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.
Required information includes the student's name, grade, address,
telephone number, date of birth, and the name and address of the private
or parochial school for which transportation is requested. Requests
should be submitted to Copiague Public Schools, c/o Transportation
Office, 2650 Great Neck Road, Copiague, New York 11726.