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Requirements

Pre-kindergarten

To register your child for the current school year they must be at least 3 or 4 years old by October 1st of the current school year. Registration must be done by the parent or a legal guardian (guardianship papers must be presented at the time of registration). The parent or legal guardian must have a valid photo ID present at the time of registration. Birth certificates completed physicals, and immunization (shot) records are mandatory. All persons registering children must bring three (3) proofs of residency.

Proof of Residency List

Verification of a child’s residency in East Orange requires the presentation of:

Any three (3) of the following items listed:

  • Homeowner — East Orange property tax bill, mortgage statement, or signed Contract of Purchase
  • Tenant – Active lease (must be notarized)
  • Child and Parent living with an East Orange Resident — Signed, notarized Sworn Statement of Residency (Residency Check  Form) completed by the East Orange resident and parent or guardian (MUST BE PICKED UP FROM THE ENROLLMENT CENTER – 74 HALSTED ST)    (PLEASE BE ADVISED AN ATTENDANCE OFFICER WILL VISIT THE HOME TO VERIFY YOUR RESIDENCY)
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Court – Court order placing a child in the home of an East Orange resident
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Child Welfare Agency — Documentation from a child welfare agency ordering the placement of a child in the house of an East Orange resident or Foster Parent Placement Letter
  • Driver’s License
  • Vehicle registration
  • Auto insurance card
  • Current utility bill
  • Current cable television bill
  • Current credit card bill
  • Hospital/Medical bills
  • Official mail (government correspondence: Internal Revenue, Division of Taxation, Social Security Administration)
  • Public assistance documents
  • Unemployment benefit verification
  • Income tax return (current year received thru the mail)
  • Bank statement
  • Recent paycheck/stub
  • Postal Change of Address

Medical Requirements

For Pre-kindergarten, your child must have a current copy of immunization (shot) records  that are age-appropriate along with a current physical. These shots are required and are without exception:

  • 4 doses DTaP
  • 3 doses Polio
  • 1 dose MMR
  • 1 dose HIB (minimum of 1 dose after the 1st birthday)
  • 1 dose Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • 1 dose PCV7/13 (minimum of 1 dose after the 1st birthday)
  • 1 dose Influenza (annually between September 1st to December 31st each year)
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B

Lead Testing

The state of New Jersey requires all Pre-Kindergarten students to get lead tested. Please have your child tested prior to registering. Lead Poisoning can cause learning and behavior problems in children. Lead can also cause slowed growth, anemia, and hearing problems. A child might have lead in his or her blood, but still, look healthy. Prevent lead poisoning. Know your child’s lead number by talking with your physician or your local health department. East Orange Health Department Lead Program — (973)-266-5489

Special Education

If your child has an active/current IEP you must contact the Special Education Department for registration requirements at (973) 266-5785.

Kindergarten

To register your child for this school year they must be at least 5 years old by October 1st. The registration must be done by the parent or a legal guardian (guardianship papers must be presented at the time of registration). The parent or legal guardian must have a valid photo ID present at the time of registration. Birth certificates completed physicals, and immunization (shot) records are mandatory. All persons registering children must bring three (3) proofs of residency.

Proof of Residency List

Verification of a child’s residency in East Orange requires the presentation of:

Any three (3) of the following items listed:

  • Homeowner — East Orange property tax bill, mortgage statement, or signed Contract of Purchase
  • Tenant – Active lease (must be notarized)
  • Child and Parent living with an East Orange Resident — Signed, notarized Sworn Statement of Residency (Residency Check  Form) completed by the East Orange resident and parent or guardian (MUST BE PICKED UP FROM THE ENROLLMENT CENTER – 74 HALSTED ST)    (PLEASE BE ADVISED AN ATTENDANCE OFFICER WILL VISIT THE HOME TO VERIFY YOUR RESIDENCY)
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Court – Court order placing a child in the home of an East Orange resident
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Child Welfare Agency — Documentation from a child welfare agency ordering the placement of a child in the house of an East Orange resident or Foster Parent Placement Letter
  • Driver’s License
  • Vehicle registration
  • Auto insurance card
  • Current utility bill
  • Current cable television bill
  • Current credit card bill
  • Hospital/Medical bills
  • Official mail (government correspondence: Internal Revenue, Division of Taxation, Social Security Administration)
  • Public assistance documents
  • Unemployment benefit verification
  • Income tax return (current year received thru the mail)
  • Bank statement
  • Recent paycheck/stub
  • Postal Change of Address

Medical Requirements

 For Kindergarten your child must have a current record of immunization (shot) records that are age-appropriate along with a current physical. These shots are required and are without exception:

  • 4 doses DTaP with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday or any 5 doses
  • 3 doses Polio with one dose given on or after the 4th birthday or any 4 doses
  • 2 doses of MMR
  • 1 dose HIB (age 12-59 months) minimum 1 dose given after the 1st birthday
  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B
  • 1 dose Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • 1 dose of PCV7/13 (age 12-59 months) minimum of 1 dose after the 1st birthday
  • 1 dose Influenza (age 6-59 months) annually between September 1st to December 31st each year

Charter Schools

If your child has been accepted to a Charter School please return to the website and download the Charter School Registration Packet. 

