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Information on FCASD Pre-Kindergarten Program for 2020-2021 School Year

The Fox Chapel Area School District is continuing its Pre-Kindergarten program for the 2020-2021 school year. This will be the second year for the Pre-Kindergarten program which is located at the new Kerr Elementary School (341 Kittanning Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15215) and will be open to students who turn four on or before September 1.   
 
The Pre-Kindergarten program will consist of a four-year-old classroom comprised of 20 eligible students. The program will have a classroom teacher and an instructional assistant and will run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. All students must be toilet-trained (training pants are NOT permitted and children MUST be able to use the bathroom without adult assistance). The district will not provide transportation and parents/guardians must provide transportation to and from school for all students. The Pre-Kindergarten program requires a five-day-a-week commitment and the district’s Pre-Kindergarten policy states that after 10 absences, a child may be withdrawn from the program.
 
Please note that students are eligible for this program based on their family’s income. To be eligible for the program, the family’s income must be below the 300% poverty level for the size of the family. Please reference the chart below or visit prek.fcasd.edu to view the chart. If your income is above these guidelines, your child will not be eligible for the program.   

2019 Federal Poverty Level Guidelines 300%
Family Size
Annual Income
Monthly Income
Weekly Income
1
$37,470
$3,123
$721
2
$50,730
$4,228
$976
3
$63,990
$5,333
$1,231
4
$77,250
$6,438
$1,486
5
$90,510
$7,543
$1,741
6
$103,770
$8,648
$1,996
7
$117,030
$9,753
$2,251
8
$130,290
$10,858
$2,506
Each Additional
$13,260
$1,105
$255
 
The Pre-K enrollment forms, including the Pre-K Application and Income Verification form, are available on the district’s Pre-Kindergarten website at prek.fcasd.edu. Please complete both forms and provide proof of income (copy of W-2 or three current pay stubs).
 
If interested, please send the completed application along with all of the required paperwork to:
 
Fox Chapel Area School District Pre-Kindergarten  
c/o Dr. Ashley Constantine
611 Field Club Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
 
Reminder: Applications will be accepted from January 2 to February 28. If more than 20 applications are received by February 28, a random selection process will occur on March 6 to officially select students. Parnets who have a child selected for the program, will receive an acceptance letter by March 13 with further information. All other eligible students will be placed on an ordered wait list.  
 
Any questions should be directed to Dr. Ashley Constantine at ashley_constantine@fcasd.edu or 412/967-2455, or visit prek.fcasd.edu.