Student Registration



 
 
Director
Akua A Goodrich
 
P:  (315) 435-4545
F:  (315) 435-6210
registration@scsd.us
Address:
1005 W. Fayette St.
4th Floor, Syracuse, NY 13204
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  

2019 - 2020 Open Application Period: February 1 to March 31, 2019

 

First time or returning student? Enroll via our online process  
 
 
Important Documents

1.


Complete the online application

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Registration Requirements

2.


Complete and submit all required forms and supporting documents. 

See section below. 

3.


A representative of the Department of Student Registration will contact you with your child’s school placement.
Required Forms and Documents










 

Required Forms & Documents

Proof of Address


Lease
Mortgage
Utility Bill
Etc

Proof of Age


Birth certificate
Passport
Government-issued identification
etc.

Physical Exam & Immunization Records


Physical Exam ( signed by physician or clinical staff)
Up-to-date shots record

If applicable, the following documents are required:


Current court-ordered custody agreements
Foster care placements, etc.
Special education records, such as an IEP.
 
Finally, the additional forms found in the Registration Packet must be filled out and submitted as well. The packet consists of information that we must collect but that cannot be collected via the online process.

Click here for registration packet

Eligibility

Pre - K


Students entering Pre-K must be residents of the City of Syracuse to enroll. Children must be 3 or 4 years old, on or before December 1, 2019 to enroll in Pre-K.

Kindergarten


Students must be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2019 to enroll in Kindergarten. Active Pre-K students do not have to re-register in order to attend Kindergarten. 

To register for Kindergarten, please see the Registration Process and Requirements section.

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Registration Requirements

Continuity


Students who are currently enrolled (active) in a Syracuse City School District- Pre-K or affiliated Pre-Kindergarten program do not have to re-register for Kindergarten. They will “roll up” to Kindergarten and be assigned to their home school (the school zoned for the student’s home address), based on seat availability. However, if a student was withdrawn from the Pre-K program during the school year without completion, they must be re-registered in order to attend Kindergarten.










 
 
 

Notice to Families in the Lemoyne Neighborhood

The District is phasing-in Montessori @ Lemoyne and phasing-out Lemoyne Elementary School.  Therefore, students who reside in the Lemoyne neighborhood will not be automatically assigned to their home school for Pre-K or Kindergarten.  Families who are currently enrolled, as well as families with students who are new to the District, will be given the option to choose a different elementary school within the North quadrant.  The Department of Student Registration will correspond with each family to confirm their school of interest.  Parents/guardians will be asked to rank their choice, and then given their highest priority based on seat availability.

Notice to Families in the Hughes Neighborhood

In addition, the District has phased-out Hughes Elementary School and phased-in Syracuse Latin.  Pre-K programming is available at Syracuse Latin for families who reside in the Hughes Neighborhood and request to enroll their children in the Pre-K Program at Syracuse Latin.  Please be advised that students who are enrolled in Syracuse Latin for Pre-K will not roll up to Syracuse Latin for Kindergarten.  Syracuse Latin is a selective enrollment school and all families are invited to submit an application during the open enrollment period of February 1, 2019 – March 31, 2019.  Submission of an application does not guarantee enrollment.  Students must participate in the testing and screening process, be deemed eligible to enroll in the school, and then selected in the lottery should there be more students deemed eligible than there are seats available at each grade level.


 
The Syracuse City School District is proud to offer a wide selection of unique programs for students entering PreK through 9th grade.  Parents/guardians seeking the opportunity to enroll their child in one of these programs must complete an online application during the open enrollment period of February 1 – March 31, 2019.  Submission of an application does not guarantee enrollment.

Information on mandatory steps for families with new or returning students:

  • Families who apply to Montessori must also complete a Pre-K Enrollment registration.
  • Families who apply to Syracuse Latin (K-6) must complete a K Enrollment or Open Enrollment 1-12 registration, depending on the grade level.

  • Families who apply to a Dual Language program (Delaware or Seymour) must also complete a K Enrollment or Open Enrollment 1-12 registration, depending on the grade level.

  • Families who apply to Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS) must also complete an Open Enrollment 1-12 registration.

  • Families completing a K-8 Transfer application must also complete a K Enrollment or Open Enrollment 1-12 registration, depending on the grade level.

  • Families completing a High School Choice and/or High School Transfer application must also complete an Open Enrollment 1-12 registration.

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Elementary School
Click here for more information.


Montessori @ Lemoyne (PK 3 Only)
Syracuse Latin School (K-5)
Seymour Dual Language Academy (K-5)
Delaware Dual Language Academy (K-5)

Middle School
Click here for more information.


Expeditionary Learning Middle School (ELMS) (6th grade only)

High School ( students entering 9th grade only )
Click here for more information.


