Student Enrollment requirements
The following documents are required upon registration at the Effingham County Schools Central Registration Center.
Please assist the school system by having these papers with you when you arrive at the Center to register your child(ren):
Proof of residency:
Homeowners: Telephone, electric or other utility bill that includes the physical address of the residence.
Renters: Current (less than 30 days old) rent receipt and rental agreement
Telephone, electric or other utility bill that includes the physical address of the residence.
Note: Cell phone bills will not be accepted as valid proof of residence.
Certified copy of student’s original birth certificate or other acceptable evidence of age as specified in Effingham County Board of Education Policy JBC: School Admissions.
A copy of the enrolling student’s social security card.
Parents may elect to sign a form at the time of registration stating the individual does not wish to provide the social security number, pursuant to O.C.G.A. 20-2-150.
Completed Georgia Immunization Form and EED (eye, ear and dental) Form.
Permanent custody papers through the court if student lives with anyone other than the natural parents.
Any court orders that prevent or limit access of a parent to the child or the child’s educational records.
Any restraining orders or other legal documents specifically limiting the access of any individual to the student(s) being enrolled.
Picture ID of parent or legal guardian registering child.
If the family is living in the household with someone else, you must submit a notarized statement from the homeowner stating that the parent and child(ren) live in the house with them, along with valid proof of residency.
Both the parent/legal guardian and the person the family is living with must come to the center at the time of registration to have this statement notarized.
Documentation of any health concerns or allergies of which the school should be aware.
Also, when you arrive at the Central Registration Center to register your child, please have the following information available in order to complete the necessary enrollment papers:
Student/parent phone numbers, addresses and e-mail addresses (if applicable)
Emergency contact phone numbers
Physician name and phone number
The Effingham County school system will begin registering kindergarten students, by appointment only at the Central Registration Center, March 9-20 for the 2009-10 school year. Parents who are enrolling their child in the system for the first time must call 754-2530 to schedule an appointment for testing and registration. (Pre-k students who are already enrolled with the school system will be tested and registered at their school. These parents do not need to make an appointment.)
Registration and testing will take place at the Board of Education’s Central Registration Center located at 306 N. Ash St. in Springfield, across the street from the BOE’s central offices. Parents do not need to contact the school that their child will attend prior to making an appointment. Each school’s instructional supervisor will be present at the Central Registration Center on their designated registration days. (See schedule below)
A child must be five years of age on or before Sept. 1, to begin kindergarten for the school year 2009-10. A 15-to-20-minute test will be administered to assess each prospective kindergarten student’s readiness skills; therefore, the child must accompany the parent to the appointment.
Required registration forms are available online at www.effinghamschools.com. Click on the School Enrollment tab and then the link to the Central Registration Center. It is recommended that parents have the required forms completed when they arrive for their child’s appointment.
Parents should bring the following items to the appointment:
• Birth certificate (not the “Record of Live Birth”)
• Immunization record - including the hepatitis B vaccination
• Certificate of eye, ear and dental screening
• Proof of residency - i.e., a utility receipt containing the parent’s name and street or road address. Post Office box numbers are not accepted as proof of residence.
• Social Security card
See “Student Enrollment Requirements” for detailed information regarding the required documentation.
The Effingham County Health Department will be at the Central Registration Center to administer Ear, Eye, Dental (EED) Exams and immunizations if needed. The Health Department charges $10 (cash only) for an Ear, Eye, Dental Exam. Immunizations are $14 (cash only) each for students age 18 and under who are not covered under private health insurance policies. Families with private insurance may find it less expensive to use their private physician for immunizations, as increased charges apply to those students who are covered under private insurance policies. Please contact the Effingham County Health Department at 754-6484 if you have specific questions about required immunizations or EED exams.
Appointments for kindergarten testing and registration are being scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Check the schedule below to determine what day your child’s school will be registering students and then call 754-2530 for an appointment on one of those two days. If you do not know which school your kindergarten student will attend, call the Central Registration Center at 754-2530.
March 9, 10
Blandford and Ebenezer elementary schools
March 12, 13
Guyton and Marlow elementary schools
March 16, 18
Rincon and Sand Hill elementary schools
March 19, 20
South Effingham and Springfield elementary schools