Kindergarten Information

Welcome to Kindergarten!
2024-2025 School Year

Kindergarten Pre-Registration Portal Open
PRE-REGISTER HERE

Upcoming Dates:
March 1 - 31, 2024: Transportation (Bus) Registration Opens
Late-Spring 2024: Kindergarten School Assignments Emailed to Families
Late-Spring 2024: Kindergarten Online Enrollment Opens
September 3rd & 4th, 2024: Kindergarten Meet and Greets at Assigned School
September 5, 2024: First Day of Kindergarten!!!

2024-2025 Wayland Kindergarten Brochure

January 9, 2024 Kindergarten Information Meeting: Kindergarten Information Meeting Zoom Recording
Kindergarten Information Meeting Slide Deck



Kindergarten General Information:

Below you will find general information regarding the Wayland Kindergarten programs, which include:

Full Day Kindergarten program runs from 7:55 a.m. - 2:25 p.m. with an early dismissal on Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m. The full day kindergarten program is a fee-based program. The current tuition for Full Day is $2,700, but final cost for the 2024-2025 school year will be determined in the Spring of 2024.

Spanish Immersion program is a full day option that runs from 7:55 a.m. - 2:25 p.m. with an early dismissal on Wednesdays at 1:15 p.m. This program is also fee-based and the current tuition is $2,700, but final cost for the 2024-2025 school year will be determined in the Spring of 2024. The Spanish Immersion program is 90% Spanish, 10% English and has 3 Goals:  Academic Achievement, Bilingual and Biliterate, Cultural Competence. 
Enrollment in this program is decided by a lottery, choosing from students whose parents attend a Spanish Immersion Program Meeting.

Sample Kindergarten Schedule

7:55 - 8:10

Choice

8:10 - 8:40

Meeting

8:40 - 9:25

ELA (Phonics / Writers’ Workshop)


9:25 - 9:55

Snack / Recess

9:55 - 10:25

Special (Art, Library, Music, PE, Technology)

10:25 - 11:30

Math Centers

11:30 - 12:35

Shared Reading / Lunch / Recess 

12:35 - 12:55

Handwriting

12:55 - 2:00

Centers/Choice Time

2:00 - 2:25

Clean, Pack & Stack





Kindergarten Registration:
Checklist for Kindergarten Enrollment (link) Town of Wayland School Districting Map (link)
Link for 2024-2025 school year to be added on February 1, 2024

Step 1: Pre-Register

• For ALL Families: 
Complete the Kindergarten Pre-Registration form 

* This form will alert us that your child is eligible to start Kindergarten in September 2024 (must be 5 years old by August 31, 2024) and provide us with an overview about your child, your family and any additional information you'd like us to know. Completion of a Home Language Survey for all Wayland students is also required, except for those that have rising Kindergarteners already attending The Children's Way Preschool. 



To be done AFTER you have received your child's school assignment in Spring 2024:
*Please do not register your child until the FY25 Registration Opens*
Step 2: Enroll

• For NEW Wayland Families
Create a New Student Registration in eSchoolPlus Online Portal 
(link

Detailed Instructions (link) for creating new user.
* This will add your rising Kindergartener to our district-wide database.

• For CURRENT Wayland Families (with older children in the Wayland school system)
Log into eSchoolPlus Online Portal (link) with your existing Login ID and Password to register your rising Kindergartener.
* This is a different login from Home Access Center (HAC).
* This will add your rising Kindergartener to our district-wide database.

• 
For 
CURRENT The Children's Way Preschool Families(with rising Kindergartener already enrolled and attending TCW Preschool):
The Children's Way Preschool families DO NOT need to enroll your child, fill out a Home Language Survey OR upload proof of residency documents, as your child is already enrolled in Wayland Public Schools.



Step 3
Upload Documents

• For NEW Wayland Families
1. Enter your child's information into eSchoolPlus so that they may be entered into the Wayland Public School database. 

2. Upload or mail (to your assigned elementary school) the Required Documents, which include:
Copy of Student Birth or Adoption Certificate, Proof of Wayland Residency, Proof of Wayland Occupancy and Proof of Identification (parent or guardian)
* METCO families DO NOT need to do this step, as you already provided your documentation to La Toya Rivers.

3. Upload or mail a recent Physical, which will need to include lead screening, tuberculosis risk assessment, and vision screening, as well as updated Immunization Records. A Health History (linkform is not required, but is helpful document for our Nursing staff. 

• For CURRENT Wayland Families (with older children in the Wayland school system)
1. Enter your child's information into eSchoolPlus so that they may be entered into the Wayland Public School database.
The Children's Way Preschool families DO NOT need to do this step, as your child is already enrolled in WPS.


2. Upload or mail (to your assigned elementary school) a copy of your rising Kindergartener's Birth or Adoption Certificate. No need to upload Proof of Residency or Occupancy, as this has already been provided. 
The Children's Way Preschool families DO NOT need to do this step, as your child is already enrolled in WPS.

3. Upload or mail a recent Physical, which will need to include lead screening, tuberculosis risk assessment, and vision screening, as well as updated Immunization Records. A Health History (linkform is not required, but is helpful document for our Nursing staff. 



Questions?

Lisa Raftery
Kindergarten Registration
508-358-3758
[email protected]


Claypit Hill Elementary School
40 Adams Lane
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 508-358-3851
Happy Hollow Elementary School
63 Pequot Road
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 508-358-8641
Loker Elementary School
47 Loker Street
Wayland, MA 01778
Phone: 508-358-8601




After School Care Options:

BASE Program: Full Day Kindergarten, Spanish Immersion and Wayland students in grades K-5 may apply for enrollment in the BASE program which runs from dismissal of full day kindergarten to 4:30 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.  All BASE programs are fee-based and are enrolled on a space-available basis. Enrollment procedures, Policies, Fees and Contact information: BASE Information

RecPass Program: Full Day Kindergarten, Spanish Immersion and Wayland students in grades K-5 may enroll in age-appropriate activities led by professionals with expertise in each subject matter. Program enrollment includes bus transportation from each elementary school to program location (Town Building): Recreation Department

School's Out Wayland: Full Day Kindergarten, Spanish Immersion and Wayland students in grades K-5 may attend the School's Out Wayland program to explore nature, try new activities, gain independence, and make lasting friendships and memories. Program enrollment includes bus transportation from each elementary school to program location (Camp Chickami). Only 5-day schedules available: YMCA's School's Out Wayland



Helpful Pages
:


English Learners Program: 
Available for students who live in homes in which a language other than English is spoken. Instructional learning plan created in collaboration with teachers. District Contacts and Parent Advisory Council Involvement Opportunities: English Learners

Financial Assistance: 
Review Financial Assistance Program Overview, Participating Programs (including Full Day Kindergarten, BASE, Transportation, Pegasus): Program OverviewApplication

Lunch / Food Service Information: 
Payment Options, Free and Reduced Price School Lunch Program, Menus: Food Services

METCO Program: 
About, Calendar, Involvement Opportunities, Transportation: Wayland METCO

SEPAC: The Wayland Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) is the parent advisory council for children with special needs. SEPAC sponsors general open meetings to educate and inform parents about topics that affect them and their children. To read more about SEPAC or to join and add your name to the mailing list: SEPAC

School Bus Information: Registration, Fees, Schedules: Student Transportation

School eNewsletters: 
Select your school, BASE, Pegasus and Superintendent updates: School eNews

Spanish Immersion Program: Goals, Program OverviewSpanish Immersion Information


Last Updated: 1/10/2024


 

 

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