REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
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REGISTRATION FOR THE LOWELL PUBLIC SCHOOLS: In order to hold registration in as safe and efficient a manner as possible given the current circumstances, registration is now done online. Please read the information on this page before filling out the online registration form.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN
Children turning 4 years old on or before September 1, 2020 are eligible to register for preschool. Children receiving Special Education services are eligible to attend preschool at the age of 3.
Children turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020 are eligible to register for kindergarten. Even if your child is currently enrolled in a Lowell Public Schools Preschool program you still need to register for Kindergarten.
SELECTING A SCHOOL
Before you register, you should identify three school choices. Consider the starting and ending times for each school, as well as your needs for before and after school care.
Keep in mind that 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. Click here for more details and for a full list of schools by zone.
- Please note that zones only apply for students in grades K-8.
- Preschool families can pick any three schools; though we do encourage preschool families to select a school close to their home since there is no transportation for preschool.
- Students in grades 9-12 attend Lowell High School. There is no transportation for high school students.
ONLINE REGISTRATION VIDEO TUTORIAL
Use the video below to guide you through our online registration form.
Once you submit the registration form, you will receive an email from an assigned clerk at the Family Resource Center asking you to submit required documentation. If you do not receive this email after submitting the registration form, please contact the Family Resource Center at 978-674-4321 (be sure to check your spam or promotions folder if you don’t see the email in your inbox).
The required documentation you will be asked to submit includes: your child’s birth certificate and immunization records, transcript (for high school students only), photo ID of the parent/guardian registering the child, and proof residency (copy of current utility bill, lease, or mortgage).
If you are living with a Lowell resident and don’t have a proof of residency in your name, you will need to complete a third party affidavit. Please have a conversation with Family Resource Center staff if you are unable to produce sufficient documentation or if your housing is insecure.
Once you submit all of your documentation you will receive another follow-up email from your assigned clerk informing you of the status of your registration.
If you have any questions about the registration process, please call the Family Resource Center at 978-674-4321. For Khmer, you can also call 978-674-2073. And for Spanish, please call 978-674-2072. All staff members also have access to a language line and can connect with an interpreter for other languages.
Accommodations will be made for families who are unable to register online.
We look forward to new families joining our school system!