Preschool Registration Information

  • REGISTRATION FOR THE LOWELL PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS NOW OPEN:  In order to hold registration in as safe and efficient a manner as possible given the current circumstances, registration will now be done online. The link to the online registration form is below. Please read the information on this page before filling out the online registration form. The cutoff deadline to be eligible for the preschool and kindergarten lottery is June 30, 2020 at noon. After this deadline, students who register for preschool and kindergarten will be added to a waitlist and will not be included in the lottery.

     

    Use this page to guide you through the registration and enrollment process for preschool. Children turning 4 years old prior to September 1, 2020 are eligible to register for preschool.

     

    Before You Register:

    • Identify three school choices. You may select any three schools offering preschool programming. Please refer to the zone chart for available schools that offer preschool.

    • Consider the starting and ending times for each school, as well as your needs for before and after school care.

    • Gather documents needed for registration including:

      • Child’s birth certificate
      • Child's immunization records
      • Photo ID of parent/guardian registering the child
      • Proof of residency (copy of current utility bill, lease, or mortgage that is dated within the last thirty days)
         
        • If you are living with a Lowell resident, you will need to complete a third party affidavit. Please have a conversation with us if you are unable to produce sufficient documentation or if your housing is insecure. We abide by McKinney-Vento. Please use this link for more information on third party affidavits and McKinney-Vento.

     

     

    Online Registration Video Tutorial: 

    Use the video below to guide you through our online registration form. 

     

     

    Registration Process:

    • Register your child online between May 26, 2020 and June 30, 2020 before noon to be eligible for the lottery. Registrations are processed Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm, however registrations can be submitted online at any time.

      Links to online registration form  

      Register online at: www.lowell.k12.ma.us/registrationform

     

    • Once you submit the registration form, you will receive an email from an assigned clerk at the Family Resource Center asking you to email documentation such as:

      • Child’s birth certificate and immunization records
      • Photo ID of parent/guardian registering the child
      • Copy of current utility bill, lease, or mortgage

    • Once you submit all of your documentation you will receive a follow-up email from your assigned clerk informing you of the status of your registration.

     

    Preschool Lottery will be held in July 2020

    • All children pre-registering will be assigned a lottery number.

    • Pre-registered families will receive notification providing the student’s lottery number and their proposed school assignment in July.

    • Upon receiving written notification of preschool assignment, families MUST respond selecting one of the following options:

      • Accept placement
      • Accept placement and remain on waitlist for preferred school
      • Reject placement and remain on waitlist for preferred school
      • Reject placement and seek alternative preschool programming

    Families MUST return the proposed assignment letter within 15 days to the Early Childhood Department indicating one of the selections above.

     

    Preschool Placement

    • Upon receipt of your written selection, the Early Childhood Department will issue an official placement letter.

    • If you have a question about your child’s placement, you may contact:

    • In August you will receive notifiction from your child’s school with their teacher assignment.

     

    FRC Enrollment Clerk Contact Information