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Registering Your Child for School

Step 1: Find out which school district your child is zoned for
  • Children attending public school are assigned to different school districts depending on where your family lives
  • By law, your child is required to go to the school designated in that district
  • Find out where to enroll your child by looking up your school zone:
Step 2: Register your child for school
  • After determining which school your child is zoned for, visit the school’s website for information about registration
  • Download and complete the registration form
  • You will also usually need to bring the following documents for the registration:
    • Child’s birth certificate
    • Two documents showing proof of residence (e.g., documents showing your address)
    • Medical and immunization record. The child must have the required immunizations before beginning school
    • Photo ID of the parent doing the registration
  • Bring the completed registration form and required documents to your child’s school.  The child does not need to be present at registration
Step 3: Questions to ask
  • What time does school begin and ends?
  • If your child will ride the school bus, ask information about the bus route (e.g., pick-up and drop-off times, location of bus stop)
  • Ask about special programs such as English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, tutoring, after school activities, etc.
  • Ask for a school calendar – it will show vacation days, exam days, and half-days.