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Registering a Student for School

Thank you for your interest in the Gilchrist County School District.  Please use the following information to guide you through the student registration process.

  • Birth Certificate

Students must be 5 years old on or before September 1 to attend Kindergarten.Students must be 6 years old on or before September 1 to attend grade 1. All students new to Gilchrist County Schools must present proof of identify/age.[F.S. 1003.24(4)]

  • Proof of Residency

Documentation must be provided that you live in a home within Gilchrist County.Information regarding proof of residency is provided in Step # 3.

  • Child’s Social Security Number(Optional)

School system personnel are required to ask for this, but students are not required to have it.

  • Florida Certificate of Immunization

All students entering school in Florida for the first time must have a completed Florida Certificate of Immunization (DOH 680 Form) appropriate for their grade level.[F.S. 1003.22(4)]

  • School Physical

All new students entering school in Florida for the first time must have a school health examination certificate signed by a licensed examiner (certificates must have been issued within 12 months prior to enrollment/registration & must be filled out completely on the front & backside of the form.This is not to be confused with sports physicals.[F.S. 1003.00]

  • Emergency Contact List

Be prepared to inform the school a list of people to contact in the event of an emergency and who may pick-up your child from school.

  • Provide the following if relevant to your child:
    • Recent Individual Education Plan (IEP)
    • 504 Plan
    • Custody papers
    • Any additional information needed to properly meet your child’s needs
 

REGISTRATION GATEWAY

You will be asked to schedule an appointment with the school guidance clerk when completing the online registration paperwork.

  • Bring copies of the required documents to this appointment (see Step #1 for a list of the required documents).

Computer access is available in the front office of each school if needed to complete the online portion of student registration.


Carefully review the two categories below to determine which one best describes your residential status.Once determined, you will be required to provide and complete everything listed for that category.



In-County Property Owner and Live on Site

  • Provide at least (2) forms of appropriate documents listed below:
    • Property appraiser site printed verification of ownership
    • Mortgage deed
    • Electric or Utility bill
    • Property Tax Record
  • Complete Address Affidavit


In-County Resident:Lease/Rent from or Live with someone who is a Property owner in Gilchrist County

  • Complete Address Affidavit
    • Complete Owner /Renter Legal Resident Affidavit (must be notarized) to be completed by the actual owner of the property.
  • Provide at least (2) forms of appropriate documents listed below:
    • Property appraiser site printed verification of ownership
    • Mortgage deed
    • Electric or Utility bill
    • Property Tax Record
    • Rental Agreement

Student and parent will meet the principal and guidance counselor, gain information about the new student’s schedule, and receive a welcome packet on behalf of the Gilchrist County School District.