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Less Than a Week Left to Register Your New Glastonbury Kindergartener

The Glastonbury Public School System is reminding parents that new kindergarteners must be registered before March 4.

 

It’s the last week to register your upcoming kindergartener for the 2013-14 Glastonbury school year.

Any child who will be 5 years old on or before Dec. 31, 2013, and is a resident of Glastonbury is eligible to begin kindergarten at the start of the 2013-14 school year.

While registration information and forms have been mailed to the homes of families of potential students, registration information and forms can be obtained on the Glastonbury Public Schools website or by contacting your home elementary school. Forms must be completed and returned to your home school before March 4.

The school system published this list of tips:

  • If you are unsure of which elementary school to contact, please click here for a List of Elementary Schools by Street.
  • In April and May, each school will hold Kindergarten Visitation Days. Incoming kindergarten students will be able to visit the kindergarten program in their home school while classes are in session. At this time, parents will have the opportunity to meet staff and learn about kindergarten programs and the school community. You will schedule an appointment to attend a Visitation Day with your child when you submit your registration forms. 
  • If you plan to enroll your child at a magnet school, you still must register at the assigned elementary school in Glastonbury.
  • If you plan to withhold your child from kindergarten for the 2013-2014 school year, Connecticut State Law 98-243 requires that you personally appear at the Glastonbury Board of Education office and sign a document indicating that your child will be held out for the year. The purpose of the legislation is not to interfere with the rights of parents but to provide information to assist in making an informed decision.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Glastonbury superintendent’s office at (860)652-7961.

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