You will be required to upload the documents below in the registration portal. We kindly ask that you have all of your documents scanned or photographed prior to starting the application so that you may upload them while completing the registration form. This makes the enrollment process run smoothly and quickly.
Please note that children must be 5 years old by August 31st, 2021 to enroll in kindergarten and 6 years old by August 31st, 2021 to enroll in 1st grade for the 2021-2022 school year.
Continuing students from the 2020-2021 school year do not have to complete the registration form again.
The form for new students enrolling for the 2022-2023 school year will be available in Spring 2022.
The 2021-2022 Preschool Lottery has closed. Click here to add your child to the 2021-2022 Preschool waitlist.
Clear, legible scans or photographs of documents are allowed. Your student's registration will not be complete until we receive all of the following documents.
In order to help the enrollment process run efficiently, we kindly ask that you upload the documents in the registration portal. If you are unable to upload in the portal, you may email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
- 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
- Proofs of residency (pick 3):
- Signed lease agreement
- Signed purchase & sale agreement
- Property deed
- Current year real estate tax bill
- Bills dated within 30 days
If applicable, please also upload:
- Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) documents
- Section 504 Accommodation Plan documents
- Guardianship papers, custody papers, or court orders
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. Click here for the Massachusetts School Health Record Form to bring to your child's doctor.
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.
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