Parent Information Center

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The Parent Information Center (PIC) guides families through the process of registering students for school and helps families find local resources and services necessary to support their child’s education and development. PIC staff provides services in the following languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Haitian Creole and French. Should language support be necessary for other languages, please inform PIC staff of your needs.

The Parent Information Center is a centralized location designed to assist parents and guardians in their role of providing education and well-being of their student(s). The Parent Information Center offers informational meetings that will assist parents in understanding the full range of services and supports available through the Everett Public Schools. Community based providers of services assisting Everett families present information about their services and resources. Consistent with the Everett Public Schools commitment to meeting the linguistic and cultural needs of Everett’s diverse community, meetings and presentations will be presented in languages reflective of Everett’s population whenever possible.

The Everett Public Schools offers free pre-school programs at the Adams School and the Webster School Extension. Children must be three (3) or four (4) years of age before September 1st of the school year in which they will enter. The EPS charges the following fees for pre-school.

Registration is at the Parent Information Center, which is located at the Keverian School. Please call 617-544-6955 to make an appointment to register your child. Registration must be done in person.

Within the first week on entering Pre-Kindergarten, all students are screened. The following documents must be completed by the parent.

  • Massachusetts School Health Record – to be completed by the child’s physician
  • Health Questionnaire – to be completed by the parents
  • Family Data Questionnaire – to be completed by the parents
  • Three (3) Emergency Cards – to be completed by the parents

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten screening is mandated by federal and state law. The screening is a general assessment of your child’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development. It is not a readiness test or an evaluation. Its purpose is to gain as much information as possible to enable the school to identify those children who may need additional support in school and to meet those children’s needs. The Kindergarten teacher, guidance counselor, school nurse, and speech therapist will interview you and your child.