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New Student Registration

Welcome to Orange Public Schools and Mary L. Tracy School!

Mary L. Tracy School is home to all kindergarten students in the Town of Orange. In addition, the Preschool program is an inclusive program in which peers are selected through a lottery system. You will find the necessary registration information below. 

NOTE: The registration process for Preschool and Kindergarten varies slightly from the three elementary schools.

If your child is currently enrolled in Mary L Tracy as a Preschool student, please do NOT register your child for Kindergarten. Your child will automatically be registered for Kindergarten during the roll up process that takes place over the summer break. Please contact the Mary L Tracy office at 203-891-8028 with any questions.

1. If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before January 1, 2024, it is time to register for Kindergarten for the 2023-24 school year.  

(As of 2024-2025, based on new legislation, students must be 5 years old by September 1st in order to enter kindergarten.)


2. If you have recently moved to town and your child is entering during a school year already in progress, you may begin the process now. Afterwards, an email will be provided containing directions on how to create a Parent Portal account to complete your Online Registration. Once your Online Registration has been completed and all forms submitted, the school will contact you with your child's approved start date. Please note, your child(ren) will not be able to start school unless ALL required documents are submitted. 

Initial Contact Form for Registration (Start Here!)

Enrollment Process Instructions

The following documents are required to complete the enrollment process:

An * denotes a form that should be printed and filled out. An ! denotes a form that must be filled out by the student's physician:

School Documents

2 forms of Proof of Residency *

Birth Certificate of Child to be Registered

Release of Records Form

Medical Forms

Physician Completed Medical Form 

Health History Form

Additional Medical Forms Only if Applicable

Medication Administration Form ! is required in order for the school nurse to administer any medications, prescription or otherwise, to your child.

Allergy Form ! if your student has life threatening allergies that need to be documented by the school nurse

Asthma Form ! if your student has Asthma

Please note that your child is not officially enrolled in school and may not begin attending until all documents have been received.

Additional Welcome and School Information

Registration Checklist

__ Filled out Enrollment Forms through the PowerSchool Portal

__ Printed out residency form and obtained 2 forms of proof of residency

__ Uploaded child's original birth certificate

__ Completed the Home Language Survey (required for ALL families)

__ Had child's physician fill out medical form

__ Had child's physician fill out allergy or asthma forms (if applicable), filled out Medication Form (if applicable)