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Student Enrollment & Withdrawal Process

  • The links below will help you navigate through the process of registration, enrolling in Summer VPK, and additional information to ensure a smooth start at Marion County Public Schools.


    Incoming Kindergartners

    Registration begins in April

     

    Is your child turning the age of five (5) on or before September 1st of this year, come register your child in a Marion County school.

     

    pdf  Kindergartners' Packet (ENGLISH)
    pdf  Kindergartners' Packet (Español)

    Newcomers to Marion County schools

    Register now by completing the Registration Documents below and contact the Student Assignment Office with any questions you may have at 352-671-7747. 

     

    To enter first grade, a child must be 6 on or before Sept. 1 and must have successfully completed kindergarten.

     

    Get started NOW

    pdf School Enrollment/Registration Documents (English)

    pdf School Enrollment/Registration Documents (Español)

     

    OPEN, SAVE AS, TYPE, & PRINT

    Or

    PRINT OUT & WRITE

    Or

    COMPLETE the below checklist, then GO to your zoned school

    Each school has a designated attendance area (zoned), if you do not know for which school your family is zoned, please contact the Student Assignment Office at 352-671-7747.

Registration/Withdrawal Process for Marion County Public Schools

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    When should I register my child for school?

    • You may go to the school your child will attend at any time to register him or her for school. If you are new to the area, you are encouraged to register your child as soon as possible. Previous school records or report cards help schools place students, or
    • You may complete the Initial Registration Application and Emergency & Medical Information forms online. Print and take to the school along with documentation provide on the School Enrollment/Registration Checklist provided below.

    What do I need to bring to register my child?

    This School Enrollment/Registration Checklist provides a list of documents required at time of registration to be submitted with the Initial Registration Application and Emergency & Medical Information form:

    1. Verification of Age (one of the following):
      1. Certified Birth Certificate (required for Pre-K & Kindergarten) - no photocopies (school will make photocopy)
      2. Insurance policy
      3. Passport
      4. School record
      5. Certificate of baptism, accompanied by parent’s affidavit
      6. Authentic Bible record, accompanied by parent’s affidavit
    2. Proof of Residence (one of the following sets of documents; find affidavit with checklist):
      1. Copy of mortgage or lease/rental contract AND a copy of a recent (two months or less) electric bill in parent’s/guardian’s name
      2. Copy of a recent (two months or less) electric bill in parent’s/guardian’s name AND affidavit from landlord verifying residency
      3. Affidavit from head of household AND mortgage or lease/rental contract in the name of head of household AND a copy of a recent (two months or less) electric bill in name of head of household
    3. Proof of Immunizations:
      1. MUST be on Florida Immunization Form 680
      2. All out-of-state immunizations MUST be transferred to Form 680 
    1. Proof of Physical Examination:
      1. MUST be within 12 months of the 1st day of school enrollment in a Florida public school
      2. MUST be signed AND dated by a physician
    2. Photocopy of Student’s Social Security Card
    3. Academic History (provide any or all of the following):
      1. Last (most recent) report card
      2. Transcript
      3. Withdrawal Form
      4. Special education information
    4. Legal Documentation: If you are not the legal guardian or residential custodial parent of a student OR there is a court decision regarding the release of information related to custody/restraining orders, etc., state law REQUIRES that one of the following documents be provided for enrollment:
      1. Court Custody Documentation stating specifications
      2. Department of Children and Families Placement Letter
      3. Educational Guardianship - notarized documents verifying parent/legal guardian of student is incarcerated
    5. Completed Emergency & Medical Information Form (eCHN06)

    How do I withdraw my child from school?

    The parent needs to go to the currently enrolled school with the following items:

    1. The parent's ID
    2. The student’s ID (Middle and High School students)
    3. Books issued by the school (and if applicable: instruments, checked out library books, and uniforms)

    If transferring to another Marion County School, please bring the following items to register:

    1. The parent's ID
    2. Withdrawal packet from previous school
    3. Proof of residence
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