Pre-K lottery registration for 2022-23 school year is open

Families who are interested in enrolling their child in Fayetteville-ManliusThis is an image of a chalkboard in the background and cups of pencils School District’s Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) program for the 2022-23 school year can now submit an application for the registration lottery. 

If there are more eligible applicants than can be served in a given school year, the district will conduct a lottery-based system to determine who attends the program. Lottery applications are due to the district no later than 4 p.m. June 6.

Incomplete registrations will result in a child being excluded from the lottery. 

The lottery will select attendees on a random basis. New York state regulations prohibit a district from prioritizing eligible students for any reason, including economic background. Each child will be entered into the lottery as an individual student and will be selected at random. 

Families of the selected students will be informed no later than June 30.

About the UPK Program

UPK is a state-funded program that introduces young learners to the school environment and focuses on intellectually, socially and emotionally preparing children for kindergarten.

Because F-M’s three elementary school buildings are already at capacity, the district is partnering with existing early education community-based organizations to administer the district’s program. The program will follow the New York State Prekindergarten Learning Standards.

The district is partnering with three community-based organizations for the 2022-23 school year to host the district’s program: 

  • Hal Welsh East Area Family YMCA
    200 Towne Dr., Fayetteville
  • Manlius YMCA
    140 W. Seneca St., Manlius
  • Shining Stars
    4595 Enders Rd., Manlius

Learn more about the district’s UPK program here.

UPK Registration Form