Note from the NPS – Ayesha Farag, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education for Incoming Kindergarten Families
Welcome to the Kindergarten Class of 2024! In order to register for kindergarten in September 2024,
your child must turn five years old prior to September 1, 2024. This means that your child must be five
years old on or before August 31, 2024.
To assist us with planning for the coming year, we ask that you complete a short online survey which can
be found here to let us know your plans for your child’s school registration. Providing this information
now helps us to plan for staffing and support in your child’s potential school for the upcoming school
year. Even if you will not be registering your child to attend kindergarten in the Newton Public Schools
or are unsure, information about your plans is incredibly helpful for our planning for the year ahead.
This year, we will hold a New Kindergarten Parent/Guardian Information Night virtual webinar for
all families enrolling a student for the first time in the Newton Public Schools on February 29, 2024.
The session will include a general overview of the kindergarten registration and screening process, as
well as other important topics that may be useful to new parents. Links to the webinar will be posted on
our kindergarten registration page in late February.
Our online registration system will be open for kindergarten registration beginning March 1, 2024. While
there is no deadline for registration of students in the Newton Public Schools, we are asking families to
register your kindergarten-age child by March 22, 2024, so that we can plan staffing and programming
for the year ahead.
Individual schools review all student registrations and will communicate with families about any
additional information that is required. In the spring, each school will also host a gathering for caregivers
and children to meet the school principal and teachers and have an opportunity to get to know each
other. Information on kindergarten orientation dates will be sent directly from your assigned school at a
For students living in a buffer zone, notification of school placements will be made as close to April 12,
2024 as possible, and parents/guardians will be notified in writing of that decision.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education