Student Registration

Kindergarten registration

Registration, screening and orientation for students entering the full-day kindergarten program takes place in March.

How do I register my child for school?

If you’ve just moved into the district and want to register your child for school, call the district office at (518) 872-1293 and make an appointment to register your child. You will need to bring the following to that appointment:

Proof of age

  • Certified birth certificate; or
  • Record of baptism (including a certified transcript of a foreign birth certificate or record of baptism)

If these documents are not available:

  • Passport (including a foreign passport)

If a passport is not available, other evidence may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Official driver’s license
  • State or other government-issued identification
  • School photo identification with date of birth
  • Consulate identification card
  • Hospital or health records
  • Military dependent identification card
  • Documents issued by federal, state or local agencies (e.g., local social service agency, federal Office of Refugee Resettlement)
  • Court orders or other court-issued documents
  • Native American tribal document
  • Records from nonprofit international aid agencies and voluntary agencies

Proof of residency

Owners may provide a mortgage or closing statement, or a deed or tax bill, to prove ownership, and any of the following:

  • Pay stub
  • Income tax form
  • Utility or other bills
  • Membership documents (e.g. library cards) based on residency
  • Voter registration documents
  • Official driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver identification
  • State or other government-issued identification
  • Documents issued by federal, state or local agencies (e.g., local social service agency, federal Office of Refugee Resettlement)
  • Other original documents evidencing residency

Tenants may provide a Non-Owner’s/Renter’s Statement (including requested attachments) and/or a notarized rent receipt and/or notarized lease and/or Owner/Landlord Statement form, and any combination of the following:

  • Pay stub
  • Income tax form
  • Utility or other bills
  • Membership documents (e.g. library cards) based on residency
  • Official driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver identification
  • State or other government-issued identification

Parent/Guardian Status

In addition to the above, a person other than a natural parent, but in parental relation, must present one of the following:

  • Court-issued legal guardianship papers
  • Court order granting custody
  • Court appointment as foster parent
  • Custodian Affidavit provided by the person in parental relationship assuming legal responsibility for the student. (In addition, please also submit a Parent Affidavit signed by the child’s parent or legal guardian.)
  • Documents issued by federal, state or local agencies (e.g., local social service agency, federal Office of Refugee Resettlement)
  • Other original documents evidencing parental relation

In addition to the above, students claiming emancipation shall be required to submit their own affidavit and an affidavit from their parent where deemed appropriate, unless they have been deemed as unaccompanied youth according to the stipulations under the McKinney-Vento Act.

Health Records (Proof of Immunization)

New York State Public Health Law Section 2164 requires certain immunizations (shots) to attend school. Please check with your health care provider as soon as possible to make sure that your child has all the needed immunizations.

Please bring proof of immunization with you at the time of registration. Proof of immunization must be either:

  • a physician’s record; or
  • the included Immunization Form completed by your physician.

For varicella (chicken pox), a note from your health care provider which says your child had the disease is also acceptable.

If you do not have a record of immunization, you must provide proof within 14 days of registration, unless the student is transferring from out of state or from another country and can show a good-faith effort to obtain the necessary certification or other evidence of immunization. In such cases, the time to submit evidence of immunization may be extended to not more than 30 days from the date of registration. The failure to provide a record of immunization shall not delay initial registration and/or initial enrollment.

School Records

If a student has already attended school, you will need to bring the following:

  • Official transcripts or other school records
  • Most recent report card
  • Most recent Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for students who have received Special Education Services.

For more information about registration, call the district office at (518) 872-1293.