Center/Sylvester Elementary School

Kindergarten Registration

2018-2019 School Year

We are pleased to invite the parents/guardians of children who will be five years of age prior to September 1, 2018 to come to their district schools on January 17, January 18, and January 19, 2018 between the hours of 8:45 AM - 10:45 AM to register their children for Kindergarten. Students do not need to attend the registration day.

Center/Sylvester Elementary School offers the option of applying for Full-Day Kindergarten or Half-Day Kindergarten. Full-Day Kindergarten is tuition based. There is no tuition for the Half-Day option.


We request that you bring the following when you come to register:

As part of the registration process, we will ask you to complete the following registration forms which you can download below (pdf):

Note: If you are not able to open or download theregistration forms, you may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view pdf formatted files.

You may also pick up a registration packet at the school office on one of the registration dates.

Children who have all of the above documentation on file will be scheduled for a time to come to school and participate in a screening process in March.

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Kindergarten Medical Policy
The medical requirements for Kindergarten admission are identified as:
  1. A full physical exam by your family Doctor/Pediatrician within twelve (12) months prior to the start of school.
  2. All students must be completely immunized according to the Massachusetts School Immunization Law as follows:
  • Massachusetts School Immunization Requirements (pdf)
  • Blood Lead Level including; Level amount and date
  • A physician's certification is the only acceptable evidence of immunization. Certification provided should contain; month, day, year and type of immunization.

    There are two exceptions to these laws:
    1. For medical reasons
    2. For religious reasons

    However, these will not be accepted as valid unless accompanied by:
    1. Official Medical Statement with reasons for Medical exception with Dr. signature.
    2. Parental/guardian statement that immunization conflicts with sincere religious beliefs.

Children will not be allowed to attend school until they can demonstrate successful immunization.

  1. All students must have Preschool vision testing. This vision testing must include stereopsis with details listed such as MassVat and Random Dot E. Your pediatrician should be testing your child's vision at their five (5) year check up and recording it on that form. A form from a vision specialist is also acceptable. 
  • If your child has Asthma or a Severe Life Threatening Allergy requiring an Epi-pen; please see the School Nurse for additional forms.
  • If your child will require any medications to be given and/or kept at school; please see the School Nurse for additional forms

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