Information for the Families of Incoming Kindergarten Students
(2023-2024 School Year)
Dear Incoming Kindergarten Families,
On behalf of the School Committee, administration, faculty, and staff, welcome to the Wrentham Public Schools! Our mission is to work with you to help all of our students become reflective, life-long learners. We look forward to getting to know you and your child(ren).
We want to make the transition to kindergarten as easy as possible. To that end, we will host Kindergarten Information Night on March 29, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the Gibbons Gym. At Kindergarten Information Night, administrators and teachers will share details about the kindergarten program and answer your questions.
We hope that the information provided will help you understand our kindergarten options.
• Your child must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2023. • The School offers freefull-day kindergarten • Specific Information about our kindergarten program will be offered at our Kindergarten Information Night. This program is for parents and guardians only. There will be an opportunity to tour the classrooms as part of the information night.
We provide most of our registration forms in an interactive PDF format. This allows you to fill in the forms using your browser or download them to edit in Adobe Reader or a similar program. You can then save them or print them out and scan them to upload to the registration portal.
These documents should not be e-mailed to the school.
Students who are considered homeless under the McKinney-Vento Act may not have to provide some of the required documents. Please make an appointment with the Principal if you believe your student(s) qualify and it is impossible for you to provide the required proofs. Staff will work with you, and if necessary, recommend a letter of appeal to the Superintendent.
Your child needs the following to enter Kindergarten in the Fall:
A physical exam with an immunization history and a vision screening including stereopsis dated and signed by an MD are required for entrance to kindergarten. Your child may be excluded from school until we have received documentation from your physician.
The law requires that the following immunizations be completed before entering kindergarten:
• Hepatitis B:
• DTaP(diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)
• MMR (measles, mumps, rubella
• Hib (Haemophilus influenza B)
• Proof of chickenpox disease or Varicella/varivax vaccine
• Proof of lead screening
Please contact the Delaney School Health Office at 508-384-5430 X1050 and X1060 with any questions. Our school nurses will be happy to assist you.
Kindergarten screening is mandated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Once registration is completed, parents will be contacted by the school to set up a screening appointment through a signup link.
The screening process involves:
Children’s readiness skills in basic concepts, motor, and language will be assessed in order to identify any students in need of special education services
A norm reference tool that yields age equivalent scores is used.
Wrentham Public Schools use the DIAL-4, Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning.
Parents can help to prepare by ensuring your child gets a good night's sleep. Role playing might be helpful so your child feels comfortable going with the teacher.
It is NOT a pass fail test to enter kindergarten or determine readiness.
The entire screening process takes approximately 60 minutes.
Screening is completed by teachers in kindergarten classrooms.
Parents do not accompany children to the classroom.