Once you have received a letter from the school offering your child a seat in their class, you need to register your child for the upcoming school year.
NEW STUDENT REGISRATION
What to Bring
When you come to register please bring your child with you. You must bring:
- Child’s birth certificate, passport, or record of baptism which includes the date of birth, or other official document of age (See Chancellor’s Regulation A-101 for documents accepted for proof of age)
- Immunization records
- Latest report card/transcript (if available)
- Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan (if applicable and available)
- Proof of address which may be verified by any two of the following containing the address of residence:
- A lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence
- A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by a utility company (e.g., National Grid or Con Edison), must be dated within the past 60 days
- A bill for cable television services provided to the residence; must include the name of the parent and the address of the residence and be dated within the past 60 days
- Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency, including the IRS, the City Housing Authority, Human Resources Administration, the Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), or an ACS subcontractor or the federal Office of Refugee Settlement, indicating the resident’s name and address, must be dated within the past 60 days
- A current property tax bill for the residence
- A water bill for the residence dated within the past 90 days
- Rent receipt which includes the address of the residence, must be dated within the past 60 days
- State, city, or other government issued identification (including an IDNYC card), which has not expired and includes the address of residence
- Income tax form for the last calendar year
- Official NYS Driver’s License or learner’s permit which has not expired
- Official payroll documentation from an employer issued within the past 60 days such as a pay stub with home address, a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt (a letter on the employer’s letterhead is not adequate); must include home address and be dated within the past 60 days
- Voter registration documents, which include the name of the parent and the address of residence
- Unexpired membership documents based upon residency (e.g., neighborhood residents’ association), which include the name of the parent and the address of residence
- Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers documents issued within the past 60 days with name of child and address of residence
If you are not the leaseholder of your residence, you must submit a Residency Affidavit.
Zoned schools will give priority to students who live in that zone, as they have in the past. Schools will make assignments according to the following priorities, listed from highest to lowest:
- Zoned students with a sibling who will be in grades 1-5 at the school in 2012-2013;
- All other zoned students;
- In-district students from outside the zone with a sibling who will be in grades 1-5 at the school in 2012-2013;
- Out-of-district students with a sibling who will be in grades 1-5 at the school in 2012-2013;
- All other in-district students from outside the zone;
- All other out-of-district students.
- Families can visit the Department’s Kindergarten Admissions page or call 311 to locate their zoned school. If you have questions about the admissions process at PS/MS 278, contact our Admissions Coordinator Angelin Gonzalez at 212-942-3440 X1100 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.