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Kindergarten Program Overview & Registration

Norfolk, Massachusetts                                                                                                       January 2017
H. Olive Day School
2017 - 2018 Kindergarten Program

Please click here for: Online Kindergarten Registration Form

Welcome to the H. Olive Day School. We are happy that your child will join us for kindergarten. 
In order to provide you with a brief overview of our kindergarten program at the H. Olive Day School, 
below are answers to some FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions).
  • Kindergarten at the H. Olive Day School is a tuition free, full day program. It meets Monday through Friday from 8:55 am - 3:00 pm (the same school day as grades one and two).

  • For eligibility into the kindergarten program, your child must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2017.

  • Parents/guardians will be required to provide proof of residence and a certified copy of their child’s birth certificate to the H. Olive Day School.

  • Currently enrolled H. Olive Day School Pre-K students who are eligible for kindergarten must register.

  • There are currently 7 full-day kindergarten classes in the 2016-2017 academic year. The current enrollment in kindergarten is 132. At this time, the number of classes for next year is uncertain; it will depend upon the enrollment and the school budget. In order to help us plan effectively, please register by February 10, 2017. Online registration takes only a few minutes – see link below.

  • Specific Information about our Kindergarten Program will be offered at our Kindergarten Information Night on March 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the HOD Library. This program is for parents only. Our new kindergarten students who attend the Norfolk Children’s School or Norfolk Cooperative Preschool will visit our school with their preschool class. Parents of all other incoming kindergarten students will be contacted with a date for a visit on May 3rd or May 5th.

  • If you are interested in enrolling your child (gradesK-6) in the before and/or after school program, please contact the School Age Child Care (SACC) Director, Ms. Toni Davis, at 508-528-2545 or by emailing her directly at davis@norfolk.k12.ma.us.

    Important Kindergarten Dates

January 5 On-line kindergarten registration opens
March 9 Kindergarten Information Night - 7:00 pm HOD Library 
May 3 or
May 5
 Pre-school Visit to HOD kindergarten classes
 June 9, 12, 13 Tentative Kindergarten Screening Dates



State Mandated Health Requirements
Your child needs the following to enter Kindergarten in the Fall of 2017:

Physical exam

A physical exam with an immunization history and a vision screening dated within the school year and signed by an MD are required for entrance to kindergarten. Your child may be excluded from school until we have received documentation from your physician.

Immunization Record

The law requires that the following immunizations be completed before entering kindergarten.

      • Hepatitis B:                                                                  3 doses
      • DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis)                     5 doses
      • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)                            2 doses
      • Polio/IPV                                                                      4 doses
      • Hib (Haemophilus influenza B)                                3 doses
      • Proof of chicken pox disease or
        Varicella/varivax vaccine                                          2 doses    
                

        Please contact our
        School Nurse, Ann Hurley at 508 -541-5475, 2203 extension with any questions.
For additional questions regarding Kindergarten, please email 
phone the H. Olive Day School’s main office at 
508-541-5475, extension 0.