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Kindergarten Registration Information

The K-Registration Nights listed below have passed.  After February 15th, please contact our office to schedule an appointment.

ONLINE Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 will open on January 2, 2018

Please read the following information carefully and when you're ready, just click the blue button above to get started! 

Online registration is available for NEW Kindergarten students only.  If your child has previously registered, enrolled or receives services with Waltham Public Schools (example: a current or former Pre-K, Walk-in Services or Language Group student at either the Stanley or Northeast School), please complete the paper forms and either attend Walk-In Registration Night or schedule an appointment with PIC.

A valid email address will be required to use Online Forms.  New families will need to select the " Create an Account" option. 

If you have previously used Online Forms to register another child, you will need to use the same username and password and select the "Already Have an Account" option. 

Please select the 2018-19 school year and Grade K for your child's Online Registration.

**Paper versions of the New Student Registration Forms will also be accepted and are available for printing off this section of the website.  Please complete all forms in their entirety and bring them, along with the required documentation, to either one of the scheduled Document Drop-Off/Walk-In Registration Nights or to your scheduled appointment at the Parent Information Center. 


Kindergarten Registration Requirements

Children may enroll in Kindergarten with the Waltham Public Schools if they have reached 5 years of age on or before September 1 of the new school year.  

Each year the Parent Information Center gathers demographic information for age eligible children from both the city census and several area preschools. Information on Kindergarten Registration is then sent to those families, our elementary families, other community organizations and also posted on our website.  This communication is usually sent out about 3-4 weeks ahead of any scheduled registration events.  You are welcome to contact us to confirm that your child is on our list.

Kindergarten Registration will most often begin in either late January or early February of each year.  At the conclusion of the announced registration events, additional kindergarten registrations will be taken by appointment. Please contact the Parent Information Center to schedule!

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  
 
NOTE: Families using Online K-Registration will also need to complete & submit the mandatory Health Services Forms to Parent Information Center Staff.
 
  • 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
  • Lead test results (date and results, including the number)
  • Physical Exam (dated within 12 months to the start of school)
  • Vision screening including the Stereopsis exam with results

*Please note your child will not be cleared for school enrollment until their immunization records have been reviewed for compliance by a school nurse and lead test results have been received.


Dual Language Community Information Meetings: 

These meetings typically occur in January of each year and are open to ALL incoming Kindergarten Families.  They serve to provide you a chance to learn all about Waltham's Dual Language Program and how to sign your child up for the Dual Language Lottery!  We encourage you to attend as many as you like! 

The dates & times of the meetings in January 2018 are:

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018     6:15-8:00pm at Whittemore Elementary School
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018    6:15-8:00pm at MacArthur Elementary School

The date & time of the lottery to select families for the 2018-19 Dual Language Program is:

  •  Thursday, March 29, 2018 - Time is TBD

To participate in the lottery, parents must have:

1. Registered your child for Kindergarten on or before March 29, 2018

2. Notified a PIC staff member of your wish to participate before 3:00PM on  March 29,2018


2018-19 Kindergarten Document Drop-Off (for Online Registrations) & Walk-in Registration Nights:

Parent/Guardian(s) may drop-in anytime between 5:30pm - 8:30pm

  • Plympton Elementary, 40 Farnsworth Street - Tuesday, January 30, 2018
  • FitzGerald Elementary, 140 Beal Road - Wednesday, January 31, 2018
  • MacArthur Elementary, 494 Lincoln Street - Tuesday, February 6, 2018
  • Northeast Elementary, 70 Putney Lane - Wednesday, February 7, 2018   RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER: Friday, February 9, 2018
  • Whittemore Elementary, 30 Parmenter Road - Tuesday, February 13, 2018
  • Stanley Elementary, 250 South Street - Thursday, February 15, 2018

 If you are unable to attend one of the nights above, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

781-314-5524

781-314-5672

781-314-5612 (Spanish)

781-314-5662 (Spanish)


2018-19 Kindergarten Visitation Dates: 

Kindergarten Visitation Day is an opportunity for parents and incoming Kindergartners to visit the school.  After welcomes and introductions, the children will go with the K-Teachers to participate in various activities while their parents will meet as a group with the school principal for a brief presentation and chance to ask any questions.   Please make note of your child's K-Visitation Day and check back often for any updates!

FitzGerald Elementary:      Friday, June 1, 2018           9:30-11:00am

MacArthur Elementary:      Monday, June 4, 2018        10:00-11:00am

Northeast Elementary:       Friday, June 1, 2018          10:00-11:30am

Plympton Elementary:       Tuesday, June 5, 2018        10:00-11:00am

Stanley Elementary:          Thursday, June 7, 2018      10:00-11:00am

Whittemore Elementary:    Thursday, June 7, 2018        10:00-11:00am

Dual Language School:      Monday, June 4, 2018         10:00-11:00am


Appointments for the DIAL-4 Kindergarten Screenings for all incoming K-students, and if applicable, the WIDA MODEL English Language Assessments will be scheduled and provided to parents just prior your child's K-Visitation Day.  These screenings will take place on August 28, 29 & 30, 2018.  

The first day of school for both Pre-K & Kindergarten students will be Tuesday, September 4, 2018! 

PIC Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

School Vacation Weeks: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

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