*Hingham General News and Announcements*

Posted on: February 23, 2017

Hingham Public Schools Registration

Hingham Public Schools kindergarten registration packets for the 2017-2018 school year will be available for pick-up at all four elementary schools from February 27th through March 10th during the school’s office hours. The kindergarten registration forms will also be available online on the kindergarten website (http://hinghamschools.com/kindergarten). Families are asked to return the completed packet during the one-week period of March 13 - March 17, 2017. Any new students entering grade 1 of the Hingham Public Schools in September 2017 should register during this time as well.

Children must turn five years old on or before August 31, 2017 to enter kindergarten. To enter first grade, a child must be six years of age on or before August 31, 2017. In the sole discretion of the Superintendent of Schools (or designee) a child whose sixth birthday falls on September 1 - September 30, or a child who has moved to Hingham from a city or town with a minimum age requirement in effect that is subsequent to August 31 may be admitted to and begin grade 1 upon submission of documentation that their student has successfully completed a public or private kindergarten program during the prior year and has demonstrated “readiness” for grade 1. Parents seeking more information about the kindergarten program or registration process should consult the district’s website or contact the elementary schools, directly.

Staffing decisions will be made using this enrollment data; parents of incoming kindergarten students and new grade 1 students are urged to register at this time to ensure that appropriate levels of staffing will be in place for September.

All parents will be invited to a Kindergarten Orientation Session to be held in early May at their district school. More information will be available upon enrollment. Parents of age eligible students who will not attend kindergarten in the Hingham Public Schools are urged to communicate this information to their local elementary school. Accurate enrollment figures are important in planning appropriate staffing and resources. Voluntary cooperation in this area is most appreciated.

Full-Day Tuition: The Hingham School Committee has set the tuition rate for full-day students at $3,575. Families who register after March 31, 2017 will be charged an additional processing fee of $125.

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