Automotive Technology
Barbering
Biotechnology
Business Technology
Computer Forensics
Construction Technology
Cosmetology
Culinary Arts
Cybersecurity
Electrical Trades
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
Fire/Rescue
Forensic Sciences
Geospatial Technology
Health Professions
International Academy
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Law Enforcement
Manufacturing Technology Pre-      Apprenticeship
Media Communications
Medical Assisting
Navy JROTC
Nottingham Natural Resources STEM
P-TECH Clinical Laboratory Technology
P-TECH Computer Information Systems
P-TECH Electrical and Mechanical Technology
P-TECH Health Information Technology
P-TECH Mechanical Technology
P-TECH Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems
Urban Teaching Preparation
Welding 










 
The Syracuse City School District offers families an opportunity to request a transfer from one SCSD school to another, following certain criteria. The different types of transfers and the criteria associated with each are listed below in priority order:

Important Note: Per Board policy, students can only receive two transfers during their elementary and middle school years. Students enrolled in high school are only eligible for one transfer during the span of 9th-12th grade.

Kindergarten


1.Home School and Join Sibling Transfer

2.Quadrant Transfer Only

Elementary


1.Home School and Join Sibling Transfer

2.Join Sibling Transfer Only

3.Home School Transfer Only

4.Quadrant Transfer Only

Middle


1.Home School and Join Sibling Transfer

2.Join Sibling Transfer Only

3.Home School Transfer Only

4.Quadrant Transfer Only

High


1.Home School and Join Sibling Transfer

2.Join Sibling Transfer Only

3.Home School Transfer Only

4.Students Currently Attending Frazer or Westside Academy at Blodgett, or students who live in the West Quadrant and attend CORE, ELMS, or Grant.














 

Definitions of Terminology



Home School and Join Sibling Transfer

Each address in the Syracuse City School District has a zoned school assigned to it, and this is known as the Home School. A transfer may be submitted during the transfer period.  This transfer type is applicable when a transfer application is submitted to transfer to the student’s home school AND there is a sibling already attending there.

Join Sibling Transfer

A transfer submitted in order to place the student at the same school that a sibling currently attends. For the purposes of the Transfer Program, a ‘sibling’ is defined as any school-aged child who is enrolled in the Syracuse City School District and lives in the same household as the transferring student.

Home School Transfer

Each address in the Syracuse City School District has a zoned school assigned to it, and this is known as the Home School. 


Quadrant Transfer

The District is divided geographically into four quadrants. A transfer application may be submitted to request enrollment at another school that is in the same quadrant as the student’s home school.
The New York State Department of Education has the authority to determine that a school has not made demonstrable improvement over a certain period of time.  This decision can lead to a school being identified as a school in “Receivership”.  
Once a school is in “Receivership”, the District is then required to offer students who would attend or are enrolled in the school an opportunity to REQUEST a transfer to a school in good standing.  

Families who select this option are given priority in all transfers, and are allowed the opportunity to transfer if there is a seat available in the school of choice.  If there are more students who request a transfer to a specific school than we have seats available, the District will conduct a random lottery using the Smartchoice Online Lottery System.  If there are no seats available in the school of choice, the student will be placed on the waitlist through the Smartchoice online lottery system.

Please note that seat availability is limited at each school listed below. 

If your child is currently enrolled in Dr. King, Danforth, or Westside Academy @ Blodgett, you may request a Receivership transfer to the schools listed:

Dr. King Elementary


Bellevue
Dr. Weeks
Frazer
McKinley-Brighton
Meachem
Porter

Danforth Middle School


Edward Smith
Frazer
Huntington
Roberts
New School at WSA

Westside Academy at Blodgett


Edward Smith
Frazer
Huntington
Roberts
New School at Danforth










 
McKinney-Vento Liaison: Debra Montroy, Central Registration 315-435-6476.

The Syracuse City School District is dedicated to identification and immediate enrollment for students who are experiencing homelessness on a case-by-case basis.

The District ensures students have access to the same free and appropriate public education (FAPE), including preschool education, as defined by the McKinney-Vento Act reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.


How does McKinney-Vento Act define homelessness? (M-V Section 725(2)(A))

A student who lacks a fixed, adequate and regular nighttime residence.


What does “fixed”, “adequate”, and “regular” mean? (National Center for Homeless Education)

A “fixed” residence is one that is stationary, permanent and not subject to change.

An “adequate” residence is one that is sufficient for meeting both the physical and psychological needs typically met in home environments.

A “regular” residence is one which is used on a nightly basis.


Examples of housing arrangements that are NOT fixed, regular, and adequate can include:

Living in emergency or transitional shelters;

Share housing due to loss of housing or economic hardship (“doubled-up”);

Live in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camp grounds due to lack of alternative adequate housing;

Are awaiting foster care placement;

Are abandoned in hospitals;

Live in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or bus or train stations;

Have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, regular sleeping accommodations;

Are migratory children living in circumstances described above.