Prepare topics for a parent-teacher conference
Get a copy of your school records and transcripts
Request your school and education records
Allow your child to travel with another adult
Get consent for a child to participate in activities
Define the scope of tutoring services
Document the terms of homeschooling services
Set aside funds for a child's education
Confirm you are a current enrolled student
Prepare for your child's future education
Authorize a specific person to pick up your child
School and education FAQs
Different schools and school districts have different specific requirements, but in general, the following forms, documents, and authorizations are usually needed in order to enroll children in school:
Application or enrollment form. Most schools require that parents or guardians fill out an application or enrollment form that provides basic information about the child, including the child's name, age, address, parent or guardian information, contact information, and more.
Proof of residence. If there is a residency requirement to attend the school, the school will likely want to see proof that your child lives in the required geographic area. An official document that shows the parent's or guardian's address may suffice, such as:
Proof of identity and age. Schools typically want to confirm the child's identity and age, especially for kindergarten enrollment. The following documents may suffice:
One or more of these documents may be required. Check with your school before showing up to enroll.
Vaccination and immunization records. Your school district may have specific immunization requirements. Check with your school to make sure you have the required list. Then check with your child's doctor to make sure your child has the required immunizations and that those are reflected in the child's immunization card.
Emergency contact, authorizations, and medical forms. Be prepared to provide emergency contact information and authorizations for your child, along with any information you think the school should have regarding specific medical conditions your child has and prescriptions that your child may need during the school day.