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The Niskayuna Central School District welcomes all school-age students who reside in the district, and takes great pride in providing them with a high-quality education.

To register a new student, contact  District Registrar Joan Vertigan at (518) 377-4666, Ext. 50714, or via e-mail at; You may make an appointment with the Registrar, but it is not required.

Families will need to provide the following information to complete the registration process. For kindergarten registration information, click here.

When a family registers a child, that child will be enrolled in our schools the next day or as soon as is practical. In cases where residency may be in question, all documentation is reviewed and a residency determination is made within three days.

For residency questions, please contact Registrar Joan Vertigan at (518) 377-4666, Ext. 50714, or via e-mail at


Kindergarten registration

Children must be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1 of the year they enter kindergarten. Parents/guardians of eligible children identified through the previous district census are sent registration packets in the mail before kindergarten registration. MORE INFORMATION


Children of Future Residents

Children attending Niskayuna schools must be residents of the school district. Children of future residents may be enrolled providing the parents/guardians show evidence, in the form of a construction, purchase or rental agreement, that guarantees residence within three months. For more details, please see Board of Education Policy 5152.


Residency Decisions

Prior to decisions that a child is not entitled to attend school in the district, the person in parental relation to the child will have the opportunity to submit information concerning the child's right to attend school in the district.

In cases where it is determined that a child is not entitled to attend the schools of such district due to residency, the district will provide written notice of this determination within two business days. This written notice will include the specific basis for the determination, the date when the child will no longer be able to attend school in the district, and information about appealing the decision to the New York State Education Commissioner.


Education of Homeless Youth

The Niskayuna Central School District educates homeless youth and children in accordance with the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which requires states and school districts to ensure that homeless children and youths have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education, including a public preschool education, as provided to other children and youths. Board of Education policy provides for the identification, enrollment and transportation of homeless students in accordance with provisions of federal and state law which give homeless students the right to designate either the school district of origin or the school district of current location as the one they wish to attend. For more information about the education of homeless youth, please contact the director of student and staff support services at (518) 377-4666 x50740. Board of Education Policy #4343 also provides more information.