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From the Desk of the Superintendent

Superintendent's Message

Dear Winchester Families:

Each year the school committee reviews projected enrollments for the coming year and considers whether to offer any elementary open enrollment seats to Winchester families. After reviewing projections, the committee has approved several open enrollment seats for the fall of 2017 in the following schools/grades:

  • Ambrose School Kindergarten 
  • Ambrose School Grade 2
  • Lincoln School Grade 5.

If you would like to apply for one of these open open enrollment seats, please complete an application form at this site: https://goo.gl/forms/L7edhyjwgdvIdq3Q2.  (Please note that this a Google form and requires a g-mail account. If you would prefer a paper application form, please contact Freda Canavan at fcanavan@winchesterps.org and one will be e-mailed to you.)

Please submit this form to the superintendent's office by July 7, 2017. One form should be submitted for each child you wish to enroll in an elementary school other than the assigned district school. If more applications are received than available seats, a lottery selection process will be used. Parents will be informed of the outcome of the process in mid-July. Names of children who are not placed may be kept on a waiting list and reviewed prior to mid-August. Siblings of students placed under open enrollment may apply for open enrollment seats, but do not automatically qualify for enrollment at the open enrollment school. Transportation to the open enrollment school is the responsibility of families, and students placed at open enrollment schools are expected to remain at the open enrollment school through the end of grade 5.

We hope the end of the school year brings a chance for your family to re-connect and re-charge. Teachers and administrators have a busy summer planned that is full of our own learning and preparation for the fall and we look forward to welcoming more than 4,600 students in September into our seven schools.

With respect, 

Judith A. Evans, Ed.D.


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