Kindergarten Registration and Information

Welcome to Kindergarten!

Welcome to the Forestdale School. We are happy you are here. It is an exciting time for you and your child as they get ready to start kindergarten. Our goal is to make this process as seamless as possible and to provide you with all the information that you need to be ready for the first day of school.

Registration Process & Timeline 

March 1, 2021 Kindergarten Registration Begins for 2021-2022 school year

See the link below to complete both your Kindergarten Registration.  A Home Language Survey is included but not required. 

Please have all required registration documents ready to upload when you are completing your registration.  This program does not allow you to return to upload your documents at a later date. 

2021-2022 School Registration Info and Forms


Virtual Kindergarten Information Night 

March 17, 2021 6pm Virtual Kindergarten Information Night with Mr. Dintino, our Kindergarten Teachers and School Nurse

Please click the link below to join our livestream


Kindergarten Screening 

Please click the link below to sign up for your Kindergarten screener on September 1, 2021.

Kindergarten Screening Sign Up


Forestdale School Resources

 School Calendar 2021-2022

Bus Routes - published last week of August 2021

Pick Up Patrol

Forestdale Elementary Facebook Page


First Day of Kindergarten - September 7, 2021


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an age requirement for Kindergarten?

Yes, Sandwich Public Schools has a policy on school entrance age, which requires students to be five-years-old prior to September 1st.

Why does my child have a Kindergarten Screening?

A screening is required by Massachusetts Chapter 766 State Law. This screening is not used to determine a students readiness for kindergarten but a a tool for our school to "discover" and special learning needs a student may have.

Does my child need a physical to attend school?

Yes your child needs a current physical done between September 2020 and start of school 2021.

What is the immunization requirement for school attendance?

5 doses of Dtap/DTP vaccine

4 doses of OPV (polio vaccine)

3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine

2 doses of MMR (Measles-Mumps-Rubella) vaccine

2 doses of Varivax (or documentation of having chicken pox)

In addition: Proof of a Lead Test

For more information please contact your health provider or the MDPH Immunization Program at (617) 983-6800.

How long is the Kindergarten day?

Our day at the Forestdale School begins at 9:00am and ends at 3:30pm.

Are the before and after school programs offered?

Yes before and after school care is provided by The School for Early Learning.  Please contact them directly for availability and cost.  They can be reached at (508) 539- 7509.

How does the lunch program work?

Students can purchase lunch (if they chose) from our cafeteria.  You will receive information about setting up a lunch account at  This information should come home in your student's take home folder the first day of school. 

How does the Forestdale School communicate with Parents/Guardians?

At the Forestdale School we try to communicate with parents in the most efficient and effective manner. We use the Forestdale Elementary Facebook Page  ( to update you on events here at school. Email correspondence is used when there are messages from the Principal/Asst. Principal.  In the case of an unexpected school closing or event we usually communicate via email and/or phone messages.

How do teachers communicate with Parents/Guardians?

Teachers will be in touch with families at the beginning of the school year to let you know the best method of communication between the classroom and home.  

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