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Student Registration

Welcome to the Braintree Public Schools!

The Braintree Public School (BPS) system services over 5,800 students from pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade in one preschool center based at Braintree High School, a Kindergarten center, six neighborhood elementary schools (all serving grades 1-5 with five housing one section of full day Kindergarten), two grade 6-8 middle schools and one grade 9-12 high school. Beyond the academic day and year, students are able to access multiple opportunities in academic and social clubs and activities, visual and performing arts, athletics, and extended year support services and programs.

The BPS has an exceptional history of student performance: by almost any measure, Braintree students achieve at very high levels. With a complete and total focus on providing high quality instruction that is personalized for every child, Braintree students are the direct beneficiaries of a school-community dedicated to providing outstanding teachers, extremely favorable class sizes (14:1), and academic support services that are second to none. All of our schools are designated Level I status by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), with the exception of Braintree High School (BHS), which is identified as a Level II school. BHS was recently named by Newsweek Magazine as one of the top 500 high schools in the country, reaching number 15 out of over 200 high schools in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The BPS is currently engaged in reimagining and reconstructing its five year strategic plan. In an effort to achieve even greater focus and become more effective in addressing the needs of our students and our changing school-community, we have identified four (4) strategic goal areas: (1) Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment; (2) Culture of Learning and Innovation; (3) Family and Community Engagement, and (4) Wellness. Through these goals we endeavor to prepare our students for a complex and changing world, think critically and creatively, analyze and evaluate information, solve complex problems, and collaborate and communicate effectively. Beyond those skill sets, we believe our children need to develop the necessary habits of body and mind to stay physically, socially and emotionally well throughout their lives.


We are happy to welcome all permanent residents of the Town of Braintree to the Braintree Schools.

Except for kindergarten, or those students in need of specialized services, all students are assigned to a school based on grade level and street address. If you are new to town and want to see which school your child will be assigned to please click here.*

*Flexible Boundary Policy


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2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration

Printable 2018-2019 Kindergarten Registration Packet PDF - Contains all materials noted below except this Reduced Tuition Packet PDFwhich was added. Please note that reduced tuition materials must be returned by 1/31/18!

Registration Process

December 1, 2017

The Braintree Public School Department is pleased to announce Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year. Our records indicate that you have a child who will be eligible to attend kindergarten in September 2018!

Registration Process:

Registration for ALL eligible 2018-2019 Braintree resident Kindergarten students, regardless of where they live in town, will be held in the cafeteria at the Monatiquot School Kindergarten Center, located at 25 Brow Avenue, Braintree (Please note, the parking lot is on the side of the Monatiquot School Kindergarten Center. We request that all parents park in the lot and not on the street. Parents should enter the school from the front entrance on Brow Avenue).

Enclosed you will find the paperwork required to register your child: This paperwork must be completed at the time of registration. The following three dates and times are available – please choose the one that is most convenient for you.

Registration Week @ Monatiquot School Kindergarten Center

  • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 -- 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 18, 2018 -- 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 20, 2018 -- 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Once registration week is complete, we will evaluate the number of families requesting half day and full day programming. We will notify all families of their child’s placement in either a full or half day program during the week of January 29, 2018. At that time, should a lottery be needed for full day Kindergarten placement requests, those families will be notified and information about the lottery process will be provided.

PLEASE NOTE: For the 2018-2019 school year, most full day Kindergarten classes will be located at the Monatiquot School Kindergarten Center.

The full-day kindergarten program has a fee of $3,000.00 per year per student. If your registration is confirmed for a full day placement for the 2018-2019 school year, a deposit of $500 must be submitted no later than February 16, 2018 to hold your child’s seat. For those families who may be eligible for reduced tuition, there is a reduced tuition rate of $1500 and a reduced February 16, 2018 deposit amount of $250: please fill out the Reduced Tuition Application. Please note that the total tuition amount must be paid no later than August 17, 2018 (see enclosed payment schedule). If there are extenuating circumstances that would prevent you from making the payments as outlined on the enclosed payment schedule by August 17, 2018, please contact the Administration Offices in writing at BPSKindergarten@braintreema.gov.

We look forward to seeing you during Kindergarten Registration Week at the Monatiquot School Kindergarten Center!

Registration Guide & Requirements

The following information is offered as a guide to all parents who are planning to enroll a child in the Braintree Public Schools.

