Requirements: 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.