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Student Registration

Welcome and thank you for choosing North Colonie schools for your child’s education. We look forward to partnering with you to provide engaging, relevant and challenging educational experiences and opportunities for your child. 

For all new students being registered to attend one of our North Colonie schools, please see instructions below. Registration is now being completed online. If you have any questions, please email the registrar’s office at: student.registration@ncolonie.org or contact us by phone at: (518) 785-8591, ext. 3135.

**We are only registering for the current school year at this time. For incoming kindergarten families, we will be mailing registration information to you by late December with the schedule assigned for you to register your child online. Registration will begin in January and will be done on an alphabetical basis. Please wait to receive the assigned schedule prior to registering your incoming Kindergarten child(ren) for the 2021-22 school year. We will begin registrations for all incoming students in grades 1-12 for the 2021-22 school year in March.

Information needed to register your student(s):

Before you begin the online registration, please download and complete the following forms, as applicable. You will be asked to upload these forms at various points in the registration process.

  1. NYS Health Examination Form– to be completed by your child’s physician
  2. Dental Health Certificate
  3. Medicine Authorization 7-12           
  4. Medicine Authorization K-6
  5. Emergency Health Care Plan

Additionally, you will be asked to provide:

  1. Proof of Residency (lease or deed/mortgage statement with one additional current bill)
  2. Proof of Age
  3. IEP OR 504 Documents, if applicable
  4. Report Card/Transcript from previous school(s), if available
  5. Immunization Record
  6. Physical Exam Form
  7. Any additional Documents that are pertinent to your student 

Examples of accepted documents can be found here.

Once you have completed and uploaded these forms to your device, you can begin online registration.

We will be in contact after the registration application has been processed, but if you have any questions, please contact us at student.registration@ncolonie.org

**For students attending a non-public school or for families registering their child for CPSE, please click on the applicable link below for the required forms. Once you are all set, please email the forms below to: student.registration@ncolonie.org

      If you have any questions, please contact the registrar’s office at (518) 785-8591, ext. 3135.

      Kindergarten Registration

      To be eligible for kindergarten at the opening of school of any year, a child must be five years of age on or before December 1. If your child is between the ages of birth and five, please call the registrar’s office. Registration takes place beginning in December for the following school year. For September 2021 kindergarten enrollment, your child must turn five by December 1, 2021.

      Elementary school assignments

      Items required at time of registration:

      One of the following:

      Deed or Mortgage

      Lease

      • A copy of a residential lease; deed; or mortgage statement;
      • A statement by a third-party landlord, owner, or tenant from whom the parent(s)/guardian(s) lease from or live with (either sworn or unsworn);
      • Such other statement(s) by a third party establishing the physical presence of the parents/guardian(s) in the school district

      Contract to Build/Buy a Home

      Note: This can only be submitted for a September entrance.

      In the absence of the above, the following forms of documentation shall be considered for the purposes of determining residency:

      • Pay stub;
      • Income tax form;
      • Utility or other bills;
      • Membership documents based upon residency (e.g., library cards);
      • Voter registration document(s);
      • Official driver’s license, learner’s permit, or non-driver ID;
      • State or other government issued identification;
      • Documents issued by federal, state, or local agencies;
      • Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers.

      Documents must be current and original – they will be copied and returned to you immediately. Print-outs from online accounts will be accepted if they show the name and address of the resident and have a current date.

      Delayed Residence Policy

      Policy 5152
      Policy 5152-R

      Documentation Necessary to Establish Student Age

      In addition to the foregoing documentation, the School District requires appropriate documentation sufficient to establish the age of the child(ren) being registered. The following documentation will be required at the time of registration:

      • Certified transcript of a birth certificate or record of baptism; or if not available
      • A passport (including foreign passport)
        • If the foregoing documentation is not available, the district will consider other documentary evidence, including but not limited to:
          • Official driver’s license
          • State or other government issued identification
          • School photo identification with date of birth
          • Consulate identification card
          • Hospital or health records
          • Military dependent identification card
          • Documents issued by federal, state, or local agencies
          • Court orders or other court-issued documents
          • Native American tribal documents
          • Records from non-profit international aid agencies and voluntary agencies
          • All forms included in the registration packet – filled out as completely as possible

      If relevant, additional documentation needed for school information:

      • IEP (Individualized Education Plan) from previous school district
      • Section 504 documentation from previous school district
      • Last report card for placement purpose

      Additional Information

      A health physical must be provided in order to attend school. The exam must have been performed within the 12 months prior to the child’s start date in our school district. If a physical has not been performed, you are allowed 30 days from the start of school to obtain one. The Health Certificate/Appraisal Form is provided for your doctor’s use. Please remember, however, that the most current immunization records are absolutely required in order to register (see above).