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How to register your child in Pinellas schools

Registering your child

New students in kindergarten, sixth or ninth grades will be assigned to their zoned school. All other new students will be assigned to their zoned schools on a space-available basis. A zoned school is one that has been designated for each student based on factors such as proximity, program capacity and feeder patterns from one school level to another.

Step 1: Find your child's zoned school

Use the Zoned School Locator on the district Web site, pcsb.org, or call the Student Assignment Office at (727) 588-6210.

Step 2: Reserve a seat

To reserve a seat at the zoned school, parents will use the online Student Reservation System (SRS) on the district website, pcsb.org. To use the SRS sytem, they will need a PCS Portal User ID and password. Families who already have a User ID and password (under the former ParentConnect system) do not have to get a new password or User ID. Those who need a new PCS Portal User ID and password should visit the nearest school with a valid ID (driver's license, state ID card, passport/visa, military ID, green card).

Step 3: Register

Visit the assigned school and deliver the following required documents:

Birth certificate or other proof of identity/age: Students must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1 to attend kindergarten. Students must be 6 years old on or before Sept. 1 and have completed kindergarten to attend first grade. All new students must present proof of identity/age. For other items that may be accepted as legal evidence of birth, call your child's assigned school.

Proof of residency: Present one of the following: utility bill for power, water, cable, sewer or land-based telephone (not cellular); rental agreement or lease; closing document; or Pinellas County tax statement with homestead exemption. The item must be recent and have the name of the parent/guardian and service address on it. If you do not have one of these items in the name of the parent or guardian, you must complete an Affidavit of Residency. This document is available at schools or the district website at pcsb.org. It must be completed, notarized on both sides and submitted with one of the items listed above in the name of the person with whom you reside and who is listed on the affidavit.

Child's Social Security number: School system personnel are required to ask for this, but the child is not required to have one.

Child's most recent report card: This is for students entering grades 1-12. The report card, if available, should include the school's address and phone number.

Florida Certificate of Immunization: All new students entering school in Florida for the first time must have a completed Florida Certificate of Immunization (DOH 680) appropriate for their grade level.

Physical examination certificate: All new students entering school in Florida for the first time must have a school health examination certificate signed by a licensed examiner. (The certificate must have been issued within 12 months before enrollment/registration).

Individual Education Plan (IEP): If the student participates in exceptional student education, he or she must have a recent IEP.

How to register your child in Pinellas schools 07/31/10 [Last modified: Saturday, July 31, 2010 11:38am]
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