Board of Education
23-24 Watertown Public School New Student Registration Information:
If you have a new student entering Watertown Public School for the first time or re-entering for the 23-24 school year, please click the link below:
Children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2023 will need to have reached their fifth birthday on or before January 1, 2024, per the State of Connecticut.
The Connecticut General Assembly passed a new law pertaining to children entering kindergarten for fall 2024. A child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024 in order to enroll for kindergarten for the 2024-2025 school year.
Parents should UPLOAD a copy of the child’s birth certificate (large version), evidence that the child and family are legal residents of Oakville/Watertown, and the child's current physical and immunizations performed by a licensed physician (pdf format). Your child’s registration is not complete without these 3 documents.
State law and the Board of Education policy state that a child is to be educated in the town in which he or she resides. It is illegal to misrepresent your place of residence for the purpose of gaining educational services. To ensure that those registering in our schools are legal residents of the Watertown Public Schools, parents in the towns of Oakville and Watertown are asked to provide documentation that proves residency. Proof of Residency is listed below and must show the family’s name at the Watertown or Oakville address:
***Mortgage, Rental agreement (signed by a landlord with contact information), Warranty deed
WHEN ONE OF THE ABOVE DOCUMENTS IS PROVIDED, NO OTHER DOCUMENTS ARE NEEDED.
***If the above documents (mortgage, rental agreement, warranty deed) cannot be provided, the following must be provided showing the family’s name and Watertown or Oakville address:
Current utility bill or driver’s license, car registration, AND a copy of personal property tax for your vehicle from the Town of Watertown or Oakville, AND notarized signed affidavits of residency.
The affidavits will be available at the school. If affidavits are needed, parents should come to the JTPS green doors between the hours of 9:30-11:30 AM and 1-2:15 PM.
A virtual orientation will be sent to families and more information regarding a date will follow IF we are able to hold an in-person informational meeting.
Please call (860) 945-2776 for more information or questions.
Registration is NOT complete until you prove residency and provide an up to date physical from a licensed physician. Your child will not be assigned to t a class until we receive this paperwork.
If you have any issues answering any questions in InfoSnap or have questions about residency information, please call the school your child will be attending to get assistance:
Watertown High School: 860-945-4810
Swift Middle School: 860-945-4830
Judson Elementary School: 860-945-4850
Polk Elementary School: 860-945-4840
John Trumbull Primary School: 860-945-2776