Registration for the 2018-2019 School Year
Kindergarten registration will take place January 2nd through January 12, 2018 at the Earl D. Taft Early Learning Center, 16 Granite St. Uxbridge. Registration hours are from 9:00 – 2:00 p.m. Our kindergarten program is full day.
In accordance with the School Committee Policy J1,File JEB, the minimum entrance age for kindergarten is 5 years of age as of September 1st of the year the child enters school. Please have your child's birth certificate, proof of most recent yearly physical, immunization records and proof of Uxbridge residence (any recent utility bill that shows your name and street address on it).
Tuition for the 2018-2019 two day program is $1,600 annually; three day program is $2,400 annually and for the five day program is $4,000 annually. If payment is made in one lump sum you may deduct 5%. A payment plan is available in ten month installments, due on the 15th of each month beginning in August. Final payments will be due on May 15th. In case of tardy payments, a fee of $25 will be assessed. Failure to pay for the service (including late charges) by the end of the month (30 days) will result in termination of the service. In addition, the Town Collector’s Office will charge a $25 fee for returned checks. Personal checks or money orders should be made payable to Uxbridge Public Schools. (Sorry we are unable to accept cash.) Tuition is subject to change.
Holiday and snow days are considered part of the school schedule and are inclusive in the tuition costs.
All children who are of age to enter Kindergarten shall be screened. Screening takes place in June, prior to a child’s entrance into Kindergarten. Families will receive a letter in May with the dates and times for screening. Parents need to call the number that is on the letter to set up an appointment to have their child screened. The purpose of Kindergarten screening is to gain information regarding your child’s developmental skills such as how they use their body (motor skills), knowledge of basic concepts like counting and colors (conceptual skills), and their use of language.
The skills described above have proved important in helping predict a child’s success in the classroom. The screening tests can help to identify if the child’s skills are appropriate for his/her age at this time or if further testing may be needed. This information can help plan your child’s education, and if necessary, begin to look at any special needs that he/she may have in the school setting.
First Day of School
In order to ease the adjustment into Kindergarten for your child we will hold an Open House. Date and time will be posted later.
You and your child will have the opportunity to meet the teacher, visit the classroom, get familiar with the building and see the playground. Bus transportation is not provided on this day, however we will have a bus on our premises so you and your child can board the bus and be introduced to the bus rules, etc.
Parent Conferences/Progress Reports
Parent conferences are scheduled twice during the school year. These day and evening conferences are scheduled during Education Week in November and in mid-May. Be aware that at any time you may have a question about your child’s progress, his/her teacher will be more than happy to schedule time to discuss your concerns.