Registration for School

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

2019-2020 Watertown Public School Online Enrollment System

Have you been wondering what happened to all of the forms that you used to fill out when school began? In an effort to streamline our back to school information gathering, WPS will be launching its fully online system, replacing the previous paper forms. In the near future, you will receive notification for each of your students with instructions on how to set up your online enrollment account. This account will allow you to complete several of the returning student forms, such as the contact verification form, the student medical information forms, the handbook signoff, the Acceptable Use Policy, and you will be able to indicate other permission preferences. Link to the WPS Online Enrollment Form

You will receive one email for each of your children with a unique "snapcode." Once you activate each of these codes, you will have one account for all members of your family.

Thank you for taking the time to fill out these vital forms using this new online tool!

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

Kindergarten 2020-2021 Information Night

      Thursday, January 16, 2020

(Snow Date is Thursday, January 23rd)

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

...at your neighborhood school

There will be a separate PreKindergarten information night.  Date is to be determined.


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)
**The Returning students link is not open yet.  Please try again after January 21, 2020**

Necessary Documents:

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

List A

  • real estate tax bill or water/sewer bill /lease

  • notarized affidavit form (if you are not on the deed/lease, a letter must be accompanied by a copy of the owner’s deed/real estate tax bill)

List B

  • utility bill

  • 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 bills excise tax or income tax documents are NOT acceptable)

  • An original birth certificate or passport

  •  Health & Immunization form (plus recent physical examination)

 

Registration will be at the Registrar’s Office, Phillips Building Room 205. Please attend one of your neighborhood schools’ assigned dates/times:


Lowell                                                             Hosmer

Tuesday (1/28): 9-11AM, 1-4PM                 Tuesday (2/04):  9-11AM, 1-4PM

Wednesday (1/29):  1-7 PM only                 Wednesday 2/05):  1-7 PM only

Thursday (1/30):  9-11AM, 1-4PM        Thursday (2/06):  9-11AM, 1-4PM


Cunniff

Tuesday (2/11):  9-11 AM, 1-4 PM                  

Wednesday (2/12): 1-7 PM only

Thursday(2/13): 9-11 AM,  1-4 PM

 *
Spanish/Portuguese interpreter available Wednesdays-1/29, 2/05, 2/12.


General Elementary Registration:

Please note, the registrar's office, located at Room 205, 30 Common Street, Watertown MA, is only for registering K- 5 studentsFor Registering Elementary 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):

Mondays - Friday: 8:00AM - 11:30AM
Monday - Friday 12:30PM - 4:00PM by appointment only
*Click below for elementary forms (PreK -5):

Student Registration Packet Grades 1-12 to be filled out and brought in when registering.

PreK & Preschool register at the Early Childhood Office: 
617-926-7765
Karen Feeney
Hosmer School
1 Concord Rd.


Parents of Middle and High School students should call the school to make an appointment and bring the required forms to be registered (see below for more information). Phone numbers for:

  • Watertown High School (Guidance Office) 617-926-7736
  • Watertown Middle School 617-926-7783 ext. 35005

STUDENT REGISTRATION

Parents of elementary students who are new to the Watertown Schools will need to visit the new Registrar's Office, located in

the Phillips Building at 30 Common St (second floor, Room 205). All students who are registering should be accompanied by a parent or guardian and need to provide:

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.

For Registering Middle and High School Students:

For students in grades 6-8, please contact Ms. Cardillo at 617-926-7783.

For students in grades 9-12, please contact Ms. Tracy at 617-926-7760.

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
Please visit our page for more information.