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UPK UPDATE, Tuesday, June 18, 2024

The Farmingdale School District continues to offer half-day UPK classes. In 2024-2025, there will be two half-day classes at Woodward Parkway Elementary School. Recently, additional spaces became available.

We will hold a lottery this afternoon, June 18, 2024, after the Town Hall meeting for the ten half-day seats that have become available. ONLY THOSE WHO ENTERED THE ORIGINAL HALF-DAY LOTTERY ARE ELIGIBLE! You do not have to be present for your child to enter this lottery. The lottery and the UPK Town Hall meeting are being recorded and posted on the district webpage. In addition, the UPK Office will also contact families whose children were chosen at the half-day lottery.

Questions? Email upk@farmingdaleschools.org or call 516-434-5799

Our UPK programs provide a free preschool experience made possible through grants from the New York State Education Department (NYSED). Please note that our UPK programs follow all New York State regulations, including the lottery process and New York State physical and immunization requirements.

SURVEY: American Rescue Plan Funds

Farmingdale School District is seeking feedback regarding the allocation and use of the Federal Funds awarded to the district for COVID relief. The district's plans can be found here along with the outline of funds received.

The survey will close on Friday, June 28, 2024.

Click HERE to take the survey.

BOE Meeting Notice - Monday, June 24, 2024

PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

THE FARMINGDALE BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING AT 6:00 P.M. ON MONDAY,  JUNE 24, 2024, IN THE A. TERRY WEATHERS BOARD ROOM AT THE HOWITT MIDDLE  SCHOOL, 50 VAN COTT AVENUE, FARMINGDALE, NY. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT UPON A MAJORITY VOTE OF THE TOTAL MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD, A MOTION TO MEET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS TOPICS APPROPRIATE FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OPEN MEETINGS LAW, WILL BE CONSIDERED. THE PUBLIC MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 8:00 P.M. IN THE A. TERRY WEATHERS BOARD ROOM.

Rosemarie Fullam
District Clerk
June 12, 2024

Town Hall regarding questions about the UPK Program

IN-PERSON TOWN HALL REGARDING UPK PROGRAM JUNE 18TH @ 3 PM IN HOWITT BOARD ROOM (in Howitt East Building)

Recently, we announced that the Farmingdale School District will be able to add another full-day UPK class in the fall of 2024. This is a result of our district receiving additional UPK funding from New York State. We have scheduled a Town Hall for June 18th at 3 PM to answer any questions you have about the program. This meeting will be recorded for those of you who are not able to attend in person.

Please review the information below and use this link to the form UPK Town Hall Questions to share any questions you may have about the UPK Program with us. We will incorporate your feedback into the Town Hall presentation.

In 2023-2024, Farmingdale had three full-day classes and seven half-day classes. Next year 2024-2025, we will have seven full-day classes and two half-day classes.

At this time, the addition is only for one full-day class due to space limitations within the Farmingdale School District as the UPK classes are currently housed in district elementary schools and space is limited.

The UPK Office has contacted those families whose children were chosen for the full-day waitlist during the lottery held on 3/19/24 for placement in the additional full-day class.

As previously mentioned, our UPK programs (full and half-day) follow all New York State regulations which include the lottery process along with New York State physical and immunization requirements.

As a district, we will continue to research other creative solutions to offer these services to our families in the future.

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