Kindergarten Registration

  • Welcome to the Dobbs Ferry School District!

    Kindergarten Orientation
    Springhurst Elementary School Kindergarten Orientation took place on Friday, March 10, 2023 for parents/guardians of incoming kindergarten students.

  • Kindergarten Registration
    Kindergarten Registration begins on March 13, 2023.  In order for a child to be eligible the parent/guardian and child must reside in the Dobbs Ferry School District and the child must be five (5) years of age on or before December 31, 2023. Proof of your child’s age and proof of residency are required.  Your child should NOT accompany you at registration. 

    1. Kindergarten Registration for students entering Kindergarten in September 2023 begins as an online process.
    2. Please complete the Online Registration Form prior to your scheduled appointment with the Registrar, Mercedez Dominguez.
    3. Registration is by appointment only. Appointments begin on March 13, 2023. Please contact the Business Office at 914-693-1500 ext. 3034 to schedule your appointment. 
    4. Bring ALL required forms & documents listed below on the day of your appointment. Scroll down and click on the links below to download each form.
      You can also download the full registration packet with all forms at: Registration Packet.pdf

    Kindergarten Screening
    Kindergarten student screening takes place the week of May 8th, 2023.  You will have an opportunity to schedule your child's screening appointment at your registration appointment.

  • If this is your first child to enroll in the Dobbs Ferry School District.

    Go to the the eSchoolData Online Registration link at This will bring you to the Dobbs Ferry Parent Portal screen with the button for Online Registration.

    Click on Online Registration as shown below and complete the form.  This starts the registration process for your child.
    (No login is required on the Parent Portal screen for online registration if this is your first child to enroll in the Dobbs Ferry School District)
    (CHROME is the preferred browser for completing this Online Registration)

    Online Registration login Screen

    If you already have children enrolled in the Dobbs Ferry School District and you have a Parent Portal account, log into the Parent Portal


    Click on Register New Student (top right), as shown below:

    Register New Student Button  

    • Once you have submitted the form, you will receive an email confirmation.

    • Once this email is received, please contact the Registrar to schedule an appointment to submit the registration documentation required (see below).

    • Your registration is not complete, and students cannot be scheduled, until this documentation has been received by the District.

    Required Registration Documents & Forms

     To register a student the following documents must be presented to the Registrar.

    Proof of Residency

     You are asked to provide the following proofs of residency:

    • One of the following pertaining to a home in the District:
      • A Mortgage or Closing Statement
      • Deed
      • A Notarized (by both landlord and lessee) Signed Lease
      • A Notarized Rent Receipt
    • In addition, required in conjunction with the lease when the name on the lease is different from parent name and utilities are included in the rent, or in the absence of a lease:
      • Affidavit of Property Owner/Landlord
    • In addition, copies of any two of the following documents must be submitted:
      • Property Tax Bill
      • Telephone Bill
      • Gas & Electric Utility Bill
      • Water Bill
      • Driver's License/Picture ID
      • Oil Company Bill
      • Insurance Bill
      • Bank Statement
      • Voter Registration Card

    Proof of Birth

     To determine the student's age, you are asked to provide one of the following:

    • Birth Certificate
    • Passport

    Proof of Custody

     If you, as a parent or guardian, are separated, divorced, or have custody as the result of a court order agreement, a fully-executed copy of the court order or agreement must be submitted. Please provide one of the following:

    • Court-issued Legal Guardianship Papers
    • Court Order granting custody
    • Court Appointment as Foster Parent
    • Affidavits from parent surrendering control and person assuming responsibility for student

    Parent's Statement


    Consent for Release of Preschool Information

    Complete the applicable Records Release Authorization Form for each previous school your child attended:

    • CONSENT FOR RELEASE OF PRESCHOOL INFORMATION- We would like your permission to obtain information about your child’s learning style, and basic academic and social skills from his or her preschool or daycare teacher. We find that communication with preschool personnel helps to facilitate the student’s transition from preschool to elementary school.  The preschool teacher is familiar with your child and many facets of his or her development and school life. Sharing this information with us assists in making class placement decisions, and can help the kindergarten teacher work effectively with your child during his/her first year in elementary school.

    Acceptable Use Policy for Internet Access

    •  ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY - Please review the policy with your child, and return the last page signed by both the parent/guardian and student.




    Home Language Questionaire (HLQ)


    Other Forms - if applicable

    • STUDENT RESIDENCY QUESTIONAIRE - This questionaire is intended to address the McKinney-Vento Act 42 U.S.C. 11435. If your current living arrangements are temporary due to loss of housing or economic hardship, please complete the Student Residency Questionaire and bring to registration.
    • COMMITTEE ON SPECIAL EDUCATION AUTHORIZATION TO RELEASE INFORMATION - Please complete this form only if applicable. Students who are classified for Special Education must forward all IEP documentation prior to meeting with Pupil Personnel Services.
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