Rochester City School District
Media Advisory
April 22, 2021
Editor Contact:
Marisol Ramos-Lopez
585.455.2844 (m)
Registration for '21 - '22 School Year
Joe Capezzuto, Director of Placement
Robin Hooper, Executive Director of Early Childhood Education

Pre-K – 12th grade registration

Saturday, April 24, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Freddie Thomas Learning Center
625 Scio Street
Rochester, NY 14605
DETAILS: The Department of Early Childhood Education and Office of Student Equity and Placement are holding a student registration event for families with children who will be new to the District all the way through to 12th grade. This is their opportunity to register for school this September. 

Children who will be 3 or 4 by December 1, 2021 can register now for their best choice of locations for free Pre-K classes in schools and community agencies across the City of Rochester.

Families who have students entering Kindergarten through 12th grade can also receive direct assistance with enrolling their children for school in September.

Pre-registration is required so the District can provide support for each family who needs it. Families may visit to register for a time this Saturday. Families should bring the child’s birth certificate, immunization records, a physical from the last two years, and photo ID with proof of address in order to complete registration.

Families are encouraged to enroll now because the deadline to apply for the Pre-K lottery in the District is April 30. While families are welcome to enroll their child in Pre-K after April 30, they are not guaranteed the school of their choice. 

The Office of Student Equity and Placement is encouraging parents at all grade levels to apply now for school in September. This will avoid wait times in person over the summer at the District’s Central Office since capacity will be limited due to COVID guidelines.  
Placement specialists will be available at this Saturday’s registration event to assist parents with every step in the enrollment process. This event will follow COVID-19 safety guidelines and all participants are asked to wear a mask. 

For more information, please visit 

*Please know: the District will begin the school year on Wednesday, September 8, with students returning to school five days a week for in-person learning. Any family who does not want their children attend school in person in September must notify their children’s school by Friday, May 7 to choose a 100% remote learning option for the first 20 weeks of the school year. Families may also notify the District of their decision to choose 100% remote learning by logging to Families who do not choose the 100% remote learning model by May 7 will automatically have their child/children enrolled as in-person students starting in September.

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