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Kindergarten Registration for School Year 2018/2019

Children must be five (5) years of age by August 31, 2018 in order to register for kindergarten.

Where
The Parent Information Center located in the main lobby at Medford High School, 489 Winthrop Street

When
Beginning Monday, March 5, 2018
Parent Information Center Hours: 7:00 AM-3:00 PM
Extended hours: Wed., Ma. 7 & Tues., Apr. 10, 2018 3:00 PM-6:30 PM
April vacation: Tues., Apr. 17 & Wed., Apr. 18, 2018 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

All registrations must be submitted in person. Early registration is recommended to ensure placement in your neighborhood school.

Parent or legal guardian must bring the following:

1. Registration forms (download forms here)

2. Proof of residency: two current utility bills, (i.e. water, gas, electric, mortgage statement or lease) in the parent or legal guardian’s name or a notarized Residency Affidavit signed by the home owner and two current utility bills in the name of the person with whom you are residing.

3. Student’s birth certificate

4. Student’s immunization record, a physical exam within one year, lead test results, tuberculosis test results or tuberculosis risk assessment, and vision screening with stereopsis. All incoming kindergarten students must be medically cleared before the start of school.

5. Photo identification of a parent or legal guardian. Legal guardians will need to provide a Caregiver Authorization Affidavit (available in the Parent Information Center).

6. For special education students, provide the district with the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Please note: registration will not be processed unless all of the required documents (listed above) are received.

All students are assigned to their proximity zone/geographical zone school. The school assignment by street listing can be found on our website at www.medfordpublicschools.org. Parents who wish to send their child to a school outside their proximity zone may fill out a choice selection form at the time of registration. Choice assignments are granted based on space availability, sibling preference and diversity plan guidelines. If requests are approved, parents will be notified at the end of August. Transportation to a non-proximity zone school is the parent’s responsibility.

Non-English or limited English speaking students will be assessed by the English Learners staff.

Medford Public Schools offers Before and After School Programs for registered students. The Before School Program is offered on a first come, first served basis. Registration for the Before School and After School Programs will begin on Monday, April 2, 2018. The After School Program for kindergarten students will use a lottery system if demand exceeds space. Pre-Registration forms must be received/postmarked with an April 2-6, 2018 date to enter the lottery. Registration forms for both programs will be available on the Medford Public Schools website. For questions, please contact Cheryl at 781-393-2102 for the After School Program office and Michele at 781-393-2310 for the Before School Program office.

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