WPS Student Registration

 

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


Please note, the registrar's office, located at Room 205, 30 Common Street, Watertown MA, is only for registering PreK- 5 students.  Please call the phone number below to make an appointment.
      •   Registrar at Phillips Building 617-972-4216                              
Parents of Middle and High School students should call the school to make an appointment and bring the required forms to be registered (see below for more information).  Phone numbers for:
  • Watertown High School (Guidance Office) 617-926-7736
  • Watertown Middle School 617-926-7783 ext. 35005

For Registering Elementary Students: A parent(s) or legal guardian(s) can call our Registrar at  617-972-4216 to schedule an appointment.


The Registrar's office hours are as follows:


Monday, Wednesday & Thursdays: 8am - 12pm
Tuesday & Friday: 12:15pm - 4pm

Summer Hours (beginning July 1st):
Monday - Thursday 12pm-4pm, Friday 8am-12pm


*Click below for elementary forms (PreK -5):

Student Registration Packet to be filled out and brought in when registering.


STUDENT REGISTRATION


Parents of elementary students who are new to the Watertown Schools will need to visit the new Registrar’s Office, located in

the Phillips Building at 30 Common St (second floor, Room 205).  All students who are registering should be accompanied by a parent or guardian and need to provide:


    1)  a birth certificate

    2)  school records or report cards (if records from their previous school were not already transferred)

    3)  2 documents of proof of residency (one must be a lease or mortgage document and the other can be a utility bill)

    4)  completed Registration Forms

    5)  complete health records indicating all required immunizations were received. These immunizations are a

    requirement of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and must be received before the student

    may attend school or be enrolled.



For Registering Middle and High School Students: 

For students in grades 6-8, please contact Ms. Cardillo at 617-926-7783 and please click here for important documents you will need. 

For students in grades 9-12, please contact Ms. Tracy at 617-926-7760 and please click here for important documents you will need.


MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTERING SCHOOL


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.







Physicals:





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, Kindergarted, 4th grade, 7th grade, and 10th grade. Please provide a copy of a current physical to the school nurse.







Immunizations:




The following immunizations are required for all students for 2016-17 school year.  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




Ÿ 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine



 1 dose of Varicella vaccine or a physician-certified reliable history of chickenpox disease
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




Ÿ 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine



Ÿ 2 doses of Varicella vaccine or a physician-certified reliable history of chickenpox disease
Ÿ 1 Lead Screen with result




Ÿ 1 Vision Screen (required for Kindergarten only)









7th-12th 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 (recommended but not required)








STUDENT SCHEDULES at Individual Schools for 2016-2017 School Year


WATERTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

All Freshmen students will report to the high school auditorium at 7:55 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7 and to their

Advisory at 7:55 a.m. on Thursday, September 8. Students in grades 10, 11 and 12 will report to the High School

Auditorium at 9:55 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7 and to their 3rd period class at 9:55 a.m. on Thursday, September 8.

Both Tuesday and Wednesday will be full school days for all students with dismissal at 2:30 p.m. If a student has

scheduling problems, Guidance Counselors are available by appointment (call 617-926-7736) to assist you.


WATERTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Grades 6, 7, and 8 students will report to school on Wednesday, September 7. Students begin class at 7:40 a.m. 

Dismissal is at 2:10 p.m.


CUNNIFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Students in Grades 1 to 5 at the Cunniff School report to school on Wednesday, September 7 at 8:15 a.m. Dismissal is at 2:30 p.m.


On Wednesday, September 7, Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten teachers meet with parents and children according to

appointments assigned to each child in their appointment letter sent home by teachers. Pre-K and Kindergarten classes

begin on Thursday, September 8 according to the following schedule.  Please note arrival and departure times for each day.


Thursday, September 8: 8:15 a.m. to 12:00p.m. Lunch served.

Friday, September 9: 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Extended Day program begins for registered students.


HOSMER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Students in Grades 1 to 5 at the Hosmer School report to school on Wednesday, September 7 at 8:30 a.m. Dismissal is at

2:45 p.m.


On Wednesday, September 7, Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten teachers meet with parents and children according to

appointments assigned to each child in their placement letter. Pre-K and Kindergarten classes begin on Thursday,

September 8, according to the following schedule. Please note arrival and departure times for each day.


Thursday, September 8: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Lunch served.

Friday, September 9: 8:30 a.m. arrival and 2:45 p.m. dismissal. Extended Day programs and transportation begin

for registered students.


LOWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

All students in Grades 1 to 5 at the Lowell School will report to school on Wednesday, September 7 at 8:15 a.m. 

Dismissal is at 2:30 p.m.


On Wednesday, September 7, Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten teachers meet with parents and children according to

appointments assigned to each child in their placement letter. Pre-K and Kindergarten classes begin on Thursday,

September 8 according to the following schedule. Please note arrival and departure times for each day.


Thursday, September 8: 8:15 a.m. arrival to 12:00 p.m. Lunch served.

Friday, September 9: 8:15 a.m. arrival and 2:30 p.m. dismissal. Extended Day programs begin for registered students.


