Enrollment Requirements

New enrollees to Modesto City Schools are required to provide the following documentation:

  • Completed Registration Card
  • Address Verification - one of the following must be submitted (see the Residence Verification Form for more info):
    • Copy of recent utility bill (i.e. PG&E, or City of Modesto)
    • Copy of recent rental agreement
    • Copy of recent purchase agreement or escrow title paperwork stating buyer will live in the home

    (Parent/Guardian name on this address verification must be the same parent/guardian name and address that are written on the registration card.)

  • Adult I.D. verification:  The adult registering the student must provide proof of identification, i.e. Driver’s license, or other photo I.D.
  • Immunization Verification, see the guidelines posted by the California Department of Health Services (Board Policy 5141.31, Senate Bill 277)
  • Withdrawal documents/drop papers/unofficial transcripts from the most recent previous school, if the student has been attending another school
  • Guardian/care giver documentation, if applicable
  • Current IEP or current 504 plan, if applicable
  • Evidence of student’s age (Education Code 48002, Administrative Regulation 5111)
    • Copy of birth record or a statement by local registrar or a county recorder certifying the date of birth
    • Baptism certificate duly attested
    • Passport
    • When none of the foregoing is obtainable, affidavit of the parent, guardian, or custodian of the minor

Kindergarten Enrollment Requirements

To register children for kindergarten, parents/guardians should have the following documents available to scan:

  • Proof of child’s date of birth (certified copy of Birth Certificate, Notarized Affidavit of Birth, Baptismal Certificate, Physician’s Cert./Hospital Cert., County Recorder’s Cert., Passport, or Family Bible. Ed Code 48002).
  • Child’s current Immunization record including: 4 Polio (3 is acceptable if the last dose was given on or after the fourth birthday), 5 DTP (4 is acceptable if the last dose was given on or after the fourth birthday), 2 MMR, 3 Hepatitis B, and Varicella (chickenpox) or proof that child has had chickenpox confirmed by a health care provider.
  • Verification of residence (utility bill, receipts from rent or property tax payments).
  • Proof of child’s health screening (physical exam) within the last 12 months.
  • Proof of dental exam within the last 12 months.