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
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.
Derek J. Swenson
Superintendent of Schools