Residents over the age of four years, nine months and under
twenty-one years of age are entitled to attend Copiague Public Schools.
Children seeking admission to kindergarten must reach age five (5) on or
before December 1 in order to be admitted to kindergarten the previous
Children seeking admission to the first grade must have successfully
completed a full year of kindergarten and must have attained the age of
six (6) years on or before December 1 of the school year in which they
seek admission, with the following exception:
A child who does not qualify on the basis of chronological age, but who
has successfully completed a full year of kindergarten, may be admitted
to the first grade if, on the basis of the results of a comprehensive
evaluation administered by district personnel, the child is found to
possess the prerequisite readiness skills for entrance into the first
During the spring of each year, a pre-kindergarten registration is
conducted. Parents of pre-kindergarten students are requested to
register their children. During the first few months of school, Pupil
Personnel Services staff conduct a screening program for all students
All children must be immunized against diphtheria, measles, German
measles (rubella), poliomyelitis, hepatitis B, mumps, and chicken pox.
Prekindergarten must also be immunized against pneumococoal. Proof of
inoculations must be furnished. The only exceptions according to law are
a written religious exemption or, in the cases of measles and mumps,
rubella, varicella, hepatitis B and all poliovirus types 1, 2 and 3, a
medically documented history of disease.
All requests for transportation to private and parochial schools must be made in writing on or before April 1st of the previous school year. Requests can be made online using this link to the Private/Parochial School Transportation Request Form.
You may also download the form here and submit it to Copiague Public Schools, c/o Transportation Office, 2650 Great Neck Road, Copiague, New York 11726. Completed forms may also be faxed to 631-841-4613.
A new childcare transportation request form must be submitted each school year. Information is not carried over from year to year. Please contact the Transportation Office at (631) 842-4015 ext. 529 as soon as possible for a new application. Applications can also be downloaded by clicking the following links:
Childcare Transportation Request Form
A new medical transportation request form must be submitted each school year. In some instances special transportation might be necessary for student transportation for medical reasons. The attached form may be used to start the process. The request will be reviewed and you will be notified of determination.
Medical Transportation Request Form