STUDENT REGISTRATION AND ADMISSION PROCEDURESREGISTRATIONS FOR ENROLLMENT K-12During this time of "social distancing,"registrations are being accepted onlinewithout an in-person meeting at the district.Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org andattach scans of all forms and documents.Please ensure all copies submitted are clear and legible.If you have questions, please call 215-938-0230, ext. 3217.See documentation requirements below.SECTION I REGISTRATION
- Enrollment in Lower Moreland schools is restricted to Lower Moreland township residents.
- Only parents or guardians may register students.
- Legal guardians must present court-ordered custody or guardianship papers.
- Notarized statements are not accepted.
- Age Eligibility
- for 2021-22 school year:
- Kindergarten registrants must have a birth date before 9/1/2016
- First Grade registrants must have a birth date before 8/31/2015
- for 2021-22 school year:
1. PROOF OF STUDENT BIRTH DATE - Documentation of age requirement for admission may be satisfied by the original birth certificate or valid passport.2. PARENT/GUARDIAN PHOTO ID is required when registering a student (current driver's license, government issued photo or valid passport), and a copy of spouse's driver's license if he/she will not attend the registration meeting.3. STUDENT REGISTRATION PACKET: This link is to all student registration forms and health forms (print pages 1-19), the Out-of-District Tuition form for future residents only (also print page 20), and the Multiple Occupancy form for non-residents only (also print pages 21-23).PLEASE NOTE: All of the forms in this packet are listed separately below with any special instructions and/or helpful hints for each:
REQUIRED HEALTH FORMS – PA law requires that proof of immunization must be provided before a child can be admitted to any public, private or parochial school. Please review the immunization requirements found on the HEALTH WEBSITE.
- Registration Checklist (for your personal use - to help you make sure you have everything you need)
- Student Registration Form (2 pages)
- Statement of District Residency (sign and date only)
- Residency Verification Form
- Parental Registration Statement for PA School Code §13-1304-A
- Parental Registration Statement for Act 110 of 2020
- Emergency Information Card (for Emergency Early Dismissal section, please choose only ONE option)
- Authorization for Exchange of Information (fill out previous school's name, complete address, city & state)
- Parental Custody and Access to School Information
- IMPORTANT NOTE: If parents reside at separate addresses, attach paperwork showing who has physical custody of the child(ren). If court documentation is not available, please bring a parental agreement stating where your child will be living the majority of the time. This statement must be signed and dated by both biological (or adoptive) parents and notarized.
- Educational Activities Media Release Form (two checkmarks required)
- Home Language Survey (list all U.S. schooling from Kindergarten on, which grades for each school, and the calendar years attended)
- Speech & Language Support Program Form (for students entering Kindergarten only)
- Initial Health History School Nursing Service Form (filled out by parent)
- Health History Update Form (filled out by parent)
- Permission to Administer Medication Form (MUST be submitted even if not applicable - filled out by parent)
- Immunization Update Form (fill in student’s name only & attach a list of all immunizations to this form)
- Private Physician Exam Form (due to COVID-19 this form can be waived at the time of registration, but will be required at a later date)
- Private Dental Exam Form (due to COVID-19 this form can be waived at the time of registration, but will be required at a later date)
- Tuberculosis Screening Form (filled out by parent - circle answers to questions 1 and 2 only - Yes or No)
4. PROOFS OF RESIDENCY:
- Under Sections 1301 and 1302 of the PA School Code, Lower Moreland Township School District requires that proof of residency is verified before a student can be registered in our schools.
- Owning property and payment of property taxes in Lower Moreland does not automatically fulfill the residency clause as stated in the Pennsylvania School Code.
- Student(s) and parent(s) or guardian(s) must be living at the residence.
FOR THOSE WHO OWN OR RENT A HOUSE OR APARTMENT in the Lower Moreland Township, please submit:
- one of the following documents:
- Property deed
- Most recent Lower Moreland township tax bill
- Notarized lease or rental agreement
- must show start and end dates, list your child(ren) as occupant(s), and include the page with tenant and landlord signatures (notarization on the signature page).
- cannot have a start date that is after child(ren)'s first day of attendance. A child may not start school with a rental agreement until the date of residence.
