Residency Verification & Registration
RESIDENCY VERIFICATION - Effective January 1, 2012 (Revised 8/24/12, Updated 5/7/13)
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.
Residency verification is required of all students enrolled and new to Greenwich Public School System, including all students entering Kindergarten through fifth grade and students transitioning from 8th to 9th grade. 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
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: The Residency Office is located at the Board of Education building, 290 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT
WHEN: Residency verification office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is closed from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS OR NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE RESIDENCY OFFICE AT: 203-625-7421 or Residency@greenwich.k12.ct.us
Residency Affidavit Forms (Download pdf) Updated 6/28/13
Residency Affidavit Forms (Download pdf en Espanol) Updated 7/19/13
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.