Pre-Kindergarten pilot program

Update on our pilot Pre-K program

In June 2019, the Spencerport Board of Education approved a two-year pilot Pre-Kindergarten program at Munn Elementary School. Unfortunately, SCSD does not qualify for State Aid to provide a Pre-K program to all elementary schools at this time, and our district must incur the budgetary costs. Therefore, our process for Pre-Kindergarten registration operates in two phases. The anticipated timeline for Pre-K enrollment in the 2021-2022 school year is below.

 

Please note that the Pre-Kindergarten program is dependent on the 2021-2022 school budget and how the District may be affected in the event that there is a loss of State aid.

 

 

January 2021

Pre-K applications open to Munn families who have an age-eligible child.

February 12, 2021

Pre-K applications for Munn families are due.

February 22, 2021

Letters regarding enrollment and, if necessary, wait list positions are mailed to Munn families who completed a Pre-K application.

March 1, 2021

Pre-K lottery applications open to all District families who have an age-eligible child if seats remain in the Pre-K program after the Munn application period.

March 26, 2021

Pre-K lottery applications are due.


April 7, 2021

Pre-K lottery will be held at District Office.

April 2021

Letters regarding enrollment and, if necessary, wait list positions are mailed to families who completed a Pre-K lottery application.

May 2021

Pre-K registration


Phase one of the application period has closed. If spots remain in the program, a lottery application will be open on March 1, 2021 for families with age-eligible students who reside anywhere in the Spencerport School District. 

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More information on the Pre-Kindergarten program and wait list procedures can be found below.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Child turns 4 years old on or before December 1, 2021 (born between December 2, 2016 and December 1, 2017) 
  • Child resides in the Spencerport Central School District 
  • Child is able to attend Pre-K five days a week 
  • Parent/guardian is able to arrange transportation to and from Pre-K

Spencerport’s Pre-K Program Details:

  • Spencerport Pre-K is a no cost program for participating families. 
  • The Pre-K program is located at Munn Elementary School and is part of a two-year pilot program.
  • Pre-K classes will be taught by a certified teacher with the assistance of a Teaching Assistant. 
  • Class size will be capped at 18 students per class.
  • There will be a morning and an afternoon session:  
    • Morning: 8:30 am - 11:00 am 
    • Afternoon: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • It is strongly encouraged that students are potty-trained before attending Pre-K.  
  • To be considered, families must complete and return a Pre-K application.

  Lottery:

  • Should the number of applicants exceed the number of available spots in the program, a lottery will be held on April 7, 2021 at the Spencerport District Office.    
  • The lottery will accept the students for the available Pre-K slots and include a rank order for the Pre-K wait list. 
  • Within a couple weeks, families will receive a letter in the mail to let them know if thechild was selected to be in the Pre-K program or if he/she was placed on the waitinglist. 
  • If selected in the lottery, families will receive a packet of important information.
  •  Included will be: 
    • An acceptance form, which must be received within a week (the date indicated on the letter), or your child’s slot will be assigned to the next child on the wait list 
    • School Registration paperwork 
    • A note from the child’s Pre-K teacher 

Wait List Procedures:

  • The wait list will be maintained during the school year in the event seats in the program become available. 
  • If/when a parent/guardian of a selected student decides not to enroll the child, or un-enrolls from the program, the first family on the wait list will be contacted. This will repeatuntil a family accepts the available slot.   
  • Any student of a family that rejects the offered slot is moved to the end of the waiting list. 

Registration:

Selected Pre-K students and a parent/guardian must attend one of the two mandatory Registration Sessions. At Registration, we will collect all completed School Registration paperwork, administer a short pre-academic screening with your child, and introduce you and your child to their Pre-K teacher, Mrs. Dana Campbell. 

 

If you have any questions about the process, please contact Kristen Paolini, Director of Curriculum, at 349-5156 or you may e-mail her at kpaolini@spencerportschools.org