Enrollment/Registration

  • If you are new to Alachua County Public Schools, we welcome you and your child to our district.  

    Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year for all incoming kindergarten or other new students has moved to an online registration format.  You can access the New Student Online Enrollment application process HERE.  This New Student Online Enrollment application is for any family who is new to Alachua County Public Schools or is returning to Alachua County after a gap in enrollment.  New families will use the initial screen to create a temporary account to begin enrollment.  Families who already have children enrolled with Alachua County Public Schools will access New Student Online Enrollment through Skyward Family Access for any siblings who need to be enrolled.  See the Parent Guide for New Student Online Enrollment for additional information and directions regarding accessing the enrollment page. 

    If your child is currently enrolled in Alachua County Public Schools but you have moved into a different school zone within the district, you will need to re-register your child in his or her new school.  If you need to find out which school your child will now be attending please contact our Zoning Office at zoning@gm.sbac.edu or (352) 955-7700.  Otherwise, please bring two proofs of residence and the parent/guardian's photo ID to the new school to register.  Schools are open during the summer, Mondays through Thursdays.  We encourage you to re-register your child as soon as possible.

     

Frequently Asked Questions About Enrollment

  • What is the link for New Student Online Enrollment?

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    For families who are new to Alachua County Public Schools or returning after a gap in enrollment, please Click Here to access New Student Online Enrollment.  

    For families who already have students in Alachua County Public Schools, please log into Skyward Family Access to complete the New Student Online Enrollment for new family members joining our schools.  You can access Skyward Family Access here: Skyward Family Access.

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  • Where can I get assistance with the online enrollment application?

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    Click here to access a parent help document for New Student Online Enrollment.  If you need further assistance, please contact your child's anticipated school of enrollment.

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  • How old does my child have to be to attend school?

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    Under state law, a child must be 5 years old on or before September 1 to enter kindergarten. To enter first grade, a child must be 6 on or before  September 1, and must have attended kindergarten.

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  • What paperwork will I need to provide to the school to complete enrollment?

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    You should bring the following items to the school:

    **Two documents showing proof of residence

    • This may be a rental or lease agreement, utility bill, deed, sales agreement or property tax bill.

    **Health records

    • All kindergartners need a physical within the year before school starts. This exam must be on an official physical form showing a physician's review of all systems. The Florida form or a physician's personal form is acceptable. School nurses should be consulted if there is any question.
      The Department of Health Form 680 is the required immunization document. You can ask the staff at your doctor's office, clinic or the Alachua County Health Department to fill out the form for you. You will need to have your child's immunization record with you in order to obtain the form. You may also bring a copy of the official, documented immunizations which your child has received at his or her doctor's office to the school. School nurses cannot transcribe immunizations to an DH680 form. 
    • The following immunizations are required under Florida law:
      • Preschool Entry (age-appropriate doses as medically indicated):
        • Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) *required for 0-59 months
        • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Series
        • Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) (specific to this age group only)
        • Hepatitis B Series
        • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR)
        • Polio Series
        • 2 Varicella vaccines or Chickenpox (physician documentation of disease or vaccine)
      • Kindergarten - 7 Entry:
        • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Series
        • Hepatitis B Series
        • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (two doses of Measles vaccine, preferably as MMR)
        • Polio Series
        • 2 Varicella vaccines or Chickenpox (physician documentation of disease or vaccine)
        • Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap) Seventh grade only *
      • Grades 7-10 Entry:
        • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Series
        • Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap)
        • Hepatitis B Series
        • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (two doses of measles vaccine, preferably as MMR)
        • Polio Series
        • 2 Varicella vaccines or Chickenpox (physician documentation of disease or vaccine)
      • Grades 11-12 Entry:
        • Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis Series
        • Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis (Tdap)
        • Hepatitis B Series
        • Measles-Mumps-Rubella (two doses of measles vaccine, preferably as MMR)
        • Polio Series
        • 1 Varicella vaccine or Chickenpox (physician documentation of disease or vaccine)

    **Proof of name and age

      • A certified copy of a birth certificate or an acceptable substitute is required by Florida law for entering kindergarten. An acceptable substitute may be:
      • Baptismal certificate showing date of birth and place of baptism, accompanied by parent's sworn affidavit
      • Insurance policy on child which has been in force at least two years
      • Bible record of child's birth accompanied by parent's sworn affidavit
      • Passport or certificate of arrival in the United States showing age of child
      • School record, at least four years prior, showing date of birth
      • Parent's sworn affidavit accompanied by certificate of examination

    **School records

      • Items such as withdrawal forms, standardized test scores and recent report cards will help the school place your child appropriately. If you don't have these items, provide the school with the name and address of your child's previous school so that the necessary information can be obtained.
      • If your child has had any educational psychological testing, and IEP or 504 or a gifted plan, please supply that documentation to the school upon enrollment so the school can properly plan for your child's academic success and coursework.

    **Social Security Card

    We request that you bring your child's social security card. A copy will be made and kept with your child's folder for identification purposes.  Click here for more information about the reason the district requests Social Security Numbers

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  • How do I know which school my child is zoned to attend?

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    The Office of Student Assignment/Zoning Office at the School Board of Alachua County can identify your child's school based on your address. Contact the office at zoning@gm.sbac.edu or (352) 955-7700, provide your address, and you will be given the name and address of the school your child will be attending.

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  • How do I request a zoning exception to attend a different school than the zoned school?

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    You can request a zoning exception.  Information about zoning exceptions can be found on the Office of Student Assignment/Zoning Office website.

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  • Who can I call for more information?

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    You should first call your child's anticipated school of enrollment with any questions you may have about enrollment.  You can access a list of schools and centers here:  Schools and Centers

    If you have additional questions or are unsure which school your child is zoned to attend, please contact the Office of Student Assignment at zoning@gm.sbac.edu or (352)955-7700 and provide your address and student's grade level for zoning information.

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