BPS to offer registration services at neighborhood sites

Parents who have not yet registered their children for public schools in Boston can do so at city community centers beginning this weekend, including several in Dorchester and Mattapan. The expanded registration system will meet an annual trend of late-summer demand for seats after the normal registration ends. About twenty percent of BPS students have been enrolled in August or September over the last three years, BPS official say.

The “neighborhood registration sites” will include the Holland Community Center on Olney Street in Dorchester on Sat., Aug. 10 and 17; Grove Hall Senior Center on Geneva Avenue on Sat., Aug. 17; Mildred Ave. Community Center in Mattapan on Sat., Aug 10; and Gallivan Community Center in Mattapan on Aug. 17.

BPS Welcome Centers across the city— including the one on Dorchester Avenue— will also be open. Families registering their students for school at a Neighborhood Registration site or a Welcome Center must bring:parent/guardian’s picture identification (ID); student’s original birth certificate, passport, or I-94 form; student’s up-to-date immunization record(s); and, two proofs of residency.

The first day of school in Boston is Thurs., Sept. 5. For more info see bostonpublicschools.org/registerbps.