Registration

To register your child in school you will need:
1. An original or a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate. (Child must be five on or before September 1 for kindergarten and six on or before September 1 for first grade.)
2. Child’s up-to-date immunization record.
3. Proof of Residence - Acceptable documents for verifying address include current utility bills, sales or lease agreements, or cable bill. Cell phone bills are not acceptable.  In situations where families cannot show proof of residency, the family may enroll the child by completing a notarized AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCE (AOR). An AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCE requires both the parent/guardian of the child and the resident to appear before the school principal (or designee), present photo ID’s, a copy of the resident’s proof of residency as evidenced by a current, active utility bill (current or prior month), and a notarized AFFIDAVIT OF RESIDENCE that attests that the family of the child is residing with the resident.   Additional Information can be located here.
4. Child’s social security card.

PRE-KINDERGARTEN
The pre-kindergarten program in Northside meets state mandated requirements. The students are eligible if they are 4 years of age on or before September 1 and qualify through one of the following criteria:
1. The child is identified as limited in English proficiency (as determined by the Pre-Las 2000 and testing done at Student Placement Center).
OR
2. The child qualifies based on being educationally disadvantaged (eligible to participate in the National Free/Reduced Lunch Program) and supported by proof of income.
OR
3. Homeless
OR
4. Come from a family whose parent or official guardian is “active-duty” military personnel or whose parent/guardian was killed, injured, or missing in action while on active duty.
OR
5. Have been in the conservatorship (foster care) of the Department of Family Protective Services (DFPS) following adversary hearing.

EFFECTIVE 2017-2018 School Year:

Meal pattern requirements for Pre-K in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and School Breakfast Program (SBP) have changed. Most significant changes include: 

  • Unflavored low-fat or fat-free milk must be served to children 2-5 years old.
  • Fruit and a vegetable or two different vegetables are required.
  • Students will no longer have the option to choose their meal. No offer vs. serve will be available.
  • A breakfast and lunch menu has been set for students in Pre-K and HeadStart classes. A copy of the year’s menu for our Pre-K and HeadStart classes is available in the front office. 

Student Attendance 

When child is absent or tardy from school, the parent or guardian should send a note to the school, within 3 days, explaining the reason for the absence upon the child's return to school.  All notes must include: the date of the note, the name of the child, the date of the absence(s) or tardy, the specific reason for the absence(s) or tardy and the parent's signature.

Children are expected to attend school everyday; however, parents should not send children to school when they are ill.  If a child is absent for three consecutive school days due to illness, it is recommended that the parent seek medical attention for the child.


Tardiness/Early Pick-ups

If a student misses instruction due to an unexcused late arrival to or early removal from campus, it will be considered a partial day absence and is a violation of the compulsory attendance law.