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Universal Pre-K Program

On September 25 we received notification from New York State that we were a priority district to receive a grant to begin a free pre-K program. To be a part of this grant, we needed to submit our application by the end of October 2018.We are pleased to inform our parents and community members that we have officially submitted our application to the state for this exciting program.
In order to qualify for funding, we must begin this program in January 2019. We will not hear about official approval from the State until December, but we are preparing for the program now.
Teacher Meet-And-Greets: Parents/Guardians and students are invited to attend a special UPK Teacher Meet-N-Greet on Friday, January 4.  Mrs. Amy Dana and Ms. Lori Lawlor are looking forward to meeting students and parents in their classrooms.  The Meet-N-Greet is broken into two sessions: the morning students are invited to attend the first session at 12noon; the afternoon students are invited to attend the second session at 1:30pm. Parents/Guardians will need to sign in at the main office upon arrival to attend this event.
Registration Information:
Registration for January 2019 classes is now closed. Registration for the fall of 2019 will be coming soon. Registration packets are available below, or by visiting the District Office located in the middle school at 1500 Dayspring Ridge, Walworth, NY 14568.
Packets can be returned to the District Office starting Monday, November 19 through Friday, December 7. Registration is open to all 3- and 4-year olds* in the Gananda Central School District that will be attending in January 2019. We will offer another registration period in the Spring of 2019 for those 3- and 4-year olds attending in the fall of 2019.
*To qualify for the Pre-K classes in January 2019, students must be 3- or 4-years of age by December 1, 2018.
Pre-K Lottery Drawing:
Student placement will be determined by a lottery drawing to take place on December 11, 2018 at 8:45am in the Board Room (Room #135) at Ruben A. Cirillo High School. Parents will be notified of lottery results on Friday, December 14.
All Pre-K students will be bussed to school and back home at the end of their class. 
Class Offerings:
We will be offering both morning and afternoon classes, five days a week on Monday through Friday for our UPK students. You can indicate your first choice of time in the registration packet. While we will make every effort to accommodate choices, we cannot guarantee your first choice will be granted. Morning classes will be from 9:05am - 11:50am and afternoon classes will be 1pm - 3:45pm.