Student Enrollment

Welcome to East Lyme Public Schools

We are excited to welcome you and your child(ren) into our school community.
The information listed below will be helpful as you begin the student enrollment process.

For more information on enrolling or to provide residency /proof of age documentation, please contact:

Stacey Muscarella

Data Management Specialist
Central Office

East Lyme Public School Enrollment Process

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Student Enrollment Process

1.  ENROLL ONLINE:

The online enrollment application MUST be completed before making an appointment to finalize enrollment. If you need computer access, computers are available by appointment at Central Office call 860-739-3966 ext. 5628.

Click here to begin enrollment process.

 2.  SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT WITH DOCUMENTATION AT CENTRAL OFFICE TO FINALIZE ENROLLMENT

Once you have completed the online enrollment application and submitted it, call 860-739-3966 ext. 5628 or email enrollment@elpsk12.org to schedule an appointment to finalize the enrollment. (Your appointment will be cancelled if the online enrollment is not completed within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment.)  A parent or legal guardian must appear to enroll any minor student. The following documents will be required to enroll your child(ren):

Documentation Required To Complete The Enrollment Process:

All originals will be returned to the parent/guardian. If you are missing any of the required documents listed, your child will not be enrolled and another appointment will be required to complete the enrollment process.

Proof of Age:

  • Official original birth certificate is required. If not available, a passport will be accepted.

Proof of Residency:

1st:(required)

  • a current signed lease/rental or sales agreement/deed

2nd & 3rd (choose 2 from below list):

  • Parent’s valid Connecticut driver’s license/ State ID with East Lyme address (will accept with change of address sticker on back)
  • Two (2) of the following statements with the parent’s name and East Lyme address: Current utility/water/sewer/cable/phone/ bank/renters or home owners insurance with East Lyme address - *these 2 statements can only be used for as one proof
  • Current East Lyme Town tax bill
  • Current car/vehicle registration/car insurance with East Lyme address
  • Current proof of government benefits (disability, Medicare, Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program, SNAP) or other government correspondence showing an address.

Health Documentation Required For Child to Attend School: 
No student will be permitted to enter the East Lyme Pubic Schools until evidence of adequate immunization/physical is provided.

  • Health Assessment Record
  • Immunization Record

 3. SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT WITH SCHOOL 

Please call the school your student will attend (identified during step 2 above) and schedule an appointment to visit school and/or meet with guidance counselor about student's schedule. No appointments will be scheduled at your student's school until after appointment to finalize the enrollment is completed at Central Office. Due to security, if you do not have an appointment, you will not be granted access to the school building. Here is a list of school registers.

Julie Dowling

Niantic Center Elementary

Joanne Kasprzak

Flanders Elementary

Cindi Meek

East Lyme High School

Rebecca Silva

Lillie B. Haynes Elementary

Stacy Watson

East Lyme Middle School

Kindergarten Enrollment Process - 2018-2019 School Year

All children turning five years of age on or before January 1, 2019 are eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2018.  

The Kindergarten Enrollment Process

    1.  ENROLL ONLINE:

The online enrollment application MUST be completed before making an appointment to to finalize enrollment. If you need computer access, computers are available by appointment at Central Office call 860-739-3966 ext. 5628.

Click here to begin enrollment process.

    2.  SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT WITH DOCUMENTATION AT BOARD OF EDUCATION OFFICE

Once you have completed the online enrollment process and submitted it, call 860-739-3966 ext. 5628 or email enrollment@elpsk12.org to schedule an appointment to finalize enrollment. (Your appointment will be cancelled if the online enrollment is not completed within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment.)  A parent or legal guardian must appear to enroll any minor student. The following documents will be required to enroll your child(ren):

Documentation Required To Complete The Enrollment Process:

All originals will be returned to the parent/guardian. If you are missing any of the required documents listed, your child will not be enrolled and another appointment will be required to complete enrollment.

Proof of Age:

  • Official original birth certificate is required. If not available, a passport will be accepted.

Proof of Residency:

1st (required):

  • A current signed lease/rental or sales agreement/deed

2nd & 3rd Proof (choose 2 from below list):

  • Parent’s valid Connecticut driver’s license/ State ID with East Lyme address (will accept with change of address sticker on back)
  • Two (2) of the following statements with the parent’s name and East Lyme address: Current utility/water/sewer/cable/phone/ bank/renters or home owners insurance with East Lyme address - *these 2 statements can only be used for as one proof
  • Current East Lyme Town tax bill
  • Current car/vehicle registration/car insurance with East Lyme address
  • Current proof of government benefits (disability, Medicare, Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program, SNAP) or other government correspondence showing an address.

