Kindergarten

Registration

Welcome to Gloucester Public Schools. We are excited to welcome our newest students to kindergarten and delighted to have you join our educational community! Our Gloucester Public Schools' staff has been working closely with each of the preschool programs in Gloucester to ensure that your family's transition into our kindergarten program is as seamless as possible. Gloucester Public Schools' kindergarten students experience a full-day program that focuses on academically enriching, social, emotional, and academic development. Students build skills in reading, writing, and mathematics, adhering to the rigorous Massachusetts Early Childhood Program Standards and Guidelines while having opportunities to learn and develop with their peers.

Please Remember: Eligible Kindergarten students for the 2022-2023 school year MUST be five (5) years old on or before August 31, 2022

Kindergarten Registration Will Open February 7, 2022

Kindergarten registration is a multistep process. Please read through and follow the steps below.

  1. First, You Will Need a Number of Documents
    Every family needs a number of documents to show us that you reside in Gloucester and the age of your child. Please review our document checklist below or
    here. You should have as many of these documents as possible before you submit your registration packet.

  2. The Process Begins with Completion of a Brief Pre-registration Survey
    The survey at the following link will take 2-3 minutes and will be used to let us know your intent to register your child for Kindergarten in Fall 2022. The information will allow us to begin planning before all paperwork is complete.
    Click Here to begin the Online Survey.

  3. Registration Documents

Registration documents can be completed online or on paper.

Electronic Submission:

To download a writable pdf, please click here. The pdf may be edited, then saved and emailed to ccastle @gloucesterschools.com for review and approval. Please be sure to review the Required Documents Checklist and scan and email required documents with your registration form.

Paper Submission:

If you prefer to pick up a paper copy of the registration packet, you may get one at our office, located at 2 Blackburn Drive, Gloucester, MA.

Once you have completed the paper packet, please contact Chris Castle at 978-491-6644 or ccastle@gloucesterschools.com to schedule a time to review your documents and to assist you in making copies of required documents such as birth certificates.

  1. Our Office will Follow Up with Each Family until your Registration is Complete
    If your registration is incomplete, or if you are missing any documents, you will hear from our office. We will be in contact to help you register if you need any assistance.

  2. Optional In-Person Meetings for Electronic Submission
    After completing the editable registration form, if you need additional support you are welcome to schedule an in-person meeting. Also anyone who has trouble accessing the internet, is having difficulty uploading documents, or needs any translation or additional support, is welcome to schedule an in-person meeting. Translators are available for these appointments.

  3. Hearing from Your New School
    Once your registration is complete and approved, your child's new school will reach out with more information about the events leading up to the start of kindergarten.

Proof of Residency - One From Each List Below

1. Proof of Residency ( 1 )

  • Current Tax Bill with Parent / Guardian’s Name and Address

  • Current Mortgage Statement with Parent / Guardian’s Name and Address

  • Current Real Estate OR Excise Tax Bill with Parent / Guardian’s Name and Address

  • Current / Signed Lease Agreement with Parent / Guardian’s Name and Address

  • Current / Signed Rental Agreement with Parent / Guardian’s Name and Address


2. Proof of Residency ( 1 )

  • Current Water Bill with Parent / Guardian’s Name and Address

  • Current Gas Bill with Parent / Guardian’s Name and Address

  • Current Cable Bill with Parent / Guardian’s Name and Address

  • Current Electric Bill with Parent / Guardian’s Name and Address

  • Current Cell Phone Bill with Parent / Guardian’s Name and Address

3. Proof of Child’s Age ( 1 )

  • Birth Certificate

  • Passport

  • Resident Alien Card

4. Health and Medical Documentation

  • Proof of Immunization

  • A Physical Exam ( within 12 months )



5. Parent / Guardian - Photo ID

  • Photo ID of Parent/Guardian

6. Completed Home Language Survey

A completed home language survey MUST be completed for EVERY newly registering student. This survey is required by the Massachusetts Department of Education to determine a student's need for support in a language other than English

Home Language Survey

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7. Completed Early Childhood Experience Survey

The Massachusetts Department of Education requires this survey to assist districts with data and information on the number of children who enter kindergarten with an early childhood experience.

Early Childhood Experience Survey

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