This is an overview of registration requirements. For further information, refer to Bay District School Board Policy. Policy citations are cited in parenthesis following each requirement.
In order to be eligible for kindergarten admission, a student must have attained the age of five (5) years on or before September 1 of the current school year (7.101).
Students under the age of 18 may only be enrolled by a parent or guardian.
Where to Register
Initial registration begins at the zoned school. The zoned school is the school assigned to the student’s physical residence; you may use the search utility to locate the applicable school zone. Contact the zoning office for further assistance: 850.767.4328.
Required Documents for Registration:
- Student's Birth Certificate
- Florida shot record*
- Every student is requested to provide the school with his/her social security card
Two proofs of address:
- lease or rental agreement
- utility bill
- rent receipt stating the resident address
Official custody documentation if applicable
- car payment/billing statement
- drivers license
- voter’s registration
- insurance payment/billing statement
- W2 Income Tax statement
- verification from the Clerk of the Circuit Court as the address to which child support payments are sent
- recent legal document
- an official Contract to Occupy a Residence within 30 days. However, if that address does not become the student’s official home address within 30 days, the student shall be transferred to his/her zoned school.
*if moving from out-of-state, parents may take the current shot record to the Health Department to have it transferred to an official Florida shot record (Form 680).
Each student shall, within thirty (30) school days of initial admission into Bay County Schools, provide evidence of a medical examination conducted within the previous twelve (12) months pursuant to laws and rules of the State Board of Education (7.101).
Medications or Allergies
No medication (prescription or non-prescription) will be dispensed at school without written parental/guardian permission. All medications (prescription or non-prescription) must be registered on the Bay County School Board Permission to Administer Medication form (only one medication per form) and must be signed by a licensed physician or other licensed practicing health care provider. Note this form must be renewed at the beginning of each school year (7.302).
Letter from Mr. Husfelt
Permission to Administer Medication
Transfer Students from Non-Public School Programs
A student entering a district school from a nonpublic school or program shall meet the General Admission and Enrollment Requirements. If the student is transferring from a nonpublic school which is not state or regionally accredited, or from a home education program, the student shall be assigned to a grade by the school principal based on placement evaluation (7.101).
Controlled School Choice Program
A choice request will need to be filed only if the parents or legal guardian’s desire the student to change schools. Before completing a choice request, the student must be registered at his or her zone school. Requests for change of placement shall be initiated by filing a hardship request. (7.103)
School Choice/Zoning Department 850.767.4328