School Registration

School Registration

Ellington Public Schools registration will begin February 1st for all Ellington children entering K-12 in the 2024-25 school year.  All children five years of age on or before September 1, 2024 are eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2024.

Please see this letter from Superintendent Nicol regarding the kindergarten enrollment age update.  If your child turns 5 years old between September 1 and December 31, 2024, you can request a waiver by completing the registration process.  Be sure to complete the online registration by March 31, 2024 so that your child will be eligible to be screened as part of the April orientation session.

The application process will take place electronically, including residency verification.  The following required documents must be uploaded through the Online Registration Form.

  • Age Verification - birth certificate or baptismal certificate
  • Parent/Guardian Photo ID - driver’s license or passport
  • Residency Verification - current utility bill, mortgage statement (dated within 60 days) or valid lease agreement (must show name and address. **a copy of an envelope is not an acceptable form of verification).


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Additional documents to be completed for registration:

Ellington Public Schools Registration is also required for the following:
1- students who reside in Ellington and attend a magnet, technical or Vo-Ag school
2- students who are returning to Ellington (from magnet or technical school, or out of state/country)
3- students receiving Home Instruction should complete the Intent to Homeschool Form for each child annually, and         submit it to the Assistant Superintendent’s office for signature                                                                                        4- students age 5 or 6 not attending school due to an exemption should complete the Kindergarten Opt-Out Form,            and submit to the school Principal
School Assignment

The vast majority of elementary students will attend the school within their established zone of residence.  However, per the School Enrollment Zone Policy, students may be assigned outside the established school zone. This policy will primarily impact a small number of students entering kindergarten or newly enrolled in the district.  

This policy allows the administration to determine the best placement for incoming students based on a number of factors – school enrollments, student educational needs, location of special education programs, and transportation (provided by the district). Students will be assigned by administration as soon as possible following the completion of all forms and age and residency verification.

Parents/guardians of children may request an assignment to a school outside their established school zone (Elementary School Request). The Superintendent will consider the request, which may be granted at the sole discretion of the Superintendent on an annual basis, and transportation may not be provided by the district as a result.

Requests for alternate school placement will be accepted from March 1st through August 15th for the upcoming school year, and will not be accepted after the school year begins nor a decision may not be made until after the start of the school year.

If you have questions regarding the registration process, please contact the Ellington Public Schools administrative office at 860-896-2300 ext. 119.

Additional Resources for Incoming Families

Ellington Before & After School Care (sponsored by Indian Valley YMCA)

Ellington Youth Services

Connecticut State Department of Education

The Federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides special legal protections for children and youth experiencing homelessness, including homeless “unaccompanied youth” who are not in the custody of a parent or guardian. Children experiencing homelessness or displacement have a right to enroll in school even if their families cannot produce enrollment documentation. Assistance is available at the time of registration. 

Families and Youth Experiencing Homelessness 

If you are currently, or anticipating a lack of stable housing, please click the button above so we can assist you.