Registration for School

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

**While the Schools are closed, please email grade 1 through 12 Registration Packets and owed documents to terri.stafford@watertown.k12.ma.us.


September Student Verification for 2020-2021
Registration Link for Snap Code

September Student Verification Video Instructions

Kindergarten Registration 2020-2021

Registration will be a two-part process, online and in-person.

Age Requirements: Your child must turn 5 years of age by August 31, 2020

K Registration Part 1: Online registration link will be available 1/17/20.

Instructions:  

  • Click the link that best describes your student (New or Returning)
  • Set-up a parent account in our registration system
  • Complete the form
  • Submit!

K Registration Part 2 will take place at the Registrar's office.

Links:

NEW students (never been evaluated or attended the WPS) 

RETURNING Students (Early Steps and WPS PreK students)

New Student Registrations - Coronavirus Letter



 Necessary Documents

1) a birth certificate

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

3) completed Registration Forms

4) 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.

 

General Registration

Please note, the registrar's office, located at Room 302, 30 Common Street, Watertown MA.  For Registering Students : A parent(s) or legal guardian(s) can call or email our Registrar, Terri Stafford, at 617-972-4216 or terri.stafford@watertown.k12.ma.us to schedule an appointment.


Registrar Office Hours (during the school year):

Monday - Friday: 8:15AM - 4:00PM
Student Registration Packet Grades 1-12 to be filled out and emailed to Terri Stafford at terri.stafford@watertown.k12.ma.us

PreK & Preschool register at the Early Childhood Office

617-926-7765
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


 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.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTERING SCHOOL

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.

Physicals:

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, Kindergarted, 4th grade, 7th grade, and 10th grade. Please provide a copy of a current physical to the school nurse.

Immunizations:

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)

WATERTOWN COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Debi Cornelius at 617-923-7653
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