Registration for School

Enrollment in the Watertown Public Schools is contingent upon residency and completion of all the required documents.

**Please email Grade 1 through 12 Registration Packets and owed documents to [email protected]  If you have any questions, please contact Terri Stafford, Registrar at 617-972-4216.

School Districting Map

Kindergarten 2022-2023 Registration

The Online Registration Link for Kindergarten 22-23 is open!

Online Kindergarten 2022-2023 Registration:

Go to

CLICK on the RED Dot with the star/ Registration

CLICK the link for 2022-2023 Kindergarten Registration. You will start by making a Parent Account. This requires a working email address. If your child is a Returning Student (Early Steps Preschool, Prekindergarten or has been evaluated by the Watertown Early Childhood Office) please answer “Yes” as a Returning Student/has attended WPS.

 If you need help or need an interpreter, contact the Registrar:

[email protected]

Terri Stafford  617-972-4216, Phillips Building, 30 Common St., #302 third floor

Other languages by appointment 617-972-4216. Other times/days will be added if needed.

If your child will be 5 years old before September 1st, 2022 this is an important document for you to read.

Se seu filho fará 5 anos antes de 1º de setembro de 2022, este é um documento importante para você ler.

Si su hijo cumplirá 5 años antes del 1 de septiembre de 2022, este es un documento importante que debe leer.

که ستاسو ماشوم د2202 کال د سپتمبر له لومړۍ نیټې څخه مخکې 5 کلن وي دا ستاسو لپاره د لوستلو لپاره یو مهم سند دی.

अगर आपका बच्चा 1 सितंबर, 2022 से पहले 5 साल का हो जाएगा, तो यह आपके लिए पढ़ने के लिए एक महत्वपूर्ण दस्तावेज है।

إذا كان طفلك سيبلغ من العمر 5 سنوات قبل الأول من سبتمبر 2202 ، فهذه وثيقة مهمة لقراءتها.

Requirements: Children must be a resident of Watertown and be 5 years old before September 1, 2022. Children who will be 6 years old before September 1st, 2022 must attend first grade unless you sent a request to the Superintendent Deanne Galdston and it was approved.

Kindergarten Information Night Presentations:

Cunniff Presentation - English
Cunniff Presentation - Spanish Translation
Cunniff Presentation - Portuguese Translation
Lowell Presentation - English
Lowell Presentation - Spanish Translation
Lowell Presentation - Portuguese Translation
Hosmer Presentation - English
Hosmer Presentation - Spanish
Hosmer Presentation - Portuguese

*Copy of Parent Photo ID 

*Two Proofs of Residence in Watertown (one from List A and one from List B):

List A     real estate tax bill, lease, notarized affidavit form signed by the homeowner (if you are not on the deed/lease, the affidavit must be accompanied by a copy of the owner's Mortgage bill/ deed/real estate tax bill.)

List B    utility bill- electric, gas, oil, cable or confirmation of service notice/service agreement/new customer letter (for those who recently moved and have not yet received a bill) (Note: bank statements, telephone bill, excise tax or income tax documents are NOT acceptable.)

*A copy of the original birth certificate- does not need to be translated or a copy of the passport if you do not have a birth certificate. If the Birth Certificate is in a language other than English, please also include a copy of the child’s passport.

* A copy of a current U.S. Physical Exam Form which includes all immunization. If your child’s PE form will not be dated within 12 mos. of September 2022, make an appointment for a new physical before September. This is a required document in MA. Immunization records must be translated to the U.S. Physical form to be accepted by the school nurse.


 General Registration

For more information or if you have questions contact:
Terri Stafford
at 617-972-4216 or [email protected] 
30 Common Street
Phillips Building Room 302 
(Please email or call for an appointment.)

Let us know if you need accommodations due to a parental disability.

NEW STUDENT Registration Link

Necessary Documents
1) a birth certificate

2) school records or report cards (if records from their previous school were not already transferred)

3) 2 documents of proof of residency (one must be a lease or mortgage document and the other can be a utility bill)

4) completed Registration Forms

5) complete health records indicating all required immunizations were received. These immunizations are a requirement of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and must be received before the student may attend school or be enrolled.

PreK & Preschool register at the Early Childhood Office

Karen Feeney
Phillips Building, 30 Common Street

Screening for English Learners

Parental Notification Regarding English Language Education
Notificación a los Padres Sobre la Educación del Idioma Inglés
Notificação aos Pais sobre Formação em Língua Inglesa


All students entering school must provide a copy of the following information from the pediatrician's office to the school nurse prior to starting school. Any student without the following documentation will be excluded from school due to non-compliance with Massachusetts state law.


All students must submit a signed physical examination performed by a health care practitioner. The physical must be conducted within the past 12 months of September for Preschool, PreKindergarten, Kindergarten, 4th grade, 7th grade, and 10th grade. Please provide a copy of a current physical to the school nurse.


The following immunizations are required for all students. Documentation of date, month, and year from physician must be provided.

Preschool and PreKindergarten:

Ÿ 1-4 doses of Hib
Ÿ 4 doses of DTap/DTP vaccine
Ÿ 3 doses of Polio vaccine
Ÿ 1 dose of MMR vaccine
Ÿ 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
1 dose of Varicella vaccine or a physician-certified reliable history of chickenpox disease
Ÿ 1 Lead Screen with result

Kindergarten-6th Grade:

5 doses of DTap/DTP vaccine
Ÿ 4 doses of Polio vaccine
Ÿ 2 doses of MMR vaccine
Ÿ 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
Ÿ 2 doses of Varicella vaccine or a physician-certified reliable history of chickenpox disease
Ÿ 1 Lead Screen with result
Ÿ 1 Vision Screen (required for Kindergarten only)

7th-12th Grade:

In addition to the required vaccinations for entering Kindergarten, the following immunizations are required for all students entering 7th grade:
Ÿ 1 dose of TDap vaccine
Ÿ 1 dose of Meningococcal vaccine (recommended but not required)


Debi Cornelius at 617-923-7653
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