NOW ACCEPTING new registration for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year for grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Kindergarten registration for 2017-18 begins in February (see Kindergarten Registration in the menu to the left). Registration for all other grades starts in April, 2017.
FIRST: Registration for the current school year can take place at any time. The process takes 2-3 days, depending upon circumstances. You can help make the process go smoothly by being prepared with all of the necessary documents when you come in for your appointment.
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. Be sure to include the last school your child attended, even if it was a preschool, daycare, or nursery school. 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 filled out by hand (not just signed) and brought with you to your appointment. If you would like, all of those forms are listed below, and you can print them from this site. In addition, 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 card(s) 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: Before you leave Gateway, 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 and 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.
Homeowners: photo ID and a tax bill or mortgage statement
Renters: photo ID and 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.
In addition to the forms above, the Parent/Guardian Provides:1. Proof of child's birth
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).
Dr. Maureen Reusche
Superintendent of Schools