Office of Student Enrollment & Attendance

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Welcome to Chesapeake Public Schools. If you and your family are new to our school community, we look forward to enrolling your child/children into our division. Registering with CPS is as easy as 1, 2, 3…

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GATHER YOUR DOCUMENTS

To register your student, you will need the following:

  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Proof of residency – this can be an electric, gas, or water bill showing usage within the last 30 days. If you do not have any of these items, contact the Office of Student Enrollment for assistance at 757-547-0545.
  • School Health Information Form – the school physical form is available from the Chesapeake Health Department, or online at the Virginia Department of Education’s website. This form should be completed by your child’s physician and should include proof of adequate age-appropriate immunization.
  • Chesapeake School Entrance Health Information Form
  • Custody or court orders – if applicable
  • Foster care information form – if applicable
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 – if applicable
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REGISTER YOUR STUDENTStudent Online Registration

You can still register your new student(s) for the current school year.  And beginning April 1, 2020, you can register your new student online for the 2020-2021 school year:

Students who are currently enrolled in any Chesapeake Public Schools Pre-K program to include the Chesapeake Preschool Initiative (CPI) or Early Childhood SPED program for the 2019-2020 school year, will not have to register for kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year.  More information will be given to our current preschool families in the coming weeks about their kindergarten enrollment process.
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THE SCHOOL ENROLLMENT PROCESS

Once your registration information has been reviewed and accepted, your child’s school will contact you by phone or email for the next steps. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, you may not hear anything until staff has returned to the schools, which may be July 2020.  But you can rest assured your registration has been received.

Please contact this office at (757) 547-0545 for information concerning:

  • Requirements for enrolling students in Chesapeake Public Schools
  • Residency
  • Filing for home instruction or religious exemption from compulsory attendance
  • Homelessness or Foster Care
  • Truancy and school attendance
  • Foreign exchange students

What determines my child’s attendance zone?
To determine the school(s) assigned to your attendance zone, please view Attendance Zone Maps or use the Online Address Lookup tool. If you have questions regarding your attendance zone or policy questions, please contact the Department of Planning and Development at (757) 547-0580.


What supports are in place for homeless students under Title I?

Title I, Part A includes specific requirements for collaboration with McKinney-Vento programs to serve homeless children and youth. Title I, Part A, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), provides financial assistance through SEAs to LEAs and schools with high numbers or high percentages of low-income children to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. For additional information, please contact Dr. Cassandra Brooks, Chesapeake Public Schools’ Homeless Liaison, at (757) 547-0545 or email Dr. Cassandra Brooks.


What supports are in place for foster care students under Title I?

The foster care provisions of Title I, Part A of the ESSA emphasize the importance of collaboration and joint decision-making between child welfare agencies and educational agencies.  For additional information, please contact Dr. Cassandra Brooks, Chesapeake Public School’s Foster Care Liaison, at (757) 547-0545 or email Dr. Cassandra Brooks.


Who can I contact for further information about Title I?

For further information on Title I, please contact Federal Programs at (757) 547-1183 or email Dr. Angela Isbell.