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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2018

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It is an exciting time for you and your family! While there is much information to absorb, our goal is to make it as easy as possible for you.

Kindergarten Registration begins in January 2018.

We can’t wait to meet you and your kindergartner!

Children who are 5-years old on or before September 1, 2018 are eligible for Kindergarten. Scituate Public Schools offers:

- Free Half-Day Kindergarten and
- Tuition Based Full Day Kindergarten

Our goal is to keep students in their neighborhood or "home" school, although potentially some students could be placed in other schools to maximize the efficiency of our Full-Day Kindergarten (FDK) and Half-Day Kindergarten (HDK) programs.

There are three important dates and times for you to remember: January 12, 2018, January 17, 2018, or January 18, 2018. Please save these dates!

Please plan to go to Jenkins Elementary School (see map) to complete your registration on the 17th or 18th. A representative from your neighborhood school will be there to help you through the process!

Beginning January 12th at home:                                                              ComputerImage

  • The Registration Gateway portal is now available for kindergarten registration. See link below in the Student Online Registration Information section.
  • Please complete the online Student Registration prior to the Registration Days and remember to bring the required documents with you at that time.                                   

January 17th or 18th at Jenkins School

  • Registration Days from 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM on both January 17 and 18
  • Registration Night from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on January 17
  • Click here to find your child’s school based you your street address. 

 DocumentImage Please remember to bring required documents to complete your child’s registration to the Registration Days on either January 17th or 18th..                                   

Student Online Registration Information:

  1. Click here to open the Registration Gateway registration portal and then click the Start button on the portal to begin completing the online process. 
  2. The Registration Gateway account you are prompted to create will allow you to revisit the site if needed to complete the process. 

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  • Copy of child’s immunization records (click to view requirements)
  • Completed Financial Supplemental Registration Form
    • Click here to download the form which you use to indicate choice of Full Day or Half Day Kindergarten
  • Completed Kindergarten Developmental History –
    • Click here to down load the form to enter your child’s information directly onto the writeable PDF form. 
  • For Full-day a $300 deposit toward the Kindergarten tuition is required at registration.
    • Option 1: Pay online at Unibank with a MasterCard, Discover Card, or bank routing number. Click here to connect to Unibank.com 
    • Option 2: Bring a check payable to Town of Scituate on January 17th or 18th with the other documents.
  • Sliding Fee Scale for 2018-2019
  • You must present an Original Birth Certificate – with seal
  • Proof of Residency and Identification Documents
    • 1. Evidence of Residency: Please provide One (1) of the following:
      • Record of recent mortgage payment and/or property tax bill
      • Fully signed and executed Lease and/or Rental Agreement (Must be executed by both parties)
      • Landlord/Owner of Property Affidavit (click here for the Residency Statement/Affidavit)
      • Fully signed and executed Purchase and Sale (P&S) Agreement (provided occupancy date occurs within 30 days of enrollment)
      • Section 8 Agreement
    • 2. Evidence of Occupancy: Please provide One (1) of the following:
      • Gas/Oil Bill, Electric Bill, Home (not cell) Telephone Bill, Cable Bill, Water Bill (Note: Bill must be dated within the past 45 days and address and name must be stated)
      • Recent bill dated within the past 45 days showing Scituate address and name (Note: A Residency Statement/Affidavit is required with this option)
      • Occupancy Statement/Affidavit must be notarized if a bill cannot be provided prior to student’s enrollment.
    • 3 Proof of Identification of Parent/Guardian: Please provide One (1) of the following:
      • Valid MA Driver’s License
      • Valid MA Photo ID Card
      • Valid Passport
      • Other Government issued Photo ID

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  • Frequently Asked Questions:
    • Q: How can I complete the online registration if I don’t have access to a computer?
      • A: You can visit the Scituate Public Library or you can come to the January 17th or 18th in-person registration days where computers will be available.
    • Q: What if I miss the January in-person registration days?
      • A: You can register your child for Kindergarten at any time after the registration days by completing the online Registration Gateway process.
    • Q: Can I bring original documents to be copied? I don’t have access to a copier.
      • A: Yes, we will provide access to a photocopier to copy your originals.
    • Q: Can I use my child’s passport if I am unable to find the original birth certificate?
      • A: Yes.
    • Q: What if I’m not sure which school my child will attend?
      • A: If the School District by Street does not help, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for assistance.
    • Q: What if I am living with family and don’t own or rent.
      • A: The home owner should complete the Landlord Tenant Residency Affidavit even when rent isn’t paid. This can satisfy both the Evidence of Residency and Evidence of Occupancy requirement.
    • Q: What if my question isn’t in this FAQ?
    • Q: Can I supply the documents after the in-person registration date?
      • A: Yes, you will be able to deliver remaining documents to the Registrar by either email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by mail to: Scituate Public Schools Central Office, Registrar, 606 Chief Justice Cushing Hwy, Scituate, MA 02066
    • Q: If I am having difficulty with the online process, who should I contact?
      • Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and someone will contact you as soon as possible.
    • Q: What if I miss the January in-person registration days?
      • A: You can register your child for Kindergarten at any time after the registration days by completing the online Registration Gateway process.