All Bossier Schools returning students are required to complete annual registration. A returning student is considered any student that has a current Bossier Schools enrollment and is not moving attendance zones. If school is currently not in session (summer), this includes any student that completed the previous school year.
All new students, including kindergarten students, MUST have a certified birth certificate, an up-to-date Louisiana health card (Immunization Record), and proof of residence. New students in Grades 1–12 must also provide the previous school records.
What to Prepare…
- Photo ID (Driver’s license, State issued ID, or Military ID)
- Student’s original, state-issued birth certificate
- Current Louisiana Immunization Record (example)
- Proof of Residence with your name and address
ALL students must submit the following in order to be enrolled in the Bossier Parish School District:
Two Proofs of Residence with your name, address, and date
- One (1) current utility bill showing the physical address for service within the District; AND
- One (1) of the following that shows the location of residence within the District:
- Property tax records; or
- Mortgage documents or property deed; or
- Apartment or home lease or, if no lease, a Declaration of Residency Form (forms are available at each school site and must be completed in person)
- If the student resides with a legal guardian (court-appointed) the court decree must be provided.
ALL students residing with or without a parent /legal guardian in the residence of another adult (1) may submit the documentation listed above to show that the residence is owned or leased by that other adult AND (2) both parent/legal guardian and the property owner/lessee must sign a federal court declaration provided by the school.
If these documents are not available or cannot be readily verified, the registration will be referred to the Residency Verification Committee which may conduct an investigation, including but not limited to an unannounced home visit, to confirm residency for assignment to the proper attendance zone school.
Students without a verified residency within the school’s attendance zone will be temporarily enrolled pending a residency determination by the Residency Verification Committee. In that case, further notice will be provided.
ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.
For further information: See Board Policy JBC and/or call Yolanda Jefferson 549-5037 or Courtney Harvey 549-5034
If your child is moving to a different grade band (elementary to middle or middle to high), but not changing attendance zones or feeder patterns, you should complete annual registration, NOT new student registration or inter-district student transfer. For example, at the completion of a school year, if your child progresses from 5th grade at Stockwell Place Elementary to 6th grade at Cope Middle School, your enrollment automatically changes to Cope Middle and you will complete annual registration starting in early July.
If the new address is within the same attendance zone or feeder pattern as the previous address, you should complete annual registration, NOT new student registration or inter-district student transfer. Be sure to enter the new address with applicable proofs of residence when completing annual registration.
Yes, even if your student had a previous enrollment but is not currently enrolled, you will need to complete the new student online registration. Based on the information you provided, the office staff will merge your records with the previous enrollments.
For new student registration, the unique email link you receive after entering your email address will remain active for 30 days. Once you start completing the form, the link will remain active until you complete the registration. Your form entries will autosave, so you can revisit the unique URL at any time to complete your registration.
All student registrations are done online. If you need assistance, please contact your child’s zoned school.