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Kindergarten Registration

We're looking forward to welcoming our new kindergarten students in the 2020-21 school year! Registration for new kindergartners is now open! Please submit your registration by e-mail, drop it off or send it in by May 15 to help our teachers be ready for your children. Frequently Asked Questions are at the bottom of this page. If you don't have time to get the forms to us by May 15, at minimum please fill out this quick Pre-Registration Questionaire so we know to expect you! Thank you

 

WHO: Incoming kindergartners - children who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2020 - and their parents or guardians.

 

WHAT: Register for the 2020-21 school year.

 

WHEN: We will be conducting Kindergarten Registration with minimal contact this year due to the COVID-19 crisis. To register, complete a paper packet or fill out the forms electronically (PDF below). Paper packets can be picked up at Madison or Blossom from the flyer box or you can print from home. Registrations are due by May 15, 2020. Once the Coos Bay Public Schools have reopened, our elementary schools plan to have activities to welcome and introduce new kindergartners to their new school. We ask that families periodically check your school’s website for updates on these activities. If unable to fill out electronically, e-mail, print, or obtain a paper packet, please contact 541-267-1310 so arrangements can be made. 

 

*Printing and Fillable Form TIPS* Packets are best printed 2-sided. To fill out packet, save it to your device first. It is easiest to fill out and print/e-mailed from computer, but can be done from smart phone. 

WHERE: If you are not sure which school your child will attend, please search your current residence in the map found at CBD9.Net > Parents > Attendance Zones and click Next Year (2020-2021) Map for Kindergarten - 6th Grade.

Completed packets can be submitted in one of the following ways:

Hand Delivered:

Drop it through the mail slot by the double doors at the District Office located at 1255, Hemlock Ave. in Coos Bay.

Mailed:

Coos Bay School District
Attn: Registration

1255 Hemlock Ave

Coos Bay, OR 97420

Faxed:

Fax it to
541-269-5366
Attention: Kindergarten Registration

E-mailed (sign or unsigned) to:

shelbyg@coos-bay.k12.or.us

*Read note about e-mail below


*Note about e-mail:
You may e-mail the completed packet with or without signatures as a PDF document. If you e-mail the packet without signatures, you will need to come in and sign the documents to complete your registration process in late August once secretaries return to the buildings. If the document is too big to send via e-mail, please use an alternate submission method. 

 

WHY: Completing registration will help your child’s teacher to be ready to welcome your new kindergartner on the first day of school.

 

HOW: This year you can pick up or print the registration forms and turn them in by hand, mail, fax, or e-mail. In order to turn in proof of birthdate (Birth Certificate, Passport, Hospital Records, Adoption Papers, ect.) and immunization records, submit copies with your packet or e-mail them to shelbyg@coos-bay.k12.or.us. Anyone who hasn’t submitted a legal proof of birth date or immunization records with their packet will need to bring them in at the end of August once secretaries return. Families that are unable to obtain the required immunization documents due to the COVID-19 situation will be given additional time to obtain those documents but should go ahead and submit registration documents.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: How do I register my child for Kindergarten in the Coos Bay School District?

  • Option 1: Pick it up: Pick up a registration packet at Madison or Blossom Gulch 10:30a-1:30p or 3:30p-6:30p on Monday April 27, or Tuesday, April 28.

 

  • Option 2: Print it off: Look above for the PDF links to the Kindergarten registration. Save the packet in order to fill them before printing. 

 

  • Option 3: If unable to Pick it up or Print it off, contact the school at 541-888-1218 (Madison) or 541-267-1340 (Blossom) and leave a message.

Question: When is my Kindergarten registration due?

  • The complete registration packet on or before May 15, 2020. If you miss the deadline, please call 541-267-1310 to make arrangements.
 

Question: How do I turn in the completed packet?

Completed packets can be submitted in one of the following ways:

Hand Delivered:

Drop it through the mail slot by the double doors at the District Office located at 1255, Hemlock Ave. in Coos Bay.

Mailed:

Coos Bay School District
Attn: Registration

1255 Hemlock Ave

Coos Bay, OR 97420

Faxed:

Fax it to
541-269-5366
Attention: Kindergarten Registration

E-mailed (sign or unsigned) to:

shelbyg@coos-bay.k12.or.us

*Read note about e-mail below


*Note about e-mail:
You may e-mail the completed packet with or without signatures as a PDF document. If you e-mail the packet without signatures, you will need to come in and sign the documents to complete your registration process in late August once secretaries return to the buildings. If the document is too big to send via e-mail, please use an alternate submission method. 


Question: What happens after I turn in my packet?

  • A few days after you submit your registration, you will received a confirmation e-mail from your child’s school. Once the Coos Bay Public Schools have reopened, our elementaries will plan activities to welcome and introduce new kindergartners to their new school. We ask that families periodically check CBD9.net for updates on these activities.

 

Question: What if I missed the Kindergarten Registration May 15 deadline?

  • If you missed the deadline, please contact 541-267-1310 as soon as possible and leave a voicemail with your name, child’s name, and your phone number letting us know you still need to register your kindergarten.

 

Question: How do I know you received my packet?

  • You will receive a confirmation e-mail from your school secretary letting you know it was received.

 

Question: How do I submit my child’s proof of birth date* (Birth Certificate, Passport, Hospital Records, Adoption Papers, ect.) and immunization records?  *Reminder, children entering Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2020.*

  • If possible, please submit a copy with your packet or e-mail a copy to Shelbyg@coos-bay.k12.or.us. Anyone who hasn’t submitted a legal proof of birth date document or immunization records this year will be asked to bring them in near the end of August before school starts.

 

Question: How do I know which school my child should attend? Eastside or Madison?

  • Please search your current home of residence in the map found at CBD9.Net > Parents > Attendance Zones and click Next Year (2020-2021) Map for Kindergarten - 6th Grade

 

Question: I live in Coos Bay, can I choose which school my child will attend?

  • In order to maintain balanced classed sizes, your child’s school depends on your current address where you live and Board adopted attendance zones. You may apply for an Intradistrict transfer in accordance with Intradistrict Transfer Procedures. Transfer requests due to daycare location will no longer be an acceptable reason for transfer as the District will provide transportation to daycares throughout the district. Due to COVID-19 measures, the deadline for an Intradistrict Transfer Request has been extended to May 20, 2020. The sending school principal or designee will notify the parent that the request has been granted or denied in June. Students who apply for an intradistrict transfer and are not accepted at the time of application because of space availability or Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) transfers will be placed on a waiting list in the order in which the applications are received.

 

Question: I live outside of the Coos Bay School District, can I register my kindergartner with the Coos Bay School District?

  • Fill out and submit a “Request for Interdistrict Transfer for Non-Resident Admission School Year 2020-2021” to the District Office at 1255 Hemlock Ave., Coos Bay OR 97420 or e-mail Glennap@coos-bay.k12.or.us. The form can be found online via CBD9.net > Parents > Registration and click on “IDT Request form 2020-2021” For more information visit Administrative Regulation JECB-AR – Admission of Non-Resident Students
  • Interdistrict Transfer Requests (IDT) will be processed as usual with some flexibility on timelines.

 

Question: Who should I contact if I have questions? Please call your school, or the district office. Phone numbers are below. While in-person school is out for the rest of the year, secretaries are still working and checking e-mail and voicemail, so please reach out and someone will get back to you.

  • Blossom (Eastside for 2020/2021) Phone: 541-267-1340
  • Madison School Phone: 541-888-1218
  • District Office: 541-267-1310