2019-2020 Kindergarten Registration

Welcome to the Golden Bears Class of 2032!

Children who will be 5 years of age on or before September 30, 2019, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2019-2020 school year.  Families may follow the steps below to register their child.

Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year begins on Wednesday, February 13.

Please do not use the registration link on this page to fill out the online registration forms if you have a student in grades 1 through 12 new to the district for the 2019-2020 school year. Registration for students new to the district for the 2019-2020 school year will open on Monday, March 18.

Please read all of these steps before completing online registration for your incoming kindergarten student.


(Approximately 60 minutes during business hours - may exceed this timeframe if there's a high volume of applications)

Please check our District Map & Boundaries to verify that your home is in the Upper Arlington school district. If you have any questions about your eligibility based on your address, please call (614) 487-5000.

Then complete the online application to begin the registration process.

To begin the registration process, please use the link at the bottom of this page to access a short application form. You will enter your student's information and household information in order for our Central Registration Office to verify your attendance area.

The School Enroll Code required at the bottom of this application form is: UpperArlington.

After you submit this form, you will receive two emails: one that your application has been received and the second that your application has been approved.

Please note that these initial applications will be approved during business hours, Monday through Friday. If you submit your application outside business hours, the second email that your application has been approved will likely be received the next business day.

If you do not receive these emails, please check your spam folder. If you still have not received the emails, or if you have difficulty accessing the online application form, please contact enrollment@uaschools.org or (614) 487-5220.

Please allow for approximately 60 minutes within business hours to receive a third and final email that will take you to the next step to complete the online registration forms.


(Approximately 45 minutes)
After receiving the third and final email, you may begin to complete the online registration forms in PowerSchool, our student information system. At the bottom of that email are the required credentials to add a new student to an existing PowerSchool parent account or to create a new parent account. These credentials are case sensitive.

Parents/guardians with an existing PowerSchool account

If you have an existing PowerSchool parent account, you will log in to the Parent Portal using your existing username and password. Click on Account Preferences in the left navigation column. Click on the Students tab, then click the Add button.  A popup window will open.  Complete the requested information by using the access ID and password listed at the end of the email you received.

If you need assistance with your existing parent account, please contact familytechhelp@uaschools.org.

Parents/guardians new to PowerSchool

If you do not have an existing PowerSchool parent account, you will click on the Create Account tab on the PowerSchool log-in page. To create an account, you will be prompted to enter your name and email address and a username and password. To link your student to the account, scroll down to Link Students to Account and use the access ID and password listed at the end of the email you received.

If you need assistance in creating your parent account, please contact familytechhelp@uaschools.org.

Filling out the online registration forms

Once you are logged in to your PowerSchool parent account, select the eCollect Forms link in the left navigation column. Individually select and complete ALL of the required forms. Be sure to click the Submit button at the bottom of each form to submit your work. Please do not click Save.

You will need the following information to complete these forms:
  • Previous school information, which includes the name, address and phone number of the last school (including preschool) your student attended.
  • The names and contact numbers of two emergency contacts other than parent(s)/guardian(s) — trusted local adults the school can contact if the parent(s)/guardian(s) cannot be reached.
  • Your student's detailed health information to be provided confidentially to the school nurse.
  • If applicable, custody information regarding your student. Supporting documentation will be collected later in the enrollment process.

In the online registration forms for your student, you will also be asked to identify your choice of two instruction models offered at the elementary level: Contemporary and Informal. If you choose the Informal Program, which is offered at Wickliffe Progressive and Barrington elementary schools, you will be prompted to fill out an Informal Program Choice Form.

If you need assistance with the completion of these forms, please contact enrollment@uaschools.org or call (614) 487-5220.

Once all online registration forms have been completed, you will be prompted to choose a date and time to complete the registration process at the district's central registration office at the Graf Center, 2020 Builders Place.

During the online registration process, families will be given the option to indicate a preference for morning or afternoon kindergarten. While we cannot guarantee placement preference, families who complete online registration within the February 13 - March 4 window and complete their appointment at the Graf Center (Step 3) within the February 14 - March 5 window will have their preference for morning or afternoon placement considered and, in the event of high demand, will be entered into a lottery for their preferred placement. Please understand that to maintain balanced classes, the school principal will make final placement decisions.  Families will be notified of their placement on or before April 30.


(Approximately 20 minutes)

Families will schedule an appointment through the online registration system and finalize their registration process at the UA Schools Graf Center, 2020 Builders Place. Please note that all appointment times are Eastern Standard Time.

You are required to provide the following documents:
  • Photo ID — a current driver's license or passport for the parent/guardian finalizing registration at the Graf Center.
  • Proof of Residency — please provide one of the following:
    • Deed or current mortgage statement with the name(s) of parent(s)/guardian(s) listed.
    • Current, Signed Rental/Lease Agreement with name(s) of parent(s)/guardian(s).
    • Purchase/Contract Agreement to buy/lease property (if within 90 days of enrollment). Final papers must be provided to the school building when the purchase is completed.
    • Residency Affidavit form 511f2b (Residency Affidavit form 511f2b.rtf) if you are living with a relative who resides within the district. The homeowner must provide proof of residency.
  • Certification of Birth. In accordance with Ohio Revised Code 3313.672, parent(s)/guardian(s) must supply one of the following documents:
    • Birth certificate, birth affidavit, or attested transcript of the certificate of birth;
    • Passport; or
    • Baptismal certificate or other religious record showing the date and place of birth of the child.
  • Proof of Immunization. Please have your physician complete this Immunization Report (Immunization Report.rtf) or contact your physician’s office for a copy of your child's immunization record. You must bring this when registering your student, even if it is not complete.  Please consult the 2019-2020 Immunization Information for Enrollment (2019-2020 Immunization Information for Enrollment.rtf) for more information.
  • Custody Papers, if applicable. In accordance with Ohio Revised Code 3313.67.2 and the Missing Children’s Act, the parent/guardian must provide a certified copy of the divorce decree and parenting plan allocating parental rights and responsibilities and/or other documents allocating custody or guardianship.
  • Other documents, if applicable:
    • Individualized Education Program (IEP)
    • Multifactored Evaluation (MFE)
    • Evaluation Team Report (ETR)
    • Section 504 Plan

Please note: Registration cannot be completed and your student may not begin school without the above documents. If you already have a student in the district, you will still need to provide the above documentation to complete the registration process.


(Approximately an hour)

When you finalize your registration at the Graf center, you will be instructed to schedule a kindergarten screening appointment for your student. That appointment will be held at your student’s elementary building.

Screening appointments will be held on the following dates:

 Elementary School

 Screening Dates 2019


 May 2 and May 3


 May 8 and May 9


 May 16 and May 17


 May 16 and May 17


 May 14 and May 15


If you have any questions regarding the kindergarten experience, or the Contemporary and Informal programs, please contact Michelle Banks, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, at mbanks@uaschools.org or (614) 487-5220 x1248.

If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact Dawn Kirkbride at dkirkbride@uaschools.org or (614) 487-5220.

For more information about busing, please visit our Transportation Department page.

Click on the Begin Registration button to begin the kindergarten registration process for the 2019-2020 school year.

PLEASE NOTE that the School Enroll Code required at the bottom of this application form is: UpperArlington.

Contact Information

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Upper Arlington Schools
Welcome Center 
2020 Builders Place
Columbus, Ohio 43204
Phone: (614) 487-5220
Fax: (614) 487-5380 
Andy Hatton, Ed.D.
Director of Academic Affairs

Dawn Kirkbride
Executive Assistant
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