2018-2019 Timeline

    • Registration (January 16, 18 & 20)
    • Notification of Full-Day Kindergarten Placement during week of January 29th
    • Full Day Kindergarten deposit due February 16th
    • Kindergarten Screening
  • Children entering kindergarten must be five years of age by August 31 of the year of enrollment. Students and families must be permanent residents of the Town of Braintree and must be able to prove their residency. Acceptable proof of residency is included in this mailing. Transportation is provided as an option for all families. There is no cost for transportation at the elementary level.
  • The School Immunization Law, Chapter 76, Section 15 of the General Laws requires immunization against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, rubella, and hepatitis B, and varicella, and screenings for lead poisoning and tuberculosis and a current physical examination including a vision screening with stereopsis. The school immunization requirements requires that each child entering Kindergarten show proof of having received a second measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination and second varicella vaccination. The law states: "no child shall, except as hereinafter provided, be admitted to school." Specifically, you must have:
    1. Physician’s certificate listing immunizations given and/or the diseases the child has had; or
    2. Physician's certificate stating immunization is contraindicated for health reasons; or
    3. Parent or guardian's statement that immunization conflicts with religious beliefs.
    4. Certificate verifying that your child has passed a vision screening, including a stereopsis exam, within the past 12 months verified on the enclosed physical examination form.
    5. Lead screening with results recorded on the physical examination form.
    6. Risk assessment for Tuberculosis recorded on physical examination form.
    7. Physical examination dated within one year of entry to school.

Checklist of Materials to Be Returned

Kindergarten Registration Materials

The following materials are required for registering your child(ren) for Kindergarten in the Braintree Public Schools.

Required:

Paperwork Included in Packet to be Returned Completed the Day of Registration:

  • Kindergarten Registration Form
  • Birth Certificate (Original Birth Certificate needs to be presented and we will make a copy)
  • Student Data Form
  • Proof of Residency
  • Parent/Screening Questionnaire
  • Reduced Tuition/Economically Disadvantaged Proof of Eligibility/Participation (Copies of proof of eligibility can be made at all registrations)
  • Home Language Survey (If you need assistance, staff will be at all registrations)

Paperwork to be Completed and Returned Prior to Start of School:

  • Physician’s Certificate
  • Medical History

Registration Form

Kindergarten Registration Form Word Document

Payment Schedule

Kindergarten Payment Schedule

Please note, the full-day kindergarten program in the Braintree Public Schools has a tuition fee associated with it. All families are expected to pay the tuition fee prior to the start of the school year. The tuition fee is $3,000.00/year per child. Should a family be eligible for reduced tuition based on the economically disadvantaged guidelines, the cost would be $1,500.00/year per child.

The payment schedule for full tuition or reduced tuition is as follows

Payment 1 (Deposit)
Due 2/23/18
$500 / $250

Payment 2
Due 3/23/18
$500 / $250

Payment 3
Due 4/20/18
$500 / $250

Payment 4
Due 5/25/18
$500 / $250

Payment 5
Due 6/22/18
$500 / $250

Payment 6 (Final Payment)
Due 7/20/18
$500 / $250

Home Language Survey

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Reduced Tuition - Full Day Kindergarten Program

Families with students who are eligible for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children, MassHealth, and/or DCF Foster Care are eligible for a reduced tuition rate of $1500 for the Full-Day Kindergarten program, with a reduced deposit of $250 required by February 16, 2018 to secure your child’s spot.

Families must provide proof of eligibility or participation at registration. Copies of proof can be made at time of registration.

For Full-Day Kindergarten applicants, proof from one the organizations listed below of your student’s eligibility for one of these programs should accompany your child’s registration the day of registration:

  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • Transitional Aide to Families with Dependent Children
  • MassHealth
  • DCF Foster Care
  • Free/Reduced Lunch Application/Share Form

All families applying for reduced tuition must complete the free/reduced lunch application and share formPDF. Please note that the deadline for submission is January 31.



Student Data Form

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Frequently Asked Questions About Free & Reduced Price School Meals

Below are the Federal guidelines for free and reduced lunch for the 2017-2018 school year. The 2018-2019 guidelines will differ slightly and will be made available to all families in August of 2018. Please use the chart below as a guide to see if you are within the Federal Guidelines for free/reduced lunch. If you do qualify based on this chart and your financial situation does not change when completing the application in August for the 2018-2019 school year, it is likely, but not a guarantee, you will qualify for the 2018-2019 school year.

1. Who can get free OR REDUCED PRICE meals?

    • All children in households receiving benefits from MA SNAP or MA TANF are eligible for free meals.
    • Foster children that are under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court are eligible for free meals.
    • Children participating in their school’s Head Start program are eligible for free meals.
    • Children who meet the definition of homeless, runaway, or migrant are eligible for free meals.
    • Children may receive free or reduced price meals if your household’s income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines. Your children may qualify for free or reduced price meals if your household income falls at or below the limits on this chart.

