May 272015

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

Click here for the proposed FY2016 Budget.

Click here for the May 20 School Committee meeting presentation.

Click here for the Budget & Finance Subcommittee Meeting minutes.

May 262015

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.

Click on the link to complete the survey.

May 262015

Quincy Public Schools’ Kindergarten Registration is now open for the 2015–2016 school yearChildren 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

Click here for the updated Kindergarten Registration Packet

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.

Open Enrollment Advisory ~ May 22, 2015

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May 222015

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:

Atherton Hough

Beechwood Knoll 


Lincoln Hancock

Clifford Marshall 




Snug Harbor



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.


Broad Meadows


Point Webster



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

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.