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Registration is held every day from 9:00 am to Noon at the Pawtucket Administration Building, 286 Main St., Pawtucket, RI. You may also call 401-729-6365 for an appointment.  

The following documents are required to register your child for school:
1. Proof of Residency: Bank statement; health insurance statement; payroll stub; federal, state or local government correspondence; car insurance bill; utility bill (choose three)
2. Original Birth Certificate or Passport (for proof of age)
3. Parent Picture ID
4. HEALTH INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Copy of a RECENT PHYSICAL INCLUDING VISION SCREENING
  • Documentation of LEAD SCREENING
  • IMMUNIZATION RECORDS with month, date and year of shots for: Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (DTaP-5 doses), Polio (4 doses), Hepatitis B (3 doses), Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR-2 doses), Varicella (Chicken-Pox- 2 doses) or a statement signed by your child’s doctor stating that your child has a history of chicken pox disease. A booster dose of meningococcal vaccine is required in 7th grade. 7th Graders are also required to have at least one dose of the HPV vaccine series beginning August 1, 2015. If your child is not subject to immunizations for medical reasons, a certificate from a licensed physician MUST ALSO BE PRESENTED AT REGISTRATION.
CHILDREN WHO ARE NOT PROPERLY IMMUNIZED OR HAVE NOT HAD THEIR RECENT PHYSICAL, INCLUDING VISION SCREENING, WILL BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER; BUT WILL NOT BE ENROLLED IN SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER.

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Registration Health Requirements
Reminder  for Parents of Students entering Kindergarten, Grade 7 and 12.

In accordance with the Rhode Island Department of Health Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Immunization and Testing for Communicable Diseases (R23-1-1MM),all children entering school are required to have the following immunizations:

Required immunizations for students

Requirements for children entering pre-kindergarten, child care, or day care centers
These requirements only apply to children in facilities licensed by the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, and Families.
  • 4 doses of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccine
  • 1 dose of flu vaccine each year
  • 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine
  • 3 doses of Hib (Haemophilus influenzae type b) vaccine
  • 1 dose of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine
  • 4 doses of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (not routinely given to healthy children 5 years of age and older)
  • 3 doses of polio vaccine
  • 1 dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine

Requirements for children entering kindergarten

A child who is entering kindergarten must have met the pre-kindergarten immunization requirements, plus:
  • 1 dose of DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) vaccine
  • 1 dose of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine
  • 1 dose of polio vaccine
  • 1 dose of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine

Requirements for children entering 7th grade

A child who is entering 7th grade must have met the pre-kindergarten and kindergarten immunization requirements, plus:
  • 1 dose of HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccine
  • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate (meningitis) vaccine
  • 1 dose of Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccine

Requirement for children entering 12th grade

A child who is entering 12th grade must have met the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and 7th grade immunization requirements, plus: 

  • 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate (meningitis) vaccine - booster dose

If you do not have health insurance or a regular doctor, your child can get immunized at the St. Joseph Center for Health and Human Services
(21 Peace Street, Providence, Rhode Island; 401-456-4359).


Walk-in's are welcome at St. Joseph on the following dates and at the following times:
  • Mondays: 10 AM - 3 PM
  • Tuesdays: 12 PM - 4 PM
  • Wednesdays: 12 PM - 4 PM
  • Thursdays: 8 AM - 4 PM

Immunizations at other times can be arranged by appointment. Please the child's immunization history to his or her visit.


Further information for parents is available on the R.I. Department of Health’s website: http://www.health.ri.gov/immunization/for/parents/

  •   Students do not need to get the immunizations listed above if they have already received them. This can be demonstrated with an immunization record, a medical passport, or any other official record that shows the month, day, and year of the vaccinations.

  • Students do not need to get the immunizations listed above if they cannot receive them for medical reasons. A healthcare provider can provide paperwork stating that someone cannot be vaccinated against a particular disease for medical reasons.