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On Friday, June 16, 2017, 2017-2018 bus route information for all current BRRSD students will be uploaded to the Parent Portal at 3:00 p.m. All incoming Kindergarten student transportation information will be sent out via email as well as through the U.S. Postal Service. We ask that the parents/guardians of all bus students please review the 2017 -2018 bus stop locations and times. Please note that the bus routes have been reviewed by Lucini Bus Lines and the BRRSD Central Office Administrative Team, were driven and observed by the bus drivers, and were further reviewed by safety officials. Based upon the recommendations of these individuals, changes have been made as means of ensuring the safety of our bus students.

Kindergarten Registration 2017-18

January 18, 2017

 

Dear Prospective Kindergarten Parent/Guardian:

 

The purpose of this letter is to outline the procedure for kindergarten registration in the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District for the school year beginning in September 2017.  Below are the 3 steps necessary to complete your child’s registration.  Children who are five (5) years of age prior to September 1, 2017, are eligible to enter kindergarten.

 

Parents/guardians are reminded that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ attendance regulations require that all children who have attained the age of six (6) years must be registered in school.  Parents do have the option of not entering their children into kindergarten until they have reached the age of six (6) years.

 

STEP #1 Online preregistration:

Online preregistration will open on the District website at www.bridge-rayn.org. beginning Monday, January 23, 2017.  Please follow the online directions, complete all necessary information and submit. 

Please note, preregistration must be completed 24 hours prior to attending a registration session.

STEP #2 Collect required documents:

  • Original Birth Certificate with raised seal
  • Proof of residency 1 (one of the following)
    • Executed mortgage signed & dated
    • Quitclaim deed
    • Lease signed & dated
    • Notarized Letter (if applicable)
    • Property Card (available on your town’s website)
  • Proof of residency 2:
    • Mass. Driver’s License with current address
  • Proof of up-to-date immunizations, physical exam and lead test

STEP #3 Attend a registration session:

Registration will take place at the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School at 415 Center Street, Bridgewater.  The District’s Centralized Registration will take place in the high school library on the second floor.  It is not necessary for you to bring your child to registration.  The dates and times for registration are as follows:

                                               

If your last name is A through J:                                    

Monday   February 13, 2017          5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

If your last name is K through R:                                   

Thursday February 16, 2017          5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

If your last name is S through Z:                                   

Tuesday   February 28, 2017          5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

If you are not able to attend on your designated evening:    

Thursday  March 2, 2017       5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M.

If you have difficulty attending an evening registration, please contact Central Registration (508) 279-2140 ext. 139.

 

An Open House will take place in May to provide the parents/guardians with an overview of the kindergarten program.  This overview will include bus transportation, health services, special education screening, and the general kindergarten curriculum.  The Open House is an informational session for the parents/guardians and is not an event intended for children.

 

 

Open House Dates and Times

 

 

         Merrill Elementary                                         Mitchell Elementary

Principal: Deborah Westell                              Principal: Heidi Letendre

             508-824-2490                                                     508-279-2100      

Tuesday, May 9, 2017                                         Wednesday, May 10, 2017

     Merrill Cafeteria                                                       Mitchell Auditorium

         6:00 P.M.                                                                    6:00 P.M.

 

All children entering kindergarten in September 2017 will be screened in June 2017.  Each parent/guardian will receive screening information and a specific appointment date during the May Kindergarten Open House. If you plan to enroll your child in private kindergarten, please notify Central Registration at (508) 279-2140 ext. 139 so that we keep our records as accurate as possible.  Children attending private kindergarten are encouraged to participate in the screening process as required by law.

 

In order to provide every child a comfortable transition from home to the school setting, an orientation will be scheduled during the first week of school. You will have the opportunity to meet your child’s teacher in a classroom setting.

 

Sincerely,

Derek J. Swenson

Superintendent of Schools

 

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE to register your student for the 2017-18 Kindergarten school year.

CLICK HERE to submit payment for Kindergarten 2017-18 Pay-to-Ride.