We are beginning the kindergarten registration process for the 2013-2014 school year. The School Committee requirement for admission to school is as follows:
“A child must have reached the age of five years on or before August 31 of the entering year. Under no circumstances will children younger than five years be admitted to kindergarten.”
If your child is now attending a private kindergarten and you plan to enroll him/her in our first grade, please indicate this on the attached form. Please know that the building principals will assign students to first grade or kindergarten in accordance with their age. If your youngster meets the age requirements indicated above but you are not sure and/or are not planning to send him/her to kindergarten in the fall, we would appreciate it if you would still return the registration form (next page) and check the appropriate box.
The Town of Reading offers two kindergarten programs. Parents may choose which program they would like for their child to attend. There will be a morning and an afternoon half day program in each building. Additionally, there will be at least one tuition-based full day class in each school.
Following this meeting, please complete the following information and return it to the Superintendent’s Office, along with proof of residency (see below), a copy of your child’s birth certificate and application for full-day kindergarten (if interested) by Tuesday, December 18, 2012. You are welcome to drop the information off at the Superintendent’s Office or mail it to the above address.
Registration materials can be found on our website: reading.k12.ma.us, under news on the homepage as well as on each elementary school homepage.
Proof of Residency
Proof of Residency is required at the time of registration for students entering the Reading Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year.
Please provide a copy of one of the following with your returned paper work:
- Property tax bill
- Lease/rental agreement
- Mortgage Payment
* School placement will be determined upon residency and class size. Please see new enrollment procedures enclosed.