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Kindergarten Registration Information

ONLINE Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020 will open on January 2, 2019

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 2019-20 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 whose parent/legal guardian(s) are living in Waltham 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 encouraged 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 meetings in 2019 will be held at the Dual Language School located at 510 Moody Street on:

  • Tuesday, January 15th     5:30-6:30PM
  • Wednesday, January 23rd    5:30-6:30PM

The date & time of the lottery to select families for the 2019-20 Dual Language Program is:

  • Wednesday, March 20th at 6:00PM

To participate in the lottery, parents must have:

1. Registered your child for Kindergarten on or before March 20, 2019

2. Notified a PIC staff member of your wish to participate before 3:00PM on March 20, 2019.


2019-20 Kindergarten Document Drop-Off (for Online Registrations) & Walk-in Registration Nights:

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

  • Stanley Elementary, 250 South Street - Tuesday, January 29, 2019
  • Plympton Elementary, 40 Farnsworth Street - Wednesday, January 30, 2019
  • MacArthur Elementary, 494 Lincoln Street - Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • Whittemore Elementary, 30 Parmenter Road - Wednesday, February 6, 2019
  • Northeast Elementary, 70 Putney Lane - Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • FitzGerald Elementary, 140 Beal Road - Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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

781-314-5524

781-314-5672

781-314-5717 (Spanish)

781-314-5668 (Spanish)


2019-20 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 7, 2019           10:00-11:00am

MacArthur Elementary:      Wednesday, June 5, 2019     9:00-10:00am

Northeast Elementary:       Friday, June 7, 2019          10:00-11:30am

Plympton Elementary:       Tuesday, June 4, 2019        10:00-11:00am

Stanley Elementary:          Thursday, June 6, 2019      10:00-11:00am

Whittemore Elementary:    Thursday, June 6, 2019       10:00-11:00am

Dual Language School:      Monday, June 3, 2019         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 27, 28 & 29, 2019 (Calendar is pending Waltham School Committee approval)

The first day of school for Kindergarten students will be Tuesday, September 3, 2019!

PIC Hours

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

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

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