GREENWICH, Conn. -- If you haven't done so yet, it's time to register your child for the Greenwich Public Schools.
Each year, the Greenwich Public Schools requires all families of students new to the district, including all kindergarten students, to provide verification they are current residents of the town.
In addition, all incoming ninth-grade students also must verify or re-verify they are current residents of Greenwich. The process for verifying residency is outlined here.
For the 2013-14 school year, the school board has authorized the residency verification or re-verification of all students entering kindergarten through fifth-grade, including continuing students. This mandatory verification process continues through Oct. 1.
The purpose of the mandatory verification process is to confirm all enrolled elementary students are eligible to attend Greenwich Public Schools and that the board is using accurate data to make decisions regarding facility utilization and racial balance.
District families received an initial notice of the requirements for this year at the end of June and receive weekly reminders via Parentlink phone calls until they have verified residency. Families were notified to bring the required documents between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays to the Greenwich Board of Education, 290 Greenwich Ave. No appointment is necessary.
Parents were informed that if they failed to verify residency prior to Oct. 1, their student would be withdrawn from the Greenwich Public Schools.