The parent/legal guardian must be present at the
time of registration and must provide a valid photo ID (driver’s
Registration generally takes about 30 to 45
minutes for each student.
Bus Transportation will be arranged on the day of
Students in grades K-2
will be screened and enter school as soon as possible. Grades 3-5
will be admitted into school after records are reviewed and tours
will be arranged as needed. Grades 6
-8 will be contacted by the Middle School
guidance office for an appointment to get their schedule and date to
start school. For grades 9 -12, the
registrar will confirm an appointment at the high school guidance
office to review the grades/transcripts with the student and
parent/guardian for accurate placement. No students will be admitted
into school until all documents are in order and presented at
Kindergarten registration and
screening for the 2016-17 school year will be April 19-21 and 24-26. After these dates, please call the registrar to schedule an
appointment for any and all registrations. There is no cut off time
for district resident students to enter.
Students must be five years old on or before
December 1 to start school in September of that year. There will be
Registration and screening for kindergarten
students takes place at the Elementary School the spring before the
child will attend. Appointments for eligible students are scheduled
and parents contacted by mail a few weeks prior to registration.
Please contact the registration office to have your child’s name
added to the mailing list.
The following documents are required to register a
student into the Goshen Central School District: 1)
proof of residency; 2) child's birth certificate; 3) health records; 4)
school records; 5) custody documents (if necessary); 6) parent driver's
1. Proof of
All new students entering the Goshen Central School
District must provide the proper documentation to establish residency.
The documents provided must always state the student’s physical address
(that is, where the student rests his or her head each night.) A post
office box is never an acceptable address for the purpose of determining
residency. Forms of Residency are a utility bill, medical bill, auto
insurance card, cable bill, bank statement, credit card bill, or post
office verification card.
Please carefully read the section below that pertains to your situation
to determine what documents are required:
IF YOU ARE A HOMEOWNER, you
must supply a mortgage or deed.
*If you have just recently closed on a new
home, please provide (1) your Settlement/Closing Statement or the
Certificate of Occupancy or Deed, and/or (2) a homeowner’s insurance
policy or utility hook-up receipt.
*If you are in the process of
buying a house, the contract signed by buyer and seller is
acceptable until you receive a utility bill, required within 30
IF YOU ARE A RENTER, you must supply (1) your
signed lease agreement with the term listed. A current cable,
electric or fuel delivery bill, or utility hook-up receipt is also
required within 30 days.
IF YOU RENT WITHOUT A LEASE, (on a month to month
basis) the following must be provided: (1) a notarized letter from
the landlord (2) A current cable, electric or fuel delivery bill, or
utility hook-up receipt is requested within 30 days.
Landlord Affidavit (PDF)
IF YOU LIVE WITH A DISTRICT RESIDENT, (ex:
parent, grandparent, friend) and do not pay rent, you must complete
a signed and notarized affidavit. The affidavit must be completed as
follows: The first is to be signed by the parent or legal guardian
registering the student. The second is to be signed/notarized by the
person you will be living with who must also provide an additional
proof of address such as a current cable, electric or fuel delivery
bill, or utility hook-up receipt.
Living with Others
IF YOU MOVE - When a currently enrolled student
has a change of address or transfers within the school district,
a new proof of residency should be submitted to assure that mail
reaches the parent/guardian at the proper address.
Change of address)
You may also submit any other
relevant evidence you wish to, including but not limited to the
following types of documentation:
income tax form;
utility or other bills;
membership documents (e.g.,
library cards) based upon residency;
official driver's license,
learner's permit or non-driver identification;
state or other government
documents issued by federal,
state or local agencies (e.g., local social service agency, federal
Office or Refugee Resettlement); or
evidence of custody of the
child in question, including but not limited to judicial custody or
order or guardianship documentation.
You must provide your child’s original birth
certificate with a raised seal for students entering kindergarten. A
copy is sufficient for all other grades.
If you do not have an original birth certificate, we
will accept your child’s original baptismal certificate with a raised
seal or a valid passport.
If you do not have either of these
types of documents, please provide your child's passport, regardless of
the issuing nation. In the absence of any of the aforementioned, you may
provide any other documentation that has been in existence for more than
two years that could be used to establish your child's age. For example:
official driver's license;
state or other government
school photo identification
with date of birth;
hospital or health records;
- documents issued by federal, state or local
agencies (e.g., local social service agency, federal Office or
- court orders or other
3. Health Records -
NYS Law requires physicals for children in grades K,
2, 4, 7, 10 and new students. Sports participants physicals are needed
for those in grades 7 to 12.
An immunization record must be provided at
registration. This must be signed or stamped by a licensed health care
A physical exam is required for all new students.
A dental certificate is optional. If your child has
been seen by your family dentist, or is currently under treatment,
please have him fill out the Annual Dental Exam Form.
dental form (PDF)
If you need a Request for Religious Exemption to
Immunization Form, please contact the Registrar at (845) 615-6767.
Transcript (Required of all high school students;
report card recommended for all other grade levels.)
Students with a disability - If your child is
classified with a disability, if possible, please submit any supporting
documents and reports from the previous district.
If you are not the natural parent but have legal
guardianship of the student, please provide us with the appropriate
If the ‘other parent’ has physical/primary custody,
the secondary parent can not register this student without revised court
papers indicating that person now has either joint custody or physical
If there are any other special circumstances such as
name change, please bring those documents with you also.
6. Parents Driver’s
Effective March 1,
2013 - When an enrolled student has a change of
address within the school district, his or her residency must be
verified with the District Registrar. You can no longer call the schools
or the bus garage to request an address change.
Please note that all school mail will be sent to the
previous address and bus transportation WILL NOT be arranged until
proper proof of residency is submitted to the Registrar. There are NO
exceptions. Once the address change is verified with the Registrar, the
Transportation Department will contact the parent with the new bus
You will be asked to submit the following documents:
1. Two new proofs of residency from the following:
Driver’s license – must have new address
Auto insurance card/letter
Cable or Direct TV bill
Official postal address change
Lease – acceptable only if you live at a complex;
a lease is not accepted from a landlord who owns the house.
2. Address Change Form
with Landlord Affadavit and Student Residency