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Dear Parents and Guardians:

We welcome you and your child to the Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools. As teachers and administrators, our purpose is to provide a Kindergarten experience that will prove to be an excellent beginning for your child’s school years. This site supports our Kindergarten orientation program and to help you through the registration process.

We start our relationship with the class of 2035 and their families in the winter of 2022 and are happy to answer any of your questions. We welcome your suggestions and your support, and look forward to working with you and your child in the fall.


Peter Light

Superintendent of Schools

Please note that your child must be 5 years old by September 1, 2022 to register for kindergarten. This is an Acton-Boxborough school policy and there are no exceptions.

Important Dates To Remember
(click on the Google Calendar to add these dates to your calendar):

Tuesday, January 18 - Kindergarten Information Night

Tuesday, January 18 - Online K Registration Opens


*New Announcement on Jan 18*: all individual school information sessions will now be via online webinar on their scheduled dates. Links to each school's webinar will be posted ahead of their scheduled dates, and also emailed to families who are on the mailing list.

Tuesday, February 8 ~ Merriam
(click here for webinar) (click here to access the webinar recording)

Tuesday, February 15 ~ Conant (
click here for webinar)(note: here are the slides used during the webinar; a recording of this is unfortunately not available )

Tuesday, March 1 ~ Gates
(click here for webinar)(click here to access the webinar recording)

Tuesday, March 8 ~ Douglas
(click here for webinar) (click here to access the webinar recording)

Tuesday, March 15 ~ McCarthy-Towne
(click here for webinar)(click here to access the webinar recording)

Tuesday, March 22 ~ Blanchard
(click here for webinar)(presentation slides)(click here to access webinar recording)

Thursday, March 31 - Online K Registration CLOSES

(End of May) School Placement assignments completed. Notification email sent to families with placement information

Tuesday, May 31 - Parent-Released/teacher-completed Pre-K Assessment Form due at Registrar's Office

Sunday, July 31 - Children's medical forms (complete immunization history, physical exam completed after 1/1/22) due at school nurse's office.

Monday, August 1 - Bus forms due to Transportation Office

* In case of snow, ANY postponed evening meeting will be held the next evening: Wednesday

Please Review the Below Steps to the Registration Process

Step 1: Sign Up for Our Kindergarten Information E-Mail List

If you sign-up for our Kindergarten e-mail list, you will receive messages that provide updates about upcoming informational events, registration deadlines, and reminders intended to assist you with navigating the enrollment process. You can sign up at any point in the process (starting today!)

Step 2: (optional) Attend the Kindergarten Information Night via Zoom on Jan 18, 2022

Plan to log in to A-B's Kindergarten Information night at 7pm on Jan 18, 2022 where we will provide an overview of the Kindergarten experience, the open enrollment process for our elementary schools, and review the different steps that are part of the registration process. This event will be recorded and will be posted on this website shortly after it takes place.

Step 3: Attend Individual School Information Nights for Parents/Guardians

Your family should review the information night schedule for each of the elementary schools that interest you. These information nights will be through virtual online webinars at each school (change made on January 18, 2022). The schedule for the individual Information Night dates are listed above in the Calendar of Events.

Step 4: Begin the Online Kindergarten Registration Process!

Starting January 18, 2022 the portal to complete online registration will be open. Families will have between January 18 and March 31 to submit their completed registration before the open enrollment placement process begins. It is essential to complete the process by the March 31 deadline in order to be included in the open enrollment placement process.

In order to complete the registration process, you will need to upload several documents. Click here for the list of documents you will need.

Step 5: Receive Placement Information

Families will receive their student's placement information via email by the end of May, 2022. Once you have reviewed the information, you can find other ways to learn about your child's new school placement!

Please keep in mind the other deadlines in the Summer to submit children's medical forms (to the school nurse) and bus forms (to the transportation office)

Watch the recording of the Kindergarten Information session

Update 1/19/22! Click on the link to the left to view a recording of the January 18 Kindergarten Information session.


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