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Kindergarten Registration 2016-2017

Children may enroll in Kindergarten with the Waltham Public Schools if they have reached 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2016. 
 
Kindergarten Registration Forms and a list of required documentation can be found below.
 
New Student Registrations are taken by appointment.
 
Please contact the Parent Information Center to schedule:
 
 
781-314-5672, 781-314-5524 (English, Monday-Friday)

781-314-5612, 781-314-5662 (Spanish, Monday-Friday)

781-314-5719 (Haitian Creole on Monday, Wednesday & Friday)


Kindergarten Registration Packet 2016-2017

(Posted December 1, 2015)

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 - March & April 2016:

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

FitzGerald Elementary: April 11, 12 & 13, 2016 - between 9:00 & 2:00

Northeast Elementary: April 6, 7 & 8, 2016 - between 9:00 & 2:00

MacArthur Elementary: April 11, 12 & 13, 2016 - between 9:00 & 2:00

Plympton Elementary: March 28, 29 & 30, 2016 - between 9:00 & 2:00

Stanley Elementary: March 28, 29 & 30, 2016 - between 9:00 & 2:00

Whittemore Elementary: April 6, 7 & 8, 2016 - between 9:00 & 2:00

Dual Language Program: Children will have their Kindergarten Screenings at the elementary school in the district where they live.  The results of their screening will be forwarded to the staff of the Dual Language Program.

*All 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 2016:

FitzGerald Elementary: Thursday, June 2, 2016  from 9:30 to 10:30

MacArthur Elementary: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00

Northeast Elementary: Wednesday, June 1, 20116 from 10:00 to 11:30

Plympton Elementary: Friday, June 3, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00

Stanley Elementary: Thursday, June 9, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00

Whittemore Elementary: Thursday June 2, 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00

Dual Language Program: TBD


Kindergarten Registration 2015-2016:

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 2015-2016 school year, a child must have reached 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2015.  There are no exceptions to the age requirement.   Please complete the registration forms available in the K-Registration Packets for 2015-2016 and bring them along with the required documentation listed above to your registration appointment.

K Registration Forms for 2015-2016:

English: Kindergarten Registration Forms

Español: Formularios de Incripción para Kinder

 


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