WATERTOWN PUBLIC SCHOOLS PRESCHOOL PROGRAM

On Wednesday, September 7 Early Steps Integrated Preschool Teachers will meet with parents and children. Morning

classes meet from 10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and afternoon classes meet from 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Classes begin on

Thursday, September 8 according to your child’s class assignment. The three day program (Tuesday, Wednesday, and

Thursday) will begin on Wednesday, September 7.


STUDENTS ATTENDING MINUTEMAN REGIONAL VOCATION TECHNICAL

  • FIRST TIME STUDENTS:  New Student Orientation for first-time students attending Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School in Lexington is Monday, August 31, 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Transportation to Minuteman is provided by the Watertown Public Schools. Students enrolled in Minuteman will receive a bus schedule in the mail.
  • RETURNING MINUTEMAN STUDENTS: The first day of school for all students attending Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School is Tuesday,  September 1. Normal school hours are 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


BREAKFAST/LUNCH PROGRAM


The School Breakfast/Lunch Program for both the elementary and secondary students begins at all schools on Wednesday,

September 7, which is the first day of school. A full lunch will be available. Lunch prices are:

                                

                                    ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BREAKFAST/LUNCH PROGRAM

    

Breakfast $1.25 /day ($.30 reduced and free to eligible students)

                                                                                   Lunch $3.00/day or $15.00 week ($.40 reduced and free to
                                                                                   Pre-packaged salads $3.00        
                                                                                   Milk $.55/carton:  choice of low fat, skim, or Lactaid milk is included with school lunch.


                                               SECONDARY SCHOOLS BREAKFAST/LUNCH PROGRAM


                                                        Watertown Middle School $1.25 /day ($.30 reduced and free to eligible students)

                                                        Watertown High School $1.75 /day ($.30 reduced and free to eligible students)

                                                        Watertown Middle School $ 3.50/day (.40 reduced and free to eligible students) 

                                                        Pre-packaged salad $3.50

                                                        Milk $ .55/carton


                                                        Watertown High School $3.50/day ($.40 reduced and free to eligible students) 

                                                        Deli sub sandwich meal $3.50 each

                                                        Pre-packaged salads $3.50 each

                                                        Milk $ .55 carton


PLEASE NOTE: Prices may change due to federal regulations. Free and/or reduced price meals program, subsidized by the Federal Government, is available to eligible families. Forms for the subsidized program can be obtained in the main office at your child’s

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


WATERTOWN COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAMS


Before and After School Programs for Grades 1-5 at the Cunniff, Hosmer, and Lowell Elementary Schools begin on

Wednesday, September 7. Before School Programs start at 7:15 a.m. and Extended Day Programs start at the close of the

school day. Pre-K/Kindergarten Before and After School Programs begin on Friday, September 9. For further

information, please contact Ms. Beth Sahakian at 617-923-7653.


STUDENT TRANSPORTATION


School bus transportation is available for Hosmer School and Watertown Middle School students only. To be eligible for

transportation, students must live a walking distance of 0.75 or more miles from their school. Parents of eligible students requiring transportation must register for the bus through the school district's Business Office. Follow this link for more information.


Students attending Minuteman Technical High School will receive a bus registration form over the summer. There is no charge for the Minuteman bus, but students are required to register for the bus through the WPS Business Office. Unregistered students

will not be permitted to ride the bus to Minuteman.


Any questions regarding school bus transportation should be directed to the Transportation Office by calling 617-926-7710.


MBTA STUDENT BUS PASSES

High School and Middle School students who use the MBTA may sign up for a Student CharlieCard to ride at a reduced far. There are two types of Student CharlieCards available: the Unlimited Pass and the Pay-As-You-Go Card. These can be obtained through the school district's Business Office; follow this link for more information.


WALKING TO/FROM SCHOOL AND DROP OFFS


Road construction in some areas of the town may require children to adapt to changing local traffic patterns. Parents

should review the walking route to school with their child before the start of school and whenever road construction 

projects change the walking route.  Please observe the changes to traffic patterns which the Watertown Police Department 
and the School Department post.


NO SMOKING ORDINANCE


The Watertown Town Council passed a Public Health Ordinance regarding no smoking in public buildings in the town.

Students were never permitted to smoke in school buildings. They are now advised that there is a fine for noncompliance 

with the no smoking ordinance.

FEES

The following is a schedule of fees and general information for the 2016-2017 school year programs as voted by the Watertown School

Committee. Specific details for each program will be distributed to students and parents in conjunction with registration

for participation. All fees must be paid by check or money order and made payable to “Watertown Public Schools”.


PROGRAM  FEES PER STUDENT     FAMILY MAXIMUM
 Transportation: $300/student $475/family
  $200/South of Charles River, K-6

$320/South of Charles River, K-6 

Prekindergarten: 

$7,600/student


  Morning Session (3 Hrs.)  
 

$2,900/student (3 days)

 
 

$ 3,500/student (4 days) 

 
 Afternoon Session (2.5 Hrs.)  
 

$ 3,100/student (4 days) 

 
 

Extended Day Session (5 Hrs.) 

 
  $ 6,500/student (5 days) 
WMS Activity Fee:  $50.00/student per school year for unlimited clubs and extra-curricular activities 
WMS Sports: 

$150/student per school year

 
WHS Activity Fee:  $25.00/student per school year for unlimited clubs and extra-curricular activities.  
 
WHS Athletics: 

$320/student per school year for unlimited sports and clubs 


 


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