PRE-KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION KICKS OFF FOR THE 2014-15 SCHOOL YEAR
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The Pre-Kindergarten Registration in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year will take place from Tuesday, April 1, 2014, to Friday, April 11, 2014. This registration will be held in the NECSD Welcome Center, Office of Registration, located at 191 Washington St., Newburgh, NY, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Pre-Kindergarten Registration is only for children who meet the following criteria:
   1) children who will be 4 years of age on or before December 1, 2014
   2) children must be toilet-trained prior to September entrance

It is not necessary to bring the child for registration. The following documents must be presented at the time of registration:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization/shot record (up to date)
  • Copy of last physical exam
  • Proof of residency: utility bill (such as gas, electric, telephone, or cable); rent receipt, lease agreement, mortgage statement; paystub; correspondence from government agency (such as DSS, Social Security, Child Support)
  • Government-issued Picture ID of the parent/guardian
  • Custody, Guardianship, or Foster Care documentation, if necessary


Parents/Guardians will also need to complete a Registration Packet which is available at the Welcome Center or which can be downloaded at www.newburghschools.org.

Currently, the District offers half-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten at the following sites:

Schools: Balmville School (563-8550); Gardnertown School (568-6400); Horizons-on-the-Hudson School (563-3725); and New Windsor School (563-3700). Transportation will be provided only to the assigned school within the childís transportation zone.

External UPK Sites: Head Start of Eastern Orange County (562-0380); Little Harvard School (565-6112); Sacred Heart Little Hearts (561-1433); SUNY Orange Lab School (341-9056); and Windsor Academy (562-3711). Transportation will not be provided).

For arrangements to visit any of the above programs, parents are invited to call the respective telephone numbers noted above. Parents interested in a UPK seat at Head Start must register directly at Head Start, 49 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh, NY.

For additional information, please call 845-563-KIDS (5437). Thank you.




Introduction
Office of Registration
Located in the NECSD Welcome Center
191 Washington Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
Hours: 8AM - 4PM , Monday thru Friday
Phone: 845-563-KIDS (5437)     Fax: 845-568-6679

     In its continued effort to serve the residents of the Newburgh Enlarged City School District, the Office of Registration continually pursues the efficient placement of children in the schools of their choice.

     The Office of Registration is responsible for the registration of all students new to the District or those re-entering the District. Registration for students entering the Newburgh District during the school year is ongoing.

     The Office also has the responsibility of distributing and equalizing Pre-Kindergarten enrollment among the nine Universal Pre-Kindergarten program sites; and K-8 enrollment among the Districtís seven elementary schools, two K-8 schools, and two middle schools. The office designs and implements all aspects of the registration and transfer process guided by the policies and regulations of the Newburgh Board of Education.

     In order to accomplish this, a lottery might be necessary at the Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and Middle School levels each year. If the number of applications to a certain school exceeds the number of seats available at that school, a lottery might be conducted. Siblings of students already enrolled in a particular school have preference to that building.

Universal Pre-Kindergarten
     The District offers a grant-funded half-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program. The program is offered at no cost to parents. All children must be toilet-trained prior to entering the program.

     Parents are reminded that requirements for registration for Pre-Kindergarten are as follows and are to be satisfied at the time of registration:
  • Child must be 4 years of age by December 1st to enroll in this program
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization/shot record (up to date)
  • Copy of last physical exam
  • Proof of residency (Utility bill, rent receipt, lease agreement, mortgage statement, paystub, correspondence from government agency)
  • Government-issued Picture ID of Parent/Guardian
  • Custody, Guardianship, or Foster Care documentation, if necessary

Kindergarten to Grade 12
     Parents are reminded that requirements for registration for Kindergarten to Grade 12 are as follows and are to be satisfied at the time of registration:
  • For entering Kindergarten students only) The student must be 5 years of age by December 1st of the year he/she enrolls in Kindergarten
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization/shot record (up to date)
  • Copy of last physical exam
  • Proof of residency (Utility bill, rent receipt, lease agreement, mortgage statement, paystub, correspondence from government agency)
  • Government-issued Picture ID of Parent/Guardian
  • Custody, Guardianship, or Foster Care documentation, if necessary

Transfer Requests
     Transfer requests are accepted from January through the end of June for consideration for the following September. Requests are reviewed at the end of July by the Office of Registration.

     The procedure for all transfer requests begins with the parent(s) making an appointment to meet with their childís teacher and the building principal. At this meeting, the parent(s) fill out a Transfer Request form; the principalís office then forwards the transfer request to the Office of Registration for review over the summer.

*IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration-related dates and events can be found in the District Calendar.

For students transferring into the district, in order for your child to be scheduled appropriately, the most recent report card or transcript must be provided.

Registration Forms

NECSD Registration Form


   Registration Form (Eng.)
   Registration Form (esp.)


NECSD School Choice Form


   Kindergarten School Choice Form (Eng.)
   Kindergarten School Choice Form (esp.)


Private or Parochial Registration Forms


   Private or Parochial Form (English)


   Private or Parochial Trans. Request
For information on what schools within the district offer a Pre-K Program and for our listing of Pre-K Program Providers please visit the Schools General Information Page


   (Registration forms must be submitted in person only by a parent, legal guardian, or by a caseworker to the Office of Registration at the NECSD Welcome Center 191 Washington Street, Newburgh, NY 12550)

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