Health Documentation Required For Child to Attend School: No student will be permitted to enter the East Lyme Pubic Schools until evidence of adequate immunization/physical is provided.

  • Health Assessment Record
  • Immunization Record

Click to download Kindergarten Questionnaire.

It is the policy of the East Lyme Board of education not to discriminate on the basis or race, color, religious creed, age, physical disability or sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, or mental disorder in any of its educational activities or employment policies.


 

Frequently Asked Questions About Enrolling a Student

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I already have other children attending East Lyme Public Schools. Do I need to complete this enrollment application online and prove residency again at my appointment?

Yes, for each new student entering the East Lyme Public Schools the online application must be completed and proof of residency, student age & health/immunization documents must be provided at your appointment.

I have just moved to East Lyme and have not received utility/water/sewer/cable/phone/ bank/renters or home owners insurance statement yet. How will I be able to provide this as proof of residency?

Most utility/cable/phone companies will provide a verification letter stating that an account has been opened in your name at your new East Lyme address. This letter could be accepted as your utility bill requirement. If you can access your statement or account verification online this could also be accepted. Please remember 2 statements can only be used as one proof of residency.

I have just moved to East Lyme and my driver's license/state id doesn't have my new East Lyme address on the front. How will I be able to provide this as proof of residency?

If you go to our local East Lyme Police Department with proof you have moved(closing disclosure, lease, etc.) they will provide you the sticker for the back of your driver's license/state id. This will allow you to add your new East Lyme address to the back of your license/id this could be accepted.

My child has not had his/her 5 year physical yet. Can I still enroll my child?

The enrollment/registration process can be completed without the physical form. This form can be brought directly to your child's school at a later date. Please keep in mind that your child cannot begin/attend school/classes until this form has been received and verified by the school nurse.

My children and I live with a relative, who is an East Lyme resident. What additional documents would I need to bring to my appointment?

Please click on the link below to download the Statement of Residency for hosting family. This form must be completed and notarized.
The East Lyme resident that you are living with would need to attend the registration appointment & provide the following items:

1. Proof of Residency

1st (required):

  • A current signed lease/rental or sales agreement/deed

2nd & 3rd  (choose 2 from below list):

  • Parent’s valid Connecticut driver’s license/ State ID with East Lyme address (will accept with change of address sticker on back)
  • Two (2) of the following statements with the parent’s name and East Lyme address: Current utility/water/sewer/cable/phone/ bank/renters or home owners insurance with East Lyme address - *these 2 statements can only be used for as one proof
  • Current East Lyme Town tax bill o Current car/vehicle registration/car insurance with East Lyme address
  • Current proof of government benefits (disability, Medicare, Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program, SNAP) or other government correspondence showing an address. and o Completed Statement of Residency
  1. A letter stating: 
  • that the reason the family is residing with them;
  • length of time the family is expected to reside with them.
  1. Completed & Notarized Statement of Residency for Hosting Family

The East Lyme Enrolling Family provides two proofs from the list above (#2) with there name & current East Lyme address.

Click to download Statement of Residency for Hosting Family

What form do I use to have my child's school records sent from prior school to East Lyme?

School Records Release Form for New Enrollees is what East Lyme requires to request records from student's previous school.

Click to download the School Records Release Form for New Enrollees.

Are you moving within the East Lyme District ? How is my child provided an updated bus stop?

If you have a child enrolled in the East Lyme Public Schools and are moving please contact our Stacey Muscarella for an appointment at 860-739-3966 ext. 5628 or email stacey.muscarella@elpsk12.org to have your residency updated. After your updated residency has been finalized, transportation will be contacted to update bus stop. Please note that bus changes 24 to 48 hours to be finalized.

You will need to provide updated  Proof of Residency from list below & complete Statement of Residency

1st Proof (required):

  • A current signed lease/rental or sales agreement/deed

2nd & 3rd Proof (choose 2 from below list):

  • Parent’s valid Connecticut driver’s license/ State ID with East Lyme address (will accept with change of address sticker on back)
  • Two (2) of the following statements with the parent’s name and East Lyme address: Current utility/water/sewer/cable/phone/ bank/renters or home owners insurance with East Lyme address - *these 2 statements can only be used for as one proof
  • Current East Lyme Town tax bill o Current car/vehicle registration/car insurance with East Lyme address
  • Current proof of government benefits (disability, Medicare, Supplemental Assistance Nutrition Program, SNAP) or other government correspondence showing an address. and o Completed Statement of Residency

Click to download Statement of Residency form.