Special Education

If your child has an active/current IEP you must contact the Special Education Department for registration requirements at (973) 266-5785.

Grades 1 through 5

To register your child for a school they must have a transfer and a current report card.  The registration must be done by the parent or a legal guardian (guardianship papers must be presented at the time of registration). The parent or legal guardian must have a valid photo ID present at the time of registration. Birth certificates completed physicals, and immunization (shot) records are mandatory.  All persons registering children must bring three (3) proofs of residency.

Proof of Residency List

Verification of a child’s residency in East Orange requires the presentation of:

Any three (3) of the following items listed:

  • Homeowner — East Orange property tax bill, mortgage statement, or signed Contract of Purchase
  • Tenant – Active lease (must be notarized)
  • Child and Parent living with an East Orange Resident — Signed, notarized Sworn Statement of Residency (Residency Check  Form) completed by the East Orange resident and parent or guardian (MUST BE PICKED UP FROM THE ENROLLMENT CENTER – 74 HALSTED ST)    (PLEASE BE ADVISED AN ATTENDANCE OFFICER WILL VISIT THE HOME TO VERIFY YOUR RESIDENCY)
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Court – Court order placing a child in the home of an East Orange resident
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Child Welfare Agency — Documentation from a child welfare agency ordering the placement of a child in the house of an East Orange resident or Foster Parent Placement Letter
  • Driver’s License
  • Vehicle registration
  • Auto insurance card
  • Current utility bill
  • Current cable television bill
  • Current credit card bill
  • Hospital/Medical bills
  • Official mail (government correspondence: Internal Revenue, Division of Taxation, Social Security Administration)
  • Public assistance documents
  • Unemployment benefit verification
  • Income tax return (current year received thru the mail)
  • Bank statement
  • Recent paycheck/stub
  • Postal Change of Address

Medical Requirements

For grades 1 thru 5, your child must have a current record of immunization (shot) records that are age-appropriate along with a current physical. These shots are required and are without exception:

  • DTaP series (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis): A minimum of four (4) doses is required provided one dose is given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • Polio series: A minimum of three (3) doses is required provided one dose is given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • MMR series (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): Two (2) doses of Measles, One (1) dose of Mumps and Rubella, or two (2) MMR series.
  • 3 doses Hepatitis B series, appropriately spaced.
  • 1 dose Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • TB testing is required for foreign-born students from select countries

Charter Schools

If your child has been accepted to a Charter School please return to the website and download the Charter School Registration Packet. 

Special Education

If your child has an active/current IEP you must contact the Special Education Department for registration requirements at (973) 266-5785.

Grades 6 through 8

To register your child for a school they must have a transfer and a current report card. The registration must be done by the parent or a legal guardian (guardianship papers must be presented at the time of registration). The parent or legal guardian must have a valid photo ID present at the time of registration. Birth certificates and immunization (shot) records are mandatory. A current physical is required.   All persons registering children must bring three (3) proofs of residency.

Proof of Residency List

Verification of a child’s residency in East Orange requires the presentation of:

Any three (3) of the following items listed:

  • Homeowner — East Orange property tax bill, mortgage statement, or signed Contract of Purchase
  • Tenant – Active lease (must be notarized)
  • Child and Parent living with an East Orange Resident — Signed, notarized Sworn Statement of Residency (Residency Check  Form) completed by the East Orange resident and parent or guardian (MUST BE PICKED UP FROM THE ENROLLMENT CENTER – 74 HALSTED ST)    (PLEASE BE ADVISED AN ATTENDANCE OFFICER WILL VISIT THE HOME TO VERIFY YOUR RESIDENCY)
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Court – Court order placing a child in the home of an East Orange resident
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Child Welfare Agency — Documentation from a child welfare agency ordering the placement of a child in the house of an East Orange resident or Foster Parent Placement Letter
  • Driver’s License
  • Vehicle registration
  • Auto insurance card
  • Current utility bill
  • Current cable television bill
  • Current credit card bill
  • Hospital/Medical bills
  • Official mail (government correspondence: Internal Revenue, Division of Taxation, Social Security Administration)
  • Public assistance documents
  • Unemployment benefit verification
  • Income tax return (current year received thru the mail)
  • Bank statement
  • Recent paycheck/stub
  • Postal Change of Address

Medical Requirements

For grades 6 thru 8, your child must have a current physical and a record of immunization (shot) records that are age-appropriate. These shots are required and are without exception:

  • DTaP series (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis): A minimum of four (4) doses is required provided one dose is given on or after the 4th birthday
  • Polio series: A minimum of three (3) doses is required provided one dose is given on or after the 4th birthday
  • MMR series (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): Two (2) doses of Measles, One (1) dose of Mumps and Rubella or two (2) MMR series
  • 3 doses Hepatitis B series, appropriately spaced.
  • 1 dose Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • TB testing is required for foreign-born students from select countries
  • Tdap Booster Meningococcal Vaccination

Specialty Schools

If your child has auditioned for a Performing Arts school or applied to STEM Academy, you must bring the Acceptance Letter.

