Registration

PRESCHOOL ROUND-UP
All students who will be 4 on or before October 1, 2018 are eligible for free Preschool in the district.  General Preschool classes are currently half day sessions with an AM class from 9:05-11:50am and a PM session from 12:20pm-2:50pm. 
Hamilton Township is also the recipient of a grant which provides full day preschool to families who meet the income criteria set by the federal government.   The guidelines for the full day program are included in the Preschool Registration Packet.

Pre-school Round-Up will continue during Kindergarten Round-Up in MAY!  We still have spots available!  

DATES:
Wednesday, May 9:  9:30am-12pm and 1pm-2:30pm
Thursday, May 10:  4pm-7pm
Friday, May 11:  9:30am-12pm and 1pm-2:30pm



KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP
All students in the district who will be 5 on or before October 1, 2018 are eligible for Full Day Kindergarten free of charge.  Students who are currently enrolled in a district Preschool class do NOT have to register for kindergarten, they will rollover into the kindergarten class automatically.  If a Preschool student has a change of address, a parent must bring new proof of address and complete a change of address form at the Registration Office.

ROUND UP DATES/TIMES
Wednesday, May 9:  9:30am-12pm and 1pm-2:30pm
Thursday, May 10: 4pm-7pm 
 (please do not arrive prior to 3:45pm as students must dismiss for the day prior to Round Up activities starting)
Friday, May 11:  
9:30am-12pm and 1pm-2:30pm

Registration Packets are available at the entrance to the Registration Office 24 hours a day.  Or you may obtain the packet by requesting the documents at the following email address registration@hamiltonschools.org OR you can print from our website by selecting the 2018 Preschool/Kindergarten Registration Packet for initial entry.  All forms are available online.  Call 609-476-6147 if you have ANY questions.

Please bring your child to the Registration Round-Up so he/she can meet with a member of our staff.  

Because the registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, it is important that you have ALL of the required documents with you when you arrive AND have the registration packet completed.  You will not be given a number to move forward in the process until your packet is complete and reviewed at Round-Up.  We will endeavor to make you as comfortable as possible and move you and your child through the process as quickly as we can, but it is essential to have the appropriate paperwork.  Please note that a physical exam report (or completed Universal Health Record) and a copy of your child's immunizations are required.  Contact your doctor to start this process. 



Registration Office:  Hours of Operation 
Monday to Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm.   Same day appointments are available, but please call the office before you arrive.  (Please note that the office is closed from 12pm-1pm for lunch)  Please call 609-476-6147 for an appointment

Only parents/legal guardians can register a child. 

A Physical Exam within the past 365 days must be received before starting Pre K or Kindergarten.  The form to be used is the Universal Child Health Record.  Students entering NJ from another state or country must also have a completed physical examination in order to begin school.

Preschool Registration Information

Hamilton Township offers a 2 1/2 hour preschool program for all 4-year old children of the district. Preschool is located at the Hess Complex with an AM Session and a PM session. Availability for these sessions are first come, first serve.

Children in the Preschool Program must be 4 years old on or before October 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year.

Children should be present with you at registration.

Transportation will not be provided for preschool children in the half day program.

For more information about the Preschool program, visit the Preschool website.

Kindergarten Registration Information

Kindergarten Children must be 5 years old on or before October 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year.  There are no exceptions to this requirement.  Kindergarten is located at the Shaner School.

If your child was NOT enrolled in our Hamilton Township Preschool Program and is entering Kindergarten, you may choose to have your child screened at the time of registration, and is recommended.

Due to the nature of the screening process and paperwork involved, we strongly recommend only the parent(s)/legal guardian registering the child be present at registration.

Required Documentation for Registration

Be prepared! You will need ALL the appropriate documents to register your child.
Please call the registration office if you have any questions.

