Kindergarten Registration

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2019

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SPS Kindergarten Readiness - a brief decription about our Kindergarten program and ways families and caregivers can prepare young learners for Kindergarten.

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.

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

Kindergarten Registration begins on January 10th at 9 AM when the Registration Gateway program opens for the online process, follwed on January 17th when in person Registration Day takes place at Jenkins Elementary School.

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.

Once classroom slots in a "home school" are filled those students registered after that date will be placed on a waiting list for that school in the order in which registrations are completed.

All children will receive a placement for Kindergarten at a school with available slots.


Overview of the Kindergarten Registration

Scituate Public Schools Kindergarten options for children who are 5-years old on or before 9/1/2019 are:

  • Free Half-Day Kindergarten (HDK), or
  • Tuition Based Full Day Kindergarten (FDK)

The Registration Process

  1. On January 10th the Registration Gateway program opens for families to complete the online part of the registration process. On January 10th you will find the live link here to begin the process. You will have the option to upload scanned documents to the program. Any documents not uploaded can be provided in person at the January 17th Registration Day at Jenkins Elementary school. The Registration Day sessions are from 10 AM to 2 PM and from 5 PM to 7 PM.
  2. Collect your required documents described below You will have the option of uploading scanned or photographed copies to online program.
  3. Complete the online registration process
  4. Bring documents to Registration Days if not scanned.
  5. Bring documents, your deposit and your questions to Registration Days.
  6. After Registration Days documents can be brought to the Central Office

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  • Completed Kindergarten Developmental History - Click here to download the form to enter your child's information directly onto the writeable PDF form
  • You must present an Original Birth Certificate - with seal, or child's passport.

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

The Scituate Public School's Central Administration office is at 460 First Parish Road which is the Gates Middle School campus. The office is located past the Gates school entrance on the left as shown in this image.

New Scituate Central Administration Location behind Gates Middle School

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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 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 registrar@scit.org 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 registrar@scit.org 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?
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