Registration for School

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

If your child will be 5 years old before September 1st, 2024 this is an important document for you to read.

 Se seu filho fará 5 anos antes de 1º de setembro de 2024, este é um documento importante para você ler.

Si su hijo cumplirá 5 años antes del 1 de septiembre de 2024, este es un documento importante que debe leer.

که ستاسو ماشوم د4202 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, 2024 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 4202 ، فهذه وثيقة مهمة لقراءتها.


Updated School Zones
Updated Zone Policy

The Kindergarten Information Night parent meeting has been scheduled for March 6, 2024, from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM at your neighborhood elementary school. The Kindergarten Screenings will be held on May 28, 2024. Those students who have been registered online by the end of April will be sent an appointment for K screening.

All students who will be five years old before September 1, 2024, will need to register online for kindergarten. Even if your child has already been registered for Early  Steps Preschool/PreK or testing in the Watertown Public Schools they need to register. Parents will need to provide/upload all the registration documents to the online registration - Birth Certificate, Parent ID, a lease or real estate tax bill, a utility bill (electric gas, oil, or cable bill only), and a U.S. Physical Exam Form with all immunizations since birth dated within a year of September 2024.


Kindergarten 2024-2025 Registration

CLICK the link for New Student Registration 2024-2025.    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:

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

Ana Gomes
Portuguese/Spanish Speaker
at 617-999-4860 or [email protected]

 Children must be a resident of Watertown and be 5 years old before September 1, 2024. Children who will be 6 years old before September 1st, 2024 must attend first grade unless you sent a request to Superintendent Deanne Galdston and it was approved.

Documents needed to register:

*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, or 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 2023, make an appointment for a new physical before September. This is a required document in MA. Immunization records must be translated into English into the U.S. Physical form to be accepted by the school nurse.

Kindergarten Registration Presentation 2024-2025
Posted on 02/26/2023
Kindergarten Information Night 2024 - Portuguese

General Registration

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

Ana Gomes
Portuguese/Spanish Speaker
at 617-999-4860 or [email protected]

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

New Student Registration 2024-2025
*New registrations (Preschool/Pre-K through 12th grade) for a start during the remainder of the 2023-24 school year need to use the 2024-25 link.

Necessary Registration Documents

  • Copy of student birth certificate
  • Registering parent/guardian with official identification
  • 2 Proofs of residence: one from each Column below
  • Health:  Copy of yearly physical and updated immunizations document (U.S.physician)
  • school records or report cards (if records from their previous school were not already transferred)

PreK & Preschool register at the Early Childhood Office at 1 Concord Road, Watertown

Cynthia Paris
[email protected]

Tricia D'Amelio
[email protected]

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; laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable
Ÿ 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
1 dose of Varicella vaccine; physician-certified reliable history of chickenpox disease or laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable
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; laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable
Ÿ 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
Ÿ 2 doses of Varicella vaccine;  physician-certified reliable history of chickenpox disease or laboratory evidence of immunity is acceptable
Ÿ 1 Lead Screen with result
Ÿ 1 Vision Screen (required for Kindergarten only)

7th-10th 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

11th-12th Grade:

Ÿ 2 doses of Meningococcal vaccine MenACWY (2nd dose must be given on or after the 16th birthday); 1 dose is acceptable if it was given on or after the 16th birthday

HERE is the full guide of 2023-24 Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements. 



Debi Cornelius at 617-923-7653
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