Q: Is my child eligible for kindergarten?

A: To be eligible to attend kindergarten in Fall 2022, your child must be five-years-old on or before September 1, 2022.


Q: What school will my child attend?

A: Your child's school assignment will appear once you have entered your street address and house number on the online registration form. School assignments are based upon District policy.



Q: What information will I need to register my child online?

A: We suggest that you gather the necessary information prior to going online. In addition to the student's name, address, parent name(s) and address, you will need the following information to complete the registration.

  • Parent/guardian phone numbers, including home, cell, and work
  • Parent/guardian email address
  • At least two alternate emergency contacts (in addition to parent information), including name and phone number
  • Pediatrician's name, address, and phone number
  • Dentist's name, address, and phone number
  • Student's medical history*


*Please note that if you prefer not to including your child's medical history on the online registration form, then please use a paper form that you can complete and return to your neighborhood school with other required documents.


Q: Is the registration process complete once I complete the online form?

A: No. You will need to submit the following required documents to your child's neighborhood elementary school.

  • Parent/Guardian ID
    • Valid Massachusetts driver's license/ID card, Passport, Military ID, other government-issued photo ID
  • Proof of Residency (if not uploaded during the online registration process)
    • Most recent mortgage payment; or
    • Most recent property tax bill; or
    • Copy of current signed lease (Please note that the District will contact lease-holders annually to update files with a current lease for the new school year.)
  • Proof of Occupancy (if not uploaded during the online registration process)
    • Two utility statements from two different companies dated within 45 days that show the service address and connection date from the following list:
      • Cable/Satellite TV/Internet (bill or work order)
      • Electric (bill or "statement of service" letter)
      • Gas (bill or "statement of service" letter)
      • Home telephone (cellular is not acceptable) (bill or work order)
      • Home/renter's insurance (bill, policy, or "statement of service" letter)
  • ‚ÄčOriginal birth certificate (if not uploaded during the online registration process)
  • Immunization records and physician's report of a physical exam, conducted and signed within the past six months by a Massachusetts physician (or within six months following school entry)*
  • Proof of lead screening.
  • Proof of vision screening from student's pediatrician.
  • Completed Preschool Experience Survey.


Q: Are there any other important dates I need to know about?

A: Yes. 

Incoming Kindergarten Family Information Night

Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 7:00pm


Parents/guardians of incoming students are invited to attend a presentation by the kindergarten teachers, school nurse, PTO/PTA (Parent-Teacher Organization/Association) president, and school principal. You will learn about the school’s values and culture, daily life in kindergarten classrooms, and how to get involved in the school’s PTO/PTA. 


Kindergarten Classroom Visit

late May/early June (by appointment)


You and your child will meet school staff as well as other incoming kindergarten students and their parents. If possible, please leave younger siblings at home to make this a special time for you and your kindergarten child.


Wheels on the Bus

Tuesday, June 14 or Wednesday, August 17, 6:00pm (Little Theater at Westwood High School)


Led by Westwood’s School Resource Police Officer Brad Pindel, this information session provides students with the chance to board a real school bus and to learn about safe bus behavior. No pre-registration is required. Parents and their kindergartners can choose to attend either session.

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