I don’t typically reprint press releases, but it makes sense to reprint this one from the School District of Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA – Each summer, neighborhood public schools are open to register students new to the School District of Philadelphia for the upcoming school year. Students who need to register include: those whose families are new to Philadelphia; children transferring from private, parochial and charter schools; kindergarten students who were not pre-registered this past spring; and School District of Philadelphia students who moved to a new neighborhood over the summer.
Beginning yesterday, August 8th, and continuing through September 2nd, all District schools will be open for matriculation. Elementary and middle schools are open from 8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. and neighborhood high schools are open for registration from 8:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. On September 6 and 7 high schools will also have registration hours after school from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. High school students must accompany their parents to registration so that the students may select courses. In addition, the District is running a special registration program for new immigrant students. The program is available at two locations until August 31
The locations are: the School District Education Center at 440 N. Broad Street and the District’s Welcome and Enrollment Center located at 2603 North 5th Street. The services are available on Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Translation and interpretation services are available on-site.
Parents are asked to bring the following types of documents to registration:
• Proof of child’s age (examples: birth or baptismal certificate or other religious document, passport or immigration documents).
• Proof of identification for parent or guardian (examples: driver’s license, non-driver’s identification, employer identification, and passport.)
• Proof of current address (examples: voter’s registration card, recent utility bill, and residency affidavit. The document must contain the parent’s name and address).
For children entering the School District of Philadelphia for the first time, parents also should bring:
• Proof that childhood immunizations are current (examples: a health passport or immunization summary sheet issued by a licensed health care provider or facility).
• Your child’s most recent report card, and/or any other document that will help in placing your child in the appropriate grade.
• Copies of the child’s Individualized Education Plan (if applicable).
For further information the public is invited to visit the District’s Back to School 2011-2012 website