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Enrollment Policy - District Residents

Welcome to the Fairbanks Local School District! The district has centralized enrollment. You must register your child at the Board of Education office (Entrance B, in front of the Middle School).

To enroll your child in the district, please see the steps outlined below:

Step 1:  Download the 2018-2019 enrollment packet for this current school year or the 2019-2020 enrollment packet for the upcoming school year.

Step 2: Bring the completed and signed enrollment packet along with the following documents:

  • Proof of Residence- Accepted forms to prove residence are:
    • Utility bills: Only gas, water or electric bills with both service and mailing addresses visible in the parent/guardian's name are accepted. We do not accept trash, phone or cable bills.
    • Lease agreements (when stated that utilities are included), in the parent/guardian's name 
    • If you are living with someone and do not have a utility or lease in your name, a Residence Affidavit must be completed.
  • The child's birth certificate (It must be the original, state-issued certificate. We do not accept the "footprints" certificates produced at the hospital.)
  • Immunization records
  • Custody papers, divorce decree, or separation papers

Step 3: Complete  Final Forms online emergency medical forms for your child(ren)

Step 4: Once the enrollment paperwork and Final Forms are complete, you will need to contact the building where the child will attend for scheduling:

Step 5: You will receive a letter confirming enrollment from the Board of Education office. This will contain all information to enroll in PowerSchool for you and your child. Please contact the Board of Education office if any information in this letter is not correct.

Typically, it takes a minimum of 24-48 hours to process enrollment paperwork. Your child cannot attend until all enrollment paperwork has been completed. The Fairbanks District cannot contact school districts to get this information; it must be provided by the parent/guardian prior to the enrollment of your child in the Fairbanks District.

If you have questions, you may contact the enrollment staff. Office hours are August - May: 7:30AM - 4:00PM and June - July: 7:30AM - 3:00PM.

Kelly Heiss, Central Office Secretary, at 937-349-3731 x.1200

Chris Logan, EMIS Coordinator, at 937-349-3731 x.1209

Kindergarten Round-Up

Kindergarten Round-Up will be held May 2nd and 3rd, 2019 by appointment. Incoming kindergartners must be 5 years old by August 1, 2019. To schedule your kindergarten round-up appointment, please contact Jessica Rausch at 937-349-9000 x.2100 or Kelly Heiss at 937-349-3731 x.1200.

At your appointment, your child will go through a basic assessment and the results will be reviewed with you. During the assessment, parents/guardians will complete enrollment paperwork for their child.

Kindergarten Enrollment Packets can be downloaded here, or will be available at your appointment.

In addition to the completed kindergarten enrollment packet, please bring the following paperwork with you to the appointment:

  • Proof of Residence: 
    • We accept the following: Gas, water or electric bills, and lease agreements (when stated that utilities are included), in the parent/guardian's name. If you are living with someone and do not have a utility in your name, a Residence Affidavit must be completed. Trash bills, cell or cable bills will NOT be accepted.
  • The child's birth certificate 
    • It must be the original, state-issued certificate. We do not accept the "footprints" certificates produced at the hospital.
  • Immunization records
  • Custody papers, divorce decree, or separation papers

Due to space constraints and to keep the focus on your kindergartner, the district respectfully requests that parents refrain from bringing siblings or other children with them to the their Kindergarten Round-Up appointment. 

Open Enrollment Policy - Non District Residents

Open enrollment for non-district residents is closed for the 2018-2019 school year. As of Monday, February 25, 2019, the Board of Education approved open enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year.

The open enrollment application window opens Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 8:00AM and will close Friday, May 3, 2019 at 4PM. You must report to the Board of Education office (Entrance B) to pick up an application. Applications are not available online. Completed applications must be returned, in person, to the Board of Education office by 4PM on Friday, May 3, 2019.

A proof of residence document must be supplied with the application. Applications without proof of residency will not be considered. 

Proof of Residence documents include: gas, water or electric bills, and lease agreements (when stated that utilities are included), in the parent/guardian's name are the only accepted forms. If you are living with someone and do not have a utility in your name, a Residence Affidavit must be completed.

If Board-adopted capacities have not been exceeded, enrollment privileges may extended until the capacities have been met. However, open enrollment applications will not be accepted after the last Friday in September. Families will receive the district's decision on open enrollment applications by letter.