FAMILY & COMMUNITY
Parent/Guardian Photo ID, Age Eligibility, and Residency Requirements: There are no forms for this part of registration; please provide clear copies of the documents requested:
Photo ID. Acceptable documents include: NYS Driver’s License, an “Enhanced” ID from the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, a valid passport, documents issued by a governmental agency (US Permanent Resident Photo ID, Military ID, DOJ Employment Card, a government visa, DSS identification, Office of Refugee Resettlement Card, or other acceptable forms of identification.
Student Age Eligibility. Entering students must have attained the age of 5 before December 31, 2020 to enter Kindergarten. Evidence of age must be presented for all students. Acceptable documents include: certified copy of a birth certificate or record of baptism with birth date, a valid passport including a foreign passport with birth date, guardianship or custody documentation with birth date, or documents issued by federal, state, or local agencies with birth date.
Proof of Residency. According to NYS Law, in order to register a child in the City School District of New Rochelle, the child must reside with a parent or guardian who is physically domiciled within the school district’s boundaries and who demonstrates an intention to remain in the district permanently. Three (3) proofs of physical presence are required from among the following: a current signed and dated lease, current home mortgage statement, a Landlord Statement or Landlord Affidavit (Available at the Registration Center), current pay stub with address, recent income or property tax statement, current utility bill, Section 8 Voucher, or documents issued by the federal, state, or local government with name and property address.
If the child to be registered resides within a custodial family, a visiting/host family, or in a family unable to present proof of residency, the parent or guardian will need to provide an affidavit which shows home address. In custody situations, a Custodian and a Parent Affidavit is required; in visiting and host situations, both a Host and Visiting Family Affidavit is required; and, in a situation where the parent is unable to provide residency proof, a Third Party and Landlord Affidavit is required. Additional documents may be requested by the District. Affidavits can be downloaded and copied from the district website. Affidavits will also be available at the pick-up and drop locations stated in #2 on first page. Ask the Security Officer for the affidavit you require. Affidavits must be included in your packet of returned forms. If you need assistance, please call the Registration Center, registrars will happily provide assistance.
UPK parents whose child will attend a Community Collaborator pre-school need to complete the School District Registration Form and provide an adult photo ID, proof of age for your child and 3 proofs of residency only.
Once documents are submitted, a review will be made by intake registrars and medical staff to determine whether documents and forms are correct and complete or if additional information is needed. In this case, the parent will be contacted. Parents who successfully complete the registration process will also be notified to receive district acknowledgement.
We look forward to welcoming you into our school community!