New Student Enrollment

New Student Enrollment

We’re excited that you have chosen us for your child’s educational journey and we’re proud to have you become a part of our growing family! You will need to complete an enrollment form for your child's zoned elementary, middle, or high school and submit it during regular school hours. 

New Student Online Enrollment Process

Focus graphic parent and child

1. The first step is to create a Parent Portal account in Focus at https://sdirc.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/auth by selecting the option I DO NOT have an Account Registered on the Parent Portal.

 

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2. On the next screen, fill out the requested information and generate a password for your Parent Portal account. 

 

 

 

focus registration screen graphic3. Next, select I would like to APPLY FOR ENROLLMENT for a new child and complete the enrollment form.

 

Download New Student Enrollment Help Doc.pdf

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

All Students

  • Child’s birth certificate
  • Social security number (optional)
  • Proof of address*

*Please visit School Board Policy 5112 for a list of documents accepted for verification of address. If you don't have the required documents, please fill out the Verification of Address form.

ESE Students

  • If your child is an ESE student please bring/upload a copy of the child’s IEP (Individual Education Plan). These documents are important to facilitate proper placement in a school or class.

Middle & High School Students

  • If you are enrolling your child in a secondary school, please bring/upload your child’s latest report card and FSA scores or achievement test results or any other testing and/or assessment you may have.

REQUIRED PHYSICAL, IMMUNIZATIONS, AND EMERGENCY INFORMATION

Students must comply with physical and immunization requirements and parents/guardians are required to complete an Emergency Contact Information for School Health and Wellness form for each student being enrolled. Please visit our Health Services website for forms and requirements. 

IMMEDIATE ENROLLMENT FOR HOMELESS CHILDREN AND YOUTH

The District will provide services to homeless students that are comparable to other students in the District, including:

A. transportation services;

B. public preschool programs and other educational programs and services for which the homeless student meets eligibility criteria including:

  1. programs for children with disabilities
  2. programs for English learners (ELs) (i.e., students with Limited English Proficiency (LEP));
  3. programs in career and technical education;
  4. programs for gifted and talented students;
  5. school nutrition programs; and
  6. before - and after-school programs.

Immediate Enrollment

The District has an obligation to remove barriers to the enrollment and retention of homeless students. If a school other than the student’s school of origin is chosen on the basis of a best interest determination, the homeless student must be immediately enrolled, even if the student does not have the documentation typically necessary for enrollment, such as immunization and other required health records, proof of residency, proof of guardianship, birth certificate, or previous academic records. The homeless student must also be enrolled immediately regardless of whether the student missed application or enrollment deadlines during the period of homelessness, fails to meet uniform or dress code requirements, or has outstanding fines or fees. Please refer to Board Policy 5111.01.