Kindergarten Registration for 2020-2021 School Year

February 13, 2020

Dear Kindergarten Parents/Guardians,

Entering Kindergarten is an exciting experience for your entire family and most especially your child. As your child begins his/her elementary school experience, please know that we in the Peabody Public Schools are committed to creating a positive school environment where your child will grow academically, socially and emotionally. We are also of the belief that working together as partners, your child will be healthy, happy and productive.

Click here for a Kindergarten Registration Packet. Your assistance in accurately completing all these forms and providing all the required documents will help us to help you and your child register for school. It is very important that you register your child now so that we may properly plan for the numbers of students entering Kindergarten.

Please note that you must complete a new registration packet and come to Kindergarten Registration at your neighborhood school even if your child is enrolled in one of the District’s preschool programs: Passos Avante (South and West), Title 1 Pre-K (Welch) or the McCarthy Integrated Preschool. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR KINDERGARTEN.

Should you have any questions or need assistance, please call your child’s school or the Peabody Public Schools Central Office at 978-536-6500.

We look forward to meeting and welcoming you and your kindergartner to our school community!

Peabody Public Schools

Kindergarten Registration Information

To be eligible for enrollment in Kindergarten, a child must have reached the age of 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020. To enroll your child for kindergarten, you must complete the attached Kindergarten Registration and return it on the day of your neighborhood kindergarten registration along with all required documents.

** When a student is registering for school and lives with anyone other than their parents, we must receive an OFFICIAL COURT DOCUMENT stating legal custody **

Registration will be held at your neighborhood school on the following dates:

Brown School – Thursday, March 12, 2020 9AM – 2PM
Burke School – Thursday, March 12, 2020 9AM – 2PM
Center School – Thursday, March 12, 2020 9AM – 2PM
Welch School –  Friday, March 13, 2020 9AM – 2PM
West School –  Friday, March 13, 2020 9AM – 2PM
McCarthy School – Monday, March 16, 2020 9AM – 2PM
Carroll School – Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9AM – 2PM
South School – Wednesday, March 18, 2020 9AM – 2PM

If your registration day is canceled due to a snow day, you will be notified of the rescheduled date.


All registered children will be invited to an Orientation Day at their school in June. Kindergarten screening will take place at your neighborhood school the first week of school. You will receive notification of your child’s screening time by your neighborhood school during the Summer.

Please contact your neighborhood school should you need assistance in completing the registration packet.

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