August 23, 2002

Registration and Health Information for Students in San Diego City Schools

District-wide elementary school registration for studetns who are new to the district or attending a different district school than last year will be held on Monday, Aug. 26 and Sept. 3, the first day of school.

Parents of charter, middle, junior high, and high school students are urged to call their child’s new school beginning Aug. 26 for information on its registration date and time, as each of these schools has a different registration schedule. Students articulating to the secondary school from a district school in the same attendance area are automatically registered and do not need to pre-enroll.

Children must be registered by a parent. Items to bring to registration include two proofs of residency such as a utility bill; rental agreement; mortgage document; or military housing orders and evidence that the child has been immunized against polio; measles, mumps and rubella (MMR); diphtheria; whooping cough; and tetanus; or provide a permanent medical exemption or personal beliefs exemption.

Students attending school in California for the first time must also provide proof of immunization against chickenpox or proof of having had the illness.

Parents of kindergarters and first-graders new to the district or attendance area must also provide a copy of a birth certificate, baptismal certificate or passport and evidence of vaccination against hepatitis B and chickenpox. All first grade students, whether new or continuing, must also provide evidence of a recent physical examination within 91 days of the start of school.

All new and continuing seventh graders must provide evidence of vaccination against hepatitis B and a second MMR vaccination, either at registration for new students or on the first day of school for continuing students.

Students will not be allowed to attend class without all required proofs of immunization under the district’s No Shots-No School Policy.

Parents can find out which school is in their neighborhood by calling the district’s Boundaries Office at (619) 725-5668 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, or online at, under “For Parents.”

Information regarding immunization requirements and availability of vaccinations can be obtained by calling the school nurse or the district’s Health Services at (858) 627-7580 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Serving more than 140,000 students, San Diego City Schools is the second largest school district in California, with more than 200 educational facilities and more than 17,000 employees. The district is undertaking unprecedented system-wide reforms aimed at increasing student achievement by focusing on developing high-quality site leadership and instruction, providing enhanced materials to the classroom, engaging parents and the community, and implementing an improved accountability system.

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