At the Wednesday, May 20 School Committee meeting, the proposed Quincy Public Schools FY2016 Budget was presented by Superintendent DeCristofaro and Director of Business Affairs James Mullaney. This proposed budget is the result of a series of Budget & Finance Subcommittee meetings and the next step is the Public Hearing, scheduled for Monday, June 1 at 6:00 pm at the Coddington Building.
School Committee has requested that the proposed Quincy Public Schools FY2016 Budget be posted online for review prior to the Public Hearing. Comments for School Committee on the proposed budget may be directed to email@example.com.
Each year the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) asks parents from selected school districts to participate in a survey to measure how well schools are promoting Family Engagement as a way to improve services and results for children with disabilities. Quincy Public Schools has been selected as one of the cities and towns for this year’s survey.
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.
Quincy Public Schools is continuing to track preliminary enrollment projections for the 2015-2016 school year. These enrollment projections have a direct impact on budget planning in terms of class sizes, building capacities, and the Open Enrollment process.
To keep parents informed, QPS will issue periodic updates using a color code to indicate each school’s Open Enrollment status, as this may change as registration continues throughout the spring.
Red = Open Enrollment will be limited to siblings of students already enrolled for 2015-2016 in all grades
Yellow = Open Enrollment will be limited to siblings of students already enrolled for 2015-2016 in certain grades
Green = Open Enrollment will not be limited to siblings
For elementary schools, enrollment projections strongly suggest that the Beechwood Knoll, Clifford Marshall, and Merrymount Elementary Schools will be limited to accepting sibling Open Enrollment requests at all grades. Parents who have requested non-sibling Open Enrollment to one of these schools should plan on having their students attend their home school.
Current Open Enrollment status for all elementary schools is below:
The timeline for notification of elementary school Open Enrollment is late June.
At the middle school level, enrollment projections strongly suggest that Open Enrollment at Atlantic and Central Middle School will be limited to siblings only in all grades. Parents who have requested non-sibling Open Enrollment to Atlantic or Central should plan that their students will attend their home school.
The timeline for notification of middle school Open Enrollment is early June.
For both North Quincy High School and Quincy High School, all Open Enrollment requests received to date have been granted.
North Quincy High School
Quincy High School
Students who have been granted Open Enrollment may finalize their course schedules through their middle school Guidance department. (Atlantic: Leah Markarian, 617.984.8739; Broad Meadows: Joe Boss, 617.984.8723; Central: Colleen Connerty, 617.376.5205; Point Webster: Dave Bogan, 617.984.6600; Sterling: Shane Abboud, 617.984.8959)
If you have questions about the Open Enrollment process or specific schools, please contact: Maura Papile (617.984.8898), Rita Ranalli (617.984.8891), or Laura Owens (617.984.8702) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Quincy School Committee has a policy of granting Open Enrollment on a space-available basis. When making the decision to admit open enrollment students, the Superintendent must consider the capacity of the school building to accommodate Open Enrollment students both for the present school year and future years. Click here to access the Open Enrollment link on the QPS website.
It is hard to believe that summer is just around the corner. As you plan and prepare for the upcoming season please be sure to view the all the fantastic opportunities offered beyond the school year within Quincy Public Schools. Please click here to view the brochure.