Dear UPK Parents:
Welcome to UPK. Some important information for you.
Please note that our UPK hours for the 2020-21 school year will be 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM for full day classes at Unity Drive, Bicycle Path, and North Coleman Rd.
AM session will run from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
PM session will run from 11:30 AM-2:00 PM
For hours at the Learning Experience, Kidtastic Kids, Head Start, and Alternatives for Children, please contact the provider directly.
We will most likely be following the District’s tentative AA/BB schedule. Children will be in person learning two days per week and virtual learning three days per week. Details will be shared in orientation.
We will be holding in-person UPK orientations on the following dates/times:
9/1 9:00 AM-10:00 AM and 10:30 AM-11:30 AM at Unity in the gym.
9/2 9:00 AM-10:00 AM and 10:30 AM-11:30 AM at Bicycle Path in the cafeteria.
9/3 9:00 AM-10:00 AM and 10:30 AM-11:30 AM at N. Coleman in the cafeteria.
These are by appointment only to ensure we can social distance. We ask only one adult per family attend. Please wear a mask in order to enter the building. Please click on the link to sign up for your school’s orientation appointment. UPK Orientation Attendance Request
We will also have a virtual orientation for each school posted on our website. You can always email us with questions UPK@mccsd.net
Your child will be receiving two learning kits. One for home use during virtual learning days and one for in school so materials are not shared. The kits will include: markers, scissors, crayons, gluesticks, play dough, watercolor paints, and some paper. The teachers will send items home from time to time as well. You will not need to buy any school supplies, unless you wish to. However, please be sure you do supply your child with a full size backpack to transport items to and from school. You may also want to purchase a lunch box if your child will be bringing food to school. Please be sure to have a complete change of clothes (in a ziplock bag with his/her name on it) in your child’s backpack in case of emergencies. We also know from research and experience that children are more comfortable with their own masks, so please send your child in with a mask (labeled with their name). Children will be required to wear masks during the school day.
We are committed to making sure your child has a wonderful UPK experience. We appreciate your cooperation during these changing times.
Dear In-Coming Universal Pre-Kindergarten Families,
Welcome to UPK!
In an effort to maintain paperless communication, we will be utilizing the district website www.mccsd.net , our Universal Pre-K School Page Universal Pre-K School and the Parent Portal to communicate important messages to all of our UPK families throughout the school year.
Please be sure to check to the website frequently for updates and information on orientation and school updates.
You will receive one other mailing regarding your login directions and information for the Parent Portal in August. This is where you will find your child’s classroom assignment for the school year.
Also, please email us at UPK@mccsd.net with your child’s full name, so we can add you to our direct mailing list. We can send you information directly to your inbox if you provide a valid email address.
Enjoy the rest of your summer. I look forward to meeting each of you at our Universal Pre-Kindergarten Orientations.
Middle Country Central School District
11 Unity Drive
Centereach, NY 11720
Distance Learning Update
Please be advised that district fields are still not authorized for organization and group use.