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Registration/Enrollment Requirements

GUTTENBERG RESIDENTS: All students residing in Guttenberg must obtain a PERMISSION SLIP from the office of the Guttenberg Superintendent of School located at Anna L. Klein School in Guttenberg.

NORTH BERGEN RESIDENTS: Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If a student’s parents are divorced or separated, proof of custody must be submitted. Registration during the school year for all students, preschool through 12th grade, is available at the Franklin School Annex Central Registration Program, 5220 Columbia Avenue, North Bergen, N.J. 07047. (201) 974-1002 or (201) 974-1005. Before the admission of any student, the Permanent Record Registration Information must be completed and the following proofs presented and reviewed:

Proof of Age- birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport or visa.

NOTE: Pre-Kindergarten Student Registration: Any pre-school child with educational disabilities shall have available to them a free, appropriate public education upon the attainment of their third birthday. Other pre kindergarten children must be at least 4 years old on or before October 1 of the year they are registered for pre-kindergarten.

Kindergarten Registration: Children must be at least five years of age on or before October 1 of the year they are registered for kindergarten.

First Grade Registration: A child must be six years of age on or before October 1 of the current school year or be promoted from kindergarten classes in the North Bergen Public School System. The child must have had one (1) year of approved kindergarten experience or be classified by the Child Study Team as qualified for placement in grade one (1). The school in which the child has gained kindergarten experience must recommend promotion.

Proof of Medical Condition- proof that a physical examination, all tests including tuberculin, and all immunizations have been obtained and are satisfactory, including oral immunization against poliomyelitis and immunization against measles.

Proof of Residency: A Certificate of Continuing Occupancy (CCO) issued by the Office of the Construction Official at 4233 Kennedy Boulevard, North Bergen or any two (2) of the following documents shall be sufficient:

  1. a) Utility, Telephone or Cable TV bill or deposit receipt
  2. b) Voter registration or other record or document issued by a governmental entity
  3. c) Driver’s license with current address.
  4. d) Lease or landlord’s signed letter
  5. e) Deed, Township tax bill or N.B.M.U.A. bill
  6. f) Employment or other financial documents.

Proof of Identity: Anyone registering a student must present proof of their identity including a photo and if not the parent or legal guardian, the person should also have written parental/guardian authorization and proof of the identity of the parent or guardian authorizing the registration.

TRANSFER STUDENTS: Any students leaving another school system with the intent to enter the North Bergen system must have the above and a transfer or report card from the prior school.

AFFIDAVIT STUDENTS: Students who are residing in North Bergen with someone other than their custodial parent or court appointed guardian must have the above and have submitted and had approved a completed Application for Affidavit Admission.

HOMELESS STUDENTS: Students who are temporarily residing in North Bergen as a result of being made homeless in another municipality by catastrophe, disaster, or eviction should be reported to the Superintendent of Schools or his designee.

THESE REQUIREMENTS CANNOT BE WAIVED EXCEPT WITH THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE CHIEF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR OR HIS DESIGNEE AFTER CONSULTATION WITH THE BOARD ATTORNEY.