Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration
Posted on 05/30/2024

Waterford Public Schools Announces
Open Registration For Incoming Kindergartners 

Waterford Public Schools Announces Open Registration For Incoming Kindergartners and Detailed Information on Kindergarten Waiver and Assessment Process for Early Admission Students.

Waterford Public Schools is announcing open registration for children entering Kindergarten in the upcoming 2024-2025 school year.  Based on Public Act 23-208, beginning with the 2024-2025 school year, all students are required to have reached the age of five on or before September 1, 2024.  This law has also been adopted into Board Policy 5015.  Please see below for documentation required for Kindergarten registration:

  • Child’s Birth Certificate - Connecticut law requires public schools to be open to all children who reach the age of 5 on or before the first of September of any school year. Board of Education Policy 5015.
  • Physical Examination Form - completed and signed by the child's doctor, dated within 12 months of the date of entry into school (please note that parents may drop off registration paperwork prior to having health assessment documentation.  Health assessment documentation must be submitted prior to the start of school)
  • Proof of Residency - per Board of Education Policy 5270; which includes a valid lease, mortgage, or residency affidavit.

Kindergarten Registration Packets are available on the Waterford Public Schools’ website at or by request via the elementary school offices (contact information listed below).   

Great Neck Elementary School
Principal:  Ms. Billie Shea
165 Great Neck Road
Waterford, CT  06385


Oswegatchie Elementary School
Principal:  Mr. Joseph Macrino
470 Boston Post Road
Waterford, CT  06385

Quaker Hill Elementary School
Principal:  Mr. Chris Discordia
285 Bloomingdale Road
Quaker Hill, CT  06375

Kindergarten Waiver and Assessment Process

For families affected by the new Kindergarten eligible date, in accordance with state statute, the district will assess a child who does not meet the statutory age requirement if the child’s parent/guardian has submitted a written request to the principal of the school seeking early admission to the District.  Waiver requests must be received by the building principal to initiate the assessment process no later than May 1st for current residents and no later than August 1st for new residents (who move in to the district after May 1).  For families who have submitted a waiver request prior to the above noted deadlines, an assessment screening will be scheduled in May/June for current residents and on an ongoing basis for new residents.  Screenings will assess students based on the Connecticut Early Learning and Developmental Standards. Families will be contacted as soon as possible with feedback from the assessment and the recommendation from the screening team.  Please see the attached Kindergarten Waiver Process for an outline of key dates and requirements.

Please note that Kindergarten orientation (see dates below) will be open to all Kindergarten eligible students as well as the students in the waiver process.  Information will be sent out to parents/guardians at a later date.

  • Great Neck Elementary School K Orientation Date – May 24, 2024
  • Oswegatchie Elementary School K Orientation Date – May 24, 2024
  • Quaker Hill Elementary School K Orientation Date – May 20, 2024

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