Pending approval of the New York State Budget, the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School district is anticipating operating a Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program for the 2017-2018 school year. S-GI will continue to serve students for 3 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 180 days on the traditional SGI school calendar. We continue to proudly partner with the Early Bird Child Care Centers.
The primary purpose of our UPK program is to provide four-year-old children with the opportunity to access high-quality programs that prepare them for future school success through the development of strong foundational skills in early literacy and mathematics. Science and social studies themes are also explored. Our goal is to encourage and support student learning using a student-centered approach utilizing strong instructional content that is tied directly to the New York State Common Core Pre-K Standards.
According to Mrs. Townsend, coordinator of the Universal Pre-K Program, “We are very excited about providing this service to our Springville Pre-Kindergarten children. We have worked closely to assure that programs are aligned with the school district and state guidelines, and are implementing the New York State Learning Standards.”
If your child is currently receiving special education services through the CPSE, please contact Kathryn Werner, Director of Special Education at 592-3256 before completing this form.
To be eligible, your child:
Must be age four (4) by December 1, 2017. (A child who is age-eligible to attend kindergarten is not eligible for the UPK program).
Must be a resident of the Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District (Section 3602-e of Education Law).
Must meet all medical record and immunization requirements for school attendance.
Parents must make a commitment to regular daily attendance.
The Springville-Griffith Institute Central School District UPK Program offers an equal opportunity for all eligible students to participate in one of the 60 projected slots. A lottery will be held to determine enrollment for September 2017. Therefore, if more than 60 applications are received, students not selected in the lottery process will be added to a waiting list should a slot open during the course of the school year. Whether or not a child receives morning or afternoon UPK services is determined by the child’s position in the lottery draw. Families with multiples (twins, triplets) will be drawn as one during the lottery in an effort to keep families together.
If you are interested in your child attending a UPK program for the 2017-2018 school year, a survey application is available on the district website at www.springvillegi.org under the Academics and Universal Pre-K link.