- plus two recently dated proofs of residency showing your name and the Lower Moreland address, such as:
- utility bill such as water, cable, electric (must show a mailing address, not a "SERVICE TO" address)
- credit card account billing statement
- bank statement
- mortgage statement
- homeowner or renter's insurance statement
- vehicle insurance statement
- cell phone statement
- paycheck stub
- letter from employer (if not self-employed) showing your change of address
- voter's registration (accepted ONLY when either the enrollment date or postmark date is recent)
- PLEASE NOTE:
- An application to open a new account or to change your address with a business or organization will be declined as a proof of residency: however, a dated confirmation from that company is acceptable.
- Both of the proofs of residency may NOT be from the same source.
FOR OTHER RESIDENCY circumstances:
- Agreement of Sale (future residents)
- Agreement must show a settlement (closing) date
- It must be accompanied by a signed Out-of-District Tuition Payment Policy form
- NOTE: if you do not occupy the home by the child's first day of school, the family must pay tuition as per School Board Policy #202
- Within one week of the closing date, you are required to provide a copy of the deed (or signed settlement papers) plus two additional proofs of residency to the Registrar
- Multiple Occupancy form (more than one family per household)
- Form is used when parent/guardian does not own or lease property in Lower Moreland Township but resides with a Lower Moreland Township resident on a full-time basis
- Both property owner and the multiple occupant (parent/guardian) must complete their portion of the form and provide the following documents:
- property owner: ID, deed or recent LM tax bill, plus two recent proofs of residency
- multiple occupant: ID plus two recent proofs of residency
- The form must be notarized
5. SCHOOL RECORDS
6. GRADES 6 THROUGH 12 ONLY:
- Academic records such as last two year's final report cards, any standardized testing reports, and transcript
- If applicable, IEP/GIEP and Evaluation Report, 504 plan, or other Special Education accommodations/modifications.
- For Special Education students, please provide IEP and accompanying Evaluation Report (ER) or Reevaluation Report (RR)
- For Gifted students, please provide GIEP and accompanying Gifted Written Report (GWR)
Welcome to Lower Moreland!Thank you for choosing the Lower Moreland Township School Districtas your child's educational home.We are honored that you are entrusting us with your childand will work hard every day to maintain that trust.We truly believe our parents are partners with us in educating the whole child and look forward to working with you.
- The following form must be completed by a parent/guardian by the date of registration: LMTSD Parent/Guardian Chromebook Agreement.
- A check for the Chromebook technology fee in the amount of $25.00 will be collected by the schools. Check should be made payable to the Lower Moreland Township S.D.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS:When there is a change to your residence address within the district, parents/guardians must advise Central Registration within two weeks. Please email email@example.com or call 215-938-0230, ext. 3217 to provide the following items:
EXTENDED ABSENCE:School Board policy states: If a student is absent for ten (10) days in a row without an absence note from a medical provider, the district must drop the student from the active school rolls.In order for a student to be re-enrolled after being withdrawn for an extended absence, one utility bill or other proof of residency is required. This proof:
- parent/guardian photo ID (not required to be updated to the new address)
- NOTE: If both parents do not reside in the same home, a court custody agreement (or) a notarized parental custody agreement is required
- deed, recent LM tax bill or notarized lease
- two other recently dated proofs of residency (bills or statements from two different businesses/organizations showing parent/guardian's name and address)
- Multiple Occupancy form (required only if parent/guardian is not the homeowner or tenant)
- must be delivered or emailed to the District Registrar on or before the day of student's return
- must be dated within the last 30 days of the student's return
- Please note that absences longer than a three-month period during the the school term (or over the summer months) will need a complete new registration
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 215-938-0230, ext. 3217.SECTION IIIHELPFUL WEBLINKS:
- FREE AND REDUCED PRICE LUNCH INFORMATION (if applicable)
- ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY 815
- TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS/PARENTS
- TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION
- KINDERLINKS (before and after school program)
- e-ALERTS: Register to the district website and subscribe to receive e-alerts. Information about signing up for e-alerts can be obtained on the district homepage at www.lmtsd.org
- LOWER MORELAND TOWNSHIP
- HUNTINGDON VALLEY LIBRARY
Last Modified on October 1, 2021