2023-24 Kindergarten Registration
  • Now accepting kindergarten registration for fall 2024

    Before starting the registration process
    Please make sure you have the following documents ready to be uploaded (PDF or Photo format):

    • Proof of Residency 
      Two proofs of residency are required. Acceptable documentation includes the following with the current street address: a deed, a lease, current utility bill, current credit card bill, property tax bill, vehicle registration, driver’s license, Department of Transportation identification card.

    • Proof of child's age
      Any one of the following constitutes acceptable documentation: birth certificate; notarized copy of birth certificate; baptismal certificate; copy of the record of baptism – notarized or duly certified and showing the date of birth; notarized statement from the parents or another relative indicating the date of birth; a valid passport; a prior school record indicating the date of birth. (To register for kindergarten, students must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2024.)

    • Immunizations required by law 
      Your child will not be permitted to enter school without the required immunizations or proper exemption documentation. Please make sure the school nurse has these records before the start of school.  For more information visit: https://www.uscsd.k12.pa.us/Page/121

      Acceptable documentation includes: either the child’s immunization record, a written statement from the former school district or from a medical office that the required immunizations have been administered, or that a required series is in progress, or verbal assurances from the former school district or a medical office that the required immunizations have been completed, with records to follow.  

    Questions regarding registration may be directed to the respective principal or Mrs. Terri Lott, registration coordinator, at 412-833-1600, ext. 2283 or via email tlott@uscsd.k12.pa.us.


    What’s Next?

    Each of the district’s three elementary schools will host a Spring Into Kindergarten event on Tuesday, May 14 that includes a meet-and-greet with teachers and staff as well as distribution of kindergarten readiness materials. Principals will communicate event details to registered families via email later this spring. To attend, families must register for kindergarten no later than May 1.

    In addition, incoming kindergarten families will have the opportunity to attend a new family gathering during the summer. Events are planned and communicated by the respective elementary school and/or its parent organization (PTA/PTO).

    Kindergarten Orientation will be held during the first two student days of the new school year. Orientation, which students attend with their parent or caregiver, provides opportunities for incoming kindergarten students to become familiar with their new classrooms and teachers. Each family will sign up for a designated time-slot within the two-day orientation. During this scheduled time, students will complete a variety of readiness screenings and activities.

    The following completed forms can be submitted during the kindergarten events (note that physical and dental forms can be dated from Aug. 1, 2023 - start of school):


  • Timeline: 

    • Feb. 1: Online Kindergarten registration begins

    • May 14: Spring Into Kindergarten event at each school (register for kindergarten by May 1 to attend)

    • Summer: New family gathering hosted by each school//PTA/PTO 

    • July: Email notification of AM/PM assignment

    • Early to mid-August: Notification of teacher assignment, bus information, sign-up for kindergarten orientation appointment/readiness screening

    • First 2 days of school: Kindergarten Orientation/Screening (These are NOT regular school days for kindergarten students. Kindergarten students and their parent/caregiver will only attend during their scheduled orientation appointment.)

    • Third day of the new school year:  First day of school for kindergarten.


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  • About kindergarten in Upper St. Clair

    Students registering for kindergarten must be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2024, to be enrolled for the 2024-25 school year. Proof of residency within the Township of Upper St. Clair is required for enrollment.

    Upper St. Clair School District operates a half-day kindergarten program within its three elementary schools – Baker Elementary, Eisenhower Elementary and Streams Elementary. The morning program is from 8:35 – 11:55 a.m. and the afternoon program is from 12:25 – 3:05 p.m.

    Kindergarten-Plus as well as before and after-school programs are offered at each elementary school through Extended Day Services (EDS). Families needing services are encouraged to contact EDS as soon as possible. When EDS programs reach capacity limits, families may be wait-listed.


    International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP)

    As part of the online registration, incoming kindergarten families may elect to apply for the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP), which is offered at Streams Elementary. PYP serves students in kindergarten through grade 4. Due to space limitations, preference is given to students whose home school is Streams and/or those with siblings already enrolled in the program. A wait list is maintained annually. To apply for PYP, complete the form within the online registration.

    Families in the Streams attendance area who do not wish to enroll in PYP may elect to have their child attend Baker Elementary. 

    Questions about the PYP program can be sent to:

    Primary Years Program (PYP) Coordinator
    Lauren Bogus, Streams Elementary School
    lbogus@uscsd.k12.pa.us  |  412-833-1600 ext. 6040


    Things you can do NOW to prepare for kindergarten:

    • Download the 2024-25 School Calendar (coming soon)
    • Schedule health appointments (physical and dental forms can be dated from Aug. 1, 2023-start of school)
    • Like/Follow the district on social media @uscschools (FacebookTwitter/X and Instagram)
    • Complete your volunteer clearances so that you can volunteer in our schools and classrooms. Volunteer clearances are valid for five years.
    • Review information for applying for Free/Reduced Price School Meals