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Full-Day UPK Beginning Next School Year

The North Syracuse Central School District has extended registration for its Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program through June 4, 2021. Additionally, beginning in the 2021-2022 school year, the District will offer the option of full-day UPK. To be eligible for the District's UPK program, children must live in the North Syracuse Central School District and be four years old on or before December 1, 2021.

Enrollment in the UPK program is NOT done on a first-come, first-served basis. UPK applications received prior to the June 4 deadline will be placed into a lottery to be drawn toward the end of July, 2021. If the UPK program fills up before all names are pulled from the lottery, the remaining students will be placed on a waitlist and parents will be notified if a spot becomes available.

The District will accept UPK applications received after June 4 but those students will not be included in the lottery. Registrations taken after the lottery has been drawn will be placed on a waitlist and parents will be notified if a spot becomes available. Classes will not be picked until July and letters will go out to parents on or before July 31.

Please be advised that the UPK program is funded by a state grant and is subject to the passage of the New York State budget. There will be no charge to parents.

UPK registrations will be accepted by email (to jshannon1@nscsd.org), by mail to NSCSD, Attn: UPK, 5355 West Taft Rd., North Syracuse, NY 13212 or completed registrations can be dropped off at the District Office Building (5355 W. Taft Rd., N. Syracuse). In the event that a parent/guardian must come into the Registration Office, we request only 1 person be in attendance to minimize crowds.

If your child qualifies for the program, he/she will be enrolled at one of the following sites (based on address or sitter location):



Students requiring transportation will be assigned a UPK location based on their attendance zone or babysitter location. It is important to note that NSCSD will not be able to provide transportation to students attending AM or PM programs on District half days.

To complete the registration process you will need to send copies of the following items:
  • COMPLETED NSCSD Registration Packet
  • Proof of residency (current National Grid or home phone bill, signed lease or mortgage statement
  • Valid proof of birth
  • Up-to-date immunization records
  • Updated physical or proof of scheduled upcoming appointment -child's physical cannot be more than a year old
  • Valid parent identification (driver's license)

The programs at Learn As You Grow will be a half-day either in a morning (9:15 a.m. -11:45 a.m.) or an afternoon session (12:15 p.m. -2:45 p.m.) five days a week or full-day sessions (9:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.) five days a week following the North Syracuse Central School District school calendar. For further information regarding both programs at Learn As You Grow, please contact Katie Polhamus at (315) 699-7189.

The program at Northminster will be full-day sessions, five days a week following the North Syracuse Central School District school calendar. For further information regarding the program at Northminster, please contact Soheila Yaddow at (315) 458-2669 opt. 2.

The YMCA Program at Roxboro Road Elementary School will be full-day sessions, five days a week following the North Syracuse school calendar. For further information regarding the YMCA Program, please contact Cheryl Walker at (315) 451-2562.