Applications for Universal Pre-Kindergarten are currently being accepted for the 2020-2021 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. UPK applications are due by February 28, 2020. To register visit www.opschools.org/upk.
Members of the Orchard Park High School DECA club have been given an awesome opportunity to gain work experience without leaving the Orchard Park High School. DECA students can work at the Quaker Corner, the bookstore located in the Orchard Park High School Commons. Their time spent not only increases their learning and provides them valuable experience, but profits made from the store are used to offset the costs of DECA’s competitions. Each year DECA students compete in Regionals, States and if successful, some students may continue on to the International level. Click here to learn more!
The Orchard Park Central School District is pleased to announce that in October two Orchard Park High School teachers were selected as members of the New York State Master Teachers Program by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Mr. Adam Ziccardi III and Mr. Tom Zinteck are two of the 228 recipients chosen.
Stay informed on the latest calendar updates by syncing your mobile device to Orchard Park Central School District's iCal calendar. You have the option of subscribing to just one or any number of school calendars within the district. Click for detailed instructions for both iOS and Android devices.
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.