Enrollment Information

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What you will need for enrollment:

For enrollment in the current (2018-19) School Year, please complete an enrollment packet and return it to the Central Enrollment Office along with the following required documentation.

Enrollment for the 2019-20 School Year will not be open until on or after March 25, 2019 pending the introduction of our new online enrollment application.  All families wishing to enroll their student for the 2019-20 School Year will be using this new application. Once available, the link will be posted to this website.  Thank you for your patience as we make this transition.

Please be sure to read the following registration requirements prior to completing and submitting your student’s enrollment information.

  • Documentation:  The following documents are required for enrollment in West Springfield Public Schools (documentation can be uploaded into the online registration)

  • Birth Certificate

  • Immunization Records

  • Most recent physical exam (must be within the last 12 months)

  • Proof of lead screen for Kindergarten

  • Proof of residency in West Springfield (Not applicable to students accepted as part of the School Choice Program)

All applicants must submit at least one document from each of the following categories

Evidence of Residency

Evidence of Occupancy

Must be dated within the last 30 days

Evidence of Identification

  • Copy of Quitclaim Deed

  • Copy of most recent Mortgage Statement/Payment

  • Copy of Lease or Rental Agreement

  • Notarized Affidavit from Landlord

  • Section 8 Agreement

  • Gas or Oil Bill

  • Electric Bill

  • Phone Bill

  • Cable Bill

  • Home or Rental Insurance Statement

  • Water/Sewer Bill

  • Property/Excise Tax

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Valid photo ID

  • Valid Passport

  • Former School Records:  Including transcript/report card, test scores, ACCESS scores, attendance records and discipline records

  • If Applicable: Custodial Agreement, IEP, 504 Accommodation Plan

  • Age Requirements:  The West Springfield School Committee has adopted the following age requirements for entrance into Kindergarten and 1st Grade (File JFB):

  • Kindergarten Entrance: A child is eligible for entrance into kindergarten in September provided he or she reaches the age of five (5) by September 1 in that calendar year.

  • Grade 1 Entrance: A child shall be enrolled in grade one (1) in September providing he or she reaches the age of six (6) by September 1 in that calendar year.

Students who qualify under the McKinney-Vento Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act, in relation to Foster Care or the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children will be entitled to immediate enrollment.

For more information, please review the West Springfield Public Schools District Policies regarding Homeless, Foster and Military Children.

In order to be eligible to enroll in West Springfield Public Schools, a student must be a lawful resident of the town of West Springfield.  Under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 76 § 5, the West Springfield School Committee reserves the right to terminate student enrollment and further, collect tuition, from any person who provides false information in order to obtain entrance into West Springfield Public Schools.

McKinney-Vento Act/Homeless Information