Student Registration

Welcome to the Elmira City School District! We look forward to working with you and your children.  

The educational experience in Elmira begins the minute you register! We are thrilled to welcome new students to our District and have provided the helpful steps below to begin your registration process. Do you have a student who will be four years of age before December 1? Pre-Kindergarten enrollment begins April 10, 2023. >>Click here to learn more about Pre-K in Elmira + New! Online Pre-K Registration 

Please Read Our Registration Tips to Make the Process Easier

1. To Register a student, we will request:

--A copy of each student’s Birth Certificate
--Three (3) Proofs of Residency – Lease, rent receipt, Utility bill, DSS Statement, or other acceptable proof
--Completed Elmira City School District New Student(s) Registration Forms - see forms linked below.

2.  Before leaving your former district, please get or have copies of the following documents:

- Immunization Records
- Copy of the most recent IEP or 504 Plan (if applicable)
- Parent/Guardian Picture Identification
- Custody Papers indicating residential custody (if applicable)
- School Records/Transcript or Final/Most Recent Report Card or Withdrawal Grades

3.  Bringing the above listed information with you when you register your student(s) can help us get them placed into school in a more timely fashion.

4.  You should register your student(s) as soon as possible. If you move in the summer, please do not wait until September to register them. The District can become overcrowded at that time and waiting may cause your student(s) to start later than everyone else.

5.  You can download the registration forms and documents below and complete them for your student's registration. This will speed up the registration process.

6.  There are two options to submit your student registration forms and documents, online or in-person. Read below for details.

Unfamiliar with Elmira's Pre-K Program? Click here for details.

Options to Submit Your Student Registration Forms and Documents (online or in-person):

1Pre-K Online Registration - Complete Pre-K Student Registration online through a secure e-system

>>Pre-K Student Registration Link

2.  K-12 Online Registration - Complete K-12 Student Registration online through a secure e-system

>>K - 12 Student Registration Link

3.  Submitting Electronically Through the Secure Online Registration Portal

Parents/guardians can download the packet below and upload completed forms and supporting documentation through our website using the Secure Document Portal:
>>Secure Document Portal

4.  Submitting In-Person

Pre-K - 12th grade parents are to return the packet to the ECSD Administration Building temporarily located at Alumni Hall at Elmira College with all necessary components (three proofs of residency, birth certificate, immunization, etc).  Enrollment packets can be delivered to the Main Reception Office between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Parents can also place enrollment packets in the Silver Drop-Box at the entrance after hours. 

Alumni Hall
Elmira College 
Elmira, NY 14901
On the corner of 7th and North Main Street, Elmira
>>Map to District Administration Offices (.pdf)

With questions regarding student registration or enrollment process, please contact District Control Clerk (Registrar):

Shauncey Lowe
Ph: 607.735.3055
Fax: 607.735.3001
slowe [@]

For your online privacy and safety, please do not email forms or confidential documents by email.  Use the Secure Online Registration Portal.