- How Do I Register My Student(s)?
- HOW DO I UPDATE MY ADDRESS IN POWERSCHOOL?
- How do I see Report Cards , Attendance, and Student Schedules?
- How do I Find a bus route?
- How do I get school emails and emergency calls?
- How do I add money to my students lunch account?
- How do I pay Athletic Fees, Laptop Payments, Pre-K Tuition, Bus Fees, and Parking Fees
- Volunteering and Cori Checks
- Does Hopkinton Offer School Choice?
- How do I Find Which School a Student will Attend?
- How do I Transfer/Withdraw a student?
- How do I Request Technology Support?
- Interested in Hosting an International Student?
How Do I Register My Student(s)?
The registration process for new students begins by clicking either the 2022-23 New Student Registration or the form link. Establish a PowerSchool Registration account by clicking on the green create account button. Once your account is created you will be able to complete the online application form. Please allow 10-15 minutes to complete the form and have relevant documents available. Please make sure you click on the relevant year for enrollment. If you are registering for the fall you should click on the 2021-22 school year. The online registration process utilizes smart form technology and only asks relevant questions based on your student's grade level. You will have the option of digitally attaching your birth certificate, proof of residency, and health documents or you can drop them off in person at the District Administration building located at 89 Hayden Rowe Street. Once you have completed your form you will be asked to review all of your information. Please check to make sure the data you submit is accurate and please clear any error messages before submitting. Once the application is submitted you will receive a confirmation email and the district will reach out to you to verify documentation if needed. Once we have verified your information, you are moved into PowerSchool, our student information system. Schools will reach out to you to finalize any additional steps if needed.
Contact: Maegan Cox, firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone @ 508-417-9360
Proof of Residency Documents:
The Superintendent may request three or more of the following documents as proof of residency: Purchase and Sale Agreement, property deed, record of most recent mortgage payment, copy of fully executed lease, record of most recent rent payment, Section 8 Agreement, or utility bill (gas, oil, electric, cable, water, sewer).
Proof of Age & Vaccination:
A student registering for the first time must present a birth certificate or equivalent proof of age as well as proof of vaccination and immunizations as required by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. A child whose parent(s) or guardian(s) state religious objections to vaccinations or immunizations or who are homeless may register without vaccination or immunization records.
Policy Reference - School Committee Policy JF
Registration/ Enrollment Process for Homeless, Foster Care and Military Students:
During the verification process described above, exceptions to the documents (as described in the residency policy JF) apply for eligible categories such as homeless, foster care or military in accordance with federal law. Homeless students must be enrolled immediately with or without documentation, including: guardianship, proof of residency, academic, health, discipline and/or special education records.
Foster Care students must be enrolled immediately with or without documentation, including: academic, health, discipline and/or special education records. A Notice to LEA will be collected (from DCF), which includes: Emergency contact, residence, social worker, record release, transportation needs, etc.
Parents of Military students are able to voluntarily self-identify as active military to ensure timely enrollment. The military POC ensures the implementation of applicable provisions as outlined by federal law for graduation, appropriate grade/program placement, and attendance due to deployment.
The Schools are required to collect data and report it to DESE.
Finally, an eligibility determination is made by the Superintendent's Office (Homeless Liaison or FPOC). If applicable, arrangements are made for immediate enrollment, free or reduced lunch, transportation, Title 1 and other educational programs, financial assistance and/or other resources.
Please complete the registration steps as listed above.
REQUIREMENTS FOR KINDERGARTEN OR FIRST GRADE ENTRANCE
Children who are residents of Hopkinton must have attained the age of five (5) years as of August 31st to be eligible for enrollment in Kindergarten at the start of that school year. Children who have not attended public Kindergarten will be enrolled in first grade provided they have attained their sixth birthday by August 31st of that school year. Children who are residents of Hopkinton, have reached the age of three (3) years, and have been found eligible for special education services under M.G.L. 71B will be provided an educational program consistent with the child’s educational plan, which may include entrance into the district’s Integrated Preschool. A limited number of children of the same age who do not have special needs will also be accepted into the Integrated Preschool program based on a lottery and will pay tuition.
Policy Reference - Requirements for School Entrance Policy JEB
HOW DO I UPDATE MY ADDRESS IN POWERSCHOOL?
In order to change your address in PowerSchool you will need to email an updated proof of residency for the new address to Maegan Cox at email@example.com. Proof of residency is defined as any of the following: Purchase and Sale Agreement, property deed, record of most recent mortgage payment, copy of fully executed lease, record of most recent rent payment, Section 8 Agreement, or utility bill (gas, oil, electric, cable, water, sewer).
