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Tonawanda UPK registration slated for Feb. 27 and 28

Parents and guardians in the Tonawanda City School District may register their children for the 2018-19 universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) program on Tuesday, Feb. 27 and Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Enrollment will take place on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone who wishes to register their child must fill out a registration packet beforehand. Packets are available at all elementary schools, the District Office (Door No. 11), St. Francis of Assisi, the Child Creative Development Center (CCDC), the Tonawanda Public Library and on Tonawanda's UPK registration webpage.

Once you have completed the packet and you have all the necessary documentation, you may return it to Door No. 1 at the Middle/High School (Fletcher Street parking lot; the large lot next to the football field) on Feb. 27 between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., or at the District Office (Door No. 11 off Hinds Street, across from the tennis courts) on Feb. 28 between 8 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. or 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. No appointment is necessary and processing should take no more than 10 minutes once you reach the registration desk.

The UPK program is free for all participants. Children must be four years old on or before Dec. 1, 2018 to be eligible. Children eligible for kindergarten in the 2018-19 school year are not eligible for this program. Transportation to and from the program must be arranged by the parents, as the district will not provide this service.

The program is five days per week and runs two-and-a-half hours per day. The in-district location for the program will be Riverview Elementary School only. There are 20 morning slots and 20 afternoon slots available for that location. Forty additional morning slots will be divided between St. Francis (uniform required) and CCDC.

If more children apply than the total slots available (80), all UPK placements will be determined by lottery, to be held on March 2 at 1 p.m. at the District Office, 100 Hinds St., Door No. 11.

Anyone with questions may call 694-7684 or 694-7690.