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2023- 2024 Kindergarten Registration Information

Last Updated: 1/9/2023 7:16 PM


The following documents are required for Waterbury Public School Registration:
*(Not Valid for the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act-please see below)
McKinney- Vento Information Packet: English | Spanish | Albanian 

The following dates are for completion of registration process for NEW kindergarten students ONLY. You may complete the online registration any time ON or AFTER your district school's registration date. Your child will be assigned to their district school based on available space. 

If a language other than English is spoken in the home, after online registration is complete, please contact the bilingual office for an appointment 203.573.7895 extension 4015 or 4021. 

If your child is scheduled for immunizations or physicals after the listed registration date, it does not prohibit you from registering your child. 

The required documents are as follows: 

  • Immunization/Vaccination record 
  • Physical (must include height, weight, blood pressure, etc.) 
  • Lead test results
  • Children Birth Certificate 
  • Guardianship paperwork (if applicable)
  • Proof of Residence (lease, mortgage statement, utility bill, tax bill) (NO PERSONNEL JUNK MAIL)
  • IEP (Special Education Services, if applicable)
  • 504 (if applicable) 

If you have any questions, please call us at 203.346.3511 or email us at welcome@waterbury.k12.ct.us 

Accepted Forms of Proof of Residency

We require one of the following:

  • Deed to the home, current mortgage statement, mortgage closing statement.
  • Current lease
  • Current utility bill (gas, electric or water)
  • Homeowners or rental insurance
  • Property tax (real estate, car tax)
  • Notarized Affidavit of Residence (If the student and the parent/guardian are living in a dwelling that is rented or owned and occupied by another person, the person who owns or rents the dwelling must complete/sign the Residency form and provide a proof of their local residence. 


Physical Form: English | Spanish 

Clinic and Vaccination: English | Spanish 



Dress Code: English | Spanish 

McKinney- Vento Information Packet: English | Spanish | Albanian 

McKinney- Vento Questionnaire: English | Spanish 

Resident Form: English and Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q- I live with someone; I don’t have anything in my name. What can I use?

A- Refer to Accepted Forms of Proof of Residency (Proof of Address Letter under forms) *(NOT FOR McKinney Vento)*
Resident Form: English and Spanish


Q-  I' am living somewhere other than my permanent residence (shelter, hotel/motel, living in my car, living with family or friend)

A- Go to the Forms section and fill out the McKinney Vento questionnaire and email welcome@waterbury.k12.ct.us.  If you need assistance, call our office.

McKinney- Vento Information Packet: English | Spanish | Albanian 

McKinney- Vento Questionnaire: English | Spanish 

Q- I moved within Waterbury how do I change my address and school?

A- Contact the school the child is currently in and give them your new address and they will handle the transfer.  *(not applicable when schools are not in session)*


Q- How do I transfer my child or request special permission?

A- Special Permission has been suspended for some time; however, a request in writing can be made under extreme or severe circumstances by submitting a formal situation form (under forms) request in writing. Please call 203.346.3511 extension 4017 or come into the Welcome Center or email: quineshia.brown@waterbury.k12.ct.us at the Family and Community Engagement Office.


Q- I can’t upload my documents

A–  Take a picture of the document to upload or documents can be faxed or brought into the office.


Q- I don’t have any of these documents.  What can I do?

A- Request the documents from the previous school, call the child’s pediatrician (NOT FOR McKinney Vento)


Q – My child needs a physical and/or a vaccine.  Where can I get the form and get it completed?

A- The State of CT Physical Form and the Clinic and Vaccine List is under Forms. *(not applicable for McKinney Vento)*
  Clinic and Vaccination: English | Spanish 
     Physical Form: English | Spanish 


Q – Does the Waterbury Public Schools wear uniforms? 

A– The Waterbury Public Schools has a Dress Code  
      Dress Code: English | Spanish 


Q – What happens when I complete the Registration online?

A– Once the Registration is completed online and all required documents are summited and up to date you will receive an email with the school assignment, dress code and transportation link (click on your child’s assigned school and find the closest bus stop to your home). Transportation Link will be updated 2 weeks prior to school starting. If the required documents are not submitted you will receive an email letting you know what documents are still needed. *(not applicable for McKinney Vento) *


*McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance ACT Pre K - 12th Grade

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act defines "homeless children and youth" as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.

The term includes children and youth who are:

  • Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, fleeing an abuser, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as doubled-up)
  • Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train station, or camping ground due to lack of alternative adequate accommodation
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters, abandoned in hospitals; or similar settings

McKinney-Vento requires schools to enroll students (both accompanied and unaccompanied) experiencing homelessness (due to the above terms) immediately, even if the student is unable to provide documents that are typically required for enrollment, such as previous academic records, records of immunization and other required health records, proof of residency, or other documentation 42 U.S.C. 11432(g)(3)(C).

To download a pamphlet, click here. (En Espanol) (Në Shqip)

School Registration Dates 
Bunker Hill February 6, 7, 8
Generali  February 9, 10, 13
Kingsbury  February 14, 15, 16
Wendell Cross February 17, 22, 23
Chase February 24, 27, 28
Tinker March 1, 2, 3
Duggan/Gilmartin  March 6, 7, 8
Reed/Walsh  March 9, 10, 13
Regan/Washington  March 14, 15 
Bucks Hill March 16, 17, 20
Carrington March 21, 22
Wilson March 23, 24
Hopeville March 27, 28
Driggs March 29, 30
Sprague March 31, April 3, 4


**Registration submission: Upload documents with enrollment or fax documents or bring documents to the School Registration Office (Enrollment must be completed)** 

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2023-2024 School New Kindergarten Only: AVAILABLE January 9, 2023

Waterbury Public Schools
236 Grand Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone: (203) 574-8000

Fax: (203) 574-8010