South Orangetown Central School District

Registration

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Kindergarten Registration Begins February 16

South Orangetown children who will turn age 5 by December 1, 2024 are eligible to begin kindergarten in September.

STEP 1. WELCOME!
Attend the Incoming Kindergarten Orientation for Parents on Thursday, February 15, 7PM, at William O. Schaefer Elementary School, 140 Lester Drive, Tappan. Missed the orientation on February 15? View the presentation here

STEP 2. REGISTER FOR SEPTEMBER 2024
Register your child online via the links below starting Friday, February 16, 9AM. Registration support documents may be emailed to registration@socsd.org or mailed to AJ Walker, District Registrar, South Orangetown Central School District, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt, NY 10913.

STEP 3. KINDERGARTEN SCREENING
Once your child’s registration is complete, your family will be assigned a Kindergarten Screening appointment. Screenings will be held Tuesday, June 4 through Monday, June 10.

The New York State Education Department requires that all new entrants to school are screened to determine which students are possibly gifted, have or are suspected of having a disability and/or possibly have limited English proficiency. Incoming kindergartners are evaluated on a range of developmental tasks, including but not limited to self-care, language, cognitive and fine and gross motor skills. The appointment will last approximately 40 minutes.

STEP ONE: Register your child for the:

Click here for instructions on how to use the registration portal.

STEP TWO: Once your child has been registered online, submit copies of the following required documents for registration via email (registration@socsd.org) or mail (District Registrar, South Orangetown Central School District, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt, NY 10913):

  • Student Proof of Birth (one of the following must be provided)
    • Original birth certificate;
    • Original baptismal certificate with raised seal; or
    • Current passport or visa
  •  Student Proof of Immunization/Physical
    • Physical exam by a primary care provider is required for every new entrant (exam must have been given within one year of the first day of the current school year)
    • Statement signed by a primary care provider or clinic listing the month, day and year of immunization, including:
      • 2 doses MMR (measles/mumps/rubella);
      • 5 doses DPT (diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus), unless the 4th dose is given AFTER the 4th birthday;
      • 4 doses Polio, unless the 3rd dose is given after the 4th birthday;
      • 3 doses Hepatitis B; and,
      • 2 doses Varicella
      • PLEASE NOTE: There are exceptions to these requirements, based on student grade. Please see the New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance chart: English | Español
  • Student’s Most Recent Report Card
  • Student’s Most Recent Individualized Education Plan (IEP), if applicable
  • Household Proof of Residency
    • One recent bill in parent/legal guardian’s name and address (electric/gas, telephone, water, cable/digital TV, bank, etc.)
    • Homeowners: Mortgage papers or tax bills in parent/legal guardian’s name or deed to the home in parent/legal guardian’s name
    • Renters: Copy of a signed lease agreement
  • Copy of Parent/Legal Guardian’s Driver’s License or government-issued identification
  • Custody Papers
      • Original custody papers are necessary in cases of divorce or re-marriage. If you are not the parent/legal guardian of a child you wish to register, we will require valid custody papers with all necessary information.
  • Dental Exam (requested)

Change of Address

To update a student record with a new address, parents/guardians must complete this Change of Address Form (English | Spanish) and submit it to the Registrar with the following proof of residency documentation:

  • One utility bill; and,
  • Mortgage statement, deed or tax bill for homeowners OR copy of lease agreement for renters

Reenrollment

Parents who wish to reenroll their children in South Orangetown Central School District schools, must complete the Student Re-Entry Form online (English | Spanish) and submit the following to the Registrar:

  • Physical and immunization records, and
  • A copy of the student’s report card for the prior school year

If you do not remember your original InfoSnap password, you may either click “Forgot Password” to reset or create a new account.

Contact

Registration
160 Van Wyck Road
Blauvelt, NY 10913
Fax: (845) 680-1901

Alexandra Jae (AJ) Walker
District Registrar
(845) 680-1137

McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides protections for students who are living in a shelter, car, park, bus, train, campsite, other temporary living situation, or with another person or family, due to loss of housing or as a result of economic hardship. Students protected under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act are entitled to immediate enrollment in school, even if they do not have the documents normally required, such as proof of residency, school records, immunization records, or birth certificate. These students may also be entitled to other services. Parents or guardians who believe their child may be eligible should complete the Residency Questionnaire under “Forms/Materials for Parents” below.