Published December 14, 2018

MELROSE — Melrose Public Schools invites families of students entering kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year to participate in the following events:

KINDERGARTEN OVERVIEW AND INFORMATION NIGHT – Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (Snow Date Thursday, January 17), Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School Auditorium from 7 – 8:00 p.m. Meet and greet with school department personnel and building principals who will provide an overview of the kindergarten registration process and answer any questions.


• Tuesday, January 22: Lincoln School and Roosevelt School (Snow Date Thursday, January 24)

• Wednesday, January 23: Hoover School and Winthrop School (Snow Date: Tuesday, January 29)

• Wednesday, January 30: Horace Mann School and Franklin School (Snow Date: Thursday, January 31)

Tours will begin promptly at 6:15 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The information night, tours and registration are intended for adult caregivers so they may be informed of school specific details in order to make their Kindergarten choices. Incoming students will have an opportunity to visit their assigned Kindergarten classrooms prior to the start of school.


Online pre-registration will open 9 a.m. on Sunday, February 3 and close 11 p.m. on Sunday, February 17.

Why pre-register? Pre-registering will expedite your visit during the registration process.

If you do not have access to a computer to complete the online pre-registration, paper packets will be available at the following locations beginning on Monday, February 4:

• Our website

• Our Elementary Schools, including the Franklin School

• The Parent Information Center located at Central Administration, 360 Lynn Fells Parkway

• The Melrose Public Library


All families, whether you have pre-registered or not, must attend a registration session listed below to submit your documents:

• Monday, March 4, 4 – 8 p.m. – Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School (café), 350 Lynn Fells Pkwy.

• Wednesday, March 6, 8:30 a.m. – noon – Parent Information Center (Central Admin.), 360 Lynn Fells Pkwy.

• Thursday, March 7, 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Parent Information Center (Central Admin.), 360 Lynn Fells Pkwy.

Note: Registrations are not processed on a first come basis and priority is not given to those registering on the first night. However, it is important that you attend a registration session on March 4, March 6, or March 7 to be considered “on time.” With this in mind, please attend a registration session that best suits your personal schedule. Registrations received after March 7 will result in assignments being made on a space available basis.

Requirements for Kindergarten:

• Must be 5 years of age by September 1, 2019.

• Must be a resident of Melrose.

• Parents must attend a registration session to provide documents outlined below.

All families must bring the following documents to a registration session:

• A printed copy of the completed pre-registration form that you received in an email, or a completed hard copy paper packet. If you miss the on-line registration period, please print out and complete the kindergarten paper registration packet found at If you completed the online registration you do not need to complete a paper registration packet.

• One original proof of residency from each of the three categories listed in the Residency Procedures, which can be found at These documents must be originals mailed from the bill source, not a fax or printout from an online billing/payment center.

• Home Language Survey, which can be found at

• Original birth certificate. (Original document with seal must be presented.) We will make a copy for our file and return the original back to you.

• Current physical exam, including immunizations. (Must be within 12 months of the start of school.)

Questions? Please contact the Registrar in the Parent Information Center at 781-662-2000 ext. 1.