Enrollment Process

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School enrollment takes place at the neighborhood school that corresponds with your home address. If you need help determining the name and location of your neighborhood school, contact the Student Placement department at 425-9600, ext. 1570, or view the Street Directory for 2017-2018 here.

 

To use Online Enrollment, click here.

Enrollment packets will be available for pick up at all school sites beginning Tuesday, February 15, 2017.

Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year begins Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

Required Documentation for Enrollment

Enrollment begins with providing the following documentation:

  1. Birth Verification
  2. Immunization Record
  3. Residency Verification

Details about these documents are provided below.

Birth Verification

Birth verification is met by presenting a birth certificate, passport, hospital certificate, or baptismal certificate.

  • Hospital and baptismal certificate must include parent's names
  • To enter Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year, children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2017.
  • To enter First Grade for the 2017-2018 school year, children must be six years old on or before September 1, 2017.
  • Kindergarten registration will start on March 1, 2017 and will continue throughout the year.
  • Initial assignments to grade level are made on an age-appropriate basis.

Immunizations

The California school immunization law requires that all children entering school receive proper immunizations to protect them from serious illness and to prevent the spread of communicable diseases: polio, measles, rubella, mumps, hepatitis B, varicella (chickenpox), diphtheria, tetanus, haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib meningitis), and whooping cough.

A child shall not be enrolled until documentation showing current immunizations is presented to the school, unless there is certification of homelessness. If there is a documented medical reason for exemption, please consult with your CA-licensed physician for the proper paperwork prior to enrollment. 

A complete list of required immunizations can be found at these websites: 

Students admitted at ages 4-6 years need these immunizations:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, or DT) - 5 doses.  4 doses okay if one was given on or after 4th birthday. 
  • Polio (OPV or IPV) - 4 doses.  3 doses okay if one was given on or after 4th birthday. 
  • Hepatitis B - 3 doses.
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) - 2 doses (both given on or after 1st birthday). 
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) - 1 dose. 

Parents must show their child's immunization record as proof of immunization.  These immunization requirements also apply to students entering Transitional Kindergarten.

Students admitted at ages 7-17 years need these immunizations:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, or DT) - 4 doses.  3 doses okay if one was given on or after 2nd birthday.  1 dose at 7th grade or out-of-state transfer admission.  Grades 8-12 need 1 dose on or after the 7th birthday. 
  • Polio (OPV or IPV) - 4 doses.  3 doses okay if one was given on or after 2nd birthday. 
  • Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) - 1 dose.  2 doses required at 7th grade. 
  • Varicella (Chicken Pox) - Admission at ages 7-12 years need 1 dose.  Ages 13-17 years need 2 doses.

California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions at Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten through 12th grade and all students advancing to 7th grade before entry.  Parents must show their child's immunization record as proof of immunization. 

Residency Verification

Residency Verification must be provided by parents/guardians upon initial enrollemnt and renewed every year thereafter on an annual basis.  If the residence changes, parents/guardians must present updated residency verification to the school within two weeks of the change.

In order to verify residency within the Chula Vista Elementary School District, one current document dated within 60 days of your child's first day of school must be provided, showing parent/caregiver/guardian name and address.

The following documents are acceptable for Residency Verification:

  1. Mortgage booklet or statement
  2. Homeowner's Association billing statement   
  3. Rental property contract, lease, or current payment receipt with landlord's name, address and phone number
  4. Letter on apartment complex or mobile home park letterhead, signed by the landlord, stating that parent/guardian/caregiver lives there
  5. Utility bills: gas and electric, sewer, trash, water, cable bill
  6. Telephone bill (land line)
  7. Pay stub
  8. Correspondence from a government agency
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Information About Placement Procedures - click here

CONTACT US:

(619) 425-9600, ext 1570
Fax (619) 425-1030

Lisa Butler - Student Placement Manager
Kathy Hastings - Student Placement Lead
Yolanda Sierra - District Welfare and Attendance Technician / Home Visitor    
Kerry Smith - Student Placement Technician
Luis Estrada - Student Placement Technician

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