Students who have been determined to be legal residents, or those who temporarily reside within the district as homeless children in accordance with the Commissioner's Regulations, who meet district registration requirements, are entitled to attend the Public Schools within the East Meadow School District. In accordance with its obligation, the East Meadow Board of Education regulates student enrollment, to maintain the quality of its educational programs for district resident children, and to ensure that its educational programs and resources remain available for those students who are legally entitled to benefit from them.
When there is cause to suspect that a student attending or seeking to be enrolled in the East Meadow School District is not eligible to attend the District's schools, the District will investigate the student's eligibility. Community members with information regarding students who may be ineligible to attend District schools are encouraged to contact the Registration Office at (516) 478-5526. Calls will be confidential and can be made anonymously. Students found to be ineligible will be excluded from continued attendance or enrollment pursuant to the Policy and Regulations of the Board of Education and the laws of New York State.
What does my child need in order to attend an East Meadow school?
Please fill out registration packet appropriate for your child. One packet per child.
Proof of Immunization:
New York State Public Health Law mandates that schools shall not permit a child to be admitted unless the parent provides the school with a certificate of immunization or proof from a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant that the child is in the process of receiving the required immunizations. Please have your physician complete the health form and bring it with you to registration. Clinic records or baby shot books, signed by a physician, are also acceptable proof of immunization. Feel free to contact the school nurse with any questions you may have. The following link can provide you with greater detail if you have questions about required vaccinations: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/2370.pdf
As part of your child’s requirements for school, a physical examination has been required for new students, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and in Grades 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. The physical form must be dated, signed and stamped by a physician.
A LAW WAS RECENTLY ENACTED THAT EXPANDS HEALTH SCREENINGS TO INCLUDE THE DENTAL HEALTH OF STUDENTS IN NEW YORK STATE.
When we require that your child have a physical examination, we will be requesting a dental certificate as well. Please have your family dentist complete the dental certificate and return it to the appropriate school nurse. Please call the health office if you have any health related questions.
Proof of Age:
Original Birth Certificate
Social Security Card, if available.
You are required to change your address with the school district as soon as your change in residency has been made. Neglecting to notify the District of address changes may result in district residency audits being conducted. Please follow the proof of residency requirements for all address changes.
ALL NON-OWNERS MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF RESIDENCY
EACH NEW SCHOOL YEAR
IN ADDITION: THREE OF THE FOLLOWING*
(additional two forms in the renters name)
IN ADDITION: THREE OF THE FOLLOWING*
(additional two forms in the non-owner’s name)
Proof of Guardianship or Custodianship:
Can be shown through divorce or other court papers.
East Meadow School District also requires:
Where/When can I register my child/children?
REGISTRATION AND ADDRESS CHANGES FOR ALL EAST MEADOW SCHOOLS ARE MADE AT THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE:
THE LEON J. CAMPO SALISBURY CENTER
718 The Plain Road
Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 478-5542 ~ FAX
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Please note the registrar's office is closed on all school closure days during the school year.
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Please note office subject to change/closure without notice.
January: Pre-Kindergarten dates and times to be determined by each school.
Refer to school calendar for registration dates. Please see Registration Packet link above for registration documents to be filled out by parent/guardian.
March: Kindergarten registration will be ongoing for the month of March. Please see Registration Packet link above for registration documents to be filled out by parent/guardian.