DOE Registration Centers
Now through September 18, the Department of Education (DOE) is opening nine temporary Registration Centers across the five boroughs for new students to enroll in school, and assist families who may have questions. The centers are open through Friday, September 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. They will be closed on September 14-15 for Rosh Hashanah.
New high school students, who are not currently enrolled in a school, must register at a Registration Center in their borough where they live. Additionally, students who live in a neighborhood without zoned schools, and who are not enrolled in a school, should visit a Registration Center in their borough of residence. New elementary and middle school students who have zoned schools, should register at their zoned schools starting Wednesday, September 9, 2015.
Parents can find their zoned schools by visiting www.nyc.gov/schools or by calling 311.
All locations provide over-the-phone interpretation and live interpretation services in select languages. All forms and parent materials are available in English and translated into nine languages (Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Urdu).
Students with a non-New York City IEP should visit one of the Registration Centers. Students with more restrictive or specialized needs may also visit a Committee on Special Education (CSE) location. For more information, including CSE locations, call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/schools.
In addition, the DOE will have specially trained staff at each site to help families looking to enroll their child in pre-K. Pre-K seats are still available, and families can search for pre-K programs with availability at nyc.gov/prek or by calling 718.935.2067. Going forward, families still looking for the best fit for their child will receive a personal phone call from a DOE Enrollment Specialist, who will walk them through the available options.
Please note: parents must bring their child(ren) with them to register.
The following documents are required:
- Child’s birth certificate, passport, or record of baptism which includes the date of birth, or other official document of age (See Chancellor’s Regulation A-101 at http://on.nyc.gov/1KZpp5D for documents accepted for proof of age)
- Immunization records
- Latest report card/transcript (if available)
- Individualized Education Program (IEP) and/or 504 Accommodation Plan (if applicable and available)
Proof of Residency
In addition, parents must demonstrate proof of residency which may be verified by any two of the following:
- A lease agreement, deed or mortgage statement for the residence
- A residential utility bill (gas or electric) in the resident’s name issued by a utility company (e.g., National Grid or Con Edison), must be dated within the past 60 days
- A bill for cable television services provided to the residence; must include the name of the parent and the address of the residence and be dated within the past 60 days
- Documentation or letter on letterhead from a federal, state, or local government agency with the resident’s name and address, must be dated within the past 60 days
- A current property tax bill for the residence
- A water bill for the residence dated within the past 90 days
- Rent receipt which includes the address of the residence, must be dated within the past 60 days
- State, city, or other government issued identification (including an IDNYC card), which has not expired and includes the address of residence
- Income tax form for the last calendar year
- Official NYS Driver’s License or learner’s permit which has not expired
- Official payroll documentation from an employer issued within the past 60 days such as a pay stub with home address, a form submitted for tax withholding purposes or payroll receipt (a letter on the employer’s letterhead is not adequate); must include home address and be dated within the past 60 days
- Voter registration documents, which include the name of the parent and the address of residence
- Unexpired membership documents based upon residency (e.g., neighborhood residents’ association), which include the name of the parent and the address of residence
- Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers documents issued within the past 60 days with name of child and address of residence
The temporary registration center in Manhattan is located at the High School of Fashion Industries at 225 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011 (enter at West 25th Street).
For more information, please call 311 or 718.935.2000. More information can be found at www.schools.nyc.gov.