Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have kids? Then you have questions! We’ve compiled the answers to the questions we hear most frequently for at-your-fingertips access. Still need answers? Just give us a call; we’re always happy to help.


How do we register?

Whether you’re new to the area or your child is just beginning kindergarten, we welcome you! Our Registration page has all the information you need to enroll at one of our schools.

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How old does my child need to be to register for kindergarten?

In accordance with state mandates, we require students be at least five (5) years of age on or before August 31 in order to enroll in kindergarten.

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Do you offer preschool?

Yes! We offer free preschool at all four of our elementary schools. Children who are three years old on or before August 31 of the year of enrollment and who currently reside within our school district may apply for this program. Questions? Please contact our early childhood coordinator at (413) 625.6194.

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What is PowerSchool?

PowerSchool is an important tool we use to connect our families and schools. Every family and student should have an account to track absences, check student grades, and more. If you require assistance or need access to a computer, please contact your child’s school.

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What is school choice?

The school choice program allows parents to send their children to schools in communities other than the city or town in which they reside. We may elect not to enroll school choice students if we do not have enough space available. For request forms, visit our Registration page.

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My child has special needs due to a learning or physical disability. What do I need to do to ensure she has the resources and accommodations she needs?

Every child is entitled to receive an education appropriate to his or her unique needs. Learn more about our Pupil Services or contact us to speak with someone about how we can help.

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I am concerned that my child is the victim of bullying. What do we do?

We do not tolerate bullying on our campuses. Our Anti-Bullying page has the information you need to put a stop to it.

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Do the districts offer low cost student accident insurance?

Yes, we do. For information about this program, visit our Business page.

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