A random sequence generator will be used to choose children for placement in the UPK program. Using the sequence provided by the generator (smallest number is 1, largest number is the amount of applications received), applications are numbered at random; numbers 1-90 will be placed with a provider based on the ranking on the application. Students will be placed with the first choice on the application as long as vacancies remain at that provider. If the first choice is at capacity, students will be placed with the second choice. If the second is full, they will be placed with third choice, and so on. Children not initially placed will be kept on a general waitlist, which will remain active until the end of the school year.
You will receive a letter indicating placement or waitlist position after the drawing. Results will not be given by telephone or email. The letter will typically be mailed the afternoon of the drawing or the following morning. The placement letter must be returned by the due date indicated. We strictly adhere to all timelines, otherwise, the placement will be offered to another student.
If chosen to attend, we will need a completed district registration form (even if you've already completed one) and a copy of your child’s birth certificate. In some cases, proof of residency may also be required. The UPK provider will later need a completed physical form including your child’s immunization records.
If you decline the placement that was offered, either from the initial lottery or off the waitlist, then your child's name will cycle back through the waitlist.
The waitlist is not site-specific. At any time during the school year, if any spot with any provider becomes available, it will be offered to the next person on the list.