Meriden Public Schools

Registration

Central Registration Office
165 Miller Street  |  203-235-1507  |  Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm                                                                                                                                                                                                             Registration Appointment times may differ from the office hours 

REGISTER NOW FOR THE                                                2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR!!                                  

****PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE INFORMATION BELOW BEFORE COMPLETING THE ONLINE REGISTRATION TO ENSURE YOU ARE AWARE OF ANY AND ALL CHANGES TO THE REGISTRATION PROCESS****

In order for your child to start school on the first day, Thursday September 3rd, you need to complete the registration process ASAP.  The weeks prior to the first day of school are typically very busy and registration appointments fill up quickly.       

 ****PLEASE VIEW THE DISTRICT'S REOPENING PLAN PRIOR TO YOUR APPOINTMENT.  YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO CHOOSE BETWEEN DISTANCE LEARNING AND IN-PERSON LEARNING FOR YOUR CHILD FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR.

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                             KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION INFORMATION

In the Meriden Public Schools, children who are 5, or will be turning 5, in a given school year, will be eligible to enter Kindergarten. Proof of age must be provided at time of registration. Children born in 2015, or on January 1, 2016, are eligible to start Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.

New Student Registration

We register incoming Kindergarten through 12th grade students that are new to our district. This includes students that have previously attended a Meriden Public School, withdrew to another school district, and are returning to Meriden.  In addition, 3 and 4 year old children who have been found eligible for our PRIDE (Preschoolers Receiving Individualized Developmentally-appropriate Education) and those attending a magnet school for Preschool are registered as students in the Meriden Public Schools.
School districts in Meriden are determined by street address. You can call the Central Registration office at 203-235-1507 if there is a question of which school your child will be attending and if he/she will be provided transportation.

Steps to Register Your Child

Step 1: All eligible students must first have their registration information submitted online. Please follow the link below to start the online process. There are required fields that must be completed before moving from one page to the next. You will be able to save your information and return if needed. There is a computer in our office for your use if you do not have access to a computer.  Please call the office to schedule a time to use this computer. 
Step 2: Prior to beginning the online registration process, it is recommended that you compile all the required documentation in order to complete the form accurately.  You will have the opportunity to upload your proof of residency (POR) prior to submitting your child's registration.  See below for accepted documents for proof of residency.  After submitting your child's online registration you will need to make an appointment to complete the registration at the Central Registration Office.  Please bring the remaining documents to this appointment.   

REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS

We require the following documents to complete your child's registration: 
   
Parent or legal guardian's Photo ID
Guardianship papers (if applicable)
Child's long form birth certificate
Most recent physical and immunization records - please make an appointment with the health clinic to provide your child's health forms
Special Education Records (if applicable ie:  IEP, 504 plan, evaluations, etc)
High School registrations: incoming 9th grade students need to provide their 8th grade report card when registering for the start of the school year
High School registrations:  withdrawal paperwork from previous school; transcripts; current schedule (if transferring during the school year)
 
   ACCEPTED DOCUMENTS FOR PROOF OF RESIDENCY    
 These documents can be uploaded.  If they are not, you must bring them with you to your registration appointment.  We require one document from Column A and one document from Column B.
COLUMN A
COLUMN B
Deed to home, current mortgage bill
Current utility bill (electric, gas, oil, cable)
Homeowner's Property Tax Statement
Automobile Insurance with current address
current water bill
Mortgage closing statement
Homeowner's or Renter's Insurance policy (policy must be current)
Current bank or credit card statement with current address
Rental Agreement
current paystub or paycheck with address
If a rental agreement is not available, a Residency Declaration form completed by the landlord affirming tenancy and a copy of a current rent payment is needed
 
                                                                                                                                                                                

 

In keeping with the City Health Department's procedures during the Covid-19 health crisis, only ONE parent will be allowed in the office.  Everyone entering the building must wear a face mask.
You will receive a call from Central Registration prior to your appointment to confirm the appointment and ask you a few simple questions.  When you arrive at 165 Miller Street for your appointment, please call the office and you will be let into the building. 
  • You can call the office with questions you may have at 203-235-1507.  You can also email your questions, in English or Spanish: Registration@meridenk12.org

Online Registration Link

  • Online Registration (English)
  • Online Registration (Spanish)
  • If you have questions while completing the registration information, there is a HELP option that can answer many common questions and help you navigate through the online registration site. You can also call the Family Support Line between the hours of 9:00 am and 8:00 pm at 866-434-6276.

Medical Registration Requirements

Before admission to the Meriden Public Schools, each parent or guardian must give proof of a recent physical examination and immunization records for their student by a physician and contain all the pertinent information that is on the State of Connecticut blue Health Assessment Record. All new students entering the Meriden Public Schools shall be required to be immunized against poliomyelitis, mumps, measles, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and rubella in accordance with administrative regulations and state law.

Incoming Kindergarten students and students transferring from out of the state need to provide their immunization records and a physical dated within the last twelve months of their first entry into the district. 

For specific questions about health requirements for entry into the Meriden Public Schools, please contact the Meriden Health Department. The clinic's phone number is 203-630-4234.  

Residency / Age Requirements

No child shall be enrolled in school until the criteria of age and residency are met. Residency forms must be completed and verified before a student is admitted. The burden of proof in determining student residency shall be on the party claiming residency.

Language Testing

Some students may require a language dominance test after the registration has been reviewed.  If so, you will be contacted by the Office of Bilingual Education to set up an appointment for you to bring your child in for the test.  We will do our best to coordinate this appointment with your Central Registration appointment and your Clinic appointment if at all possible.  For questions about the Bilingual Education Program, please call 203-630-4192.