Preschool Lottery Applications Available This Week
Applicants must be residents of Summit and 3 years old by Sept. 30. On Dec.16, applications for the lottery will be available at www.summit.k12.nj.us as well as schools and district offices.
The Summit Public Schools is accepting applications for the 2012-2103 school year preschool program. Preschool classes are located at the Primary Center at Jefferson, 110 Ashwood Ave., and at the Primary Center at Wilson, 14 Beekman Terrace. The preschool, which uses the Creative Curriculum for Preschool, comprises general education students and students who have been found eligible for special education.
General education students will be selected for this program by lottery. Preschool classes, which may include both three- and four-year-old children, meet four days per week, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for the morning session and from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. for the afternoon session.
Applicants must be residents of Summit and three years of age by September 30. Beginning December 16, 2011, applications for the lottery will be available on the district website at www.summit.k12.nj.us.
During school hours, applications may also be obtained in person at the Primary Centers, the Office of Special Education Services, the Summit Board of Education office, and the main office of any of the elementary schools. All applications must be returned to the Office of Special Education Services at 14 Beekman Terrace no later than 4 p.m. on January 18, 2012.
The lottery drawing will be held at the board of education offices at 14 Beekman Terrace on January 19, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. Parents of applicants are welcome to attend, but need not be present at the drawing. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by phone and mail. Children who are not selected for the program will be placed on a waiting list. Special education students are included in the preschool program as determined by the District Child Study Team.
An original birth certificate with raised seal and proofs of residency will be required for those students admitted to the program.
A tuition fee of $320 per month will be charged for participation in this program for the 2012- 2013 school year. Students who qualify under the income eligibility guidelines set forth under the Federal Child Nutrition Program may be eligible for a reduced charge. For more information, please call the Office of Special Education Services at (908) 273-6658.
By Cathy Fernandez, Summit Public Schools