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Residency Verification & Registration

RESIDENCY VERIFICATION - Effective February 1, 2014 (Updated 2/6/14)

Residency Verification Fast Facts:
Connecticut General Statue and Board of Education Policy requires students who are enrolled in the Greenwich Public Schools to be residents of the Town of Greenwich.

Prior to registering a child in a Greenwich Public School, parents are required to provide proof of residency in the Town of Greenwich.

Parents who move during the school year must re-verify and complete a new RESIDENCY VERIFICATION CHECKLIST items 1 through 4 before the new address can be changed in the Student Database.

Required for ALL incoming Kindergarten students, any students new to the Greenwich Public Schools and for ALL incoming and rising ninth grade students Acceptable proof of residency requires each of the following:

Photo Identification: driver’s license, passport, or Connecticut issued identification card

Notarized* Affidavit of Parent/Guardianship or Notarized Sponsor** Affidavit Form
*Please have forms notarized prior to Registration/Verification
 ** All Sponsorship Residency Verifications must be conducted at Havemeyer Building by appointment only.

All students who are sponsored MUST have their sponsorships verified at the Greenwich Board of Education (290 Greenwich Ave.) All sponsors MUST verify their sponsorship annually prior to the start of the student's academic year.

For Homeowners: a property tax bill, mortgage statement, or ownership deed.

For Leasing or Rental Properties: current lease/rental agreement signed by the landlord with landlords contact phone number.

Two Current Utility Bills: cable television, water, electric, gas or oil, no telephone. All documents must be in the same name and to the same address. If this documentation is not available and the parent is a resident of the Town of Greenwich, the residency verification office will assist the parent/guardian in establishing residency.

Once residency is established, the parent completes the registration process at their neighborhood or magnet school.

WHERE: 
a. Parents/Guardians will verify at each of their child's enrolled school.
b. Sponsors will verify at the Greenwich Board of Education located at 290 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich , CT 06830 by appointmnt only. Please contact the Residency Office at 203-625-7441

WHEN: Residency verification hours will be conducted during the school's normal operating hours.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE RESIDENCY OFFICE AT: 203-625-7441 or Residency@greenwich.k12.ct.us

Residency Affidavit Forms (Download pdf) Updated 2/6/14

Residency Affidavit Forms (Download pdf en Espanol) Updated 2/6/14

REGISTRATION

To register children for kindergarten, parents must provide a birth certificate and proof of residence. Before beginning school, the nurse must review your child's record of immunizations for measles, mumps, rubella, DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus), polio, and HIB (Haemophilus Influenza type B) and the results of a recent tuberculin skin test. Your child must also have a complete physical examination documented on the school health assessment form. To enroll in kindergarten, a child must have reached the age of five on or before January 1 of his/her kindergarten year.

Although age 5 is the compulsory age for students to enter kindergarten, parents may choose to have their child wait until age 6, but they must sign a form at the Board of Education. They may decide again when their child is six to have the child home for another year. By age 7, the child must attend school or be schooled at home.



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