Quincy Public Schools’ Kindergarten Registration is now open for the 2015–2016 school year. Children who will be 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2015 should be registered at their home schools. Please call your home school to make an appointment to register as soon as possible. Children do not need to attend registration.
If you are not sure which school is your home school, click here for the street directory. Please note that parents of students seeking open enrollment must register the student at their home school.
If your child presently attends the Pre-Kindergarten programs at either the Snug Harbor School or the Amelio Della Chiesa Early Childhood Center, it is not necessary to register your child for Kindergarten.
The following documents must be produced in order for a student to be registered:
a. Child’s birth certificate (with a raised seal)
b. Proof that the child resides in the home school district (any two: tax bill, utility bill, mortgage statement, 1099 or w-4 form)
c. Photo I.D. of the adult seeking to enroll the student
d. Copy of a recent (within one year) physical examination by a physician
e. Written records of immunizations
Questions regarding the kindergarten program may be directed to your home school principal. If you do not feel comfortable filling out the necessary forms, please feel free to bring someone that could assist you.
We look forward to having your child enter our Kindergarten program in the fall.
For information on the upcoming Beyond the Bell program for your students, click on the appropriate school link below.
Information about signing up for after school activities will follow after April vacation.
Special events with our community partners will continue to be added and updated calendars will be shared throughout May and June.
Our first citywide events are the Farm to School Expo on Wednesday, April 29 at 5:30 pm at Quincy High School and the Internet Safety Night for students and parents on Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 pm at Central Middle School.
With the warmer spring weather, there will be an opportunity for maintenance and improvement projects to get underway at many Quincy Public School sites during the April recess.
In partnership with the Massachusetts School Building Authority, window and door replacement projects are underway for North Quincy High School, Wollaston, Merrymount, Lincoln Hancock, and Parker Elementary Schools, with the design and drawing phases completed. While the majority of this work is scheduled for Summer 2015, preliminary work will begin at all sites during the April vacation week. (See below for the architects rendering of the buildings with new windows in place.)
At the Bernazzani Elementary School, a major HVAC replacement project is planned for the summer; substantial engineering and planning work will be completed during the April recess when students and staff are out of the classrooms. At the Squantum Elementary School, a section of the roof will be replaced during the April recess as well. At all of our schools, the Parks Department will be working on spring maintenance and clean up after the long winter.
I hope that you have a restful week and look forward to welcoming you back to school on Monday, April 27 and the rollout of the Beyond the Bell program. Information on Beyond the Bell programming will be shared on the QPS website and updated during May and June.
At the April 8 School Committee Meeting, Montclair Elementary School Grade 5 students Kaylee and Kiera Sleiman were recognized for competing in the Colgate Women’s Games, a national track and field competition. Kaylee placed sixth in the high-jump and Kiera placed fourth in the 55-meter hurdles. Quincy High School students Erin McMillen (Grade 12) and Marcus Johnson (Grade 10) were recognized for being members of the Massachusetts Music Educators 2015 All-State Chorus.
Dr. DeCristofaro opened the Superintendent’s Report with the Inspire Quincy video, highlighting recent Quincy Public Schools events. Click here to watch the video.
Dr. DeCristofaro announced upcoming Quincy School~Community Partnership events, including the Grade 5 Leadership Summit (April 16) and the Community Service Learning Breakfast (May 26). Upcoming Parent Academy evenings will focus on Internet Safety for Middle & High School students and families (Quincy High School, April 30 @ 6:30 pm) and the New Elementary School Report Card (Central Middle School, May 18 @ 6:30 pm).
Under New Business, Dr. DeCristofaro presented on the planning and implementation of the Beyond the Bell program. Click here for the full presentation.
Elementary Literacy Specialists Janet Baglione (Wollaston), Elizabeth Bates (Parker), and Colleen Dufresne (Lincoln Hancock) presented on the Literacy Program. Click here for the full presentation.
Mr. Bregoli referred several items to the Policy Subcommittee:
- Physical Restraint Policy (Review & Update)
- Facilities Dedication: Atlantic Middle School Fields
- 2016-2017 School Year Calendar
- Weather Cancellation Schoolwork (joint with Teaching & Learning)
School Committee accepted gifts of $10,000 and a Basketball Shot Training Machine valued at $5,750.00 to Quincy High School from George G. Burke, Esquire.
School Committee approved the overnight travel of Broad Meadows Middle School Grade 8 students to Camp Wing and the out of state travel of Atherton Hough and Bernazzani Elementary School Grade 5 students to Canobie Lake Park.
Upcoming School Committee meetings will be held on Wednesday, May 6 and Wednesday, June 10 at the Coddington Building at 7:00 pm, and on Wednesday, May 20 at Central Middle School at 7:00 pm.
Under Reports of Subcommittees, Mrs. Mahoney reported on the Special Education Subcommittee meeting held on March 25, 2015. Click here for the meeting minutes. Ms. Isola reported on the Teaching & Learning Subcommittee meeting held on March 30, 2015. Click here for the meeting minutes.
All schools will be dismissed on an early release schedule on Friday, April 3 as follows:
Pre-Kindergarten: There will be no Pre-Kindergarten classes for Della Chiesa Early Childhood Center or Snug Harbor on Friday, April 3.
Elementary Schools will follow the usual Tuesday early release schedule:
11:25 am: Atherton Hough, Bernazzani, Lincoln Hancock, Merrymount, Wollaston
11:55 am: Beechwood Knoll, Montclair, Clifford Marshall, Parker, Snug Harbor, Squantum
Middle and High Schools will be released at 11:55 am; there will be no special middle school MBTA bus routes.