2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration

Welcome to the Golden Bears Class of 2034!

Children who will be 5 years of age on or before September 30, 2021, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2021-2022 school year. 


NEW FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR! Upper Arlington Schools is pleased to offer a full-day kindergarten program for the families of Upper Arlington beginning in the fall of 2021. Full-day kindergarten in Upper Arlington Schools will give our youngest learners more opportunities to learn and grow socially, emotionally and academically. For more about our all-day kindergarten program, please click here.


The kindergarten registration window opens on Monday, February 8. We encourage families to complete the registration process between February 8 and March 10 for staffing and planning purposes.


Registering your child for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year is a four step process. To finalize your student’s registration, please make sure you have completed each of these steps:

    

  1. Begin the registration process by completing the initial application form. The School Enroll Code is: UpperArlington.

  2. Complete and submit all registration forms in the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

  3. Upload all of the required documents in the PowerSchool Parent Portal and confirm that they are ready for a member of the team to review.

  4. Confirm your student's registration through a brief phone appointment with our Registration Office. A team member will contact you to schedule this appointment.


Notes:  If Upper Arlington Schools are closed due to a calamity day for inclement weather or other reasons, please allow additional time for processing your registration application. If our offices are closed on the day of your scheduled phone verification appointment, a member of the team will reach out to reschedule for another day.

If you have a current preschool student enrolled at Burbank Early Childhood School, please access the PowerSchool Parent Portal and log in with the username and password you used to register your BECS student. If you do not remember your username and password, please call the BECS office at 614-487-5155 or email [email protected].


If you have a student in grades 1 through 12 who will be new to the district for the 2021-2022 school year, please do not use the registration link on this page to fill out the online registration forms. Registration for students new to the district for the 2021-2022 school year will open on Monday, March 29.




STEP 1: Submit your initial registration application

To begin the registration process, please complete a short application form with your student’s information and your household information so that our Registration Office can verify your student’s eligibility and attendance area. Applications will be approved during business hours, Monday through Friday. Please allow up to 24 hours, depending on volume, for your application to be processed.


After you complete the application form, you will receive two emails:


  1. Your application has been received; 

  2. Your application has been approved and you may proceed to completing the online registration forms (Step 2) using the unique required credentials at the bottom of the email.

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 [email protected].


BEGIN REGISTRATION

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


 

Step 2: Complete online registration forms

(approximately 45 minutes)

Once you receive the second email, you may complete the online registration forms in PowerSchool, our student information system. You’ll need the unique credentials at the bottom of the second email in order to either add a new student to your existing PowerSchool parent account or to create a new PowerSchool parent account. This case sensitive information is NOT the username and password for logging in. Please refer to the second email for instructions.


Once you are logged in to your PowerSchool parent account, select the Forms link in the left navigation column. Individually select and complete ALL of the required forms. Click the Submit button at the bottom of each form to save your work. 


You will need the following information to complete these forms:


  • 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.

Progressive / Informal Instructional Program at Barrington and Wickliffe: In the online registration forms for your student, you will also be asked to identify whether you would like to enroll in the alternative progressive / informal instructional program, offered at Barrington and Wickliffe Progressive elementary schools. Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School is a school of choice and does not have an attendance boundary as it offers the alternative progressive / informal program to students living in the Greensview, Tremont and Windermere attendance areas. Students living in the Barrington Elementary School attendance area may also choose to enroll in the alternative progressive / informal program at Barrington.


If you choose the alternative progressive / informal program, you will be prompted to fill out an Informal Program Choice Form during the online registration process.




Step 3: Upload required documents

As you complete your online forms, you will need to upload the required documentation in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Please name each file with your student’s FIRST and LAST name as it appears on the birth certificate, and the contents of the file (i.e. Sam Smith Birth Certificate.pdf).


You are required to provide the following documents: 


  • Child’s Birth Certificate. 

  • Photo ID — a current driver's license or passport for the parent/guardian finalizing registration.

  • 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 or build 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 if you are living with a relative who resides within the district. The homeowner must provide proof of residency.

  • Proof of Immunization. Please have your physician complete this Immunization Report or contact your physician’s office for a copy of your child's immunization record. You must submit this at the time of registration, even if it is not complete.  Please consult the Immunization Information for Enrollment 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

You will then be asked to confirm that all forms and file uploads are completed and ready for a member of the team to review. 


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.


If you have any questions, or if you have difficulty uploading these documents, please email [email protected]. Depending on the volume of registrations and emails at the time, please allow for additional time to receive a response.


Step 4: Confirm registration via phone appointment

After your documents and online forms are reviewed, you will receive an email from our Welcome Center to schedule a brief phone appointment to confirm your student’s registration.

Please note that kindergarten screenings will be held in early August. More information will be coming from your principal about kindergarten screening appointments for incoming students. 

Required documents

The following documents must be submitted in order to complete your student’s registration. Please name each file with your student’s FIRST and LAST name as it appears on the birth certificate, and the contents of the file (i.e. Sam Smith Birth Certificate.pdf).


  • Child’s birth certificate

  • Proof of residency — deed or current mortgage statement; contract to buy, lease or build property; current lease or rental agreement with names of parent(s)/guardian(s) listed; or residency affidavit

  • Photo ID (driver’s license or passport) of parent/guardian completing the registration process

  • Proof of immunization (current at the time of registration)

  • Custodial papers (current copy of divorce decree and shared parenting plan), if applicable


Residency documents

Parents/guardians must provide proof of residency during the registration process. You may supply a deed or current mortgage statement, or a current signed rental / lease agreement, with the name(s) of the parent(s)/guardian(s) listed. Or you may supply one of the following documents, if applicable.
Non-residential families who are purchasing a new house in the district will need to complete this application and supply a copy of the purchase agreement showing the future owner’s name, address and expected occupancy date.
Non-residential families who are building a new house in the district will need to complete this application and supply a copy of the purchase contract/builder’s contract.
Please complete this form if you are living with a relative who resides within the district. The homeowner must also provide proof of residency.

Questions?

If you have any questions regarding the kindergarten experience, please contact Michelle Banks, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, at [email protected] or (614) 487-5220 x1248.


If you have any questions regarding the registration process, please contact Tammy Yockey, Director of Data and Accountability, at [email protected] or (614) 487-5220 x1247.

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