Register a New Student
Children who will become 5 years or older on or before Dec. 1, 2015, are eligible to start kindergarten in September 2020.
All kindergarten students attend a full-day program at Jefferson Elementary School.
Kindergarten registration packets will be mailed in January to the families of students in the district’s census who are eligible to attend kindergarten during the following school year.
Please contact Mrs. Pray as soon as possible at 518-355-1342, ext. 5080, to make sure you are on the mailing list. Copies of the necessary forms are also available as PDFs in the sidebar.
- Kindergarten Registration 2019-20: Jefferson Elementary School is offering a Registration and Orientation Presentation for the parents of our kindergarten class of 2019-20 on Monday, March 18, 2019,6:30 p.m. Parents of eligible children are asked to contact the school at 518-355-1342, ext 5080 to receive the paperwork necessary to pre-register your child.
- Kindergarten Screening: Monday, May 13-20, 2019. During kindergarten registration, parents will be asked to schedule a screening time for their child at a later date. During the screening, parents will complete a questionnaire about their child while a staff member meets your child to learn more about him or her.
- Kindergarten Orientation: Monday, June 24, 2019. On Monday, June 24, incoming kindergartners are invited to the school to meet their kindergarten teacher and ride a school bus. Parents and/or guardians are invited to participate during this exciting time as well.
Please also watch our video containing important information for parents and their rising kindergartner before he or she starts the school year.
View the sidebar for downloadable registration forms, including the packet required to register at Schalmont Central School District.
The first two pages of the form should be completed and provided during the initial registration appointment. Afterward, new residents have three business days to complete and return the remainder of the registration packet. You are also welcome to submit the form and packet together at the initial appointment.
If you have any accessibility issues filling out the packet below, please contact the appropriate school’s main office for assistance at the number listed on this page.
Proof of Residency
In addition to the required registration forms, please be prepared to provide the following documentation to determine residency at the time of registration.
TWO Acceptable Proofs of Residency – Please note PO boxes are not acceptable.
- Existing home – proof of ownership of residential property within the district, such as a deed or mortgage statement or copy of school tax bill.
- New home – copy of sales/building contract including proof of closing date plus photography of new home. If not living in home when registering, a Certificate of Occupancy is to be provided within 90 days. Transportation during transition is the responsibility of the homeowner.
- Signed residential lease agreement for property within the District
- Family Living with Family:
- Sworn and notarized statement from a landlord or other property owner that family resides with.
- Foster Children
- A district may also accept other proof such as documentation indicating that the child resides with a sponsor with whom the child has been placed by an agency. Please provide evidence from Department of Social Services, a written statement from the foster parents and form LDSS 2999.
Additional proofs of residency for consideration include:
- 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 identification card
- State or other government-issued identification
- Documents issued by federal, state or local agencies (local
- Social Services agency, federal Office of Refugee Resettlement)
- Evidence of custody (e.g. court order, guardianship papers, etc.)
- If you can’t prove the studentâ€™s residency with a family, you may qualify for McKinney Vento status (see student residency questionnaire).
Please be prepared to present the following additional documentation at the time of registration:
- Health records
- Special education information, such as Individualized Education Plan and most recent psychological evaluation (if applicable)
- Custody papers (if parents are separated or divorced)
- A child’s certified birth certificate or certified baptism records. If neither are available, school officials may consider the following as evidence of a child’s age:
- Official driver’s license
- Government-issued identification
- School Photo ID with Birthdate
- Consulate ID with Birthdate
- Hospital or Health Records with Birthdate
- Other government issued documents showing age, including court orders and custody papers (e.g. military dependent ID card)
- Records from non-profit international aid agencies
The District reserves the right to require verification of any documentation provided. However, enrollment will not be delayed during the verification process. All children between the ages of six and 21 who have not yet graduated from high school and who are residents of the Schalmont Central School District have a right to attend our schools.
If it is verified by the School Resource Officer that any registration documents have been falsified, written notice will be provided to the parent/guardian stating that the child is not entitled to attend our schools.