Registration of all students is handled through the Parent Information Center, located on the lower level of the Board of Education Administration Building, 1755 Amwell Road, Somerset, NJ.The general information telephone number is (732) 873-1227.Office Hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 2:30 pm.If you have any questions, please feel free to call and a staff member will be happy to help you.
Requirements for Entry Into Kindergarten:
Any child residing in the district shall be admitted to the kindergarten provided:
A. The child will have attained the age of five years on or before October 31 of that school year;
B. Proof shall be furnished of immunization against communicable diseases at the time of enrollment or such immunization shall be completed within 30 days of entry into the school;
C. The child shall have been examined by a private physician or, in the absence of a medical home, by the school physician, and the results shall be furnished to the school on the form provided.
D. The child has been toilet trained.
Moving Into the District:
Children moving into the district during the school year who have started Kindergarten elsewhere may be placed directly into Kindergarten with the approval of the Superintendent.
Incoming residents who have entered into a contract to buy, build or lease a residence in the township may register their children a maximum of four weeks prior to the anticipated date of residency. A copy of the contract is required at the time of registration.
Registration for Kindergarten Students:
Kindergarten registration for children who will be five years of age on or before October 31, 2017, will be conducted at the Sampson G. Smith Intermediate School, 1649 Amwell Road, Somerset, NJ, based on the following schedule:
• Children whose last names begin with the letters A-M will register on Wednesday, February 22, 2017,
from 4:00-7:30 p.m.
• Children whose last names begin with the letters N-Z will register on Thursday, February 23, 2017 from
If you have a child who speaks a language other than English, please bring him/her with you to registration.
Each school arranges orientation for all new students and parents. The orientation gives parents an opportunity to meet the teachers and learn about the programs. A notice with the date of orientation is mailed to residents whose children will be attending Kindergarten.
In a case where a child resides with an adult other than the parent, and this adult lives in the district, sworn statements of support are required. For more specific information, you may call Pupil Personnel Services at (732) 873-2400, Ext. 203.Requirements for Entry Into Grade One:
Any child residing in the district shall be admitted to grade one provided:
- The child will have attained the age of six years on or before October 31 of that school year,
- or he/she has been in the first grade in another public school, or;
- he/she has completed kindergarten in a public school or an approved program elsewhere and been recommended for placement in the first grade. The parent/guardian of the student seeking admission under this section must supply documentation of completion of kindergarten in a public school or in an approved program, or;
- having been registered for district kindergarten in accordance with the Board’s policy on entrance age, he/she has met the district’s kindergarten acceleration program criteria for grade one placement and has been so recommended by the Superintendent, and;
- Proof has been furnished of immunization against communicable diseases.
Requirement for Entry into Pre–K:
The Board believes that every effort should be made to provide a formal educational opportunity to children as young as practicable. However, state law does not require a district to provide a Pre-K Program for general education students. Funding for such a program is largely dependent upon state aid and as such the general education Pre-K Program will exist to the extent that it can be funded. If there are insufficient funds to implement a Pre-K Program for general education students, the public will be notified 30 days after the district Budget is approved.
A. General Education Pre-K Program: Any child residing in the district shall be eligible to attend the General Education Pre-K Program provided that the child has attained the age of four years on or before October 31of that school year.
B. Preschool Disabled: Preschool “students with disabilities”, as defined by applicable Code, shall be admitted to the Preschool for Disabled Program when the child attains the age of three years.
To be admitted to any preschool program, the following conditions must be met:
A. Proof shall be furnished of immunization against communicable diseases at the time of enrollment or such immunization shall be completed with 30 days of entry into the school;
B. The child shall have been examined by a private physician or, in the absence of a medical home, by the school physician, and the results shall be provided to the school on the form provided.
C. The child should be toilet trained to be admitted to the program.
Child Development Center Pre-school:
A child is eligible to enter the district's Pre-School Program for children with disabilities at age three based on an evaluation performed by the Child Study Team. A written request for an initial evaluation shall be forwarded to the district at least 120 days prior to the youngster’s third birthday. This written request must be signed by the child’s parent or guardian.
A child who has participated in another Special Education program approved by the New Jersey Department of Education may be eligible for transfer into this district's program at age three at any time during the school year. Contact the Office of Pupil Personnel Services at (732) 873-2400, Ext. 203, for more information.
Student Assignment Criteria:
After initial registration and enrollment students will be placed based on the following criteria:
1. Residence within the assigned school attendance zone
2. Special Education Needs
3. Space availability