Student Enrollment

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Welcome to Hanover County Public Schools! Whether you’re new to the area or would like to register your kindergarten student, we’re 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 address reflecting the resident's name and physical address (a signed current lease, a deed, a current mortgage statement from the lender, or a 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

Kindergarten and New Student Registration for 2020–2021

Children must be five years old on or before September 30, 2020, to be eligible for kindergarten. Parents and guardians of new students may register their children for the 2020–2021 school year through the following two-step process: 

Step 1

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

Pick up an enrollment packet at any of our fifteen elementary schools’ exterior Welcome Centers or print the forms online.

Return your completed enrollment packet by United States mail to your child’s school (please include Attention: Registrar) or place the packet in the collection bin in front of your child's school. The collection bins will be available during our office hours of Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A third option is to place the packet in a collection bin at one of our two meal service sites on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. through August 31, 2020. The locations of our meal service sites are:

John M. Gandy Elementary School
201 Archie Cannon Drive
Ashland, VA  23005

Mechanicsville Elementary School
7425 Mechanicsville Elementary Drive
Mechanicsville, VA  23111 

Step 2

Once your completed enrollment packet is received by your child's school, the registrar will contact you to set up an appointment to review the below required documents. Step 2 will be by appointment only.

  • Child’s birth certificate (official or certified copy)
  • Photo ID of parent or legal guardian

Proof of residency is also required at the time of registration. This includes providing one of the following documents, which must reflect the resident’s name and physical address:

  • Deed
  • Current mortgage statement from the lender
  • Current lease (signed)
  • Sales contract for the purchase of the residence (signed by seller and purchaser)

Two of the following are also required and must reflect the resident’s name and physical address:

  • Current landline telephone, cable, internet, satellite, water, gas/oil, or electricity service bill
  • Voter registration card
  • Current DMV issued vehicle registration
  • W-2 tax document for the most recent tax year
  • Combined bill and receipt for personal property taxes (paid within the current year)
  • Bank statement, medical bill, or official correspondence from a governmental agency dated within the last two months

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, and all patrons are required to wear a mask to enter the building and during the appointment.

A school entrance health form and immunization record is 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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