Kindergarten Registration

Online Registration for 2020-2021

The Westwood Regional School District will begin online Kindergarten registration for 2020-2021 on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The online registration is a preliminary step; students will not be considered enrolled until parents/guardians submit the required information during the in-person registration process. The date you complete the online pre-registration is considered your official registration date.

The district will make every effort to place students in their “neighborhood” schools; however, the district cannot guarantee at which district school—Berkeley/Brookside or George/Washington—your child will be placed. Late registrants especially run the risk of not being placed at the neighborhood school. School placement letters are sent to parents/guardians mid-May.

School assignment preference is given to students who already have a sibling in a school and those who live more than two miles from the next closest school. The online registration date is then used to fill the remaining spots. Sometimes capacity in a school is reached before all of the children have been placed. In that case, the remaining registrants are assigned to the next closest school.

A child residing in the Borough of Westwood or Township of Washington who will be five (5) years old on or before October 1, 2020 is eligible to enter Kindergarten. There are no exceptions to that date.

Kindergarten Orientation will be held in the respective schools on May 28, 2020 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Separate individual student screenings will be conducted the week of June 8. Parents/guardians will be notified of the specific time when the school placement letter is mailed in mid-May.

Berkeley - June 10

Brookside - June 9

George - June 11

Washington - June 8

Step 1: Complete the Genesis Online Pre-Registration

Beginning December 3, 2019, click on the following link to Pre-Register your child.

► Step 1: Select the picture indicated to enter the open registration system, which will take you through these steps: Register Students; Contacts and Addresses; Make your appointment online, fill out the Home Language Survey, Review and Submit; and Logout

► Step 2: In the Register Students section:

► Register for School Year → 2020-2021 (this will not be visible until December 3, 2019)

► Anticipated Grade Level drop-down menu → Select KF

► Step 3: Complete remaining student information then click Advance to Next Screen (or if necessary, Add Another Student [another kindergartner only!])

► Step 4: *Make your appointment* and fill out the Home Language Survey

► Step 5: Review, then, if correct, click Submit Registration Information

► Step 6: Print the Confirmation pdf, which you must bring to your in-person registration appointment, then logout.

Appointments to bring in your paperwork start on December 4, 2019 and are held at the Board of Education Office located just inside the main entrance to the Jr./Sr. High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Township of Washington. If you cannot set up an appointment online, please contact:

Registrar: Paulette Sommerhalter, 201-664-0880 x2011

All forms must be submitted at time of your appointment.

Step 2: Download and complete the registration forms by clicking here. Bring the forms to your appointment.


Both your online registration confirmation and the documentation checklist on the left must be attached to your packet at in-person registration. Missing documentation will delay your child’s registration! Registration packets may also be picked up at the Board of Education Office.

Before and After School Care

Champions provides Before and After Care at all elementary schools. Please contact Champions directly.

Need assistance with Kindergarten registration?

Please email or call 201-664-0880 x2011 if you need assistance or have questions.