Kindergarten 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 kindergarten. Children turning 5 years old prior to September 1, 2020 are eligible to register for kindergarten. Even if your child is currently enrolled in a LPS Preschool program you still need to register for Kindergarten.

     

    Before You Register:

    • Identify three school choices. Lowell is split into two zones – Zone 1 and Zone 2. You may select a school in the zone where you live, or you may select one of the citywide schools. Please refer to the zone map and zone chart for more details.

    • 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.
       

    Kindergarten Lottery will be held in July 2020

    • All children that have been registered during the enrollment period (May 26, 2020 - June 30, 2020 before noon) will be eligible for the kindergarten lottery.

    • Lotteries are held for any school when we have more families requesting a school than we have available seats.

    • If a school has a lottery all registered students will be placed in the lottery.  Seats will be assigned based on the student’s place in the lottery and the assignment policy (e.g. siblings will have preference) This is an open and transparent process and the public will be able to view the lottery online.

     

    Kindergarten Placement

    • After the lottery, families will be notified of their school assignment for kindergarten by the end of July.

    • Families do not need to return anything to the Family Resource once they have their placement.  However, if you have a question about your child’s placement, you may contact the Family Resource Center Coordinator.

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

     

    FRC Enrollment Clerk Contact Information