Charter Schools

If your child has been accepted to a Charter School please return to the website and download the Charter School Registration Packet. 

Special Education

If your child has an active/current IEP you must contact the Special Education Department for registration requirements at (973) 266-5785.

Grade 9

To register your child for the 9th grade they must have an 8th-grade diploma and a final report card.  If your child is coming from a school that does not issue 8th grade diplomas, you must present a final report card that shows your child has successfully completed the 8th grade and is eligible for promotion to the 9th grade. The registration must be done by the parent or a legal guardian (guardianship papers must be presented at the time of registration). The parent or legal guardian must have a valid photo ID present at the time of registration. Birth certificates, current physical and immunization (shot) records are mandatory.  All persons registering children must bring three (3) proofs of residency.

Proof of Residency List

Verification of a child’s residency in East Orange requires the presentation of:

Any three (3) of the following items listed:

  • Homeowner — East Orange property tax bill, mortgage statement, or signed Contract of Purchase
  • Tenant – Active lease (must be notarized)
  • Child and Parent living with an East Orange Resident — Signed, notarized Sworn Statement of Residency (Residency Check  Form) completed by the East Orange resident and parent or guardian (MUST BE PICKED UP FROM THE ENROLLMENT CENTER – 74 HALSTED ST)    (PLEASE BE ADVISED AN ATTENDANCE OFFICER WILL VISIT THE HOME TO VERIFY YOUR RESIDENCY)
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Court – Court order placing a child in the home of an East Orange resident
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Child Welfare Agency — Documentation from a child welfare agency ordering the placement of a child in the house of an East Orange resident or Foster Parent Placement Letter
  • Driver’s License
  • Vehicle registration
  • Auto insurance card
  • Current utility bill
  • Current cable television bill
  • Current credit card bill
  • Hospital/Medical bills
  • Official mail (government correspondence: Internal Revenue, Division of Taxation, Social Security Administration)
  • Public assistance documents
  • Unemployment benefit verification
  • Income tax return (current year received thru the mail)
  • Bank statement
  • Recent paycheck/stub
  • Postal Change of Address

Medical Requirements

For grade 9, your child must have a current record of immunization (shot) records that are age-appropriate along with a current physical. These shots are required and are without exception:

  • DPT series (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis): A minimum of four (4) doses is required provided one dose is given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • Polio series: A minimum of three (3) doses is required provided one dose is given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • MMR series (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): Two (2) doses of Measles, One (1) dose of Mumps and Rubella, or two (2) MMR series.
  • 3 doses Hepatitis B series, appropriately spaced.
  • 1 dose Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • TB testing is required for foreign-born students from select countries
  • Tdap Booster
  • Meningococcal Vaccination

If your child is currently in the 9th grade and has received a schedule at their previous school, please also bring an unofficial transcript, a current report card, the 8th-grade diploma, and a transfer with you.

Specialty Schools

If your child has auditioned for a Performing Arts school or applied to STEM Academy, you must bring the Acceptance Letter.

Charter Schools

If your child has been accepted to a Charter School please return to the website and download the Charter School Registration Packet. 

Special Education

If your child has an active/current IEP you must contact the Special Education Department for registration requirements at (973) 266-5785.

Grades 10 through 12

To register your child for grades 10 through 12 you will need their unofficial transcript, transfer, and a current report card. The registration must be done by the parent or a legal guardian (guardianship papers must be presented at the time of registration). The parent or legal guardian must have a valid photo ID present at the time of registration. Birth certificates and immunization (shot) records are mandatory. A current physical is required.  All persons registering children must bring three (3) proofs of residency.

