Student Enrollment

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Welcome to Hanover County Public Schools! Whether you are new to the area or would like to register your kindergarten student, we are here to answer your questions.

Attendance Zones

Hanover County Public Schools has 25 schools: 15 elementary, four middle, four high, and two alternative schools. Parents and guardians may look up the school their child will attend

Required Documentation

The parent or guardian will need the following documents in order to register an eligible child:

  • Child's birth certificate (official or certified copy)
  • Photo ID of parent or legal guardian
  • Student Enrollment Form
  • Affirmation Regarding Expulsion Form
  • School Entrance Health Form
  • Proof of residency in Hanover which includes providing one of the following documents:
    • Deed
    • Current mortgage statement from the lender
    • Current signed lease (person to person lease must be notarized)
    • Sales contract for the purchase of the residence (signed by seller and
      purchaser)
  • and two of the following, which must reflect the resident's name, physical mailing address, and service address:*
    • Current bill for land-line telephone, cable, internet, satellite, water, gas/oil, or electricity service
    • Voter registration card
    • Current automobile registration card
    • W-2 tax document for the most recent tax year
    • A combined bill and receipt for personal property taxes paid within the current year
    • Bank statements, medical bills, or official correspondence from a governmental agency dated within the last two months

*The school division will accept only original documents for proof of residence. No copies or online printouts of such documents will be accepted. Copies of all documents presented for proof of residence will be retained in the student’s cumulative file as part of the student’s enrollment documentation.

Transportation

We are resuming normal bus transportation for the 2021-22 school year, including the restoration of normal capacity limits. To help us plan the most efficient routes possible while not restricting service, families are asked to complete the transportation request form. More information on transportation can be found on the transportation website

Kindergarten and New Student Registration for 2021–2022

Children must be five years old on or before September 30, 2021, to be eligible for kindergarten for the 2021–2022 school year. 

Parents and guardians of new students may register their children by completing an enrollment packet and contacting the school registrar at your zoned school for an appointment to complete the registration process.  

Print, complete, and return an enrollment packet consisting of the following three forms: 

If you are unable to print these forms, please contact the school registrar to arrange a time to pick up an enrollment packet in order to complete the documents prior to your face-to-face scheduled appointment or pick up an enrollment packet from an exterior Welcome Center at one of our 15 elementary schools.

Please bring the completed enrollment packet as well as the other items listed above under required documentation to your face-to-face appointment. At the time of registration, it shall be the responsibility of the parent or guardian to furnish satisfactory proof of actual and bona fide residency in Hanover County.

Registration is not final until the in-person appointment occurs and the registrar receives all of the required documentation. In-person appointments for this purpose are permissible under current guidance provided by state officials. All staff and guests are expected to follow all official social distancing and related guidance issued by Governor Northam, the Virginia Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control. Masks are required during the appointment for those patrons who are not fully vaccinated, and if children are present in the building, all patrons must wear a mask.

A school entrance health form and an immunization record are also required before the start of school. 

Contact

  • Laura Bryant – Student Support Services Specialist
  • Ann Lundquist – Administrative Assistant – Accreditation & Accountability

(804) 365-4615

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