Registration is now available for kindergarten and prekindergarten students in the Byron-Bergen School District.
The District plans to once again offer a half-day universal prekindergarten (UPK) program at the Byron-Bergen Elementary School. The UPK program 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.
Students must turn four years of age by December 1, 2023 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 23, 2023
. 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 3, 2023 via Zoom. Student specific lottery numbers and the Zoom link will be shared with everyone who completes the form before the February 23 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.
Children who will be five years of age, on or before December 1, 2023, are eligible for entrance to Kindergarten in September of 2023. New families in the school district should notify the school if they have a child that will enter Kindergarten in September of 2023. 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.
All children registered for kindergarten will be scheduled for a screening appointment this summer. The results of this screening will be used to plan for the 2023-2024 kindergarten program. The following items are necessary to complete the registration process: child’s birth certificate; certificate of immunization; proof of residency; and completed registration packet.