2021-22 Schenectady City School District Pre-Kindergarten Lottery Application
Pending the approval of the NYS Budget, Schenectady City School District will provide a full-day Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program at each of our eleven elementary schools. Programs will also be offered at community-based organizations. As a part of this lottery application, you can list the order of preference for which you would like your child to attend either their attendance zone school or a program run by a community-based organization.

Applications must be received no later than Tuesday, JULY 6, 2021 in order to be entered into the lottery. Given the current situation with COVID-19 any given date within the timeframe is subject to change.

*PAPER COPIES OF THIS APPLICATION ARE AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND CENTRAL OFFICE AT MOUNT PLEASANT MIDDLE SCHOOL. PLEASE DROP COMPLETED COPIES IN THE DROP BOX AT CENTRAL OFFICE*
Student's First and Last Name: *
Student's Date of Birth: *
Age of student (Student must be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2021): *
Gender: *
Required
Student's Address: *
Parents/Guardian's Name: *
Parent/Guardian Phone number-Home/Work/Cell: *
Parent/Guardian Email Address: *
What is your Residence Zone School? *
Please select one school for EACH choice
WARNING!!! If you do not pick a DIFFERENT school for EVERY choice, you risk losing your place in the lottery.
First Choice *
Second Choice *
PLEASE DO NOT PICK A SCHOOL TWICE
Third Choice *
PLEASE DO NOT PICK A SCHOOL TWICE
Fourth Choice *
PLEASE DO NOT PICK A SCHOOL TWICE
Fifth Choice *
PLEASE DO NOT PICK A SCHOOL TWICE
Sixth Choice *
PLEASE DO NOT PICK A SCHOOL TWICE
Seventh Choice *
PLEASE DO NOT PICK A SCHOOL TWICE
Will you require transportation in order for your child to take part in pre-k? *
PLEASE NOTE: TRANSPORTATION IS NOT GUARANTEED
Please read and sign below. Failure to sign will cause your application to be returned to you
NOTICES
* This application must be filled out completely by a parent or legal guardian.
*Students must be a resident of the Schenectady City School District
*If you should move or change your phone number after you have submitted this application, please call, email or visit Central Registration. Our contact information can be found at the top of this form.
*Students will be picked by a random number lottery.
*This is an application to be entered into a lottery and does not guarantee a spot in pre-kindergarten program.
*Because spots are limited and funding for programs is provided to the district by a grant from NYS, students MUST MAINTAIN A 90% OR BETTER ATTENDANCE RATE.
*Pre-K Choices should be marked in order of preference (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and/or 4th).
*Due to limited space, residents of the district can enter their child in a lottery to attend the Pre-K program in the attendance zone based upon your home residence. You can look up the school by going to our website at: http://www.schenectady.k12.ny.us/departments/student_registration_/attendance_zones.
*Spaces will be filled based upon the results of a public lottery to be held on Thursday, JULY 8, 2021. Parents do not need to be present and will also be notified of the results by mail.
*Applications must be postmarked or received no later than TUESDAY, JULY 6, 2021 in order to be entered into the lottery.
*This is a random number lottery. As long as you are a resident of the district and your child will be 4 years old on or before December 1, 2021, you are welcome to enter the lottery. Please note that this does not guarantee a place in the Pre-Kindergarten program.
*Any applications for which we are unable to fill requests will automatically be placed on a waitlist and contacted in the event an opening becomes available.
TIMELINE
*Applications will be available JUNE 14, 2021
*Applications must be received/postmarked by JULY 6, 2021
*The lottery is open to the public and will be held, if school has reopened, in the Schenectady Room located in Mont Pleasant Middle School located at 1121 Forest Road on THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2021 at 9 a.m. If school has not reopened, the lottery will be streamed live over the web.
Parents can attend the lottery, but it is not required. Results will be mailed following the lottery.
CERTIFICATION AND AGREEMENT
Parent/Guardian Signature *
Date *
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