Registering a New Student

South Colonie Central School district provides a tuition-free education for school-aged children residing in the District. Because a residency determination cannot be made without the information on the below registration checklist, please come to your appointment with all of the requested information. If you are unable to obtain the necessary documents, you can still register your child and will be granted three days to collect the information necessary to determine your status as a district resident. Call South Colonie’s registrar at (518) 869-3576 to make an appointment today.

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Registering Your Child

To register your child to attend school in the South Colonie Central School District you will need the following.

Required Documents

Along with a completed registration packet per child, the following documentation is required in order to enroll your child for school:

Proof of age: (any of the following) birth certificate, passport, or baptismal certificate.

Proof of immunization and a physical within the last year: this MUST be signed or stamped by a state-licensed health care provider. Proof may be faxed to 1-833-961-1185 directly from the physician’s office.

Custody papers, if applicable: if the student is not your biological child, you must present documentation that proves a permanent and total transfer of custody and control has been achieved.

Proofs of Residency (3): documents that show you reside in the South Colonie Central School District. Proof of residency includes the following:

    • Deed
    • Tax bill
    • Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy – Must be a valid policy with parent/guardian name and address.
    • Telephone bill w/in 30 days.
    • National grid bill w/in 30 days.
    • Documents issued by the federal, state, or local agencies.
    • Legal and valid lease agreement – Must contain property owner’s name, address, and signature; and name and signature of parent/guardian.
    • Home purchase contract – Must contain seller’s name, the address of the property being purchased, and the purchaser’s name.

School Records: Most current report card, standardized testing results, and contact information, including phone and fax numbers, for the last school attended. Most current Individualized Education Program (IEP) if applicable.

Please note: your child’s placement for school may be delayed if you do not bring the above information with you.

Confirmation of Residency: The district will confirm that the proof of residency accurately reflects the location where the family lives in the district. The district will review records and/or contact the landlord or a residency check to verify residency. If it is determined that the documents do not accurately reflect the family living arrangements, the parent/guardian will be notified in writing of these findings and the student(s) will be un-enrolled in the district.

If any of the above documents are unavailable the school district may consider other forms upon approval.

Please review the registration checklist here: Student Registration Checklist

You may now preregister your child online before coming into the office using Family Connections (see link below), but a student registration does not become active until the parent/guardian meets with the District Registrar to go over the paperwork.

If you are unable to access any of these forms, please call (518) 869-3576 for assistance.

Residency Requirement

All students must be residents of the South Colonie Central School District. Any student found in violation of the district’s Residency Policy will be dismissed immediately from the district.  If you know of a family who may be in violation of the residency policy, please call the ANONYMOUS Residency Tipline at (518) 869-3576.

Have You Moved?

If you have moved to a new address within the district please submit to the District Registrar a Change of address form, residency questionnaire form, and provide (3) proofs of the new address. 

Change of Address Form – Only applies if you have moved within the South Colonie Central District

Transportation changes can not be made until the Central Registration Office received the change of address form and the new proof of address.

Private, Parochial and Charter School Registration

Students who reside in South Colonie Central School District, but are enrolled in private, parochial or charter schools should register with the school district. Along with the registration form, please provide proof of residency, the child’s birth certificate, and proof of custody, if applicable. Form can be found above.

Foster Care Point of Contact

In accordance with New York State regulations, school districts are required to appoint a Foster Care Point of Contact. South Colonie’s Foster Care Point of Contact is the District Registrar (518) 869-3576.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act

The South Colonie Central School District is dedicated to helping ensure our students’ education is not disrupted due to loss of housing, economic hardship or disaster. If you have concerns regarding homelessness, contact the district’s McKinney-Vento Liaison, the District Registrar, DeNeen Bogdanowicz at (518) 869-3576 or by email at

McKinney-Vento Program Intake Form