2013-14 Events Calendar
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Registration for New Students
Registration for all new students occurs at the District Registrar's Office, located at 700 Delaware Avenue in Delmar (518/439-2442). Summer hours for registration are from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. However, throughout most of the school year, one person staffs the office. To ensure that someone is available to assist you, please call before visiting. Parents/guardians may enroll their children for school at any time during the school year.
Only Bethlehem Central residents may enroll in
Bethlehem Central Schools. Bethlehem Central does NOT accept tuition
students. You must have proof of residency in order to enroll your
child. If you do not know whether your residence is within BC school
district boundaries or which elementary school is your home school,
contact the BC Transportation Department, (518) 439-3830.
• Along with a completed registration packet, the following documentation is required in order to enroll your child for school at Bethlehem Central:
• Your child's original birth certificate or passport
• Your child's official immunization record (signed by physician or clinic staff)
• Custody papers, if applicable. [If the student is not your biological child, you must present [documentation that proves a permanent and total transfer of custody and control has been achieved.]
Three proofs of residency within the school district that include
the name and address of a parent
or guardian and are dated within the previous 30 days.
Academic records, including transcripts, recent
report cards and any special education plan should be presented at the
time of registration or to the school. Please bring the name and mailing
address of your child's previous school to registration.
2013-14 Elementary School Placement
Here at Bethlehem Central we are well under way of planning for the 2013-14 school year. We cannot guarantee placement at your home elementary school, but will try to accommodate those new students who register by April 1. If a grade at a particular elementary school reaches capacity, it will be necessary to place your child at another BC elementary school for the year, and then return your child to your home school for the remainder of his/her elementary schooling.
When a decision is made on your child's placement,
we will contact you as soon as possible. If you have any questions, feel
free to call the District Registrar, Melissa Haas, at 439-2442.
Registration can be completed in the Educational Services Center located at 700 Delaware Avenue, in the High School, Delmar and will occur from 8 a.m.-1 p.m and 2–4 p.m. If you are unable to make those times, please call (518) 439-2442, to make arrangements for another time. To register, children must be five years old by December 1 of the year they will start school. For example, children who will turn five between December 2, 2013 and December 1, 2014 will be eligible to start kindergarten in September 2014.
Kindergarten registration information was mailed to all eligible families currently in the district database. If you did not recieve a kindergarten registration packet, please fill out a Preschool Student Information Form [electronic form] for your child. If you had not previously done this, your child would not be in our database. Please complete the electronic form so that registration materials will be mailed to you. Click here [PDF] to see the letter that was mailed to parents, which includes information on the documents you will need to register your child for Kindergarten.
Contact District Registrar Melissa Haas at (518) 439-2442 if you have any questions.
Once your child is registered for kindergarten, a
screening will be scheduled for your child at your home elementary
It is very important for the district to be aware of
any resident preschoolers in order to plan for future enrollment and to
ensure that your family receives our Seeds of Learning preschool
newsletter. Please complete a
Private School/Preschool Student
Information Form [electronic form] and return it to the district registrar.
The district provides transportation to resident students who attend private or parochial school within 16 miles of their home. Private school students must be registered through the registrar's office in order to receive transportation services. Please fill out a Private School/Preschool Student Information Form [PDF] and a Private/Parochial School Transportation Request Form [PDF] and send them in together. In addition, you must present three (3) proofs of residency in the district.
If your child attends a private/parochial school but you plan to enroll him/her in a Bethlehem Central school for the upcoming school year, you must contact the registrar to register your child (even if your child previously attended a district school). You may register beginning each April for the following school year.