Proof of Residency List

Verification of a child’s residency in East Orange requires the presentation of:

Any three (3) of the following items listed:

  • Homeowner — East Orange property tax bill, mortgage statement, or signed Contract of Purchase
  • Tenant – Active lease (must be notarized)
  • Child and Parent living with an East Orange Resident — Signed, notarized Sworn Statement of Residency (Residency Check  Form) completed by the East Orange resident and parent or guardian (MUST BE PICKED UP FROM THE ENROLLMENT CENTER – 74 HALSTED ST)    (PLEASE BE ADVISED AN ATTENDANCE OFFICER WILL VISIT THE HOME TO VERIFY YOUR RESIDENCY)
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Court – Court order placing a child in the home of an East Orange resident
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Child Welfare Agency — Documentation from a child welfare agency ordering the placement of a child in the house of an East Orange resident or Foster Parent Placement Letter
  • Driver’s License
  • Vehicle registration
  • Auto insurance card
  • Current utility bill
  • Current cable television bill
  • Current credit card bill
  • Hospital/Medical bills
  • Official mail (government correspondence: Internal Revenue, Division of Taxation, Social Security Administration)
  • Public assistance documents
  • Unemployment benefit verification
  • Income tax return (current year received thru the mail)
  • Bank statement
  • Recent paycheck/stub
  • Postal Change of Address

Medical Requirements

For grades 10 thru 12, your child must have a current record of immunization (shot) records and a physical that is age-appropriate. These shots are required and are without exception:

  • DPT series (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis): A minimum of four (4) doses is required provided one dose is given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • Polio series: A minimum of three (3) doses is required provided one dose is given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • MMR series (Measles, Mumps, Rubella): Two (2) doses of Measles, One (1) dose of Mumps and Rubella, or two (2) MMR series.
  • 3 doses Hepatitis B series, appropriately spaced.
  • 1 dose Varicella (Chicken Pox)
  • TB testing is required for foreign-born students from select countries
  • Tdap Booster
  • Meningococcal Vaccination

Specialty Schools

If your child has auditioned for a Performing Arts school or applied to STEM Academy, you must bring the Acceptance Letter.

Charter Schools

If your child has been accepted to a Charter School please return to the website and download the Charter School Registration Packet. 

Special Education

If your child has an active/current IEP you must contact the Special Education Department for registration requirements at (973) 266-5785.

Charter

Registration of your child for Charter school must be done by the parent or the legal guardian (guardianship papers must be presented at the time of registration). The parent or legal guardian must have a valid photo I.D. present at the time of registration. Birth certificates and an Acceptance Letter are mandatory. All persons registering children must present three (3) proofs of residency.

If your child is transferring into Charter from a school in the East Orange school district you must bring a transfer.

Children do not have to be present at the time of registration.

Proof of Residency List

Verification of a child’s residency in East Orange requires the presentation of:

Any three (3) of the following items listed:

  • Homeowner — East Orange property tax bill, mortgage statement, or signed Contract of Purchase
  • Tenant – Active lease (must be notarized)
  • Child and Parent living with an East Orange Resident — Signed, notarized Sworn Statement of Residency (Residency Check  Form) completed by the East Orange resident and parent or guardian (MUST BE PICKED UP FROM THE ENROLLMENT CENTER – 74 HALSTED ST)    (PLEASE BE ADVISED AN ATTENDANCE OFFICER WILL VISIT THE HOME TO VERIFY YOUR RESIDENCY)
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Court – Court order placing a child in the home of an East Orange resident
  • Child Placed in East Orange by Child Welfare Agency — Documentation from a child welfare agency ordering the placement of a child in the house of an East Orange resident or Foster Parent Placement Letter
  • Driver’s License
  • Vehicle registration
  • Auto insurance card
  • Current utility bill
  • Current cable television bill
  • Current credit card bill
  • Hospital/Medical bills
  • Official mail (government correspondence: Internal Revenue, Division of Taxation, Social Security Administration)
  • Public assistance documents
  • Unemployment benefit verification
  • Income tax return (current year received thru the mail)
  • Bank statement
  • Recent paycheck/stub
  • Postal Change of Address

Frequently Asked Questions


The time required to complete a registration depends on the complexity. To speed up the registration process please make sure you bring the required documents listed on the web-site for your child’s grade level.

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If you reside with an East Orange resident and do not have the three (3) required proofs of address in your name, then you must come to the Enrollment Center and pick-up a Residency Check form. An appointment is not necessary to pick up the Residency Check form.

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Birth certificate, a current physical and shot records are mandatory, and registration cannot be completed without those documents.

For school records we have a fax request form that you can download and bring with you to your scheduled appointment. There is a 48 hour turn around time after the request is faxed. Please bring the phone number, fax number or e-mail address for the previous school. The name of a contact person would also be helpful.

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Children registering for the East Orange School District must be present at the time of registration.

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To start the on-line pre-registration, go to: https://eosd.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/apply

Both the pre-registration process and scheduling your appointments are available on-line.

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Registration must be done by a parent (named on the birth certificate) or a legal guardian (must present guardianship papers) who resides in East Orange.

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Registration can take place at any point in the current school year if your child meets the age requirements.

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74 Halsted Street, 3rd floor
East Orange, NJ 07018

Information: 973-266-2399