Student Enrollment During the COVID-19 Crisis

  • The following guidance is for families new to Onslow County Schools only.  Students who are already enrolled in Onslow County Schools and relocate within the county will remain at their current school during the COVID-19 school closure.

    We are not currently enrolling kindergarten students for the 2020-2021 school year.

    Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, all Onslow County Schools buildings are closed to the general public.  Typically, a parent or guardian of a student new to Onslow County Schools would go to the school building to enroll their child.  As this is not currently possible, Onslow County Schools will allow parents or guardians new to Onslow County the option to pre-register students at the appropriate school electronically.  This will allow students to begin to receive instruction either remotely or through other resources available to students in grades K-2.  Enrollments will be reviewed for eligibility and finalized once schools reopen.

    To remotely pre-enroll your child, please follow these steps:

    Step 1: Find Your School

    Please confirm the school that your child will attend based upon your address by clicking here. Should you have additional questions contact our Transportation Department at (910)455-2211.  PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON ANY OTHER SOURCES FOR THIS INFORMATION

    Step 2: Completion of Enrollment Forms and Other Documentation

    At the bottom of this page are links to all the forms you will need to pre-enroll your child in school.  Please print them out and complete them.  These forms include:

    • Registration Form 
    • Discipline Affidavit 
    • A scanned/digital copy of your proof of address such as:
      • Current water or electric bill in parent's name that is no more than 30 days old,
      • Affidavit of residency notarized by the person with whom you are residing.  This person will need to provide proof of address
    • A scanned/digital copy of your child's birth certificate or other acceptable proof of birth
    • If possible, please include any student records provided by the student’s previous school such as the most recent report card.
      • For parents of middle and high school students:  While not required, a copy of your child's current schedule will help the school set up appropriate courses

    Step 3: Return the Forms and Documentation

    Once completed, these itmes can be scanned/photographed and emailed directly to your child's school.  The appropriate person to receive these forms will be listed on the school's web site as the "Data Manager".  There is a link to their email account on the school's web page. 

    Step 4: Bring Other Necessary Materials on Your Child's First Day

    Once schools reopen, you will need to complete registration prior to your child starting classes on campus.  Please bring the following to your child's school once schools reopen:

    • A certified copy of your child's birth certificate or other acceptable proof of birth.
    • Applicable proof of guardianship (such as a custody order, pre-adoptive orders, or simply having your name listed on the birth certificate as a parent)
    • Proof of address such as:
      • Current water or electric bill in parent's name that is no more than 30 days old,
      • Affidavit of residency notarized by the person with whom you are residing.  This person will need to provide proof of address
    • A photo ID of the parent or legal custodian
    • Your child's immunization record - Please follow this link for information about immunization requirements
    • Any custody documents
    • Original copy of the Discipline Affidavit
    • North Carolina Health Assessment - North Carolina General Statute § 130A-440 requires that every child the registers with North Carolina public schools for the first time must have a health assessment.  The form below is the one that must be used in accordance with state law.
    • Any special programs information such as a copy of an IEP’s, 504 Plan, ESL/LEP Information, or DEP (for gifted students)

    For Parents of Kindergarten-Age Students

     A child who is presented for enrollment at any time during the first 120 days of a school year will be considered eligible for initial entry in either of the following circumstances:

    • the child reaches or reached the age of 5 on or before August 31 of that school year; or
    • the child resided in another state and was attending school during that school year in accordance with that state's laws or rules prior to moving to North Carolina. (The child does not need to reach the age of 5 on or before August 31 in this circumstance.)
    • The child did not reach the age of five on or before August 31 of that school year but would be eligible to attend school during that school year in another state in accordance with the laws or rules of that state, and if all of the following apply:
      • The child’s parent is a legal resident of North Carolina who is an active member of the uniformed services assigned to a permanent duty station in another state; and
      • The child’s parent is the sole legal custodian of the child; and
      • The child’s parent is deployed for duty away from the permanent duty station; and
      • The child resides with an adult who is a domiciliary of a local school administrative unit in North Carolina as a result of the parent’s deployment away from the permanent duty station.