General

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Back to School is our busiest time of year, so you can speed up your visit at our Family Welcome Center by bringing the correct documents and paperwork. To speed up your visit:

  1. Use the Pre-Registration Checklist below to find out what documents you need to bring when you register
  2. Fill out the packet of forms that applies to you below and print it out on any computer. If you don’t have a printer at home, go to your public library to fill out and print the forms.

Pre-Registration Checklist

Bring the following when you register for school.

  • The child you are registering
  • Proof of your child’s age (child’s birth certificate, passport, or record of baptism)
  • Two documents below verifying proof of address
    • Lease agreement, deed, or mortgage statement for the residence;
    • A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by a utility company (e.g., National Grid or Con Edison); must be dated within the past 60 days;
    • A bill for cable television services provided to the residence; must include the name of the parent and the address of the residence and be dated within the past 60 days;
    • Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency, including the IRS, the City Housing Authority, the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, the Human Resources Administration, or the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor, indicating the resident’s name and address; must be dated within the past 60 days;
    • A current property tax bill for the residence;
    • A water bill for the residence; must be dated within the past 90 days;
    • Rent receipt which includes the address of residence; must be dated within the past 60 days;
    • State, city, or other government issued identification (including an IDNYC card), which has not expired and includes the address of residence;
    • Income tax form for the last calendar year;
    • Official NYS Driver’s License or learner’s permit, which has not expired;
    • Official payroll documentation from an employer issued within the past 60 days such as a paystub with home address, a form submitted for tax withholding purposes, or payroll receipt (a letter on the employer’s letterhead is not adequate); must include home address and be dated within the past 60 days;
    • Voter registration documents, which include the name of the parent and the address of residence;
    • Unexpired membership documents based upon residency (e.g., neighborhood residents’ association), which include the name of the parent and the address of residence;
    • Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers; documents must have been issued within the past 60 days and include name of student and address of residence.

Download Checklist

Did you know? Families who are in temporary housing (including those who are doubled up) are not required to provide documentation in order to enroll their student. Instead, the school will enroll the student and then work with the DOE Students in Temporary Housing liaison to get the documentation.

Forms

New to NYC (All Grades)

  • Intake Form
  • Housing Questionnaire
  • Home Language Identification Survey

Download Forms

For more information on general enrollment, go to the New York City Department of Education website.