20-21 Incoming Kindergarten Information

20-21 Incoming Kindergarten Information


Link to Video Recording of 6/11/20 Kindergarten Orientation Meeting

Link to Slideshow Presentation from 6/11/20 Orientation Meeting

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Dear Rising Kindergarten Families,
I would like to begin by extending an official welcome to you and your incoming kindergartener!  For those of you who already have children at Broadmeadow, I look forward to deepening our connection with your family in the coming year, and for those of you entering our community for the first time I want to assure you that we are committed to making you and your children feel welcome and a part of our vibrant and diverse learning community! 
Our virtual Kindergarten Parent/Guardian Orientation will be held on
Thursday, June 11 at 5 PM.  It will be recorded in case you are unable to attend for any reason. 
An invitation/link will be forwarded early in the week of June 8.
In the meantime, I am requesting that you complete 2 important tasks so that we may collect information necessary to prepare for the coming year.  

TASK #1: 
Please complete this Incoming Kindergarten Parent/Guardian Questionnaire by Friday, June 5th.  The information it provides will assist us as in our planning for the fall.

TASK #2:
Please complete this PTC Incoming Family Directory Form for your incoming kindergartener, even if you already have children in the building. The form will allow you to specify exactly what information, if any, you wish to publish. This information will be used by our PTC to create a kindergarten contact directory that will be shared with kindergarten families this summer as well as used to create a school wide directory in the fall. 

Finally, please be sure to finalize any outstanding enrollment documentation and verification requirements as soon as possible as only children who are fully enrolled will be placed into classes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out via email directly to me, emily_gaberman@needham.k12.ma.us or you can contact my secretary, Roberta Redpath at roberta_redpath@needham.k12.ma.us.
I look forward to our virtual meeting on June 11th at 5 PM.   
All the best-
Emily Gaberman

The Needham Public Schools offfers Full-Day Kindergarten at each of the five elementary schools. 

 Eligibility for Enrollment

All children residing in Needham who turn 5 by August 31, 2020 are eligible for enrollment in full-day kindergarten.

Student Registration

Student registration is a two-part process, which includes completing an online registration form, followed by an in-person verification process with the Student Registrar whose office is located at the Administration Building, 1330 Highland Avenue.  Parents/Guardians are asked to complete both parts of the registration process no later than March 6th.

Visit the student registration page on our website, www.needham.k12.ma.us, to start the registration process and to schedule the in-person verification appointment.

Parents/guardians must bring the following documents to the in-person verification:

  • Proof of Residency, as follows:

Owners:  current real estate tax bill, or town water/sewer bill, or signed P&S.

Renters:  current lease and utility bill.

  • Health History Form
  • Immunization Record
  • Physical Examination completed within 12 months of date entering school
  • Home Language Survey
  • Original Birth Certificate
  • Early Childhood Experiences Survey


Parents/Guardians of students currently enrolled in the Needham Public Schools Preschool need only submit to the registrar the online enrollment for kindergarten, an updated health history form, and new Early Childhood Experience Survey.  The in-person verification appointment is not required.

For any questions about registration, please contact Corine Burke, Student Registrar, at 781 – 455 – 0400 x11245 or corine_burke@needham.k12.ma.us


Requirement for students who will not be enrolled in Needham Public Schools

The Student Registrar should be contacted if you are not planning to enroll your child in the Needham Public Schools or kindergarten for the 2020-21 school year.


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