Early Education Counts!The Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP) is excited to welcome our newest students in 2017! We know this is a very special time in each student's life, and we look forward to being part of the journey.The Office of Student Affairs has designed this webpage to assist families with the process of BEEP registration. Please read all of the information provided, and follow each of the detailed steps in order to complete the registration process.Step 1: Can I pre-register for BEEP?Step 2: Complete online pre-registration application & make appointment with the Office of Student AffairsStep 3: Gather all required documents to bring to your appointmentStep 4: The Pre-Registration AppointmentStep 5: BEEP Contract & Immunization ClearanceStep 1: Can I pre-register for BEEP?Please note that BEEP is the only "grade" in which a family is not automatically guaranteed a space, therefore, who wish to enroll their child or children in BEEP must do the following: apply, attend an application meeting, and receive an offer as space allows.For families seeking a Special Education Evaluation through the Brookline Early Education Program, for families that are transitioning from Early Intervention Services, or for those families who have a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) through another public school system and are moving to the Town of Brookline, please follow the instructions here.Please note that enrollment in the Public Schools of Brookline (PSB) is contingent upon residency. This means that you must be a resident of Brookline in order to attend PSB. Before a student is registered and able to start school, her/his parent or legal guardian must provide proofs of primary residence to the Office of Student Affairs. Temporary residence in the Town of Brookline for the sole purpose of attending PSB will not be considered as residency. You must be a resident at the time of pre-registration. If you are planning to move to the Town of Brookline, you are welcome to pre-register your student once you have taken occupancy of your Brookline residence.
Step 2: Complete the online pre-registration application and make an appointment with the Office of Student AffairsThe online application for BEEP is now available. When completing the application, please select the "Appointment Type" answer as "Next School Year" in order to apply. The final part of the online application is to schedule an appointment with the Office of Student Affairs. Be sure to complete this step and save the appointment date and time prior to exiting the application. Appointments will take place beginning in March of 2017. If you are previously used the online application interface, Registration Gateway, you should use your existing username and password.Begin with the online application by clicking the "Pre-Registration" button below:*For Apple users, please note: Registration Gateway is only supported on OSX 10.7 and higher (10.8, 10.9, 10.10, 10.11).Step 3: Gather all required documents to bring to your appointmentThe parent or legal guardian must bring all required documents for each new student to enroll in the Public Schools of Brookline. If you have registered older siblings with PSB, you must still bring all of the required documents. Any items from the Occupancy List and the Landlord Living Agreement document must be dated within forty-five (45) days of the scheduled pre-registration appointment. The Office of Student Affairs will verify the residency for all students at this time. Please download and print the required forms, and bring the completed forms with you to your pre-registration appointment.We ask that all documents be completely translated into English. All translations should be completed by a professional translator or translation service prior to your appointment. Previous school records from daycare providers and pre-school programs are NOT required for BEEP pre-registration.Download Pre-Registration Checklist (Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish)Step 4: The Pre-Registration AppointmentPre-registration appointments will take place with the Office of Student Affairs, located at 24 Webster Place, in Brookline. During this appointment, staff will review your application, the required documents, and discussed next steps for your student's enrollment. Please have all required documents at the time of your appointment in order to move to the next stage of enrollment. If you are missing documents, you will need to return to the Office of Student Affairs with those completed documents.Also during this appointment, staff will help you to complete a Home Language Survey. Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) regulations require that all schools determine the language(s) spoken in each student's home in order to identify their specific language needs. If a language other than English is spoken in the home, the District is required to do further screening of your student. If further screening in required, Office of Student Affairs staff will schedule an appointment for your student with our English Language Learning (ELL) Department at the time of pre-registration.Step 5: BEEP Contract and Immunization ClearanceEach new student's family will complete their registration by signing the BEEP contract. Please bring any requested forms with you to the pre-registration appointment, so that you can present them to our BEEP staff once you have completed pre-registration.Immunizations must be determined compliant by a school nurse, following submission at pre-registration and prior to school attendance. A full list of required health documentation can be found here. Please be aware that although you register your child for school, they will not be able to start school until all immunization requirements are met. Please review the regulations to ensure that your child is compliant. It is important to note that different countries have different requirements, so students enrolling from the outside of the United States may be missing one or more of the required immunizations. These include the Tdap vaccine, 2 MMR, and the 4 Polio vaccines. Massachusetts Department of Public Health requires that an additional vaccine be given if Measles, Mumps, Rubella, or Varicella is given prior to the first birthday. A nurse will contact families of students do not meet the requirements for school entry.