2020-2021 Universal Pre-Kindergarten
Who is eligible?
- Any child who resides in the Patchogue-Medford School District and who is four years old on or before December 1, 2020.
- Child must attend all five days for the entire school year for 2 ½ hours per day.
Will my child be enrolled in the program upon receipt of my application?
- No. Since the program is grant funded there is a limited number of children that can be served. If there are more eligible children in a given year than openings in the program a lottery will be held. If a lottery is necessary, all applications received will be included in the lottery and selected randomly.
When will I receive notification that my child was accepted?
- Letters of notification of acceptance will be mailed.
District requirements for registration:
- Birth certificate
- Physician’s verified proof of immunization
- Proof of residence
- Proof of lead poisoning testing (if available).
Can I select the building and session my child will attend?
- Pre-K will take place at various elementary schools based on building space availability.
Transportation is not provided for this program.
For further information about the program, contact the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction, Lori Cannetti at (631) 687-6350; and for further information about registration call the Central Registration Office at (631) 687-6430.
Universal Pre-K Updates
Morning Session 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Afternoon Session 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm
UPK will be offered at Barton Eagle, Medford, River and Tremont.
Orientation for UPK is scheduled to take place on Thursday, September 10th. Orientation will be from 9:00am – 10:00am if your child is scheduled for the morning session or 11:00am – 12:00pm if your child is scheduled for the afternoon session. Additional information will be included in your acceptance letter.
The first day of UPK will be Monday, September 14. Students will attend UPK 5-days per week.
Due to COVID-19 and new social distancing parameters, class size will be reduced to allow for 6-feet of social distancing. This will impact the number of seats available in our UPK program. If the total number of applications exceed the total number of available UPK seats, a lottery will need to take place. Students will be placed on a wait list and parents will be notified. Acceptance letters will be mailed home the end this month.