Are you moving out of East Lyme?

If you are moving or withdrawing your student from the East Lyme school district, you will need to complete a Student Withdrawal form and submit it to your child's school.

Click to download Student Withdrawal form.

What are the health requirements for a student to attend school?

All students entering the school system are required to have the following immunizations:

  • DTaP: At least 4 doses. The last dose must be given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • Polio: At least 3 doses. The last dose must be given on or after the 4th birthday.
  • MMR: 2 doses separated by at least 28 days, first dose on or after the 1st birthday.
  • Hepatitis B: At least 3 doses, last dose given on or after 24 weeks of age. 
  • Varicella: 2 doses separated by at least 3 months, first dose on or after the 1st birthday, OR verification of the disease.
  • Hib: 1 dose on or after 1st birthday for children less than 5 years old.
  • Pneumococcal: 1 dose on or after 1st birthday for children less than 5 years old.
  • Hepatitis A: 2 doses given 6 calendar months apart, first dose on or after the 1st birthday.

All new entering students must provide proof of a physical within one year of the date of entry.

Click to download Health Assessment Record form.

Click to download Immunization Requirements.

I do not live in East Lyme, Connecticut. Can my child attend East Lyme Public Schools if I pay tuition?

Yes, East Lyme Public School accepts non-resident students on a tuition basis. 

Please review Board of Education policy and complete Non-Resident Tuition Request form. 

Click to download Non-Resident Tuition Request form.

Click to download BOE Policy.

I have a safety concern with my child's current bus stop. How do I request my child's bus stop be changed?

Request for Bus Stop Change

Note: Bus stops are normally changed for safety reasons only. We do not change stops based on the proximity of the stop to your residence, the parents ability to see their child at the stop, the fact that the bus passes your house to get to the stop, the bus stops at a stop sign close to your house, the lack of a
sidewalk, or that it may be dark outside.

As always, we do our best to accommodate the needs of all students while maintaining the highest level of safety. A bus stop change request form must be completed for any request to change a bus stop. Please return the completed form to East Lyme Public Schools, PO Box 220, East Lyme CT 06333. Once the completed request has been received, it will be reviewed and you will be notified of a decision. Any changes that are implemented will take 72 hours to take effect.

Click to download Bus Stop Change Request form.

Parent Responsibilities: Parents are responsible for the safety and supervision of their children from the time the children leave home in the morning until they board the bus, and at the end of the day from the time their children depart the bus until they arrive home.

ELPS Transportation Policy and Regulation

East Lyme Board of Education Transportation Policy Regulations state that students enrolled in elementary have a maximum walking distance of one mile and students enrolled in middle and high school have a maximum walking distance of one and a half miles.

Click here to view  - Transportation - Policy 3541

Click here to view - Transportation - Regulation 3541 

Click to download Bus Accident/Incident Report Form

Does East Lyme Public Schools have an elementary before & after school care program?

Yes, East Lyme Public Schools’ Before and After School programs and Extended Day programs have been recognized as some of the best programs on the shoreline. A single fee structure and a common schedule for all District programs have been developed and we believe that the fees and the schedule continue to be competitive with community programs of similar care. The fees reflect the quality programs your children have been or will be receiving in the coming months and years.

Before & After School Care Handbook

Before & After School Care Program Information (including costs)

Before & After School Care Registration Form

Half Day Elementary Child Care

What form do I fill out to apply for free & reduced lunch?

Below is information and the application for free & reduced lunch. 

Click to download Free and Reduced-Price Lunch Application

Click to access School Meals USDA Translated Applications

Click to download Free and Reduced-Price Lunch FAQ

Click to download SNAP Information

Is your child insured?

Please consider purchasing this important insurance policy for your child or children.  We have seen too many instances where parents or guardians have been surprised to learn that students are not covered for accidents that happen in school. This insurance is especially important to purchase if you do not have health insurance or have limited insurance coverage. Your child’s safety is our most important concern and we are proud of our record here in East Lyme. 

Click to download information about Voluntary Student Accident Insurance.

Click to download Husky Information Flyer.

Does East Lyme Public Schools have a preschool?

Yes, East Lyme Public School does have a preschool. The East Lyme Integrated Preschool Program is a district program located at Lillie B. Haynes Elementary School. It serves children ages three to five years of age from East Lyme with special needs and their typically developing peers.

Click here for more information about East Lyme Integrated Preschool.