New Student Registration and Enrollment Information

  • 2024-2025 UPK LOTTERY REGISTRATION IS ANTICIPATED TO OPEN MARCH 15, 2024. THIS DATE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

    Please note: When UPK Lottery Registration begins, you will only need to apply for the lottery.

    After the lottery is held, at this point, if your child secures placement with a UPK classroom, you will then need to complete the New Student Registration Packet. 

    The link to the New Student Registration Packet can be located at the bottom of this page or you may pick one up from the District Office Monday-Friday from 8:30am-3:00pm. 

    Please call Jill Morrish at 716-773-8818 with any questions.

     

    Central Registration
    1100 Ransom Road
    Grand Island, NY 14072
    716-773-8800 x 0

    New Student Registration & Enrollment Information

    Requirements for Enrollment:  You must live in the Grand Island Central School District in order for your child to attend our schools.  We do not accept tuition for out of district students.

    Required Documents:

    • LEGAL PROOF OF AGE OF THE STUDENT:
      • Birth Certificate or Passport/Visa if not born in the US
    • PARENT/GUARIDIANS IDENTIFCATION 
    • TWO PROOFS OF LEGAL RESIDENCY
      • Primary - mortgage statement, deed, property tax bill, lease or shared housing affidavit
      • Secondary - utility bill, income tax form, pay stub, insurance statement
    • PROOF OF LEGAL CUSTODY OR GUARDIANSHIP (if applicable)
    • FOSTER CARE DSS-2999 FORM (if applicable)
    • NYS PHYSICAL WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS
    • UP TO DATE IMMUNIZATION RECORD

    Hours for Central Registration are 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


    Central Registration Procedures

    1. A completed registration packet is required for each new student.  Registration packets are located on this website and at the district office. 
    2. Once the packet is completed, please contact the district office to schedule a registration appointment.  
    3. Completed registration packets can be emailed to centralreg@gicsd.org.  You will still be required to schedule a registration appointment to verify original documents.

    Getting Ready for Kindergarten

    If you have a child turning five years of age on or before December 1, he/she will be eligible for kindergarten for the upcoming school year.  

    You must be registered in order to begin receiving important information about kindergarten. You must register even if your child was in our UPK program and/or if your child received special education services as a preschooler.

    Sending your child to kindergarten is a big step, but an exciting time in your lives. Once your child is registered, the clock begins to tick, and there are several dates which become important for you to know.

    Kindergarten Screening (Parent and Kindergarten Child)

    When you register, you will be given an appointment for kindergarten screening. Kindergarten screenings take place, in person, during the summer before Kindergarten. The screening takes about an hour, it takes place at Sidway and you are expected to stay with your child. You will have an opportunity to meet some teachers, our school nurse and some members of the PTA.

    We will begin working on kindergarten class lists for the school year immediately following.  Be sure to check the District website for updates.


    If you have any questions regarding your child coming to kindergarten, please do not hesitate to call Sidway Elementary School at 773-8870. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to Sidway!


    School Phone Numbers

    • Grades K-1, Sidway, 773-8870
    • Grades 2-5, Huth Road, 773-8850
    • Grades 2-5, Kaegebein,  773-8840
    • Grades 6-8, Middle School, 773-8837/8844
    • Grades 9-12, High School, 773-8860/8866