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New Student Registration

To register a new student:

Contact the school that your child will be attending as soon as possible to make an appointment.

  • Jefferson Elementary School - 518-355-1342, ext. 5001.
  • Schalmont High School Guidance Office - 518-355-6110, ext. 3047
  • District Office - 518-355-9200, ext.4001

Registration Materials

Below is the packet of forms required to register at Schalmont Central School District. The first two pages of form should be completed and provided during the initial registration appointment. Afterward, new residents have three business days to complete and return the remaineder of 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 above.

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.

1. Homeowners:

a. Existing home - proof of ownership of residential property within the district, such as a deed or mortgage statement or copy of school tax bill.
b. 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.

2. Renters:
a. Signed residential lease agreement for property within the District.

3. Family Living with Family:
a. Sworn and notarized statement from a landlord or other property owner that family resides with.

4. Foster Children
a. 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 student’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:
    o Passport
    o Official driver’s license
    o Government issued identification
    o School Photo ID with Birthdate
    o Consulate ID with Birthdate
    o Hospital or Health Records with Birthdate
    o Other government issued documents showing age, including court orders and custody papers (e.g. military dependent ID card)
    o 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.


Kindergarten Registration

screen capture of Parent Today websiteRead the Parent Today article "Is your child ready for full-day kindergarten?"

Children who will become five years or older on or before December 1, 2019, are eligible to start kindergarten in September 2018.

All kindergarten students attend a full-day program at Jefferson Elementary School.

Kindergarten registration packets will be mailed in January 2019 to the families of students in the district's census who are eligible to attend kindergarten during the 2018-2019 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 below.

What do I need to do to register my child for kindergarten?

To streamline the registration process, parents are asked to complete and return the necessary paperwork as soon as possible [see registration materials section above].

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.

First Day of School

To assist new students and their parents with the transition to school, incoming kindergartners and their parents will attend school during designated time slots on the first day of school (date TBD). This means that kindergartners will not be attending a full day of school on the first day of the 2019-20 academic year. Kindergarten classes will begin the following weekday. 

Instead, incoming kindergartners and their parents will be meeting with their kindergarten teacher in small groups (3-4 families), which will allow them an opportunity to learn more about school and classroom procedures as well as ask questions and begin forming a more personal relationship with their child's new teacher.

If you have any questions or concerns about the kindergarten registration/transition process, please contact Jefferson Elementary School Principal Joby Gifford, Assistant Principal Jacqueline Gordon, or K-2 Secretary Catherine Pray at 518-355-1342, ext. 5080.

Please also watch our video containing important information for parents and their rising kindergartner before he or she starts the school year.

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