before December 1, 2024, are eligible for entrance to Kindergarten in September of 2024. New families in the school district should notify the school if they have a child that will enter Kindergarten in September of 2024. Parents or guardians 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.
 
All children registered for Kindergarten will be scheduled for a screening appointment this spring. The results of this screening will be used to plan for the 2024-2025 Kindergarten Program. 
 
If your child attended the UPK program at Byron-Bergen Elementary School, you only need to send updated immunization records to the main office. All other registration paperwork from UPK will be sufficient.

The following items are necessary to complete the registration process (if your child did not attend Byron-Bergen UPK program):
  • Your child’s Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Immunization – 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 tax bill.
  • Complete and Submit Printed Registration Packet 
For more information or to register your child, please contact:
Elementary School Office
(585) 494-1220 ext. 1301
Information may also be sent to:
Byron-Bergen Elementary School
6971 West Bergen Road
Bergen, NY 14416

2024-25 Prekindergarten registration

Universal Prekindergarten

The Byron-Bergen School District plans to once again offer a half day Universal Pre Kindergarten (UPK) program for the 2024-2025 school year. The class will be held at the Byron-Bergen Elementary School which is located at 6971 West Bergen Road, Bergen, NY  14416. 

Students must turn four years of age by December 1, 2024 to be eligible for the program. If you have a child eligible and are interested in having him/her attend our UPK program, please complete this Google form which is also available on the Student Registration page of the Byron-Bergen website. The form requires the student’s name, parents’ names, address, phone number, email address, and date of birth. This electronic Google form is due by Thursday, February 22, 2024. Parents that have already contacted the Elementary School by phone will still need to complete the form. If you are having difficulty completing the form, please call the Elementary School office for support. 

Please note that if the District receives more applications than the allowed capacity, a lottery will be held to select students. This year's lottery drawing will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024 via Zoom. Student specific lottery numbers and the Zoom link will be shared with everyone who completes the form before the February 22 deadline. Once the lottery is complete, if your child was selected, you need to complete the full registration packet which can be found on the Byron-Bergen website and submit it to the Elementary School Office. 

What are the Program Goals of the 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 the student’s strengths and accommodates their needs.
Philosophy of UPK
The 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.

Required Immunizations for Pre-Kindergarten

 ImmunizationNumber of Doses
 Polio
 Hepatitis B3
 Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis4
 Measles/Mumps/Rubella1
 Varicella (Chickenpox)1
 Hemophilus Influenzae1 to 4
 Pneumococcal Conjugate1 to 4

Required Immunizations for Kindergarten

ImmunizationNumber of Doses

Polio

4 doses, or
3 doses if the 3rd dose given at 4 years of age or older 
Hepatitis B3
Diphtheria/Tetanus/
Pertussis
5 doses, or
4 doses if the 4th dose was given at 4 years of age or older, or
3 doses if 7 years or older and series started at age 1 or older
Measles/Mumps/Rubella 2
Varicella (Chickenpox) 2
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