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Due the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, until further notice all registrations must be submitted online with all documents uploaded to the registration form.  Our preferred method of communication is via email.  Please reach out to Pamela Panarelli at ppanarelli@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us or Blake Stewart at bstewart@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us.  Thank you in advance for your patience as we navigate through this challenging time.

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Please begin your registration by completing the 2020-2021 online registration process below.
You will be required to upload the documents below during the online registration.

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Please note that children must be 5 years old by August 31st, 2020 to enroll in Kindergarten and 6 years old by August 31st, 2020 to enroll in 1st grade for the 2020-2021 school year.

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  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Student's passport (if not a U.S. birth certificate)
  • Student's health records: immunization records & copy of last physical
  • Student's school records and school authorization form (grades 1-12); official high school transcript (grades 10-12)
  • Parent's photo ID: driver’s license, passport, or other valid government-issued ID
  • Proof of residency:
    • Signed lease agreement or signed purchase & sales agreement
    • Two utility bills: electric, cable, gas, oil, or water

If applicable, please also upload:

  • Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) documents
  • Section 504 Accommodation Plan documents
  • Guardianship papers, custody papers, or court orders

Clear, legible scans or photographs of required documents are allowed.  The school authorization form is required of all students entering grades 1-12.  If you are unable to upload documents, you may email them to Pamela Panarelli at ppanarelli@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us.

If you need help obtaining medical records for your student, you may visit a local clinic that provides free physical exams and school immunizations through the Worcester Free Clinic Coalition or www.worcesterfreeclinics.org.  If you need a school health record form for your student's doctor, you may find that here.

For questions about registration, please contact Pamela Panarelli, Registrar, at (508) 841-8320 or ppanarelli@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us.


If you are interested in placing your child on the waitlist for the Extended Day Program, please contact Karen Isaacson, Director of Extended Learning, at kisaacson@shrewsbury.k12.ma.us.

For information about additional (not Shrewsbury Public Schools) part-time and before- and after-school care in Shrewsbury, please see our list of Shrewsbury Licensed Childcare Centers and Daycare Providers (bus transportation is available per district for grades Kindergarten and up).  You may also visit this list of childcare centers or list of in-home and group-home daycares in Shrewsbury.


On March 4th, 2020, the School Committee voted against opening new School Choice seats for the 2020-2021 school year.

Important notice:  A new elementary school is being built with a scheduled opening for the 2021-2022 school year. Existing elementary attendance zones will be revised to balance enrollment across all five elementary schools when the new school opens, and it is possible that your child’s elementary school assignment will change as a result.


The Town of Shrewsbury must be the legal residence of parent/guardian and students in order to attend school in Shrewsbury Public Schools.  If using a P&S agreement, you must be residing in the home within 60 days of the closing date listed on the P&S according to School Committee policy.  Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 76, Section 5 states: "Every person shall have a right to attend the public schools of the town where he/she actually resides, subject to the following section.  No school committee is required to enroll a person who does not actually reside in the town unless said enrollment is authorized by law or by the school committee.  Any person who violates or assists in the violation of this provision may be required to remit full restitution to the town of the improperly-attended public schools.  No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town, or in obtaining the advantages, privileges and courses of study of such public school on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin or sexual orientation." (Amended by st. 1971, c.622, c.1; st. 1973, c. 925, s.9A, st. 1993, c.282; st.2004, c.352, s.33)

If warranted, residency checks may be conducted by the School Department or the Shrewsbury Police Department at any time during a child's enrollment in the Shrewsbury Public Schools.