Kindergarten registration is underway
Kindergarten registration is now open for children entering the Milford Public Schools in the fall.
Children who are 5 years old on or before Dec. 31 are welcome to enroll in kindergarten for the 2016-17 school year.
The registration process requires the completion of a registration packet and reserving a final registration appointment that occurs at the school. Both of these steps musts be done online.
The online registration system was implemented by the district last year for the first time, with great accolades from parents and staff, school officials said. Parents access the registration link on the district’s website (milforded.org) and then enter the required information to begin the process.
“It is important for parents to read the instructions first before they begin their online registration because there are specific steps to follow, depending on the status of the child and/or the family,” school officials said.
Upon completion of the registration packet, the parent is then automatically directed to an online scheduling system where they reserve their registration appointment for the school visit. At the school registration appointment, parents will meet with staff to complete the information process, while children visit with a selection of teachers, school nurses, and other professionals.
“These short visits with your child will give school officials the chance to meet their 'newest' students while ensuring any services that might be needed are in place when the school year begins,” according to school officials. “You can expect your appointment to last approximately 20 minutes.”
Documentation You Will Need to Register Your Child
In order to formally register your child, you will need the following documentation. It is suggested parents also have this information handy when they begin the online registration process. These documents must also be presented to school staff at the time of the school visit.
A certified copy of your child's birth certificate (with raised seal)
For homeowners: mortgage or deed or tax bill for the residence
For renters: lease or rental agreement signed by the landlord and including the landlord's contact phone number
Two recent utility bills in the same name to the same address (landline phone, water, electric, gas, oil or cable tv)
A copy of the student’s latest physical exam and immunization record
Families who do not have access to a computer are welcome to use the computers at the Milford Public Library. Additional questions may be directed to the school.