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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 see our transportation directory.

*Flexible Boundary Policy


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Where do you register?

Kindergarten

Kindergarten Students

  • **Please note that the kindergarten starting age is 5 by August 31.**
  • Kindergarten students register directly at their home elementary school beginning two weeks before the start of the school year (In the summer, registration is by appointment only at Colbert Administration Building, 348 Pond Street)
  • Kindergarten students register directly at their home elementary school beginning two weeks before the start of the school year 

Elementary, Grades 1-5

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 (In the summer, registration is by appointment only at Colbert Administration Building, 348 Pond Street)

Middle School, Grades 6-8

Middle School Students, Grades 6-8

  • All new incoming middle school students register directly with the Administrative Assistant 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, Grades 9-12

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.
    • Braintree High School Registrar’s Office is Closed until Monday, August 13th

    • For transcripts, please contact Kathy Finneran at ext. 7010 or at kfinneran@braintreema.gov

    • Braintree High School Registration Packets are available to pick up at:

      • Front Security Desk at Braintree High School, 128 Town Street.
      • Administration Building at 348 Pond St.
      • Also available below
    • For transfer students entering Braintree High School you may begin submitting registration materials on 8/13.
  • 3 weeks prior to the first day of school – Registrar Office is open from 8am-2pm.

2018-2019 Registration Information K-12

Kindergarten families may omit transfer 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 registering your child.

Or you can download the whole registration packet in pdf PDF format: KindergartenGrades 1-12

1. Student Data Form

  • Student Data Form
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2. Verification & Affidavit of Residency

  • Verification of Residency
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Complete One Affidavit of Residency based on your living situation:

  • Affidavit of Residency (Homeowners) (if the parents/guardians own a home in Braintree)
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  • Affidavit of Residency/Landlord Living Agreement (if the parents/guardians rent a property in Braintree and can provide a lease, the landlord must complete this form)
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  • Affidavit of Residency by Owner/Lessee (if the parents/guardians live in Braintree as tenants-at-will with no lease or for no payment to the property owner, the owner/lessee must complete this form)
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3. Home Language Survey

 

4. Transfer Student Record Request

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

5. Nursing Services Handout

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6. Medical History Form

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Free & Reduced Price School Meals

Who can get free or reduced price meals?

  • All children in households receiving benefits from MA SNAP, MA TAFDC, or specific categories of Medicaid 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 2018-2019

Household size

Yearly

Monthly

Weekly

1

$22,459

$1,872

$432

2

30,451

2,538

586

3

38,443

3,204

740

4

46,435

3,870

893

5

54,427

4,536

1,047

6

62,419

5,202

1,201

7

70,411

5,868

1,355

8

78,403

6,534

1,508

Each additional person:

+7,992

+666

+154

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Kindergarten Registration Info

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.

  • Student Data Form (1)
  • Proof of Residency (2)
  • Home Language Survey (3)
  • Medical History Form (6)
  • MA School Health Record (7)
  • Certificate of Immunization/ Physican Report Form (8)
  • Kindergarten Registration Form
  • New Student Parent Questionnaire
  • Reduced Tuition/Economically Disadvantaged Proof of Eligibility/Participation (Copies of proof of eligibility can be made at all registrations)
  • Birth Certificate (Original Birth Certificate needs to be presented and we will make a copy)

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

Registration Form

New Student Parent Questionnaire

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

FDK Tuition payments can be mailed to:

Braintree Public Schools Administration
Full-Day Kindergarten
348 Pond Street
Braintree, MA 02184

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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 form