UPK and Kindergarten registration underway

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.