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Pre-Kindergarten to Start in January!

We are thrilled to share that we received a grant that will allow us to bring Pre-K back to DeRuyter starting on January 28, 2019.  All students that turned 4 on or before December 1, 2018 and live in the district are eligible to enroll in Pre-K.

The program will run on the same calendar and schedule as the K-5 students from January 28th through the end of the school year.  Students that turn 4 after December 1, 2018 but on/before December 1, 2019 will be eligible to attend next school year starting in September*.

We have mailed registration packets to those families that we know have a child that is eligible to start this January.  If you have a four year old (or know someone that does) that would like to enroll in Pre-K and you have not heard from us, please contact the elementary office at (315)852-3400 ext. 7122 or email the principal, Mrs. Valente, at and we will send you a registration packet.

In order to register your child you will need to:
  • Complete and return the registration packet
  • Provide us with a copy of your child’s birth certificate
  • Provide a copy of your child’s shot records and a current physical (within one year) -Your doctor can also fax this to us at (315) 852-3404
  • Provide us with proof of residency (utility bill in your name with a street address, copy of a lease etc.).
You can hand deliver registration packets on Monday, December 17th or Tuesday December 18th between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Staff will be on hand to assist you with the paperwork and/or make copies of documents at those times.  If you are unable to come in on one of those days, please call the elementary office and we will make arrangements to get your child registered.

Registered Pre-K students and their families are invited to an ‘Open House’ from 5:30-6:30 PM on January 23rd.  You will have a chance to meet the staff and visit the classrooms at that time. More information will be sent home once the registration process is complete.  

We are looking forward to meeting all of you and having your child attend Pre-K at DeRuyter Elementary!

*If you have a child that is eligible to attend Pre-K next school year please contact the elementary office to make sure we have your information on file.  Registration for the 2019-2020 school year will take place later in the spring.





David M. Brown, Superintendent

711 Railroad Street
DeRuyter, New York 13052
Phone: (315) 852-3400

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