Haverford Township School District welcomes you and your children to our community. Registration is now online.  Please read the following paragraphs before clicking on "Online Student Registration" below the Tips and Suggestions

FIRST: While registration can take place at any time during the calendar year, if you want you child(ren) to begin school this year on the first day (September 6), there is an "on time" registration deadline.  This year that date is Friday, August 26, for high school and middle school.  For elementary school, the deadline is Tuesday, August 30.  We cannot guarantee that you child(ren) will be able to begin school on the first day if registration takes place after these dates.

 
SECOND: When you get to the Gateway program click on the word START in the lower left.  Then you will create a user name and password to get started.  Make careful note of them, in case you should have to go back into the site for any reason.
 

THIRD: Please carefully read each page and fill in the information requested.  After you complete each page, you will click on SAVE AND NEXT at the bottom right of the page to move forward.  If you are unable to move forward, you probably missed filling in a piece of required information.  It will be highlighted in pink.  At the bottom of this email is a list of tips/requests for good data entry.

 

FOURTH: Several of the screens will prompt you to print out a form that must be completed and brought with you to your appointment.  Please make sure you do this.  You will also need to provide your child's birth certificate and immunization record as well as proof* that you own or rent your home in Haverford Township.  For middle and high school students we will also need a copy of their most recent report cards that shows at least two sets of grades.

Lastly, if your child has an IEP or a 504 Plan, you will need to provide a copy in addition to the evaluation that lead up to the creation of that document.  It is very important that you bring these documents with you to the registration appointment.  If you do not have them, please obtain copies from your child's current school before coming to your registration appointment.  This will insure continuity of services. 

On the last screen, you will see the statement I have completed this student.  Be sure to check the box under that statement before clicking on SAVE AND NEXT.

FIFTH: Then you will have the opportunity to make an appointment to bring in all of the paperwork.  Your appointment will be at the Oakmont Center.  Registration appointments are scheduled Tuesday through Friday between the hours of 8 to 4.  If you do not see an appointment time that works for you, please call the registrar at 610-853-5900, ext. 7139.

TIPS and SUGGESTIONS

  • Type in lower case with initial caps on proper names.  Please do not type in all upper or all lower case.

  • The "mother" and "father" fields are to be used for the parents with whom the student lives.  For example, if the students lives with father/stepmother, the stepmother's information is entered in the "mother" section.

  • If there is a non-custodial parent involved, that parent's information should be entered as "second family information"

  • In the "emergency contacts" section, do not use the same people as in the "mother" or "father" section as "emergency contacts."  We already have that information, and the schools will always call parents first in an emergency.  This section is for one or two other people who might be able to help in an emergency.

  • Make sure you provide a fax number for the student's previous school on the Records Release Form.  If you don't have it, please call the school and get it.

     

    *RESIDENCY PROOF:

    Homeowners:  photo ID and a tax bill or mortgage statement

    Renters:  A copy of the lease which shows your child(ren) listed as occupant(s) and a current utility bill

    If you do not own or rent your own home in Haverford Township, please call the Registrar (610-853-5900, ext. 7139) for further information.

REGISTRATION FORM CHECKLIST
Below is the information you will need in order to complete the online registration.
Please review prior to registering online.
  
Home Language Survey (only for students whose first language is NOT English)
Custody Agreement/Court Orders (for students who do NOT live with both parents at one address)
School Health Record
Medical/Dental Exam Form (this form tell us who will perform exams when they are needed)
Statement of Previous Disciplinary Action (not necessary for kindergarten)
Request for Release of Records (not necessary for kindergarten)
Photo/Media Release
Food Allergy Factsheet
Internet Rules of Use (Kindergarten through grade 5 ONLY)
           *Return Agreement signed by student and parent; retain 3-page Acceptable Use policy for reference.
AM/PM Kindergarten Request Form (for kindergarten ONLY)
 

In addition to the forms above, the Parent/Guardian Provides:

   1.  Proof of child's birth
            (birth certificate, hospital certificate, baptismal certificate, passport are all acceptable)
            NOTE:  children must be 5 year of age by Aug. 31 to begin kindergarten and 6 by Aug. 31 to begin first grade 
   2.  Immunization records (registration cannot be processed without this)
             Required Immunizations
   3.  Documentation of family residence:
             If you own your own home:  deed, settlement statement, tax bill, or mortgage statement
             If you rent your home:  lease agreement that includes the landlord's telephone number,
             lists your child(ren) as occupant(s), and shows landlord and tenant's signatures
             If you do not own or rent in your own name, please call the Registrar immediately for additional instructions
   4.  IEP and evaluation report, if applicable
   5.  Most recent report card that shows at least two sets of grades (this is required for middle and high school students)

Optional Handouts, available from the Registrar.  These are NOT required for registration, but are here for your information: 
 
 
NOTE: If you have any other school records you think would be helpful from your child's previous school, bring them with you when you register.
 
If you have any questions regarding registration, please call the Registrar (Barbara Curtin) at 610-853-5900, ext. 7139.
 

PLEASE BE ADVISED:

As you complete the forms and provide the necessary documentation for registration, we want to bring to your attention that residency allows the provision of free school privileges to children of school age in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The requirements of residency (see Registration Checklist) must be met for enrollment.

We want to advise all registrants applying for enrollment that making any willful false statement is a crime and subjects the person making such false statements to penalties of perjury pursuant to the Pennsylvania Crimes of Offenses Code 18 PA stat. Section 4901, et. seq. Also, the District may bring further charges against the individual for theft of services pursuant to 18 PA stat. Section 3926 and 18 PA stat. Section 3922, both of which would be considered felonies, and Fraudulent Practices pursuant to 18 PA stat. Section 4101, et. seq. The individual also becomes liable for the average annual tuition of over $10,000 (tuition rates fluctuate from year to year).

Sincerely,
Dr. Maureen Reusche
Superintendent of Schools

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