Charles A. Upson Elementary School

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Mission Statement

  • We believe: All people can learn. Schools create conditions for success academically, socially, emotionally, physically, and aesthetically. Teaching and learning are the shared responsibilities of home, school, and the community. Our mission is to assure comprehensive learning for all so that each person will be a lifelong learner.

Charles Upson Announcements

  • NYS mandated immunizations are required for new entrants to the district and students entering Kindergarten. Physicals performed by a physician are mandated for new entrants to the district and students entering Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 3, and Grade 5. Immunization requirements and physical forms can be found at Mail or fax completed documentation to the school nurse. Please call your school nurse with questions.

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District Announcements

    The date for registering for remote learning has been extended to Thursday, August 20, 2020.  A commitment to the full remote learning model must be made for the first ten weeks of school, September 8, 2020 though November 13,2020.  Parents who are interested in registering for the full remote learning option must contact their child's principal by August 20.

    Lockport City School District School Reopening Plan: In Lockport, the hybrid model will be implemented for all students prekindergarten through grade 12 beginning Tuesday, September 8, 2020. In other words, students will be assigned by the primary family last name to either a BLUE day or a GOLD day and report to school for in-person instruction every other day. When students are not in school on the assigned day, they will participate in remote learning from home following a schedule from their teacher. Faculty and staff will be returning to school on September 1 and reporting daily. Due to social distancing requirements, a full in-person model of instruction is impossible at this time.

    It is important to note that the reopening plan retains a strong focus on academic instruction to enhance student performance and address learning loss. An emphasis on the social-emotional needs of students is a priority and therefore addressed within the plan. Some students will be attending school on a daily basis based on individual needs or legal requirements.

    The reopening of school is a coordinated process and incorporates recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), and the New York State Education Department (NYSED). It is possible that we may need to alternate between in-person and remote learning throughout the year due to recommendations and guidance from our partnering agencies, and stay-at-home orders from the Governor.

    School reopening plan, updates, and resources can be found at

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  • The Lockport City School District has begun Kindergarten Registration for all children who will be 5 years of age on or before December 1, 2020. Children must be registered in order to attend school in September. Backpacks and iPads will be provided after registration is completed.

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  • School begins Tuesday, September 8, 2020. Full day for all students grades K-12.

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  • Labor Day: No school in session Friday, September 4th and Monday, September 7th.

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  • This is a reminder that due to COVID-19 all district buildings, playgrounds, and athletic facilities are CLOSED for usage by the community and students until further notice.

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  • Coronavirus resources and information can be found at

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