Applications for Universal Pre-Kindergarten are currently being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year. In order to participate in the UPK program children must reside in the Orchard Park Central School District attendance area, and be four years old by December 1st of the year they start the program. The Orchard Park Central School District is able to offer the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program through a grant provided by the New York State Education Department. This grant covers the cost of the program, but does not cover transportation. It is the responsibility of each family to transport their child to the Universal Pre-Kindergarten site. There are a designated number of Universal Pre-Kindergarten spots available. If more apply than there are openings, there will be a “lottery” to determine who will be able to attend. Children are randomly selected for the program. Selection is not based on academic or economic need. All children are equally eligible for participation. The Orchard Park UPK program is not housed in the Orchard Park Elementary School buildings. The Orchard Park Central School District partners with local preschools as community-based preschool UPK sites. Families who apply for Orchard Park’s UPK program will be asked to provide their preschool site preference. We attempt to accommodate families’ first or second choice whenever possible. UPK applications are due by March 30, 2018. The following documents are required when submitting your UPK application: completed registration form, completed Home Language Questionnaire, proof of residency (two recent, valid forms are necessary), Parent/Guardian driver’s license, birth certificate, and vaccination records for your child. These forms may be downloaded from the district’s website (www.opschools.org/upk), picked up at the Central Registrar’s office at the Orchard Park Central School District Offices, 2240 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, or mailed to you upon request. Please call (
For information on registering your child for Kindergarten for 2018-2019, please contact Karen Olivieri the Central Registrar at 209-6325. She is located in the Orchard Park Central School District Administrative Offices, 2240 Southwestern Blvd., West Seneca, NY. Registration is done by appointment only Monday through Friday. Please call between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. to make an appointment. It is important to make an appointment as soon as possible in order to ensure that parents can attend Kindergarten Orientation at their child’s future school building and have their child signed up for Kindergarten Screening. Orientation is traditionally late in April and screening is held in May. Additional information and paperwork can be found at www.opschools.org/kindergarten. Please contact Karen Olivieri at 209-6325 with any questions.
Eggert Elementary third grader Ava Rojek went above and beyond to collect food for Eggert’s Holiday Food Drive held in November. With the help of her mother, Ava created a video that was uploaded to social media asking for donations. She also wrote a letter on the back of the donation flyer. She then dropped off copies of that letter to all her neighbors. Within a week Ava collected over 420 donations of non-perishable items for Eggert’s Food Drive.
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South Davis Elementary came together to make a music video in honor of Rachel’s Challenge. Fifth grade students starred in the video but the entire school was a part of this exciting community building activity. The South Davis Bullying Prevention Coordinating Committee was looking for an extra special way to bring the school together as a part of Rachel's Challenge. The committee decided that a lip dub music video to the song “Give Love” was the way to go! Fifth grade students at South Davis Elementary rehearsed twice a week for a several weeks to prepare for their lip dub debut. On the day of the event, the entire South Davis population came together for the video. The lip dub experience was an incredible community building activity. Please click the link below or follow @southdavisk5 on Twitter to enjoy watching South Davis start a "Chain Reaction of Kindness" when they "Give Love" in their first ever lip dub music video! https://youtu.be/7ezzDOEEoE4
Orchard Park Middle School students held a “Storm of Generosity” from September 25th – 29th to benefit schools effected by hurricanes; Harvey, Irma and Maria. Throughout the week homerooms competed to raise the most money to benefit schools effected by the hurricanes. Students rallied around this cause and raised $3,000 in just one week! Executive Council students; Nolan Watson, Mia Popp, Jeremiah Burnett, Bowen Slotman, Ava Wawrzyniec and Ryan Heraty originally came up with the idea to have a fundraiser to benefit schools impacted by hurricane Harvey at their retreat over the summer. From that point the idea evolved as Irma and Maria impacted Florida and Puerto Rico. The Executive Council students planned and coordinated this effort with the help of advisors; Mrs. Kate Cullen, Mrs. Wendy Daniszewski and Mr. Dan Miller. The students created and posted flyers throughout the building, passed out envelopes to each homeroom, collected the envelopes from the homerooms and counted the funds that were raised. The students stayed after school on multiple occasions to make this fundraiser possible. The students hope to make a positive impact on those who have been negatively affected by the hurricanes.
October is Bullying Awareness month. South Davis students participated in Kindness in Chalk which is students and adults spreading kindness by covering the sidewalks of school grounds and communities with positive words, phrases, quotes and images that speak of love, peace , hope, and acceptance with the intention of bringing smiles to the faces that need it the most.
OPCSD welcomed back faculty and staff today. Staff members were greeted by Orchard Park Varsity and JV Cheerleaders, Orchard Park High School senior, Alyssa Agro performed the national anthem and QMB ended the Opening Day ceremony with an amazing performance. What a great way to start the 2017-18 school year!
In July the Orchard Park Volleyball team was named a recipient of the 2016-17 AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association) Team Academic Award. This award honors teams who have matched their dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom.
Eggertand South Davis Elementary Schools celebrated completing over 10,000 acts ofkindness at an assembly on Monday June 12th. More than enough acts ofkindness represented on a paper chain to span the 1.9 miles between the twoOrchard Park Central School District Elementary Schools. Thisyear, Eggert Elementary and South Davis Elementary participated in a character
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A recent update in New York Education Law, effective July 1, 2018, requires that a complete physical exam be conducted for all students entering grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. We ask that you schedule an appointment with your child's physician if they will be in one of those grades in September 2018. Please forward the completed form to your school nurse as soon as the exam has been completed.
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In order to participate in the UPK program, children must reside in the Orchard Park Central School District attendance area and be 4 years old by Dec. 1 of the year they start the program. The district is able to offer the UPK program through a grant provided by the state Education Department. This grant covers the cost of the program, but does not cover transportation. It is the responsibility of each family to transport their child to the UPK site. There are a designated number of UPK spots available. If more apply than there are openings, there will be a lottery to determine who will be able to attend. Children are randomly selected for the program. Selection is not based on academic or economic need. All children are equally eligible for participation, the district said. The Orchard Park UPK program is not housed in the Orchard Park elementary school buildings. The district partners with local preschools as community based preschool UPK sites. Families who apply for Orchard Park’s UPK program will be asked to provide their preschool site preference. According to the district, it attempts to accommodate families’ first or second choice whenever possible. UPK applications are due by Friday, March 30.