Central Registration Office
165 Miller Street | 203-235-1507 | Registration@meridenk12.org
Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Registration Appointment times may differ from office hours.
Welcome to the Meriden Public Schools.
We are excited to welcome you and your family into our school community. Please be sure to read all of the information below before going to the online registration link. Understanding this information will provide clarification and minimize any confusion in the enrollment process.
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New Student Registration
Registration is for incoming Kindergarten through 12th grade students who 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) Program and those attending a magnet school for Preschool are registered as students in the Meriden Public Schools.
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.
School districts in Meriden are determined by street address. You can contact the Central Registration office if there is a question of which school your child will be attending and if he/she will be provided transportation.
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 residency shall be on the party claiming residency. Without proof of residency, the registration process cannot be completed.
Steps to Register your Child
Compile all of the required documentation in order to make sure you have everything so the registration process will go smoothly and efficiently. This will prevent any unnecessary follow-ups or delays in the student’s registration. You will need the following;
- Proof of Residency Documents (see below for accepted proof)
- Parent or legal guardian's Photo ID
- Guardianship papers (if applicable)
- Child's long form birth certificate (birth certificate card is not acceptable)
- Most recent physical and immunization records
- Special Education Records (if applicable ie: IEP, 504 plan, evaluations, etc.)
- New 9th Grade High School Registration 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 Proof of Residency Documents
These documents can be uploaded once you begin the online registration process. If they are not uploaded, you must bring them with you to your registration appointment. We require one document from Category A and one document from Category B.
Current is defined as within the last 60 days from the date of the appointment. All documents from both categories must have a matching address of listed residence. Pictures of envelopes with the address of listed residence are not acceptable.
|Category A||Category B|
|Deed to home||Current Utility Bill (Electricity, Gas, Oil, Cable)|
|Current Mortgage Bill||Automobile Insurance|
|Homeowner's Property Tax Statement||Current bank or credit card statement|
|Most recent quarterly City Water Bill||Current Pay Stub or Paycheck|
|Mortgage Closing Statement|
|Valid Rental Agreement/Lease|
|Homeowner's or Renter's Insurance Policy|
|(Policy must be valid and up to date.)|
If a rental agreement or lease is not available, a Residency Declaration Form must be completed by the landlord affirming tenancy and a copy of a current rent payment is needed. Documentation from Category B will still be required.
Other living situations
If you do not own home or rent an apartment and are living with a Meriden resident, an Affidavit #2 Form will need to be completed by the Meriden resident. In addition to this form, we will need the Proof of Residency Documents mentioned above in the Meriden resident’s name.
If your child is living with a Meriden resident and you are residing at a different location, an Affidavit #3 Form will be needed. This affidavit will need to be notarized. In addition to this form, we will need the Proof of Residency Documents in the Meriden resident’s name.
You can obtain any of the mentioned forms by emailing the Central Registration Office.
If you have other living situations not described above and are not sure what documents you will need, please contact the Central Registration Office via phone at 203-235-1507 or via email at Registration@meridenk12.org.
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act was created to reduce barriers that have prevented many homeless youth from enrolling, attending and succeeding in school. It defines “homeless children and youth” as individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. The term includes children and youth who are:
- Sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, fleeing an abuser, or a similar reason (sometimes referred to as a double-up)
- Living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, bus or train station, or camping ground due to lack of alternative adequate accommodation
- Living in emergency or transitional shelters, abandoned in hospitals; or similar settings
All eligible students must have their registration information submitted online. There will be a link below to start the online registration. There are required fields that must be filled out before moving one page to the next. You will be able to save your information and return if needed. If you have more than one child that needs to be registered, you must complete a registration for each child. After you complete the first child’s registration, it will give you the option to fill out another child’s registration or schedule an appointment.
If you do not have access to a computer please visit the Meriden Public Library or contact the Central Registration Office via phone at 203-235-1507 or via email at Registration@meridenk12.org.
After submitting your child’s online registration, you will need to make an appointment to complete the process at the Central Registration Office. The steps for making an appointment will be described as you are filling out the online registration. On the same website, you will be able to select an appointment that will be in a 20-minute increment. If you are registering multiple children, we ask that you schedule an appointment for each child. Please arrive on time as we have multiple appointments and one late appointment will create a delay in the schedule for others.
Please view the District’s Reopening Plan prior to your registration appointment. You will need to choose between distance learning and in-person learning for your child at the appointment. Please call your district school if you have specific questions about their reopening plan.
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. If you have any questions, you can contact the Central Registration Office via phone at 203-235-1507 or via email at Registration@meridenk12.org.
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.
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.
Annual Magnet School Residency Verification
If your child is currently registered with the Meriden Public Schools and is attending a magnet school it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to show Proof of Residency to the District every year. There is no need to re-register your child. You can call or email the office to make an appointment to present it in person. You can also email a picture of the Proof of Residency to Registration@meridenk12.org. Be sure to include the Name of the Student, the magnet school and your name.
Online Registration Link
- Online Registration (English)
- Online Registration (Spanish)
If you experience technical difficulties while filling out the registration forms, you can contact PowerSchool Enrollment Support via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via chat at help.powerschool.com or via phone by calling 866-434-6276. If calling, as of 10/2020, you would press option 1 for the first two options, then option 5, then option 1, from here it should connect you to a representative who can assist you. This Family Support Line is available between the hours of 9:00 am and 8:00 pm.