BEACHWOOD CITY SCHOOLS     216.464.2600

New Students in Kindergarten

WELCOME TO KINDERGARTEN -- NEW FAMILIES

Welcome to Kindergarten!

 

Click here for the OLR (Online Registration) 
 
If English is not your native language and you would like an interpreter to assist you through the online registration process, please call the registrar at 216-464-2600 x244. 

Your child’s registration into next year’s Kindergarten class is an exciting milestone in your family’s life. We look forward to sharing this experience with you!

In an effort to facilitate the registration of students into our Kindergarten program, you will be using an online registration (OLR) process. Most of the information and documents that the school district requires for registration will be submitted to the District Registrar through the link to this ORL program in Infinite Campus. As you enter the registration information into the OLR, you will be prompted to complete all required fields. In addition, you will have the option to upload many of the required documents directly into OLR or you may choose to bring the documents with you when you meet with our District Registrar during your scheduled registration meeting. In either case, all required documents must be submitted prior to final registration and all forms need to be FULLY COMPLETED.

Please read through the directions and details outlined in this letter before beginning and do not hesitate to call our District Registrar, LaJour Sims, at 216-464-2600 x244 or our Bryden School Secretary, Tyjuana Coles, at 216-831-3933 with questions.

Click here for the OLR (Online Registration - best completed on a computer, not mobile device)

When registering your child, you will need to produce the following documents (please scan for the ability to upload from your computer):

1. Verification of Parent/Guardian

A picture identification is required at the time of registration. Please upload or bring ONE of the following:

  • Current Driver’s License
  • State Issued Identification Card (Ohio ID cards are green if 21 years or older and red if under 21 and the heading has “OHIO Identification Card” with the image appearing on the right side)
  • Passport
  • Military Identification Card

2. Proof of Residency

To enroll in Beachwood Schools, you and your child must be Beachwood residents. Our school district needs to verify proof of residency for school attendance. After reading this page, please fill out the registration information in OLR and upload or bring proof of residency. Acceptable proof of residency documentation must include:

ONE of the following:

  • Mortgage or deed
  • Lease/rental agreement*
  • Purchase agreement

*If you are renting a single-family home, the Certificate of Rental Occupancy from the City of Beachwood needs to be obtained and submitted along with your updated rental/lease agreement.

In addition, TWO of the following:

  • Utility bill (gas, water/sewer, electric or land line phone bill)
  • Tax return
  • Voter registration

At registration, you will be asked to sign a sworn affidavit confirming your residency. If you and your children are living in the abode of another party, that party must co-sign the sworn affidavit. These documents must be presented at registration and the co-signer must be present at this time, if applicable.

3. Proof of Age

To attend Kindergarten, a child needs to be five-years-old by September 30th. Your child’s ORIGINAL birth certificate must be presented at registration. If you do not have a birth certificate, please contact the Bureau of Vital Statistics at 601 Lakeside Avenue in Cleveland at 216-664-3400, and obtain the birth certificate prior to registration.

4. Proof of Custody

If you are a single parent and have custody of your child, it is necessary to provide the court document that confirms proof of custody. These documents must be uploaded to the OLR or presented at registration.

5. Health History Forms and Medication Forms

The School Entrance Medical Physical Examination Form and the Immunization Report Form MUST be completed by your child’s pediatrician. They necessitate obtaining a current physical examination and updating of required immunizations for your child. These forms are due by the first day of school. Under Ohio school regulations, we cannot accept your child unless this information is provided with the exception of newly transferred families to the United States, in which case you will be given a 14-day extension.

The Medication Administration Forms can be found on the top-right pane of this page. These prescription/non-prescription medication authorization forms are to be completed only if your child is to be administered medication during the school day. These forms do not need to be returned until the start of school with the appropriate medication.

6. Please consider completing the Preschool Developmental Report, and Preschool Survey (Found the top-right side of this page)

7. Consent for Records Release Form

To help in planning for your child, the school may contact your child’s preschool program to obtain a progress report. Please complete the information form that is on the right side of this page.

8. Special Needs Students

If your child is on an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or is a student with special needs, please provide the school with these records and contact the principal and/or the Director of Pupil Services at 216-464-2600.

Click here for the OLR (Online Registration)

 Teacher Assignment

We are asking that you not request your child to be placed with a specific Kindergarten teacher. If your child is not currently enrolled in the Fairmount School Preschool, we suggest you talk with your child’s preschool instructor about the type of classroom environment that would best meet your child’s needs in Kindergarten. This information will be taken into consideration as the class lists are formed.

According to administrative guidelines, a request by parents that a child NOT be placed with a teacher will be honored if one of the following criteria is met:

  • The child has already had this teacher in a previous year.
  • An older sibling has had this teacher in a previous year.
  • In the principal’s opinion, it will be in the best interest of the child if that placement not be made.

If you think one or more of the criteria apply to your situation and you wish to request that your child not be placed in a specific kindergarten classroom, please e-mail the principal, Mrs. Sherry Miller, at smiller@beachwoodschools.org. All such correspondence will be kept confidential.