Kindergarten Registration Information

  • Getting Ready for Kindergarten

    If you have a child turning five years of age on or before December 1, you have probably received a call from the Grand Island Central School District asking you to register your child. If you have not received this call and have a child eligible for kindergarten, please call the District Office at 773-8800 so that your child can be registered.  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 to you.

    June 3, 2020 - Kindergarten Orientation (Parent and Kindergarten Child)
    Kindergarten orientation will be held June 3, 2020 at 1 p.m. This is a day for incoming kindergarten students and parents.

    The afternoon begins when the doors open at 1 p.m. and students and parents will register in the dining room. Students will be escorted to classrooms for a story, play and an activity while parents will go to the large gym for informational booths. At 2 p.m. there will be presentations by the superintendent, principal and teachers. The day concludes with a short bus ride at 2:40 p.m.

    Current Charlotte Sidway Elementary students will be dismissed at 11:15 a.m.  There will be no lunches served that day.

    August 4, 5, 6, 18 and 19, 2020 -  Kindergarten Screening (Parent and Kindergarten Child)
    New York State law requires that all new school entrants be screened. This assessment will include the following components:
    • Academic Readiness
    • Vision and Hearing
    • Speech / Language Development
    • Small and Large Motor Control

    Screening will take place at Sidway School and will last approximately 1 hour. You must schedule this appointment at the District Office. Please call 773-8800. We request that you only bring your kindergarten student to the screening appoinment.


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

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