Oak Orchard Primary School hosting signups for Pre-K, kindergarten through May 20

Posted 11 May 2022 at 12:31 pm

Provided photo: Incoming kindergarten student, Carter Colonna, participates in the signing event at Oak Orchard Primary School.

Press Release, Medina Central School

MEDINA – Medina school district’s Oak Orchard Primary School has had a busy week hosting a UPK (Universal Pre-Kindergarten)/Kindergarten event.

Students who will be entering into universal pre-kindergarten and kindergarten are participating in a signing, screening and registration celebration at the school.

The event is being held from May 9 to May 20.  The school’s Principal Jennifer Stearns said students need to be residents of the school district and need to be 4 years of age by Dec. 1, 2021 for UPK and 5 years of age by Dec. 1, 2022 for kindergarten.

“It has been very exciting to welcome all our future Mustangs to this fun event,” she said.  “Students and families have been enjoying taking part and having their photograph taken to honor the occasion.”

The UPK and K programs will begin in the 2022-23 school year, Monday through Friday, from 7:35 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. As part of the sign up, students are meeting with the UPK and K teachers who complete a screening, which allows them to see the skills students have while entering school.

Parents/guardians are also meeting with teachers and the school counselor to share information about their child. There is an opportunity to complete registration while at screening as well.

The programs are free of cost to Medina school district families and transportation to and from school is provided by the district, following their regular transportation policies.

Breakfast and lunch will also be provided to students as well, at no cost.  Spaces will be limited and a random lottery will be held if needed. The application can be found at the Medina district website at www.medinacsd.org and then visiting the Oak Orchard Primary School page.

Mrs. Stearns would like to remind residents that it is not too late to sign up for either program and to participate in the screening. Medina residents are encouraged to complete the sign up found on the website or they can call 585-798-2700, options 3 and then 0, for more information.