Welcome to Kindergarten!

We are thrilled that you will be registering your child for the 2020-2021 school year and we can't wait for you to be part of our community of learners. To prepare for a smooth transition, please read the information below. We are optimistic that you will want to be partners with us in the education of your child and we hope to establish a cooperative, supportive home/school connection.

2020-21 Chester M. Stephens Kindergarten Registration

CMS Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will be held on February 12th and 13th at 99 Sunset Drive, Budd Lake from 9am-11am and 1pm-3pm. Snow date is February 14th. The online registration portal will be opening on Monday, January 13th. Please follow the registration steps listed below on or after January 13th.

All eligible kindergarten students must be 5 years old on or before 10/1/2020. →

(All eligible first grade students must be 6 years old on or before 10/1/2020.) →


How to register your child for kindergarten:
1. 

Pre-register your child online by clicking here and creating an account.

2.

Complete health forms and transportation request form.

Universal child health record form, with immunization records in English attached, signed and stamped by a physician.

*The State of New Jersey requires that the physical examination must be completed within 365 days of school entrance. Submission of this form is mandatory to attend school.

Dental form: Must be signed by a dentist.

Vision form: Must be signed by a doctor.

Annual medical update form.

Transportation request form.

Download health, dental, and vision forms

Download transportation form

3.
Collect documents.

Original birth certificate of your child with raised seal (a copy is not acceptable).

Proof of residency. The residency proof MUST be in the parent's name.

FOR HOMEOWNERS: your deed, mortgage statement or tax bill, and one of the following: utility bill, driver's license, voter registration, permits, or other expenditures demonstrating personal attachment to a particular address.

FOR RENTERS: your lease and one of the following: utility bill, driver's license, voter registration, or other expenditures demonstrating personal attachment to a particular address.                                

To view the New Jersey Administrative Code on student residency click here.

4. Bring the completed health forms, transportation request form, birth certificate, and proof of residency to the in-person registration in February.

 Vaccines needed

New Jersey requires that all children entering the school district in kindergarten or first grade must have an up-to-date series of immunizations. The immunizations must be documented by a physician or health clinic.

Immunizations required by the State of New Jersey include:

Minimum doses for each vaccine
for children entering kindergarten/1st grade

DTap

 Polio

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

Varicella  (Chickenpox)

Hepatitis B

A total of 4 doses with one of these doses on or after the 4th birthday OR any 5 doses.

A total of 3 doses with one of these doses given on or after the 4th birthday OR any 4 doses.

Measles: 2 doses of the Measles vaccine. First dose on/after 1st birthday.

Mumps: 1 dose of the measles vaccine needed.

Rubella- 1 dose of the Rubella vaccine needed.

1 dose on or after first birthday.

Or

Laboratory evidence of immunity, physician's statement or a parental statement of previous varicella disease is acceptable.

3 doses of the Hepatitis vaccine are needed.


Medical concerns

If your child has a medical concern or need for medication to be administered during the school day please contact the school nurse via email for further information: Kathleen Olup, RN kathleen.olup@motsd.org

Still have questions?

If you need further information prior to registration, please contact the district registrar, Eileen Robinson at 973-691-4008 ext. 8681 or email her at eileen.robinson@motsd.org

All incoming kindergarten students are screened for readiness through an early childhood screening process. Please note this is not a placement test, nor does it identify admission to G/T programming or acceleration of grade level assignment.

K-Excel Program

The district currently offers half-day kindergarten. K-Excel is a tuition-based program that extends instruction by three hours per day. The fee is $300 per month. 

Click here for more information about the program.

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