Charles A. Upson Elementary School

Pride in Our Past; Faith in Our Future

Upcoming Events

District Announcements

  • Lockport City School District Announces Transition to Trimester Report Cards for K-6 Programs

    Lockport City School District is excited to announce a change in its reporting system for K-6 programs, effective September 2023. Beginning with the upcoming 2023/2024 school year, Lockport K-6 programs will transition from a quarterly report card to a trimester report card. This decision comes as a result of valuable feedback received from multiple teachers and staff members, as well as a recognition that most local districts already utilize a trimester report card system. Read more here.

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  • Spring Concert Schedule

    We are excited to bring the talent of Lockport City School District students to Lockport families and community members.
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  • MBK BBQ and Basketball Tournament

    Come celebrate with Lockport's Boys and Young Men of Color, their friends, and their families!  The event is FREE and will include food, games, music, basketball, and fun! Saturday, June 10 from 10 AM - 2 PM at Dolan Park. Sign-up is required.

    Find out more here.

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  • Class of 2023 Graduation Information

    Sports Awards: 6/2/23 
    Senior Awards: 6/6/23 
    Last Day of BOCES: 6/9/23
    Last Official Day of LHS Classes: 6/13/23
    Senior Walk at Elementary Buildings: 6/13/23. 
    Graduation Rehearsal: 6/13/23
    Senior Celebration: 6/13/23 
    Pre-PROM Picture Opportunity: 6/22/23 
    PROM: 6/22/23 
    Graduation: 6/24/23

    More information and other important dates can be found in the Class of 2023 Newsletter.

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  • TechMobile Summer Schedule (July 10 - August 10)

    Find out more about the TechMobile this summer including hours, locations, and days.

    TechMobile Flyer.


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  • Dr. Mathis A. Calvin, III begins March 18, 2023.

    Let me first start by sharing with all of you that I am honored to be the new Superintendent of the Lockport City School District. As your new Superintendent I am looking forward to partnering with all of you: our students, parents and/or guardians, families, staff, Board of Education members - trustees, elected officials, civic organizations and business - community leaders. My goal is to make certain that we achieve the district’s motto which asserts that we will celebrate and demonstrate “pride in our past and faith in our future.”

    Read more here.

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  • Kindergarten Registration

    The Lockport City School District has begun Kindergarten registration for all children who will be 5 years of age on or before December 1, 2023. Children must be registered in order to attend school in September.



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CU Announcements

  • As a reminder, Friday, February 3, 2023 is an early dismissal day at 11:50AM for Parent/Teacher Conferences. Please contact your child’s teacher to set up an appointment if you have not been contacted already.  Read more of the February Newsletter here.

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  • The colder weather is here! Please be sure your child is prepared for outdoor recess. This includes a coat, hat, gloves/mittens, boots and snow pants. If your child is not appropriately dressed, his/her activity during outdoor recess will be limited. Parents may also want to consider sending in a change of clothes for their child, as sometimes during recess, children get wet. Read more of the January Newsletter here.

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  • The Main Foyer area is almost complete! We are finalizing the last details in an effort to better accommodate your needs when visiting CU. In the upcoming weeks, you will notice our “Visitors” portion has been moved to the left side of the vestibule area and there will be a person at the window to assist you. Your patience and flexibility are appreciated during this transitional time. Read more of the December Newsletter here. 

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  • I appreciate your flexibility as we navigate a few obstacles with the construction in the front foyer. As we continue to work through this, please know, when visiting CU you should use the entrance to the LEFT in the front of the building. This is different from how we started school in September. As always, the doors will be secured and you will need to buzz in to get assistance from the main office staff. Once all issues are rectified, I will send you another update. Read more of the November CU Newsletter.

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  • It is hard to believe that October is upon us. Teachers and staff have introduced both school and classroom expectations to the students, while students have settled into the school year ready to learn. Read more of the October CU Newsletter.

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  • We are excited to have our students back in session beginning Tuesday, September 6, 2022. As a reminder, dismissal will be at 11:50AM on this day. Click here to read Principal Gilson's September Newsletter.

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  • 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.