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Kindergarten Registration 2015-2016  

Welcome to Kindergarten Registration! The Parent Information Center will be hosting Kindergarten Registration Nights at each of the elementary schools.  Registrations will be received between the hours of 6:00PM and 8:00PM.  For more detailed information including registration forms and required documentation, please click and print out the Kindergarten Registration Packets for 2015-2016 (see below).  The Kindergarten Registration dates at the elementary schools are as follows:
 

Fitzgerald Elementary, 140 Beal Road

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM?  CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2015 FROM 6:00PM - 8:00PM

MacArthur Elementary, 494 Lincoln Street

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM - CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015 FROM 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Northeast Elementary, 70 Putney Lane

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Plympton Elementary, 20 Farnsworth Street

Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Stanley Elementary, 250 South Street

Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM         

Whittemore Elementary, 30 Parmenter Road

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM

PLEASE READ:  IN THE EVENT THAT SCHOOL IS CANCELED ON A PARTICULAR DATE DUE TO WEATHER, THE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION NIGHT ON THAT DATE WILL ALSO BE CANCELED.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES.

 
Children are assigned to a school based upon their home address and parents are expected to register their children for kindergarten at the elementary school in their district. If you are unsure of which school district you live in please contact the Parent Information Center. 
 
If you unable to attend the registration night in your school district, please contact the Parent Information Center to set up an alternate registration appointment.
 
Phone: 781-314-5672  
Spanish: 781-314-5612  
Haitian Creole: 781-314-5719
 

PLEASE NOTE: On the dates of the Kindergarten Registration Nights, the operating hours of the Parent Information Center will be 12:00PM - 4:00PM. 

 

Kindergarten Registration Packet 2015-2016

English: Kindergarten Registration Packet

Español: Paquete de Incripción para Kinder


 
Kindergarten Registration Requirements:

Required Documents:

  1. Proof of Birth for the child (birth certificate -OR- passport)
  2. Proof of Guardianship/ Photo ID (state driver's license, state ID, passport and if applicable, custody forms)
  3. Proof of Residency (Waltham quarterly tax bill, lease agreement or residency affidavit form)

Medical Requirements:

The Waltham Public Schools, in compliance with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, require the following documents: a copy of a physical exam and a current immunization record.  Immunization Requirements
  1. Immunization Records:
    • Hepatitis B - 3 doses
    • DTP - 5 doses
    • Polio - 4 doses
    • MMR - 2 doses
    • Varicella (chicken pox) - 2 doses or record of natural disease documented by a physician 
  2. Lead test results (date and results, including the number)
  3. Physical Exam (dated within 12 months to the start of school)
  4. Vision screening including the Stereopsis exam with results

*Please note your child will NOT be allowed to start school until their immunization records have been reviewed by a school nurse and lead test results have been received.


Kindergarten Screenings - Spring 2015:

Appointments for screenings and/or English language assessments will be scheduled at the time of registration.

Fitzgerald Elementary: April 15, 16 &17, between 9:00 & 2:00

Northeast Elementary: April 8 & 9, between 9:00 & 2:00

MacArthur Elementary: April 13 & 14, between 9:00 & 2:00

Plympton Elementary: April 27, 28 & 29, between 9:00 & 2:00

Stanley Elementary: May 20, 21 & 22,  between 9:00 & 2:00

Whittemore Elementary: May 27, 28 & 29, between 9:00 & 2:00

*Students who indicate another language besides English on their home language survey will be given a language assessment to determine their English proficiency. This information is essential in order for schools to provide meaningful instruction for all students, therefore this assessment must be administered before the child can start school.


Kindergarten Visitation Dates - June 2015:

Fitzgerald Elementary, 140 Beal Road

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 9:30am - 10:30am

MacArthur Elementary, 494 Lincoln Street

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 10:00am - 11:00am

Northeast Elementary, 70 Putney Lane

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 10:00am - 11:30am

Plympton Elementary, 20 Farnsworth Street

Friday, June 5, 2015 from 10:00am - 11:00am

Stanley Elementary, 250 South Street

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm           

Whittemore Elementary, 30 Parmenter Road

Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 1:30pm - 2:30pm


Kindergarten Registration 2014-2015:

To enroll your child for kindergarten during the current school year, please contact the Parent Information Center by email or call: 781-314-5672 to schedule a registration appointment. The Parent Information Center is located at 617 Lexington Street, Waltham MA 02452.  Our office is inside the Waltham High School.  Please enter through the main entrance and check in with the front desk.

Kindergarten is a full-day program for Waltham Public Schools. To be eligible for Kindergarten during the 2014-2015 school year, a child must have reached 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2014.  There are no exceptions to the age requirement.   Please complete the registration forms available in the K-Registration Packets for 2014-2015 and bring them along with the required documentation listed above to your registration appointment.

K-Registration Packets for 2014-2015:

English: Kindergarten Registration Packet

Español: Paquete de Incripción para Kinder

 


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