Kindergarten Registration Begins May 1, Runs All Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2013
 
 
NEW HAVEN PUBLIC SCHOOLS KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 1 AND RUNS ALL MONTH LONG
 
New Haven Public Schools kindergarten registration for new students entering neighborhood schools begins Wednesday, May 1, and runs until May 31. Parents and guardians have until the end of the month to register and be included in the June 14th lottery for new students.
 
All families new to New Haven Public Schools must visit the Registration Office at 54 Meadow Street, New Haven, to register and should bring the following documents:
 
·         Birth certificate
·         Proof of residence (current utility  bill, tax bill, a rental lease agreement or mortgage papers)
·         The Kindergarten Neighborhood School Registration Form can be picked up in the Registration Office
 
There is no longer a “first come, first served” admission policy for neighborhood schools, so parents can come to the Registration Office any time during the month of May to register and be entered into the June 14 lottery. If there are enough kindergarten seats available in a neighborhood school when placements are made, all families registered for that neighborhood school will be admitted. If there are more newly registered students than seats available, then a lottery will be held to determine who is admitted and the order of the waiting list.
 
The Registration Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For parents’ convenience, the office will remain open until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2.
 
Also, please note that children must have up-to-date physical examinations and immunization records before they can enter school. This form (which can be found on the website) can be dropped off in the Registration Office in the Drop Box or mailed to the NH Health Department, 54 Meadow St. 9th floor, New Haven, 06519 by July 19, 2013.
 
For more information about school registration, visit the website, www.nhps.net and click on the Registration tab. Families can also find out what their neighborhood school is assigned to their street address by clicking here.