Admission & Registration

Registration Information for Summer (July through August 17th)

NATICK HIGH SCHOOL:

CALL 508-647-6600 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO ENROLL

 

 

WILSON AND KENNEDY MIDDLE SCHOOLS:

WEDNESDAYS FROM 8AM—2PM, DROP BY WITH DOCUMENTS

 

ALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS:

PLEASE VISIT TOWN HALL, 13 EAST CENTRAL STREET, 3RD FLOOR, NATICK MA FROM 9AM—2PM ON WEDNESDAYS WITH DOCUMENTS


Admission to Kindergarten

For admission to Kindergarten in Natick, a child must be five years of age on or before August 31, of the year in which the child will enter Kindergarten.

Families are mailed a letter in November to confirm their intent to register their child for the ensuing year.

Families will receive a registration packet in January to begin the registration and transition process.

 

Admission to First Grade

For admission to First Grade in Natick, a child must be six years of age on or before August 31 of the year in which the child will enter First Grade.


Registration - Paperwork for All Grades

During the School Year

The required forms for registration listed below must be completed and returned to the school office (drop off or by mail). High school students will need to meet with both the student's vice principal and guidance counselor to determine scheduling.

During the Summer

Parents should bring completed paperwork to the Town Hall, 3rd floor School Department Central Office, Wednesday's from 8:00AM—2:00PM

Registration Forms 

Parents will also be asked to verify the following:
Proof of residency (such as a utility bill, lease with children's names on it, a landlord affidavit, or mortgage statement specifying family name and address and indicating occupancy will occur within 45 days)

  • Child’s original birth certificate
  • Documents supporting proof of residency and occupancy 

Please note: Students cannot be enrolled until these items are verified.


Proof of Residency
Click here to read Natick's Residency Policy. 


Kindergarten Registration - Visit
The Natick Public School District is excited to begin the registration and orientation process for your child who will be entering kindergarten this fall.  Natick runs a full-day kindergarten program that welcomes all families. This letter provides you with information about how to register your child for school and dates for orientation and screening sessions.  We look forward to meeting you and your child during the orientation process.

The Natick Public School District is excited to begin the registration and orientation process for your child who will be entering kindergarten this fall.  Natick runs a full-day kindergarten program that welcomes all families. This letter provides you with information about how to register your child for school and dates for orientation and screening sessions.  We look forward to meeting you and your child during the orientation process.

Registration Begins– January 13, 2017
In order to register for kindergarten, children must be five years old on or before August 31, 2017.  Enclosed are the required forms for registration to school.  Please complete them in full and return them to your “home” elementary school office by Friday, January 27, 2017. Registration requires that the information below be shown to the school administrative assistant at the time paperwork is dropped off:

  • Child’s original birth certificate
  • Documents supporting proof of residency and occupancy 

English Language Learners Assessment 
Children who speak languages other than English will be assessed to determine if they qualify for English Language Learners instruction. The ELL department will reach out to families that has a child that qualifies for the assessment and schedule a time to meet.

Parent Orientation Night - March 30, 2017 @ 6:00PM
Parents of incoming kindergarten students are invited to attend an evening at their “home” school for an orientation presentation. During the presentation you will learn about the three phases of the orientation process (parent orientation, student assessment and student orientation), registration requirements, programs and services, and a calendar of important events. The evening is intended to help you prepare for your child’s transition into kindergarten.

Student Assessment Visit - April 4-15, 2017
Upon receipt of all completed paperwork, the school administrative assistant will send you an invitation to schedule a screening appointment for your child through an online service. The screening appointments will take place April 4-15 between 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. If you have any difficulty signing up online, the office staff of your school will be happy to help you.

All incoming kindergarten students who attend the Natick Preschool will have their screening completed at the Preschool. Students with Individualized Education Plans are not required to take the screening due to the more comprehensive nature of the evaluations completed prior to developing the IEP. Your child's preschool IEP team will hold a transition meeting with you to discuss how Natick will meet your child's needs for Kindergarten.

Students at the Natick Preschool who do not have IEPs will also be screened at the Preschool.  Families can still schedule appointments with the nurse and counselor of the school where the child will attend if they choose.

When you and your child arrive at school for the assessment visit you will be greeted by a member of our community. You will be escorted to a screening location where your child will meet one-on-one with a teacher for a general developmental screening (language, motor, self-help skills, social development and cognition).  This is a Massachusetts State requirement (Child Find Regulation) that all children upon entry to kindergarten be screened for any significant delays that may warrant a special education evaluation.  You will receive information regarding your student’s performance on the day of your screening visit.

At the conclusion of the meeting, you will receive a letter regarding your child’s assessment. If your child meets the benchmarks of the assessment, no other assessments are needed. If your child does not meet the benchmarks you will receive a letter indicating that we will reassess your child when the school year begins. If you need to meet with the counselor or school nurse regarding your child’s needs you can schedule an appointment by completing the form included in this packet.

Student Orientation Visit - Friday, May 12, 2017
Parents and incoming ‘K’ students are invited to attend student orientation day. Parents will have a chance to speak with school administrators to ask questions and learn more about Kindergarten.

Classroom Assignment - July 2017
In July 2017 class placements will be mailed to families. Letters from the kindergarten teachers will be sent later in the summer welcoming your child to school.


First Days of School 
The first two days of school are modified school days designed to orient students to the school environment. The classes will be divided into two groups, A and B. The A group will attend on the first day of school. The B group will attend on the second day of school. On the third day of school all kindergarten students will attend together. Exact dates will be provided once the official start date is approved by the Natick School Committee.

School

Principal

Administrative Assistant

Telephone

Bennett-Hemenway

Karen Ghilani

Donna Kelley

508-647-6580

Brown

Kirk Downing

Chris Crosby

508-647-6660

Johnson

Jordan Hoffman

Robin Slattery

508-647-6680

Lilja

Heather Smith

Rose McDermott

508-647-6570

Memorial

Susan Balboni

Donna Cohen

508-647-6590

It is our pleasure to welcome your child and family to our learning communities.

We value strong home-school connection as an integral part of our education system.

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