Kindergarten Registration Information





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   2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration Checklist

Online Kindergarten Registration will take place March 21st through March 29th.


  • Student's BIRTH CERTIFICATE - DOB on or before 9/1/14 (MUST BE 5-years-old by this date)

  • A completed online Registration form

Documents for PROOF OF RESIDENCE and OCCUPANCY

If you own the property you reside in, we require:

  • Copy of most recent property tax bill, water bill, or mortgage statement

AND

  • Copy of most recent utility bill (cable, electric, landline phone, excise tax bill, car insurance)

 

If you lease/rent the property you reside in, we require:

 

  • Copy of an updated lease

AND

  • Copy of two different recent utility bills in your name (choose two different providers: cable, electric, phone, car insurance, excise tax bill)

 

If you are living with a relative, we require:

  • Notarized letter from the property owner stating the child is currently living at their Holliston address

AND

  • Copy of the property owner’s most recent property tax bill or water bill

AND

  • Copy of most recent car insurance bill, phone, excise tax bill, or credit card bill in your name mailed to you at the Holliston address.



If you are unable to produce any of the above documents, please contact the Placentino office so that we can assist you.


Tuition Information


The 2018-2019 tuition for full-day kindergarten is $3,475. The School Committee will determine the 2019-2020 school year tuition later in the spring.  If you meet any of the below criteria, you may qualify for full-day kindergarten tuition assistance for the 2019-2020 school year.


A- Kindergarten student is in a household receiving benefits from MA SNAP, MA TANF, or Medicaid (free tuition)

B- Kindergarten student is a foster child who resides with you who is under the legal responsibility of a foster care agency or court (free tuition)

C- Kindergarten student meets the definition of homeless or migrant (free tuition)

D- Gross Household income is within the limits on the Federal Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free & Reduced Lunch. The 2019-2020 guidelines are published from the state in the summer. In the meantime, please see this year’s eligibility guidelines as a reference (qualification will be based on the 2019-2020 guidelines).


Federal Eligibility Income Chart

For School Year 2018-2019

Household Size

Household Annual Gross Income to Qualify for Reduced Lunch

Household Annual Gross Income to Qualify for Free Lunch

1

$15,783- $22,459

$15,782 or less

2

$22,460- $30,451

$21,398 or less

3

$30,452- $38,443

$27,014 or less

4

$38,444- $46,435

$32,630 or less

5

$46,436- $54,427

$38,246 or less

6

$54,428- $62,419

$43,862 or less

7

$62,420- $70,411

$49,478 or less

8

$70,412- $78,403

$55,094 or less

Each additional family member

$+7,992

$+5,616

*Gross salary is before deductions


Based on the above information, please check off on the registration form if you believe your child would qualify for free lunch (and therefore receive free tuition), reduced lunch cost (and therefore receive 50% off tuition), or be responsible for paying full tuition.


Full day Kindergarten tuition is charged in 4 equal payments (May, August, November, and February).  If you select “free” or “reduced” tuition on the registration form, your payment will be modified for May and August based on this information.  Verifications of your child’s eligibility will occur in September. If you are trying to qualify through criteria D above, a completed Free/Reduced lunch form must be filled out at the beginning of the school year.  Once your family’s free and reduced lunch status is verified, you will be billed accordingly. Please note status will be based on the 2019-2020 Federal Income Eligibility guidelines.


Kindergarten Lottery Information


All students who choose traditional kindergarten, full or half-day, will be enrolled in the traditional program with no lottery. After the close of registration, we will determine the interest in our Montessori and French Immersion kindergarten programs which have a specified number of seats available.  If the interest the Montessori and/or French Immersion programs outnumbers the number of open seats we have available, we will hold a public lottery. To be considered for any potential lottery, you must submit your child’s registration form by Friday, March 29, 2019. Families will be notified of any potential lottery by April 5th. If necessary, the kindergarten lottery will take place on April 11th at 9:30 AM in the cafetorium.  This is a public lottery, but your attendance is optional and has no bearing on the outcome of the lottery. Any student who is placed on a waitlist will automatically be enrolled in full-day traditional kindergarten.