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Registration Checklist

This page is meant to provide current and prospective students and their families with an overview of items that might need to be addressed to register for school.

Be sure to check your school's webpage for specific information about registration and start-of-school planning. If you have any trouble with your Jeffco Connect login, contact your child's school for assistance.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR IS NOW OPEN. 

How to register, if you are:

NEW to Jeffco Public Schools

If you are new to our district, start by going to Jeffco Connect. Once you get there, choose "New Parent/Guardian to Jeffco Public Schools" and begin the process of setting up a parent account.

Once you finish entering your parent information, enter student information for each student you need to enroll. After you have entered all of your information, hit "Submit."

Once you complete the Jeffco Connect process, contact your school and arrange a time to provide them with the following required documents:
  • Original birth certificate, affidavit, or other reliable document
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residence*

Check with the school, as well, to see if they require any additional documents such as a new student profile form.

Returning to Jeffco, But Going to a New School

Since you are returning to Jeffco, you already have a Jeffco Connect account. Do NOT create a new Jeffco Connect account. If you are changing schools because you have moved, log in to Jeffco Connect to change your parent address. Then change the address of each student you have enrolled in a Jeffco school.

Once you update Jeffco Connect, contact your new school and arrange a time to provide them with the following required documents:
  • Original birth certificate, affidavit, or other reliable document
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residence*

Check with the school, as well, to see if they require any additional documents such as a new student profile form.

Returning to Jeffco and Attending the Same School

All parents/guardians must update Jeffco Connect every year in order for their students to be considered registered.

Log in to Jeffco Connect to be sure all your child's information is up to date, such as health, residence details, and contact preferences. Be sure to save when done.

*Proof of residence can be an official piece of mail like a utility bill or lease/mortgage agreement that shows the name of the parent/guardian on the student's registration and the same address as the student.

General Checklist & Reminders

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Check your school's website
 (there is a pull down list on the left hand side of the black tool bar at the top of this page). You will find important information, including, but not limited to:

School supply lists and required forms
School calendars and bell schedules
Attendance policies
Emergency and security procedures
Drop-off and pick-up procedures
Student parking information (high school)
Bus schedules (bus stop times, fees, and routes can be found here)
Athletics and activities information 
Back to School events or orientations

Many of these items will be located on your school's website. You can also consult the district's Student and Family Handbook.

Log in to Jeffco Connect to update your information. (If you have forgotten your username, contact your child's school. If you have forgotten your password, click on the forgot password link on the Jeffco Connect login page. All parents/guardians must complete this step to be considered "registered" each year.

Be sure to check all information and preferences for EACH student; they are considered separate records. Additionally, parents cannot access each others' information, so be sure all guardians update their information.

Pay fees. While you are logged in to Jeffco Connect, click on "Jeffco Student Fee Payment" in the bottom of the "User Information" section. Schools can provide you with specific information about what your fees cover. You can learn more about fees here.
Add lunch money to your child's account or set up a new account through SchoolCafe.

Review and update immunizations. If your child had any required immunization updates over the summer, be sure to provide the school with an updated copy of the immunization record on the first day of school. View a list of required immunizations or exemption forms and procedures.

Provide information about medical needs. If your child has medical requirements during the school day, check the school's website or speak to office staff about getting all forms and plans in place before the first day of school.

Complete the Free and Reduced Meals Program application, if applicable. Participants MUST REAPPLY every school year. If your child is already in the program, the status will carry over 30 days into the new school year. This application can also be used to apply for waivers for school fees, transportation fees, and Outdoor Lab fees if the appropriate selections are made on the form. 


Get Informed Before YOU START School

Familarize yourself with the Campus Parent Portal. This is where you will be able to view your student's academic information. You can get to Portal through JeffcoConnect, by logging in and selecting "Campus Portal" from the list of items in the User Information box. For elementary school students, you can view attendance and access immunization records. For middle and high school students, you also can view class schedules, assignments, and grades.

Familarize yourself with school attendance policies. Learn about any forms used by your school for pre-arranged absences. Some schools require forms be submitted days ahead of planned absences. District attendance policies can be found in the Student and Family Handbook (Code of Conduct).

Familarize yourself with emergency and safety procedures, as well as how to respond when running a drill. Be sure you know what to do if you are in a school when an emergency occurs, and what will be required/expected of your student if there is an emergency at school. Discuss these procedures with your child and review the district's emergency procedures and protocols, as well as any at your school.

Familarize yourself with the district's school closure policies and procedures, as well as those of your specific school. Learn more about the district's school closure policies.

Review the Student and Family Handbook (Code of Conduct) so that you and your student are familiar with all district policies including student conduct, accountability, discipline, safety, health, etc.


Get Involved AT YOUR SCHOOL

Volunteer at your school. Our schools LOVE to have parent volunteers! Check with your child's school for where they may need some help. Additionally, be sure to check if they require any volunteer training first, so you are prepared and ready the first time you volunteer.

Join the PTA/PTO. Your school's website may have a PTA page, or the PTA might have its own social media presence. Review opportunities to get involved or volunteer for school events.

Join Watch D.O.G.S. (for dads). See if your school offers the Watch DOG program for dads who want to volunteer to be at school and sign up. It's a fun and eye-opening experience!

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