• REGISTRATION INFORMATION FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR


     

    This webpage is translated in the following langauges:

    Arabic | Khmer | Lao | Portuguese | Spanish | Swahili | Vietnamese 

     

    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.

     

    Preschool Registration Information Kindergarten Registration Information Grades 1-12 Registration Information

     

    REGISTRATION IS NOW ONLINE

      

    Given the circumstances, we weren’t able to move forward with registration as we had done in the past. So, we needed to come up with a new plan for registration that could be conducted in as safe and efficient a manner as possible.  For this reason, registration for the Lowell Public Schools will now be done online. 

     

    The online registration period for preschool and kindergarten for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year will begin on Tuesday, May 26. All students entering grades 1-12 who are new to the district or who want to transfer into the Lowell Public Schools can also register during this period. 

     

    Links to online registration form  

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

    This link will be live starting at 8am on May 26 and the registration form will be available in the following languages in addition to English: Arabic, Khmer, Portuguese and Spanish. For assistance in other languages, please contact the Family Resource Center at 978-674-4321.

     

    Registrations will be processed Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm; however, registrations can be submitted online at any time.

     

    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.

     

    Below is some helpful information to assist you with the online registration process. 

     

    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. 

     

    REGISTERING 

    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 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.

     

    LOTTERY PROCESS FOR PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN

     

    Lotteries are held for any school when we have more families requesting a school than we have available seats. All children registered between May 26, 2020 and June 30, 2020 before noon will be eligible for the lottery. When you register during this period has no impact on what lottery number you will receive. 

     

    HELPFUL LINKS

     

     

     

     

     

     

    QUESTIONS?

     

    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!