How do I see Report Cards , Attendance, and Student Schedules?
PowerSchool is the district's student information system and it has a variety of uses from hosting student demographic data, to scheduling students, and hosting grade and attendance data. Each parent is strongly encouraged to create a PowerSchool account so that you can see report cards, schedules, fees, bus routes, and attendance data. We no longer mail copies of report cards; paper copies are only available upon request. Once you have completed the registration process your school will email you a letter with instructions on how to join your students to your PowerSchool account. You must add their access ids and passwords to your account in order to gain access to their student data. You can read about account setup and student association here.
More detailed information on PowerSchool, including troubleshooting and the mobile app, can be found here.
All students in grades K-6 receive free busing regardless of the distance they live from their assigned school
- If your student is in grade 6 for the 2019-2020 school year your student will automatically be placed on a school bus. Please contact Transportation, as soon as possible before June 1, 2019, if your student will NOT be riding the school bus so that we do not reserve seats for students who will not be riding.
All students in grades 7-12, who wish to ride the school bus for the 2019-20 school year, pay for busing.
- You may apply and make payment either online or by paper application. Please visit the Transportation page for complete details.
How do I Find a bus route?
Parents can find bus routes in two locations.
PowerSchool Portal - Login into the parent portal on a browser (not the mobile app) and click on the Info Finder Bus link. Enter your street address and you can identify your bus route.
Transportation Page - PDFs of bus routes are posted on the Transportation page and organized by school. Open the PDF and search by your home address to find your bus number.
How do I get school emails and emergency calls?
SchoolMessenger is the main communication tool in Hopkinton. We use this tool to make emergency calls, send emails, and SMS messages to all parents and students. Once you have registered, we share your contact information and emails with our SchoolMessenger database. These messages can come from the district, school, grade, or class level depending on who is sending the message. This allows the district to target student groups based on need. You should create a SchoolMessenger account and verify your contact information and click on the required permissions which will allow the district to use your phone number to make calls to you. If you do not take this step, you will only receive emergency calls and you will miss any information the district or school sends in the "general category" which is most of the daily news and updates. Please do not block or mark these messages as spam or you will no longer receive emails from the schools. You can read more about account setup here.
How do I add money to my students lunch account?
MySchoolBucks is the vendor Hopkinton uses to collect lunch fees. You can create an account via their website or their mobile app.
How do I pay Athletic Fees, Laptop Payments, Pre-K Tuition, Bus Fees, and Parking Fees
The town of Hopkinton uses MySchoolBucks for online payments. MySchoolBucks is a web-based payment system used pay for school lunches and fees. MySchoolBucks is integrated into the PowerSchool Parent Portal. This new integration allows parents to see balances with an option to click on a MySchoolBucks button and make a payment.
Volunteering and Cori Checks
Parents and community members that are interested in volunteering in Hopkinton Public Schools can bring this completed CORI Form in person to your student's school or to the District Administration building at 89 Hayden Rowe Street to have a CORI check completed.
Volunteer CORI & Hold Harmless Release Form
Please bring your Massachusetts Driver's License with you for verification.
Does Hopkinton Offer School Choice?
Every year by June 1st the school committee meets and makes a decision on school choice. This past year the school committee voted not to participate in school choice. Please see school committee Policy JFBB for more information.
How do I Find Which School a Student will Attend?
Hopkinton Public Schools is composed of 5 schools:
- Marathon School serves students in grades K - 1, & PreSchool*
- Elmwood School serves students in grades 2 & 3
- Hopkins School serves students in grades 4 & 5
- Hopkinton Middle School serves students in grades 6 - 8
- Hopkinton High School serves students in grades 9 -12
* PreSchool is an application process
How do I Transfer/Withdraw a student?
Parents should complete the withdrawal form and submit to the guidance office or main office of the individual schools you are withdrawing your students from.
How do I Request Technology Support?
Technology requests by students should be submitted via our online ticketing system. Parents should email: firstname.lastname@example.org Technicians will prioritize tickets and schedule appointments if required.
Interested in Hosting an International Student?
The high school has hosted international students from China, Italy, and Germany. These students spent the year living with Hopkinton host families while attending our school. The students help diversify classes and bring fresh perspectives to class discussions. The students participated in extra curricular activities and many students worked with our guidance department to gain acceptance to U.S colleges and universities. We work with Educatius International to place students from around the world. If you are interested in applying please click on their link for more information.
Laura Theis, Assistant Principal - Hopkinton High School
Phone: 508-497-9820 ext. 6006
Host Family Coordinator:
Information on being a Host Family
Independent Travel Form
F1 Visa Information