• Registration Requirements

     

    Who may register the student? The biological, foster or adoptive parent must enroll the student. If the student is not living with the biological, foster or adoptive parent, temporary guardianship must be applied for from the Probate Court at 112 West Maple St, Cumming, GA 30040 (770-781-2140) and a copy of the receipt must be presented during registration.

    Residency: To enroll in Forsyth County Schools, the student's parent or legal guardian and the student must be a full time resident of Forsyth County, Georgia.

    Entering Kindergarten and First Grade: According to Georgia law, children must be five years old on or before September 1 in order to enroll in kindergarten and six years old on or before September 1 to enroll in first grade. The only exceptions are students who were legal residents in another state for a period of two years immediately prior to moving to Georgia and are age five on or before December 31 and who attended an accredited public kindergarten in another state or regional association or the equivalent thereof, may enroll in public kindergarten. Students who are six on or before December 31 and who attended an accredited public school in another state or regional association or the equivalent thereof, may enroll in first grade.
     
    Temporary grade placement will be assigned by proof of age (grades KK or 01) or grade appropriate age. An official request signed by the parent or guardian for prior records will be sent to prior school for verification of grade placement by the local school.
     

    Documentation: Below are the items needed in order to complete the registration process. For a checklist of required registration items please click here.  Forsyth County Schools must have all documentation before a student begins his/her first day of school. If you are missing any documents at the time of your appointment is it ok. Please come to your appointment with the documents you have, and we will send an upload link to your email address so that you can easily provide any missing documents.  As long as your documents are uploaded by July 15, 2020, your student will be able to start the first day of school.  Click each item for a detailed description and examples.
     

    1. Parent/Legal Guardian Photo Identification
         
    2. Proof of Residency 
         
    3. Student Proof of Age
         
    4. Immunization Certificate (Form 3231)
         
    5. Certificate of Vision, Hearing, Dental, and Nutrition (Form 3300)
         
    6. Social Security Card for Student; Waiver form can be provided if opting out
         
    7. Custody Documents if divorced or separated.
     
     
     

    To view a checklist summary of required documents, please click here.