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Kindergarten Program Overview & Registration

Norfolk, Massachusetts                                                                                             January 2020
H. Olive Day School
2020 - 2021 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).

  • To be eligible for the kindergarten program, your child must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2020.

  • 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 2019-2020 academic year. The current enrollment in kindergarten is 133. 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 11, 2020. 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 19, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the HOD Library. This program is for parents only. Our new kindergarten students who attend the Norfolk Cooperative Preschool will visit our school with their preschool class. Parents of all other incoming kindergarten students will be contacted with a specific date for a visit in early May.

  • 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, as soon as possible at 508-528-2545 or by emailing her directly at Information about the SACC program can be found by clicking the following link: SACC Program

    Important Kindergarten Dates

January 6th On-line kindergarten registration opens
March 19th Kindergarten Information Night - 7:00 pm HOD Library 
Early May Date TBD
 Pre-school Visit to HOD kindergarten classes
 June 10 - 12 Tentative Kindergarten Screening Dates

State Mandated Health Requirements
Your child needs the following to enter Kindergarten in the Fall of 2020:

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.