Family Welcome Center

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Family Welcome Center
455 County Street, Room 105
New Bedford, MA 02740

Julie Mador, Registrar

508-997-4511 Ext. 3424

Orlenda Jackson, FWC Confidential Secretary (Español, English)
508-997-4511 Ext. 3275

Patricia Morck, FWC Parent Support Specialist (Español, English)
508-997-4511 Ext. 3345 

Damaris Suarez, FWC Parent Support Specialist (English, Español)
508-997-4511 Ext. 3446

Limary Rojas, FWC Parent Support Specialist (English, Español)
508-997-4511 Ext. 3330 

Melanie Da Costa, FWC Parent Support Specialist (English, Portuguese)
508-997-4511 Ext. 3351 

Isamar Gonzalez-Cotto Parent Support Specialist (English, Español)
508-997-4511 Ext. 3418

Jennifer Mello, FWC Nurse
508-997-4511 Ext. 3343

The Family Welcome Center is a place for all families in our community to register their children for preschool through 12th grade and help identify their strengths and needs.

Our vision is to create a clear pathway to education for the students in the city of New Bedford. The Family Welcome Center team is invested in listening to the unique needs of our parents and supporting them with the necessary tools to make a difference in the lives of their children while honoring the diversity and integrity of each family and of the New Bedford community.

Our mission is to provide specialized assistance to all PreK-12 students and families enrolling in New Bedford Public Schools in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Cape Verdean Crioulo. The Family Welcome Center and its Parent Support Specialists also serve to create a link between families and the resources they might need in order to be active participants in the successful education and well-being of their children by providing information regarding community resources.

Family Welcome Center is located at 455 County St., Room 105, New Bedford. For more information and to register children for school please call 508-997-4511, ext. 3424 or 3275. Families are welcomed between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with the exception of school holidays.

Required Registration Documents

Date of Birth Verification (1 needed)
Birth Certificate

Proof of Residency (2 needed)
Utility Bill
Purchase Agreement
Current Driver's License

Immunization Records along with most recent physical.

Lead screening results for students under the age of 6

Previous School Records - Report Cards and/or transcripts

Individual Education Plan or 504 Plan

Forms and Documents

Renaissance Community Innovation School Application
Student Enrollment Form English

Medical Form English
Home Language Survey English
Student Enrollment Form Spanish
Home Language Survey Spanish
Medical Form Spanish
Student Enrollment Form Portuguese
Home Language Survey Portuguese
Release of Records
Internet Links for Parents
Home Language Survey Arabic
Home Language Survey Cape Verdean
Home Language Survey Haitian Creole

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