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UPK Application 2020-2021

Registration Deadline 02/03/2020

Welcome to the Application Page for Universal Pre-K (UPK)

The Alden Central School District has a tuition-free universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) program available for the 2020-2021 school year. The district’s UPK provider is located at 11197 Broadway in the Alden Primary School building. 

Special Note: A valid email address is needed for the FamilyID system.
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About the program:

  • The program runs for 2.5 hours a day, 5 days a week and follows the district calendar for holidays and recesses.
  • The morning session runs from 8:35am-11:05am and the afternoon session is from 11:45am-2:15pm.
  • Parents are responsible for transporting their child to and from the program.
  • There are 54 spots available for the program. The applicants will be chosen by a lottery system and notified if their child has been accepted into the program.

    UPK Program Requirements:

        • Your child must be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2020
          • Feel free to use the age calculator provided under the links section to double check if your child meets the age requirement to participate in the UPK program. 
          • Use December 1st of the school year your child will be enrolling as the age at this date entry. For example, if you are applying for the 2020-2021 school year use 12/01/2020 in the age at this date field. This will tell you if your child will turn 4 years old on or by December 1, 2020 in order to be eligible to apply for the UPK program that would start in September of 2020.
        • You must be a resident of the Alden Central School District
        • Complete the UPK Application using FamilyID and submit the required documents as outlined below. 

        (1)  Provide copies of:
                  - Birth Certificate
                  - *Immunization Records
                  - *Current Physical (dated within 1 year of enrollment date)
                  - Custodial Documentation (if applicable)
                         - Foster Parents please provide a copy of your LDSS-2999 Form
                  - We will request school records from your former school. However, please feel free to include copies of your most recent report card and any Special Education Records, IEP or Psychological Reports with the completed packet.

        * Health Documents - Depending on your pediatrician's patient portal you may have to call the doctor's office and have them message you the NYS Health Examination Form. Once the form is sent to you it will be visible in your messages inbox, from there you will be able to print or download a copy.

        (2) Two (2) forms of proof of residency are required; these can include the following:

        Proofs from Current Year Proofs from the Last 30 Days
        - Driver's License
        - Voter Registration Card
        - Property Tax Bill
        - Utility Bill
        - House Deed
        - Sale Contract
        - Notarized Landlord Affidavit
        - Real Estate Statement
        - Lease Agreement
        - Homeowner's Agreement
        - Current Rent Receipt
        - Mortgage Statement
        - Bank Statement

        * Please scan/upload the required documents - If you are unable to scan the documents contact the Registrar to make other arrangements. Pictures of the documents are too difficult to view and may be rejected. There are many free apps available for mobile devices that will enable you to turn your phone's photos directly into pdf files for uploading. (Recommended App --> Adobe Scan).

        Adobe Scan App

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        Application Review/Status:

        • Applications will be reviewed and parents will be contacted through the FamilyID System stating if a "correction is needed" in order to complete their child's application. A correction can be a request for missing information or form that is needed to complete the application.
        • Once everything is submitted the application status will be updated to approved. The approved status means that the application is complete and will be a part of the lottery drawing for class placement.


        Central Registrar: Dorothy Szymanski
        Phone: (716) 937-9116, ext. 4200
        Location: Alden High School - 13190 Park Street - Alden, NY 14004,
                  - Room #236 (High School - 2nd floor - 1st door on left before entering Library)
        Hours: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

        **** Prior to starting school the medical information MUST be turned in with the completed registration packet. The school nurse will contact the parent/guardian if there is anything medically that needs to be updated or if there's a health question. ****

        Online registration for this program is currently closed/unavailable. Please contact Alden Central Schools New Student Registration & Returning Student Verification Page for further information.