PROOF OF RESIDENCY

PLEASE BRING IN THE APPROPRIATE PROOF OF RESIDENCY FOR YOUR FAMILY

1) (OWNER) Deed, Mortgage, or Tax Bill in parent’s/guardian’s name
2) (RENTER) Lease or Tenant Agreement in parent’s/guardian’s name
3) (LIVES W/OWNER) Deed/Tax Bill of owner with whom you reside & Resident’s Affidavit*
4) (LIVES W/RENTER) Renter’s Lease with who you reside with & Resident’s Affidavit* 

*If you need an Affidavit of Living Arrangement - download it here.

(2) FORMS OF ID WITH THE PARENT'S/LEGAL GUARDIAN'S NAME WITH CURRENT MAYS LANDING ADDRESS
*If the Photo ID INCLUDES the current Mays Landing Address only one other form of identification is required
-DRIVER'S LICENSE
-UTILITY BILL
-VOTER REGISTRATION CARD
-PAYCHECK STUB
-BANK STATEMENT
-ANY FORMAL/LEGAL DOCUMENTATION WITH NAME AND CURRENT ADDRESS


CHILD'S DOCUMENTATION
-ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE
-COURT DOCUMENTATION OF GUARDIANSHIP (if applicable)
-CUSTODY DOCUMENTATION IF DIVORCED (if applicable)
-STATE AGENCY PLACEMENT DOCUMENT OF GUARDIANSHIP (if applicable)

GRADE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTATION
-TRANSFER CARD FROM PREVIOUS SCHOOL (GRADES K-8)
-REPORT CARD FROM PREVIOUS SCHOOL (GRADES K-8)
-IMMUNIZATION RECORDS (MANDATORY FOR ALL GRADES)
-PHYSICAL FORM FILLED OUT BY DOCTOR (MANDATORY FOR PRE-K, KINDERGARTEN, OR  
    GRADES 1-8 TRANSFERRING FROM ANOTHER STATE OR COUNTRY)

New/Transfer Student registration (Available Year-round)

Families registering children in Hamilton Township Schools Preschool through 8 must register at the Shaner School Registration/Transportation Office. Click here for a printer friendly version!

Please note, it typically takes 3 school days from registration (with consideration of holidays, in-services, and breaks) for a student to begin classes.

If your child has been previously enrolled in Kindergarten or beyond at any other school they do not need to be present for registration. However, you will need to present a Transfer Card from their previous school and a report card.

Transferring Students OUT of District

Please be advised if you are transferring your child out of district, report to the regisration office to complete the transfer request.  It will be forwarded to the appropriate office for processing.  Documents are typically ready to be picked up within 24 hours of making the request.

Required Documentation for Change of Address

PROOF OF RESIDENCY
PLEASE BRING IN THE APPROPRIATE PROOF OF RESIDENCY FOR YOUR FAMILY

1) (OWNER) Deed, Mortgage, or Tax Bill in parent’s/guardian’s name
2) (RENTER) Lease or Tenant Agreement in parent’s/guardian’s name
3) (LIVES W/OWNER) Deed/Tax Bill of owner with whom you reside & Resident’s Affidavit*
4) (LIVES W/RENTER) Renter’s Lease with who you reside with & Resident’s Affidavit* 

*If you need a Resident's Affidavit - download it here.

(2) FORMS OF ID WITH THE PARENT'S/LEGAL GUARDIAN'S NAME WITH CURRENT MAYS LANDING ADDRESS
*If the Photo ID INCLUDES the current Mays Landing Address only one other form of identification is required
-DRIVER'S LICENSE
-UTILITY BILL
-VOTER REGISTRATION CARD
-PAYCHECK STUB
-BANK STATEMENT
-ANY FORMAL/LEGAL DOCUMENTATION WITH NAME AND CURRENT ADDRESS

Change of Address Form

Registration Office

609-476-6147

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm  Call ahead for a same day or future appointment.

(Please note that the office is closed from 12pm-1pm for lunch)

 

*Unless otherwise noted

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