If your child turns five prior to September 1, 2023, your child is eligible for Kindergarten.

posted 3/15/23

Dear Incoming Kindergarten Families,
We look forward to welcoming your Kindergartener this Fall!  As part of the Kindergarten transition, we host a Kindergarten Screening.  The Kindergarten Screening is an opportunity for your child to visit the school and meet with a K teacher.  This year our Kindergarten screening will be on April 26th.  All students must be registered for Kindergarten to attend the screening.  Please use this link to register for a screening appointment. Screening appts will be at both the Woodland School and Country School.  We will let you know where your appointment is about a week before.  Please note, that the location of your screening appointment is not an indication of your child’s assigned school.  School assignments will be sent in August.  
If you have any questions about registering for Kindergarten or Kindergarten Screening, please reach out to either Shannon Dickerson, Principal of the Woodland School, or Erin Maguire, Principal of the Country School.
We look forward to meeting your incoming Kindergartener(s) soon!
Erin Maguire and Shannon Dickerson

Please scroll down for a letter from the School Nurses

Due to the realities of homelessness and mobility, students in transition may not have enrollment documents available. Nonetheless, the district will immediately enroll any child or youth in transition. Enrollment may not be denied or delayed due to lack of any document normally required for enrollment.  Families/students experiencing homelessness or any transition, including unaccompanied youth, should contact The Office of Student Services at 781-786-5240 for additional information and resources.

Your child’s registration will not be considered complete until all documents have been completed.  Your school and class assignment will be mailed to you upon approval.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this very important process.  We look forward to seeing you soon!


Mrs. Erin Maguire, Principal, Country School Principal

Ms. Shannon Dickerson,  Principal, Woodland School Principal

If you have any questions about the registration forms or process, please email your inquiries to Christina Kalil:  kalilc@weston.org

                      Helpful Tips for Incoming Kindergarten Families 


  • Size:  Get a good size one that can fit a snack, lunch, folder, library book, snow stuff, etc…but not so big they are going to fall over getting on the bus.
  • Name tag:  Your child will get a tag from the school to put on the outside of their backpack with their contact info, bus route and teacher’s name.
  • Folder:  Your child will be given a folder that needs to come/go with the child everyday in a backpack.  This folder is an essential part of the communication between you and the child’s teacher.

Snack and Lunch

  •  You will need to pack a snack for your child each day.  Lunch can be packed or purchased.  Lunch menus are available on the school’s website and you will receive instructions at the beginning of the year on how to add money to your child’s lunch account online at myschoolbucks.com.

Bus Transportation 

  • Bus routes are available on the school website and will also be printed in the Town Crier in August.
  • Most kindergarteners get picked up/dropped off right in front of their house and the bus driver needs to see you or a caregiver at the bus stop.
  • Kindergartners are asked to sit in the first few rows and the teachers initially meet the buses when they arrive at school.


  • Newsletter:  Kindergarten teachers send home information and updates about your child’s learning and special events – great conversation piece.
  • Teachers:  Very accessible and welcome communication.
  • Volunteer:  Take advantage of ample volunteer opportunities in the classroom. 
  • Connect with the School Community


  • Healthy snacks are sent everyday.
  • Destination notes are required if different from the bus home.

After School Care Program

Children’s Center of Weston K-5th Grade located at Woodland School    Monday-Friday until 6:00pm. Limited Availability based on need for working parent.

              Beth Perry, Director 781-891-8029  www.ccweston.org

#1 Tip:  Relax and enjoy the year ahead – It’s the best!  Your child is in great hands – the schools are incredibly welcoming, nurturing and happy environments and there are many people looking out for the safety and well-being of your child. 

January 2023

Dear Families of Incoming Kindergarten Students,

The elementary school nurses will be working on reviewing your child’s physical exam and immunizations to provide a successful enrollment in the Fall. Your child’s physical exam will need to be current within 12 months of school starting. (e.g. September 1, 2022 – September 1, 2023).

Massachusetts requires the following immunizations for school enrollment:

  • 5 DTaP,    4 Polio,  3 Hep B,  2 MMR and  2 Varicella  
  • Lead Testing and Visual Screening with Stereopsis is required for all incoming Kindergarten students. Please ensure these results are noted on the physical exam form.
  • If your child has allergies/medical concerns please reach out prior to the start of the school year so we can work together and create an individual health care plan for them.

Given these unprecedented times with the Coronavirus pandemic, we understand providing an updated physical may not be possible, so please provide your child’s most recent physical form.  However, inform us of your child’s upcoming physical exam date and once completed, provide us with the new physical exam forms.

Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns.  We are here to help. Stay safe, be well!


Joanna Sudmyer MSN,RN  Woodland School: sudmyerj@weston.org

Janet Weinstein MSN,RN   Country School: Weinsteinj@weston.org