Pre-Kindergarten/ Kindergarten Registration

  • Pre-K Kids

    Thank you for applying for the Prekindergarten Three Year Old Program at the Mount Vernon City School District. We have received your application for our program. The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused closures, delays, and fiscal changes within the Mount Vernon City School District. As a result, the last day to enter the lottery will be Monday, July 27th, the lottery will take place on Friday, July 31, 2020. Letters will be emailed with a placement, waitlist status, and registration appointment information.  We appreciate your patience regarding this matter.

    Thank you,

    Pre-K Department

    MOUNT VERNON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT UNIVERSAL PRE-K and KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR  2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

    Eligibility Requirements:

    UPK3: Must be a Mount Vernon resident and children must be 3 years old on or before December 1st.                                                  

    UPK4: Must be a Mount Vernon resident and children must be 4 years old on or before December 1st.

    KINDERGARTEN: Must be a Mount Vernon resident and children must be 5 years old on or before December 1st

    Pre-K/Kindergarten registration will take place from May 18, 2020 to June 30, 2020

    Registration application forms may be found on the district website under ‘Registration’.   Application forms may also be picked up at any of the ‘Grab & Go Locations’ [addresses are noted below].  The drop-off site for the submission of completed registration packets is at Holmes Elementary School ONLY [address is noted below].

    • For Mount Vernon Universal Prekindergarten Three Program - UPK3 - Complete the 2020 -2021 Pre-K3 Application, Lottery Ballot Form and submit proof of residency.
    • For Pre-K4 and Kindergarten Registration submit a completed registration packet. In addition, please see the registration checklist below, which outlines the other required documents that must be included in the packet.
    • Please be sure to include a working phone number that a registrar may call, should they have any questions.
    • Please submit a completed packet to avoid delaying the registration process.
    • The completed packets may be emailed, mailed or dropped off.

     

    Pick-Up Locations:           Hamilton Elementary School          Traphagen Elementary School     
    [Grab & Go Locations]      20 Oak Street                              72 Lexington Ave
    [9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.]  Mount Vernon, NY 10550             Mount Vernon, NY 10553

    Grimes Elementary School            Graham Elementary School
    58 South 10th Ave                        421 East 5th Ave
    Mount Vernon, NY 10550             Mount Vernon, NY 10553

    Benjamin Turner Middle School
    624 South 3rd Ave
    Mount Vernon, NY 10550

    Indicate on envelope whether it is a Pre-K3 Registration, Prek-K4 Registration with last names A-M or N-Z, Kindergarten Registration with last names A-M or N-Z, or Kindergarten Registration for families whose home language is other than English.

     

    Email
    Pre-K3 Registration email to SBell@mtvernoncsd.org
    Pre-K4 Registration with last names beginning A-M, email to SGaray@mtvernoncsd.org
    Pre-K4 with last names beginning N-Z/CPSE Registration, email to KMcNair@mtvernoncsd.org 
    Kindergarten Registration with last names A-M, email to CCostley-Lodge@mtvernoncsd.org 
    Kindergarten Registration with last names N-Z, email to DSpruill@mtvernoncsd.org
    Kindergarten Registration for families whose home language is other than English, email to OPalacio@mtvernoncsd.org

     

    Drop-Off Location:    

    Holmes Elementary School
    195 North Columbus Ave
    Mount Vernon, NY 10553

    Indicate on envelope whether it is a Pre-K3 Registration, Prek-K4 Registration with last names A-M or N-Z, Kindergarten Registration with last names A-M or N-Z, or Kindergarten Registration for families whose home language is other than English.

     

    Mail to:                      
    Dr. Kim Smith, Associate Superintendent of Student Services & Guidance
    Office of Student Services and Guidance
    Mount Vernon City Schools
    165 North Columbus Avenue
    Mount Vernon, New York 10553

    Indicate on envelope whether it is a Pre-K3 Registration, Prek-K4 Registration with last names A-M or N-Z, Kindergarten Registration with last names A-M or N-Z, or Kindergarten Registration for families whose home language is other than English.

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to email Dr. Kim Smith at KSmith@mtvernoncsd.org.

    REGISTRATION CHECKLIST

    • Student application must be accurately completed
    • All registration documentation must be submitted at the time of registration
    • Has the student previously attended Mount Vernon C.S.D.?

                  Yes_____           No_____

    • Does the student have sibling(s) that previously or currently attended Mount Vernon C.S.D.?

                  Yes_____           No_____

    • Annual Health and Emergency Information Form
    • Back to School: New York State School Vaccination Form
    • New York State Immunization Requirements for child care and school entrance/attendance
    • Is Your Child Ready for Child Care or School Chart
    • Required New York State School Health Examination form for all new/readmission students
    • Medication Authorization Form and Self-Medication Release form to be signed by parent/guardian and medical doctor [MD].
    • Information when returning to school from an illness/surgery
    • Information when a student is too sick for school
    • Information on dental compliance
    • Completed home language questionnaire

    Required Registration and Residency Documents

    • Proof of age, birth certificate
    • Immunization records
    • Special Education records (if applicable)
    • Valid photo ID for the parent or guardian

    Applicants must have THREE (3) of the following proofs of residence

    One of the following documents:

    • Current mortgage statement
    • Current property tax bill
    • Current lease agreement
    • Affidavit of Property Owner/Landlord (located in the registration application packet or on the district’s website at https://www.mtvernoncsd.org )

    Two of the following documents (must be within 2 months):

    • Current pay stubs
    • Income tax form(s)
    • Current utility bill (power company i.e. ConEdison, cable, water bill)
    • Membership document/library card (MVPL user information sheet with library logo)
    • Voter registration document(s)
    • State or other government-issued identification (i.e. driver’s license)
    • Current documents issued by federal, state or local agencies (for instance, local social services agency, Federal Office of Refugee Resettlement)
    • Current evidence of custody of the child/children, including, but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers