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Enrolling Your Child

Welcome to the Beverly Public Schools, where our schools are dedicated to the academic, social, and emotional growth of all our students, as well as providing students with a challenging and nurturing environment for learning. Together we strive for Excellence. We are excited that you are joining us. Let us know if there is anything that we can do to make your transition a more positive experience.

Kindergarten Registration
To be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2015. Please join us on Wednesday, January 14th at 6:30 pm for a Parent Information Night at Ayers Elementary School. Registration for September 2015 will be held at the Bevelry High School Cafeteria on Saturday, January 24th from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Additional registration periods will be held at the Memorial Building, 502 Cabot Street, on Wednesday, January 28th from 8:30 to 4:00 pm and on Thursday, January 29th from 3:00 to 7:00 pm. Registration packets are availaible at your local elementary school or through the links to the right of the page beginning January 6, 2015. Please refer to your packets for more detailed information regarding the registration process. All registered children will be screened at their assigned schools in September. Please note that we make every effort to place all the children in half day and full day programs at their neighborhood schools whenever possible.

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Kindergarten Registration

Preschool Registration
Beverly Public Schools runs three screenings a year for children ages three to five in September, December, and March. The (ESI) Early Screening Inventory (revised edition) is given at that time and any parent interested in enrolling their child in preschool as a typical peer or any parent who may have concerns about their child’s development are encouraged to participate. As part of the Community Partnership, the Beverly Public Schools meets regularly with Early Intervention and Head Start agencies to ensure a smooth transition into our programs and prompt evaluations and screening as deemed necessary. Results of the screening are shared with parents and referrals to special education are made when appropriate. Dates and times of the screening will be advertised in the local newspapers and local cable station.

Parents who have a child turning three and are concerned about their child’s development may send a letter to Stacy Bucyk, Administrator of Pupil Personnel Services, Memorial Building, 502 Cabot Street, Beverly, MA 01915 to request an initial evaluation for the purposes of determining eligibility for Special Education Services.

Enrolling in Grades K-12
Parents and legal guardians who are new to the district must register their school-aged children at the school in which they will be attending. All registrations must be done in person. The following documents are necessary for registration:

  1. Proof of Residency
    • Deed or lease for the property where you are residing, along with a utility bill.
    • Notarized letters from the owner if you are residing with them, along with the owner’s tax bill and a current utility bill.
  2. Original Certified Birth Certificate
    • Passport, if the child was not born in the United States.
  3. Immunization record / completed “MA School Health Record”
    • Massachusetts’s Department of Health requires that all children entering school must have five (5) doses of DPT, four (4) doses of Polio Vaccine, two (2) doses of MMR and three (3) doses of Hepatitis B. This requirement is waived only if the child received their fourth dose of DPT of third dose of Polio Vaccine on or after their fourth birthday.
    • In addition, there is also a requirement for two (2) doses of Varicella, unless the child’s physician certified reliable history of Chicken Pox disease.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT NO STUDENT WILL BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL WITHOUT A COMPLETE HEALTH RECORD.

Free regular physical examinations, including immunizations and lead screenings, are available at the Well Baby Clinic (Lydia Pinkham Clinic), which is located at 250 Derby Street near Pickering Wharf. The clinic hours are Tuesday and Thursday between 1:00 and 4:00 PM. Physical are done on Thursdays. No appointment is necessary. For more information, please call (978) 774-3288.

Upon registration, you will be asked to fill out a Permission to Release Record form so that the school system can obtain the past school records.

 

Beverly Public Schools
502 Cabot Street
Beverly, MA 01915
voice: 978-921-6100
fax: 978-922-6597