The Poughkeepsie City School District registers all students through our Central Registration Office. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, registration for PreK, Kindergarten and all other grades will be done virtually through email for the 2020-21 school year.
All parents/guardians must complete the following fillable forms. Fillable forms should be saved electronically on your computer and a copy emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forms may also be mailed to: Central Registration Office, Poughkeepsie Middle School, 55 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. Please note that mailed forms may take longer to process.
Because occupancy of our school buildings is limited during this crisis, once the restrictions are lifted, we will be contacting you to set up an appointment for you to sign forms and provide any additional required documentation (See below for details).
Instructions for fillable forms:
All forms provided are fillable using PDF readers provided on most electronic devices.
- Once you open each form, you’ll see highlighted fields in which you’ll type your answers.
- Complete the form by filling in all required fields
- When you get to the signature line, you may be prompted to create a digital signature, follow the directions on-screen. If you don’t receive this prompt, move to step 4. Otherwise, move to 4c
- Hit the “Save As” or similar button/command
- Add your child’s name and a hyphen to the document title IE Avery Smith-PCSD 2020-21 Student Registration and Enrollment Form
- Save that document
- Verify you have the filled in form saved
- After completing all required forms and saving them, email them to the email address above
Fillable Registration Forms Required for All Students Including Pre-K
After parent(s)/guardian(s) have filed a complete enrollment application packet with Central Registration Office and have presented the required proofs, Central Registration will request transcripts from student’s previous school and forward the registration packet to the appropriate building. When applicable, selected packet components will be sent to the ESL teacher of the school the child is entering, Student Services, Tech Central and Food Services. Once a review of the student’s placement requirements has been completed by the school, parent(s)/guardian(s) will be called by a representative from that school to schedule an appointment to complete the enrollment process. Please be advised that the building principal or guidance counselor will provide the information about student class placement. If class sizes in certain neighborhood elementary schools reach maximum numbers, a new entrant may have to attend another elementary school outside the neighborhood attendance area. No student records/files will be retained at the Central Registration Office. Each building is responsible for creating and holding all student files.
To newly register or re-enroll their child or children, parents need to bring the following:
Admission of non-resident students
Board Policy 5152 (Admission of Non-Resident Students) identifies the conditions under which students who move out of the district may remain in the school on a non-tuition paying basis. It also identifies how a non-resident student may be admitted to district schools upon payment to the district of the Board-adopted tuition charge.
Registration of students returning to the district
Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of students who have left the district and are now returning must go to the Central Registration office to complete a new enrollment packet and to submit all updated documentation as appropriate.