How to Enroll a Student
Welcome to Greene County Public Schools! We are happy to welcome you and your family to our school division! Please follow the steps below to enroll your new student! If you have specific questions regarding enrollment, please contact the appropriate school.
Gather required documents:
- Immunization records signed & dated by a physician or other health official
- School entrance physical form (for all new students PreK - 5 entering Greene County Public Schools for the first time - physical must have been performed within the last 12 months)
- Original birth certificate (student) with a photo ID (parent)
- Proof of residency in Greene County
- Proof of custody (if applicable)
- Copy of current IEP or 504 plan (if applicable)
PowerSchool Enrollment Account
In order to complete the online enrollment forms, you must create a PowerSchool Enrollment account. Note: this account is separate from PowerSchool Parent Portal.
If your student currently attends the Nathanael Greene Primary School preschool program, you do not need to register online as you will receive a Snapcode this summer for you to complete registration as a returning student.
Students living with a natural parent or legal guardian in Greene County may enroll in Greene County Public Schools after providing the following Proof of Residency documents:
Two documents are required - one from List A and one from List B
|Paid Tax Receipt
|Signed Lease Agreement
|Utility Bill (within last two months)
|Home Sale Agreement
|New Utility Hook Up Notice
|Motor Vehicle Registration
|Recent Payroll Stub with Address
Shared Housing Affidavit Option
When completing a Shared Housing Affidavit, the individual that the potential new enrollee is living with must provide the two forms of Proof of Residency. Within 30 days, the parent/guardian of the new enrollee must provide one Proof of Residency from List B.
Note: GCPS does not accept driver’s licenses, post office boxes, cell phone bills, medical statements, or bank statements as proof of residency.
Proof of Custody
It is the policy of Greene County Public Schools that individuals attempting to enroll a student must be listed on the student’s birth certificate as the natural parent, or they must provide court documentation proving legal custody or a copy of the petition for custody. Once the individual petitioning for custody receives their court date, they must provide this information to the school. Immediately following the court date, the petitioner must inform the school of the court’s decision.
Pursuant to VA Code 22.1-3, every person of school age shall be deemed to reside in a school division when he or she is living with a natural parent, a parent by legal adoption, or when the parents of such person are dead, a person in loco parentis, who actually resides within the school division, or when the parents of such person are unable to care for the person and the person is living, not solely for school purposes, with another person who (i) resides in the school division and (ii) is the court-appointed guardian, or has legal custody, of the person, or when the person is living in the school division not solely for school purposes, as an emancipated minor.
- School Entrance Physical
- Student Health Information
- Information Opt-Out
- Out of Zone Attendance
This form is required by the Virginia Department of Education for all new students Pre-K through fifth grade entering Greene County Public Schools for the first time (physical must have been performed within the last 12 months.)
This form is for high school students only. Under the federal “No Child Left Behind” Act, public high schools must give the names, addresses and telephone numbers of students to military recruiters, college/university recruiters and prospective employers if the recruiters request the information (P.L. 107-110, Section 9528; 10 USC 503). However, according to this law, students or their parents have the right to opt-out and instruct the school in writing that this information is not to be released.
This form is only necessary if you wish to apply for your child to attend an elementary school that is out of the attendance zone in which you live. There are very specific requirements for this exception to be granted. Please see the Out of Zone Attendance Application as well as the corresponding School Board Regulation (JECR-3). This form must be submitted annually to the Director of Administrative Services.