Student Registration

UPK and Kindergarten registration has begun for the 2020-21 school year

Register Online blue and white logoThe Greater Amsterdam School District has begun accepting online registration for new Universal Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students for the 2020-21 school year. Please note that due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the closure of our buildings, there are no walk-in registrations at this time. We know this is new for many parents. If you need help please contact the following people for assistance by email between the hours of 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.:

Directions for registering new students online    

  • Step 2: Submit other required documentation (see list below) to: Nia Greco at Agreco@gasd.org Please include on Email Subject Line: Name of Student(s)/Online Registration Docs  

Required documents:

  • Complete PDF forms (Please download, complete and print out):

Home Language Questionnaire
Home Language Questionnaire (Spanish)
Release of Transfer of Records Form (English & Spanish)
Health Registration Form (English and Spanish)
2020-21 School Meal Form (to be turned in first day school – see explanation below)
2020-21 School Meal Form (Spanish) (to be turned in first day school – see explanation below)

  • 2 Proofs of Address
  • Parent ID
  • Birth Certificate
  • Updated Shot Record
  • IEP (if applicable)
  • Custody Court Order (if Applicable)

 Please make sure to:

  • Include Name of student(s) and primary parent name and phone number in your email as well as the required document.
  • Please scan your documents or if you do not have a scanner, screenshots will be accepted. Documents must be clear and easily readable.

Please Note: Completed lunch forms have to be submitted 30 days prior to school starting. The forms must be sent to Cindy Liszewski in the Finance office at CLiszewski@gasd.org in August/September or brought back with the students to school on the first day in the fall.

Important school placement and transportation information for the 2020-21 school year

  • Under the district’s new redistricting plan, student school placement will be done by the district according to the school-home zone.
  • Special Education students will be placed by the Committee of Special Education. 
  • For 2020-2021 only, incoming K students will be given the option of attending a school with siblings from their same household or attending a school in the home school zone. Incoming K students without siblings are placed in their home school zones.

Important this year: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and state cuts to school aid, NO transportation will be provided for the 2020-21 Universal Pre-Kindergarten program. Parents/guardians will be responsible for dropping off and picking up their children at school. No exceptions.

 Directions for registering with paper documents (if you can’t register online)    

  • Step 1: Registration documents (paper) may be picked up at the food distribution meal sites (Tecler Elementary, Lynch Academy or Amsterdam High School) from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Parents will be contacted once their registration application has been reviewed. 
  • Step 2: Copies of completed registration documents (see list below) may be dropped off in a sealed envelope at a secure, outside drop box at the GASD District Office entrance.

Required documents:

  • Completed registration forms
  • 2 Proofs of Address
  • Parent ID
  • Birth Certificate
  • Updated Shot Record
  • IEP (if applicable)
  • Custody Court Order (if Applicable)

Please Note: Completed lunch forms have to be submitted 30 days prior to school starting. The forms must be sent to Cindy Liszewski in the Finance office at CLiszewski@gasd.org in August/September or brought back with the students to school on the first day in the fall.

Important school placement and transportation information for the 2020-21 school year

  • Under the district’s new redistricting plan, student school placement will be done by the district according to the school-home zone.
  • Special Education students will be placed by the Committee of Special Education. 
  • For 2020-2021 only, incoming K students will be given the option of attending a school with siblings from their same household or attending a school in the home school zone. Incoming K students without siblings are placed in their home school zones.

Important this year: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and state cuts to school aid, NO transportation will be provided for the 2020-21 Universal Pre-Kindergarten program. 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 Dec. 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
  • Immunizations