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Letter to Kindergarten Parents

Registration for the 2024/25 School Year is Open!

Good Afternoon Parents, Caregivers, and HW Community,

We would like to invite all eligible incoming kindergarten families to register for the 2024/25 School Year. To be eligible for kindergarten for the 2024/25 school year, your child must turn 5 years old prior to September 1, 2024. 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: We will host a Kindergarten Parent Information Session on Tuesday, February 27th at 6:30 p.m. at Cutler School. The Kindergarten Parent Information Session will include a general overview of kindergarten, the screening process, information on how to prepare for kindergarten, and a look at a typical day of a kindergartener.  

HWRSD Registration is online through ASPEN. You can find the link with instructions on our website:

ARE YOU A CURRENT HWRSD PARENT? You will use your current ASPEN family log in to create a NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION. 

ARE YOU NEW TO THE HWRSD? You can find instructions of how to CREATE an ASPEN account to register HERE (this must be completed on a computer - it cannot be done on a phone or tablet).

New Student Registration Instructions can be found HERE.

IMPORTANT: Before you register, gather the following documents needed to complete registration:

Student Documents:

❏ Child’s Original Birth Certificate or Passport (we will make a copy)

❏ Most recent Physical examination (within one year)

❏ Immunization Record (see website for Immunization Requirements)

❏ Evidence of Lead Paint Screening (Pk & K only)

Evidence of Residency (must provide most recent copy of ONE of the following):

❏ Mortgage Statement

❏ Lease or Rental Agreement

❏ Section 8 Agreement

❏ Property Tax Bill

Evidence of Occupancy (must provide most recent copy of ONE of the following):

❏ Excise Tax Bill

❏ Pay Stub

❏ Utility bill (electric, water; not cell phone or cable)

This is the start of an amazing educational journey for your children in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District. Our goal is always to work together to nurture confident, cooperative, and independent kindergarten learners. We look forward to meeting our new students soon!

If you need assistance through the registration process or have any questions, please  do not hesitate to contact me. 

Jennifer Caufield
Family/Community Engagement Liaison & Registrar
Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District