Registration for new students and those who will be attending private school*, is held at the Administrative Center, which is located at 42 Merritt Road, Suite 1. Normal business hours are 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hours vary during the summer and school vacation periods. Please call the District Registrar at 518-793-9617, Ext. 2 to schedule an appointment. A parent/guardian must accompany all new students, including those over age 18.
Pre-registration must be completed online
UPK REGISTRATION IS BASED ON A LOTTERY. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT AN ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM FOR THE UPK PROGRAM.
The other required forms are available to the right and can be downloaded and competed prior to your appointment. One set must be completed for each new student. Bring all completed forms and required documentation to your appointment.
*Registration for private school students is required and must be complete in order for your student to receive textbooks, busing and other services.
Kindergarten registration is held in March (and August for those who miss the March screening) of the year prior to entrance. Children entering kindergarten must be five years old by Dec. 1 of the year the child begins school. Please contact the principal or main office in any of our four elementary schools for additional information.
New York State education law requires that the following documents be presented at the time of registration:
Valid photo ID of parent/guardian in the form of a driver’s license, non-driver’s ID or original passport.
Original documentation of birth, in the form of an original birth certificate, or passport. If not available, acceptable documentation includes: official driver’s license, state or other government issued identification, school photo ID with date of birth, consulate identification card, hospital or health records, military dependent identification card, documents issued by federal, state or local agencies, court orders or other court-issued documents, Native American tribal documents, or records from non-profit international aid agencies and volunteer agencies.
Official immunization record and current physical.
Student’s current IEP if applicable.
Custody paperwork if applicable. If the student is not the biological child, documents must be presented which proves a permanent and total transfer of custody.
The complete name and address of the student’s previous school. Parent/guardians in possession of academic or medical records should present them at the time of registration.
Two proof of residency documents are required. These documents must include the name and address of parent or legal guardian.
Acceptable documents include:
Executed Lease Agreement
If the above are not available, acceptable documentation includes: pay stub, income tax form, utility or other bills, membership documents based upon residency (e.g. library cards), voter registration documents, official driver’s license, learner’s permit, or non-driver ID, state or other government issued identification, or documents issued by federal, state or local agencies.
When residency is questionable, parents will be required to complete an Affidavit of Shared Residence and/or Affidavit of Residence Landlord/Owner Statement. IMPORTANT: All decisions regarding residency are made by the Superintendent of Schools.
SEQUENCE OF EVENTS
Contact District Registrar for an appointment.
Pre-register online (click here for pre-registration form) and print other required forms. (You will need one set for each child you are registering.)
Forms must be printed and completed before your appointment.
Bring all required documentation, as listed above, to your appointment.
Once documents are reviewed and residency is established, the request for school records will be sent to your child’s previous school.
Receiving school, transportation and food service are then notified of student registration.
Elementary (K-5): The receiving elementary school contacts parents/guardian notifying them of the exact start date (if registering during the school year or late in the summer).
Secondary (6-12): Receiving school contacts parent/guardian to set an appointment to arrange academic schedule.
Receiving school determines the student’s start date at all levels.
Please register as early as possible. In cases where students register three or less days before school starts, they will be unable to begin school or have bus transportation provided for the first week of school. When registering students during the school year, NO student will be able to start on the day they register.
Parents of elementary students should be aware that there are transportation buffer or “swing” zones in the school district. If a student resides in a buffer zone, your child will be assigned to another elementary school within the school district based on class enrollment size. Parent/guardians will be contacted by either the district registrar or the receiving elementary school as soon as it is determined.
SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS
Before a student with special education needs may start, the current IEP must be received and reviewed by the director of special education. Depending on the student’s placement needs, his or her “home” school placement may change. There may also be a delay in the student’s start time as an appropriate placement is secured. All reasonable efforts will be made to resume the student’s education as soon as possible.
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