Parent Information Center

Everett Public Schools Parent Information Center

 

The Parent Information Center is located in Everett City Hall, 484 Broadway. Please use the Church Street entrance.

The Parent Information Center (PIC) is where you enroll your child or children in the Everett Public Schools.

The PIC is open by APPOINTMENT ONLY
To make an appointment, call
617-544-6955

NOTE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS: Call the PIC if you have any questions about the EPS pre-school programs at the Adams School and the Webster School Extension.

ABOUT US

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.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND INFORMATION

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.

If you have a suggestion for an informational meeting topic or educational topic of interest to Everett school parents, please contact the Parent Information Center at 617-544-6955 or drop by the Center to speak with the Director.

 
Registering student(s) must reside in the City of Everett in order to attend the Everett Public Schools.
 
The following documents must be provided at the time of registration.
1. PROOF OF BIRTHDATE
One (1) of the following documents:
• Birth certificate, original or certified copy. (If born in the U.S., you must provide a birth certificate)
• Passport
• I-94 Card
• Resident Alien Card
 
2. PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
Within the last 12 months
 
3. STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE
Student health insurance card or healthcare provider letter
 
4. VERIFICATION OF RESIDENCY
One (1) document required from EACH of the the following categories:
Category A
• Recent mortgage payment (or property tax bill); or
• Copy of lease and recent rental receipt; or
• Residency Certification (provided by City Clerk's Office) and recent rental receipt; or
• Section 8 Housing Agreement
Category B
One of the following bills (dated within the past 30 days) or evidence of utility account established at an Everett address with name:
• Excise tax
• Gas
• Electric
• Home telephone (not cellphone)
Category C
A valid original of one of the following:
• Massachusetts driver's license
• Massachusetts photo ID
• Passport/Green Card
 
5. IMMUNIZATION RECORD
Vaccinations must be up to date
 
6. IF AVAILABLE OR APPLICABLE
• Previous school transfer card or withdrawal form
• Individualized Education Program (IEP)
• Complete school record, including discipline record
 
• ACCESS Test results for EL students, if applicable. (Out of state: Other English Language test results are acceptable)
• MCAS Test results for students in grades 3-12

The Everett Public Schools offers 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:

PK3 Thursday and Friday — $100

PK3 Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday — $150

PK4 Monday-Friday — $250

Multiple siblings in PreK — $250

Registration is at the Parent Information Center located at City Hall, 484 Broadway, Room 2, Lower Level (entrance is on the Church Street side). 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.