School Registration

Welcome to the Ellington Public Schools! We're excited that your child(ren) will be starting their learning journey with us.

Before filling out the registration form, please read the relevant information below carefully.

Registration Form

School Enrollment Policy




Kindergarten Registration (Fall)

Who is eligible for kindergarten?

Ellington Public Schools is pleased to offer full-day kindergarten to all qualifying residents. All children who turn five years of age on or before December 31, 2018 are eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2018.

How do I enroll my child(ren) in kindergarten?

Beginning March 1st, parents can navigate to our school registration page to begin the process at home.

Laptops are available at each elementary school to assist with online registration as needed. Each elementary school will hold a registration week and evening registration event in March.

Where will my child attend school?

The vast majority of kindergarteners will attend the school within their established zone which remain unchanged for many years.

However, per the School Zone Enrollment Policy, a small number of students may be assigned outside the established school zone. For further information, please examine the FAQs regarding the policy.

When will families know which school their child(ren) will attend?

Notification of school assignment will take place in accordance with the schedule below.

Enrollment Date

Where do I go for residency and age verification?

Notification of School Assignment

March 1st - May 15th

Established zone school

May 20th

Kindergarten Orientation - End of May

May 16th - June 30th

Central Office

July 10th

July 1st - August 15th

Central Office

August 20th

August 16th - Start of School

Central Office

1-5 Business Days

Will transportation be provided for my child(ren)?

Yes, unless the assignment is a result of a request to the Superintendent.

How do I provide documentation for the district to verify age and residency for my kindergartener?

Between March 1st and May 15th, age and residency verification for the following year will take place at the zone elementary school.

After May 15th or for registration in the current school year, age and residency verification will take place at the Central Office (47 Main Street).

Parents/guardians should bring the following documents:
Age Verification (either of the following)

  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate

Residency Verification (any of the following)

  • Utility bill
  • Mortgage statement
  • Valid lease agreement

Are there any other requirements for registration?

A health assessment is required for all students entering kindergarten. Physicals should be dated no earlier than September 1, 2017.

A Health Assessment Record will be given to parents upon registration.

What about mid-year enrollment?

Mid-year kindergarten enrollees should follow the process for new students in grades 1-6.



Registration for new students in grades 1-12

Where do I enroll my student?

Please download the form at the link above to start the registration process.

For new students in grades 1-6, age and residency verification is completed at the district Central Office (47 Main Street).

For students in grades 7-8, age and residency verification takes place at Ellington Middle School. For students in 9-12, age and residency verification takes place at Ellington High School.


How do I prove age and residency for my child?

Parents/guardians should bring the following documents:
Age Verification (either of the following)

  • Birth Certificate
  • Baptismal Certificate

Residency Verification (any of the following)

  • Utility bill
  • Mortgage statement
  • Valid lease agreement

What forms do I need to fill out?

Parents/guardians will be asked to complete the following:

  • Registration Form
  • Release of Records Form – if transferring from another school
  • Health Information for Registration Form
  • Health Assessment Record Form

How will elementary students be assigned to schools?

Students will be assigned by administration in 1-5 business days following the completion of all forms and age and residency verification.