How to Register My Child for School
Child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2011
Child must be 6 years old on or before September 1, 2011 and must have been enrolled in a public school or must have satisfactorily completed kindergarten in a nonpublic school.
How to Register for School
Below is a checklist to help the registration process go as smoothly as possible:
First, please make sure that we are the correct boundaried school. To find out the school(s) assigned to your home address, you can either use our School Locator feature or call the District'sInnovative Programs Department at 754-321-2380. You must provide your specific street address and your child's grade level, and the office will determine the correct school your child is supposed to attend.
When you arrive at your child's school to register, please use the following checklist:
CHECKLIST FOR ENROLLMENT OF STUDENTS K-12
(School Board Policy 5.1 amended 8/5/08)
NOTE: Students whose parents are found, after appropriate investigation, to have submitted fraudulent information in an effort to enroll a student in a school to which the student is not assigned shall be immediately withdrawn and referred for enrollment in the appropriate boundaried school.
PROOF OF RESIDENCE (Domicile)
One current piece of evidence from the following sources in the name of the parent/guardian registering the child:
_____Current telephone or electric bill in the name of the parent registering the child.
_____Rent receipt with the name of lessor and contact information/mortgage statement.
_____Lease agreement with name of lessor and contact information.
_____Home Purchase contract including specified closing date, with copy of deed to be provided within 60days of closing date. AND One of the following:
_____Current Florida Driver’s License/Florida Identification Card.
_____Cellular telephone bill.
_____Credit card statement.
_____Bank account statement.
_____United States Postal Service confirmation of address change request or evidence of correspondence delivered through U.S. Postal Service.
_____Declaration of Domicile form from the County Records Department.
When school is in session and proof of domicile, as stated above, cannot be presented at the time of registration, the student shall be registered in school with the following document: ________A statement of Bona Fide Residence signed by the parent/guardian. Acceptable proof of residency MUST be provided within 30 school days from the list above.
When parent/guardian resides with someone else who resides in the school’s boundary area, the parent/guardian must submit:
______Notarized Statement of Bona Fide Residence signed by parent/guardian and owner or lessee with whom the parent/guardian is residing.
______Any proof of residency from the first list above in the name of owner or lessee signing the Statement of Bona Fide Residence form.
______Parent must then submit either a FL Driver’s License, FL Identification Card or Voter’s Registration card with their name and the address of the owner or lessee within 30 school days.
EVIDENCE OF PROPER AGE
_____Official birth certificate.
If such certificate is not available, the following forms of evidence are acceptable:
_____A duly attested transcript of a certificate of a religious document showing date of birth accompanied by an affidavit sworn to by the parent.
_____Insurance policy on the child’s life which has been in force at least two years.
_____A passport or certificate of arrival in the U.S. showing the age of the child.
_____Official school records that provide evidence that the child has attended school for four years.
_____An affidavit sworn to by the parent, accompanied by a certificate from the county health officer, that he/she believes the child to be of required school age.
EVIDENCE OF MEDICAL EXAMINATION
_____Students, grades K-12 and entering Florida school for the first time, must present evidence of a medical examination performed within twelve months prior to their initial enrollment or day student was brought to school to fill out necessary forms for the purpose of becoming a Broward County Public School student.
_____Parents must provide a written notification of any health/medical problem that requires staff awareness and/or supervision for their child.
_____Medical Treatment Form, if needed.
EVIDENCE OF IMMUNIZATION
_____Florida Certificate of Immunization (Form HD680)
_____Permanent medical exemption (if immunization if contraindicated for one or all).
_____Religious exemption (Form 681), a temporary exemption (Form DH680 Part B) or a medical exemption (Form DH680, Part C).
EVIDENCE OF CUSTODY/GUARDIANSHIP
If the student is residing with someone other than the parent or legal guardian, the following provisions shall apply:
_____If parent/guardian lives within the tri-county area (Miami-Dade, Broward or Palm Beach), the individual registering the child must provide documentation of custody by an appropriate state agency such as the Department of Children and Families or the Court. In cases of hardship, to be determined by the school, a signed, notarized letter appointing custody will be sufficient.
_____If the parent/guardian lives outside the tri-county area (including outside of the U.S.), a notarized statement from the parent/guardian, identifying the person assuming responsibility for the child must be presented.
_____If a parent/guardian lives within the tri-county area and the student lives in a residence licensed by he Department of Children and Families, the student may be enrolled in the school that serves that licensed residence.
_____Registration emergency card (NOTE: Only parents/guardians signing registration form can change registration/emergency information).
SCHOOL RECORDS (If any)
_____Latest report card and/or transcript needed for appropriate grade placement.
Note: For the safety and security of your child, it is very important that the school has accurate, up-to-date, emergency contact information for each student.
It is also very important that the school has dismissal directions in writing. Your child will not be sent home by any method other than the one you have indicated to the school in writing. If this method needs to be changed, it must be in writing by the legal parent or guardian. Requests for dismissal changes over the phone will not be accepted.
Only adults indicated on the Emergency Contact Card by the parent or guardian who registers the student are allowed to sign the student out of school before regular dismissal time. This person must have a valid picture ID to be able to sign the student out of school.
If you have any questions, please call our register during school hours.
For more information about parental rights, click here.