FEDERAL ELIGIBILITY INCOME CHART For School Year 2017-2018

Household size

Yearly

Monthly

Weekly

1

$22,311

$1,860

$430

2

$30,044

$2,504

$578

3

$37,777

$3,149

$727

4

$45,510

$3,793

$876

5

$53,243

$4,437

$1,024

6

$60,976

$5,082

$1,173

7

$68,709

$5,726

$1,322

8

$76,442

$6,371

$1,471

Each additional person:

$+7,733

$+645

$+149













Applications for Free or Reduced meals or tuition fee waivers for the 2018-2019 school year will not be accepted until August of 2018. Applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be processed in late August or early September, 2018 at which time all applicants will be notified in writing of their eligibility status.

Only applications preprinted with School Year 2018-2019 will be accepted for 2018-2019 eligibility. Applications dated prior to August 2018 will not be accepted or processed for the 2018-2019 school year.

Verification & Affidavit of Residency

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Complete One Affidavit of Residency based on your living situation:

  • Affidavit of Residency (Homeowners) Word Document (if the parents/guardians own a home in Braintree)
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  • Affidavit of Residency by Owner/Lessee Word Document (if the parents/guardians live in Braintree as tenants-at-will)
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  • Affidavit of Residency/Landlord Living Agreement Word Document (if the parents/guardians rent a property in Braintree and can provide a lease)
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Nursing Services & Medical Forms

  • Nursing Services Word DocumentPDF Version

     

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  • Medical History
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  • MA School Health Record PDF Version
  • Certificate of Immunization PDF Version

New Student Parent Questionnaire

Parent Questionnaire Word Document



Where do you register?

Kindergarten Students

  • Current students should register directly with their home school.
  • Registration for next school year is scheduled for January 2018. Additional information, and registration materials, can be found above.

Elementary Students, Grades 1-5

  • **Please note that the starting age is 6 by August 31 for first grade . **
  • All new incoming elementary school students register directly at their assigned elementary school beginning two weeks before the start of the school year.

Middle School Students, Grades 6-8

  • All new incoming middle school students register directly at their assigned middle school the entire year.
  • Should you not know which middle school your address is assigned to, please contact the administration offices at 781-380-0130 x8476.

High School Students, Grades 9-12

  • All new incoming high school students register directly at Braintree High School in the Registrar’s Office.
  • The Registrar’s Office number is 781-848-4000 x7014.
  • The following is the schedule for the high school registrar:
    • During the School Year -Registrar’s Office is open Monday–Thursday 8:45am – 2:30pm.
    • 1 week after the last day of school – Registrar’s Office is open from 8:45 am to 2:30 pm.
    • 3 weeks prior to the first day of school – Registrar Office is open from 8am-2pm.

2017-2018 Registration Information

**Please note that the kindergarten starting age is 5 by August 31.**

Below you will find links to the registration materials that you should download and complete prior to visiting your home school to register your child.

1. Student Data Form

2. Verification & Affidavit of Residency

3. Home Language Survey

  • Home Language Survey Word DocumentPDF Version

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4. Transfer Student Record Request

  • Transfer Student Record Request
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5-8. Nursing Services & Medical Forms

5. Nursing Services Handout

6. Medical History Form

7. MA School Health Record to be completed by your child’s physician

8. Certificate of Immunization/Physician Report Form

Please pay close attention to the following list of required immunizations:

    • 5 DTaP/DPT (4 doses for PK)
    • 4 Polio (3 doses for PK)
    • 2 MMR Vaccines (1 dose for PK)
    • 3 Hepatitis Vaccines
    • 2 Varicella Vaccines (1 dose for PK) or Documented Case of Chicken Pox by physician
    • 1 Tdap for entry to grade 7 through 11
    • Recent assessment of risk for TB - Low risk students are cleared for school entry.If the student is coming from outside of the US, consult with the school nurse.The MA Department of Public Health TB testing guidelines will be followed: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/cdc/tb/tb-pediatric-risk-assessment-form.pdf
    • Kindergarten entry only (in addition to the above) – Lead screening test results and vision screening including stereopsis – within the past 12 months
    • Pre-Kindergarten entry only (in addition to the above) – 1-4 Hib (number of doses determined by vaccine product and age the series begins)

As per State Law, your child must have all required immunizations, a physical examination, and documentation of a low risk TB assessment before he/she may enter school. Children entering kindergarten must also have lead screening test results and a vision screening with stereopsis.

9. A Massachusetts Transfer Card from the child’s previous school with the Child’s Mass ID number listed AND an original Birth Certificate is required. The administrative assistant will make a copy of it and return the original to you.

10. Emergency Medical Card is available from your school’s administrative assistant and must be completed when the above mentioned paperwork is returned.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your school’s office, or the Superintendent’s Office, directly.