BFCCPS will use Lotterase to run the lottery procedure.  96 spaces will be filled in Kindergarten, thereafter the remaining Kindergarten applicants will be placed on a waiting list.  All applicants for Grades One through Eight will receive a waiting list number.  In the event of any openings that may become available, spaces will be backfilled in the order established by today’s lottery. 

Families who have been selected by the lottery on March 3, 2022 will receive an email to the address on file later that same afternoon.  Pending offers of enrollment would need to be accepted within seven days.  This process will require proof of residency, proof of age as well as a registration packet.  

The waiting list will be updated accordingly if not all offers are accepted. Applicant families can login to Lotterease to view any changes to their status in the days ahead.  In the event your applicant moves from a Waitlisted to Selected status you would be contacted via the email address on file. The waiting list established today will be used through February 15, 2023. 

In accordance with our Enrollment Policy Waitlist status can change at any time; for example, if a sibling of a child on the waitlist is enrolled and currently attends the school; or if a family on the waitlist has a change of regional or non regional status. Once a change in preference has occurred, the waitlist will be adjusted in accordance with the original lottery order.  

Any questions, please contact Joanne Basile, Communications Coordinator, via email at jbasile@bfccps.org.


How to accept an offer of enrollment:

If your applicant is selected at the enrollment lottery you will be asked to provide copies of the following documents as part of the acceptance process. In order to speed the acceptance process, we strongly recommend locating the following documents:
  • Photo of your child
  • Proof of Age (Passport or Birth Certificate)
  • IEP/504 Documentation (if applicable)
  • Most Recent Proof of Medical Examination
  • Most Recent Proof of Immunization
Proof of Residency: Verification of residence for all new families is required, except in the case of homeless students. Acceptable documents include any ONE of the following:
  • A Utility Bill (not water or cell phone) dated within the past 60 days.
  • A Deed, Mortgage Payment dated within the past 60 days, or Property Tax Bill dated within the last year
  • A current Lease, Section 8 Agreement, or Landlord Affidavit
  • A W2 form dated within the year or a Payroll Stub dated within the past 60 days
  • A Bank or Credit Card Statement dated within the past 60 days
  • A Letter from an Approved Government Agency* dated within the past 60 days
Applicants that are accepted at lottery will have seven days to accept the offered enrollment and to provide proof of residency, proof of age in accordance with our Enrollment Policy.
Applicants who are selected at lottery will also have to complete a Transfer of Records document, and a Home Language Survey
The lottery takes place at 1pm and applicants will be notified via the email address on file as to their applicants accepted or wait list status.

 Frequently Asked Questions:

One child was accepted, my other child was wait listed. What happens now?
This is a common occurrence. Our enrollment policy is based on individual applicants. Therefore, the student who was placed on the wait list, will move up based on any change of enrollment.You can follow their wait list number on Lotterease.
On the accepted student’s first day of school in the Fall of 2022, their siblings will then have a change of status to become a “sibling.” The waiting list will be adjusted at that time to reflect their new status.
I have twins, one was accepted and one was waitlisted. What happens now?
Similar to the situation above, this is not uncommon. The twin who was wait listed will move up on the waiting list between now and the start of the school year. On the accepted student’s first day of school in the Fall of 2022, their twin sibling will then have a change of status to become a “sibling.” An offer of enrollment would take place only if a currently attending student exited from enrollment. This is possible, but impossible to predict how many students may exit enrollment.
What are my chances of moving up on the wait list and receiving an offer of enrollment? 
It is impossible for us to anticipate how much movement there may be on the wait list from year to year. The wait list for today’s lottery will be in place through February 15, 2023.
Please note that in order to make an offer from the waiting list, a currently attending family, or a family holding an offer of enrollment would have to decline their enrollment.  Lotterease will keep track of updates to the waiting list status so that applicants can monitor progressand families would be contacted by the email address on file if their applicant is selected. 
Are tours available?
We are not holding building tours at this time in order to prioritize the safety of our students and staff.
  • Families who accept an offer of enrollment for Kindergarten will be invited to Kindergarten Screening and Social Groups in June. More details on the scheduling of those events will be available in late April/early May.
  • Families who receive an offer of enrollment for Grades One through Eight will have an opportunity to visit the school after the conclusion of the 2021-2022 school year.
What are the school hours?
BFCCPS has a dual start time, students in Kindergarten through Grade Five begin at 9am, and students in Grades Six through Eight start at 8:20 am. 
  • Students in Grade Six through Eight who are dropped off may begin doing so at 8 am. 
  • Students in Kindergarten through Grade five who are dropped off may begin doing so at 8:45 am.
BFCCPS offers wrap around care with Before School opening at 7:30 am and After School care open until 6pm. Both programs are offered for a fee and registration will open in the summer of 2022.
What are the bus routes?
Buses are available to all BFCCPS students who reside in Franklin and our 14 regional towns; Bellingham, Blackstone, Holliston, Hopedale, Medway, Mendon, Milford, Millis, Millville, Norfolk, Plainville, Upton, Walpole, and Wrentham. We partner with Franklin Public Schools to determine bus routes for our Franklin residents. Our regional busing may change annually and is dependent on enrollment. Regional bus stops are communal locations and are not door-to-door.
What is the first date of school next year?
The BFCCPS calendar for the 2022-2023 school year isavailable here for your review. Students in Grades 1-8 will have their first day of school on August 30th. Kindergarten students will have open houses on August 30th and half days on August 31, September 1 and September 2.