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Online Student Registration
New Haven Public Schools now registers all incoming students through an online application process, including all incoming Kindergarten registrations.
Welcome to the New Haven Public Schools student registration portal. On this site, you will be able to find all the necessary information and documentation required to register your child to attend school in our district. If, at any point during the process, you have questions about the registration process, please contact The Office of School Choice & Enrollment at 475-220-1430 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The online registration process is quick and easy. Necessary documents must be uploaded via our online system, faxed to our office, sent via postal mail or dropped off to our departmental mailbox in the lobby of the New Haven Public Schools Central Office building located at 54 Meadow Street. No child will be assigned to one of our schools until all required documentation has been received by the Office of School Choice & Enrollment.
To register your child for New Haven Public Schools:
Please have the following documents handy to be scanned or photographed and uploaded via our online portal. To complete the residency process you will need to upload (preferred), scan or fax the following documentation to the Office of School Choice & Enrollment:
To register a student for school you must provide:
Photo ID of the parent or legal guardian of the child (New Haven resident)
Registration is only by the biological parent or legal guardian
Proof of legal guardianship is required if the adult registering the child is not the legal parent.
Birth certificate (long form) for child/children
(2) documents proving primary residency
Acceptable proof of address must be two of the following items:
An active Lease, Mortgage or Deed with the parent or guardian’s name and primary home address.
If you cannot provide a lease or mortgage statement, you will be required to provide two (2) proofs of residence in the parent/guardian’s name from at least one of the tiers below:
Tier 1 Documents
A Home Utility Bill (e.g. Electric, Water, Gas, Sewer, Cable/Internet) dated within the last 60 calendar days or an appropriate transfer of services from the utility provider.
Tier 2 Documents
Active Motor Vehicle insurance, SNAP documentation or a health insurance benefits statement from the State of CT (e.g. Husky)
If a parent is not able to provide proof of residency (e.g. they are not listed on a lease and have not utilities in their name) they must complete a NHPS Residency Affidavit. This document must be notarized and submitted to the Office of School Choice & Enrollment along with additional information from the adult with whom they are residing. All documents can be easily accessed on the district website or by clicking the links below:
MckInney-Vento Homeless Act: Students experiencing homelessness are entitled to enroll and attend school without delay. Please contact Abigail Rivera at Abigal.Rivera@new-haven.k12.ct.us with any questions.
Current physical exam and immunization record Please ask your doctor's office to use the Health Assessment Record (HAR-3).
Newly enrolled students will not be permitted to physically enter their assigned school building if they are deemed non-compliant with State of CT Health requirements.
Online Student Registration
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What are the next steps?
Once you have completed the online student registration and uploaded all of your necessary documents you will be contacted by the Office of School Choice & Enrollment regarding your child’s enrollment, important reminders and a school assignment for your child. All documents are subject to the review and approval of the Office of School Choice & Enrollment.