UPK and Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year now underway
The Greater Amsterdam School District has begun accepting online registration for new Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students for the 2021-22 school year. Registration of all other students grades 1-12 for the 2021-22 school year will not be accepted until July 1, 2021. Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there are no walk-in registrations at this time.
The Early Pre-K Registration Lottery began April 19 and will continue through June 1. Registrations received after June 1 will be based upon availability for incoming Universal Pre-Kindergarten. Kindergarten students are eligible to register anytime after April 19 for the 2021-2022 school year.
Directions for registering new students
Step 1: Register online at the following link: http://parentportal-neric.eschooldata.com/Amsterdam/register/0/en or print full registration packet
Step 2: Provide the following proofs and additional registration forms:
- 2 Proofs of Residence (ex. Utility statement, cable statement, lease, driver’s license with current address, government letter, etc. * must be postmarked/dated within 30 days of registration)
- Copy of child’s birth certificate (Passport, Government ID or Visa accepted)
- Copy of Parent/Legal Guardian ID
- Updated Immunization Records (may be faxed to 518-842-0012)
- Custody Orders if applicable (must be signed by a judge)
- Home Language Questionnaire (located in registration packet below)
- Health Registration Form (located in registration packet below)
- Release of Records Form (if no previous school please write N/A on form located in registration packet below)
- Additional Registration Forms (located in registration packet below)
Step 3: Scan and email Pre-K registrations to Lucy Guisti at email@example.com. Scan and email K-12 registrations to Nia Greco at Agreco@gasd.org
Please include the child’s name on the email. All proofs and forms must be legible. You may also drop off the proofs and forms to the GASD District Office “Registration Drop Box” located outside the District Office doors. The District Office is located behind Amsterdam High School on 140 Saratoga Ave. The District Office parking lot is located off of Miami Avenue. The District Office doors are located on the left of the building opposite the track and rock climbing wall.
Step 4: We will email you to confirm registration completion. Please be patient as it will take time to review due to the volume of applicants.
If you need help or have questions please contact the following people for assistance by email between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.:
- Pre-K Registration and Spanish Translation for all Registration: Lucy Guisti at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Grade K-12: Nia Greco Agreco@gasd.org
School placement and transportation information
- Under the district’s redistricting plan, school placement will be done by the district according to the school zone.
- Special Education students will be placed by the Committee of Special Education.
- School placements will be decided and announced sometime in the summer.
Please Note: NO transportation will be provided for the Universal Pre-Kindergarten program. For Pre-K only, parents/guardians will be responsible for dropping off and picking up their children at school. No exceptions.
General Registration Information
Who Can Register
The student’s legal parent or guardian must be present during registration.
Students who are 5 years old and under 21 years of age who have not received a high school diploma and reside in the Greater Amsterdam School District are entitled to attend without the payment of tuition.
Students who become 6 years of age on or before the 1st of December in any school year are required to attend until the last day of session in the school year in which the student becomes 16 years of age.
Pre-K programs: Children who are district residents, and who are 4 years old on or before December 1, will be eligible to register for a PreK program.
Proofs of Ages
A birth certificate is an acceptable proof of age document.
Other examples of documentation that can be used include:
- State or other government issued ID (ex. Passport including a foreign passport)
- School photo ID with date of birth
- Consulate identification card
- Military dependent ID card
- Native American tribal document
- Record(s) from non-profit international aid agencies and voluntary agencies
- Student’s official driver’s license or permit
Proofs of Residency
Those registering must provide two proofs of residency. Examples of that are as follows:
- Pay stub with address
- Income tax form
- Deed or lease to house or apartment
- House purchase agreement
- Utility or other bills sent to the student’s home address
- Voter registration document
- Official driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-drive I.D.
- Government issued ID with address
- Notarized statement from landlord
- Tax bill
Other forms that are accepted if applicable
- Custody papers
- IEP documents