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CONSTRUCTION PROJECT LIMITS ACCESS TO SCHOOL DEPT THROUGH END OF JUNE 2018

For Immediate Release May 10, 2018  

City Announces Temporary Sidewalk and Parking Lot Closures to Make Accessibility Improvements

Today, Mayor David J. Narkewicz announced that the sidewalks and parking lot behind City Hall will be closed beginning Monday, May 14, 2018 for accessibility improvements. The construction will include extensive sidewalk modifications throughout the municipal building complex to bring them into compliance with Americans with Disability Act (ADA) requirements as well as improvements to handicap parking and pedestrian crossing safety to Main Street.

This project is being funded with a $250,000 grant from the Massachusetts Office on Disability which the City, working through its Office of Planning and Sustainability, secured in a competitive statewide process. The Northampton Disability Commission identified the City Hall/Municipal Office sidewalks as a top priority for accessibility improvements so that all populations can access their government.

The two Zip Cars normally stationed in the parking lot behind City Hall will be temporarily relocated to the municipal lot off Old South Street. The project is expected to be completed by the end of June.

THE PARKING LOT AND WALKING AREAS AROUND THE BACK OF CITY HALL, AT THE FRONT OF THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING AND THE ABILITY TO WALK BETWEEN THESE BUILDINGS MAY BE LIMITED. TO ACCESS THE SCHOOL DEPT. PLEASE ENTER ON THE GROUND FLOOR BY THE PETER PAN BUS TERMINAL.

 

Registering Your Child

  • Children who turn 5 years old on or before August 31 are eligible to start school.
  • We have a special page all about our Kindergarten program – please follow the link for additional information.
  • We also have integrated Preschool Programs with morning and afternoon sessions Monday-Thursday at Bridge Street and Leeds Elementary Schools for children ages 3-5. Please contact early childhood staff  413) 587-1471, earlychildhood@northampton-k12.us or visit our Preschool Page.
  • Each child must attend school beginning in September of the calendar year in which he or she attains the age of six.
  • Parents may elect to provide home instruction for their school-age child in lieu of school attendance. Related policies can be accessed from the link below right and applications and additional information is available by calling the Superintendent’s Office at 413-587-1315 – tharrity@northampton-k12.us.
  • All four of our elementary schools offer full-day kindergarten programs.

Registration Procedure

  • Determine which school your child will attend based on your home address – Student School Assignment Page
  • Download the Registration Forms (bottom of page)
  • Gather the required documentation (see list below)
  • Determine WHERE to Register your child:
  • Grades Pre-K – Grade 8: At the Central School Department Office; 212 Main Street, Municipal Building, Northampton, MA 01060. PLEASE CALL (413) 587-1328 to set an appointment with the Registrar.
  • Grades 9 – 12: Northampton High School, 380 Elm Street, Northampton. Call the Guidance Department at 587-1353 to set an appointment and obtain the necessary registration forms. Please note that the forms for high school registration are specific to high school enrollment and are available only from the high school registrar.A child may be enrolled by a parent, foster parent, caseworker, or court-appointed legal guardian
  • For families relocating to Northampton, enrollment is open and ongoing, there is no deadline to enroll your student
  • Students in Grades 6-8 will need to meet with their guidance counselors prior to starting school. Please visit the JFK Guidance Page for additional information.

Registration Forms and Required Documentation

Registration Forms can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. These forms are in a fillable PDF which can be printed and brought to the Registration Session. The following documents are required to complete your child’s enrollment in school.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: YOU will keep all original documents – we will make copies of everything we need at the time of registration.

  • A certified copy of the child’s Birth Certificate obtained from the City Clerk’s Office in the town where the child was born. This is different from the hospital record. This document typically has a raised seal and security features similar to currency
  • Proof of Residency – Property Deed, OR recent mortgage statement OR City Property Tax Bill OR a signed lease/rental agreement OR landlord/owner of property affidavit (contact Registrar for this form) OR a fully signed and executed Purchase & Sales agreement, OR Section 8 Agreement.
  • Proof of Occupancy: a utility bill showing the property address for any of the following: gas, oil, water & sewer, electricity, home phone (not cell) or cable
  • Photo ID of parent: Valid MA driver’s license or photo ID card, Valid Passport, other government issued photo ID
  • Health Record: Complete Immunization Record AND Massachusetts Health Record Form (see below)
  • Current Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 documents, if applicable proof of Physical Custody, if applicable or other court documents that name the child (parenting agreement)

Additional Information:

Food Service – find out about breakfast and lunch options for your student, Free & Reduced Meals Application, Menus, Lunch Accounts and more!

Bus Transportation– check eligibility, fees, applications and more!

District Calendar for 2018-2019 School Year

Massachusettes School Health Form

 

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