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ICSD Registration

 

Contacts

Ted Rohm, Registrar

400 Lake Street, Ithaca, NY
Phone: (607) 274-2201
Fax: (607) 274-2279

Due to our current school closure, the office hours have changed. Please email the District Registrar directly.
 

Registration

All students between 5 and 21 years of age have the right to a free public education. Children may not be refused admission because of race, color, creed, or national origin, sex, citizenship, handicapping condition, or immigration status. 

Families who reside within the boundaries of the Ithaca City School District are required to register all school-age children, even if their children attend a private school or charter school, or if they homeschool their children. If your housing is not stable or if you are unsure of your residency status in the Ithaca City School District, please speak to the District Registrar.

If you are registering your child for pre-k, please contact our Early Childhood Office at 607-277-3060. The registration process outlined below is for K-12 students only.

Registration Process

To begin registering your child(ren) in the Ithaca City School District, we offer a secure online portal that will help expedite the process. If you would rather register in-person or do not have access to a computer or mobile device, you may make an appointment with the Office of the District Registrar (located in the ICSD Administration Building at 400 Lake Street, Ithaca) by emailing icsdregistrar@icsd.k12.ny.us or calling 607-274-2201.

Use the links below to access and complete all of the information for each student you are registering. For the best user experience when completing these forms on a mobile device, please rotate your mobile device to landscape mode.

After completing the district registration process, the Registrar will contact you to verify the information and assign a school. An appointment will be made by the school for screening, scheduling, and classroom placement. If you have questions, please contact your child’s school.

Please note: Our online registration system is for K-12 students only. If you are registering your child for pre-k, please contact our Early Childhood Office at 607-277-3060.
 
Student demographic information and contacts
  • Complete this process once for ALL students you are registering BEFORE proceeding to Step 2
  • If you have previously registered your student in ICSD schools, skip this step
Step 2: ICSD Registration Form
  • Complete this form for EACH student you are registering BEFORE proceeding to Step 3
  • You must return to this step and click the link to complete the registration form for each child you are registering
Step 3: ICSD Health History Form
  • Complete this form for EACH student you are registering BEFORE proceeding to Step 4
Step 4: ICSD Registration - Document Attachment Form
See a list of required documents below 
  • This step can be repeated for additional document submission
  • If you are registering your student(s) in person, please bring the documents listed below to the Registrar’s office
Step 5: ICSD School Bus Transportation Forms
Complete only if your child(ren) will be using ICSD transportation
Required Documents

If any of the documents listed below are not readily available at the time of registration, please contact the Registrar to discuss other acceptable forms that can be presented for age and residency determination.

Proof of Residency (please provide one of the following)
  • Renter’s agreement or lease
  • Deed or current mortgage statement
  • Utility or other bills
  • State or other government issued identification with or based on current address (e.g. driver’s license, voter registration, library card)
  • Renters affidavit (notarized)
    Landlord’s affidavit (notarized) and tax receipt
  • A statement (notarized) by a third party establishing the parent(s)’ or person(s) in parental relationship’s physical presence in the district
  • If the proof of residency documentation listed above is unavailable, other acceptable forms of documentation include: a pay stub; income tax return; Federal, state or local agency documentation (i.e. social service agency, federal Office of Refugee); or Evidence of custody of the child
Parent Photo Identification (please provide one of the following)
  • Driver's license or non-driver's license
  • Passport
  • Sheriff's identification or other photo identification
Proof of Student's Age (please provide one of the following)
  • Original birth certificate
  • Record of baptism
  • Passport and/or visa
Medical Records/Immunization
  • English only, signed by a NYS physician

Note: At this time, the NYS Department of Health is not issuing exceptions for immunizations because of COVID-19. The department's stance continues to be that students missing vaccine doses for any reason must comply with Public Health Law Section 2164 requirements. Children entering or attending school in New York State, including summer school and distance learning, must comply with said requirements. View our Immunization FAQs for more information.

Other (if available and/or applicable)
  • Custody or guardianship legal documents
  • Recent report card
  • Copy of child’s IEP
  • Copy of child’s 504 Plan
  • Residency affidavits
    Regarding the residency of emancipated students or students who do not live with their parent(s)/legal guardian(s)
Entrance Age (Policy 5140)

Children who reach their fifth birthday on or before December 1 of the year of matriculation are entitled to attend school, and may be admitted to kindergarten. Proof of age must be presented in the form of a birth certificate, baptismal certificate, or passport.

International Students

The Ithaca City School District welcomes international students through a variety of New York’s foreign exchange agencies for grades 9-12 at Ithaca High School. We do not currently accept I-20 forms for individuals with an F-1 Student Visa.

Rights of Parents/Caregivers from the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

An educational agency or institution shall give full rights under the Act to either parent, unless the agency or institution has been provided with evidence that there is a court order, State statute, or legally binding document relating to such matters as divorce, separation, or custody that specifically revokes these rights. (Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1232g)


Enrollment

After completing the district registration process, the Registrar will contact you to verify the information and assign a school. An appointment will be made by the school for screening, scheduling, and classroom placement. If you have questions, please contact your child’s school.

Residence and School Assignment

The links below will help in determining your residence and school assignment. They are provided as a public service, but ICSD cannot guarantee their accuracy. Please confirm all information with the registrar at the time of enrollment.

Map of Elementary School Boundaries
"Feeder Schools"
English as a New Language (formerly ESOL) Programs
 
Open Enrollment (Policy 5110.2)

Information about Open Enrollment, as well as Open Enrollment request forms, can be found here.

 

Residency Affidavits

 
Affidavit of Emancipation

For students requesting to enroll, or continue enrollment, in the Ithaca City School District as emancipated students. Click to download

Residency Affidavit

Regarding the residency of a student who does not live with their parent(s)/legal guardian(s). To be completed by the student’s custodian (individual with whom the student lives) to determine whether the student is legally entitled to attend ICSD schools as a resident of the custodian’s home. Click to download

Parental Residency Affidavit

Regarding the residency of a student who does not live with their parent(s)/legal guardian(s). To be completed by the student’s parent/guardian to determine whether the student is legally entitled to attend ICSD schools as a resident of the district. Click to download