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Student Registration

Welcome to Rockdale County Public Schools!

The Student Registration permanent office location is:

1143 West Avenue, Conyers, GA 30012
Phone: 770-761-1457
Fax: 770-483-6331
Email: register@rockdale.k12.ga.us
School Year Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(registering parent/guardian must be present by 3:30 p.m.)
Map to RCPS Student Registration

For a list of required documents to register, see the information below posted on this page.  

PDF iconClick here for a printable PDF of the list of requirements to register. (En Español)




Parents of elementary, middle, and high school students should go to Student Registration at 1143 West Avenue to register their child for school. Please bring these required documents (also listed below on this page). 

This process includes students new to Rockdale County as well as those moving from one Rockdale County school zone to another.

Transfers within the county should have a copy of the withdrawal form from the previous school.

STUDENTS ENTERING ROCKDALE COUNTY FROM ANOTHER COUNTY OR STATE

If you are registering a child from out of state, please obtain his or her records BEFORE your child's former school system closes (many school systems close completely over the summer and your child may not be able to start school in Georgia without those records).

Use the links at the bottom for more information about Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Registration.

House Bill 251 Transfer

Under state law (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-2131), parents may request a transfer to another public school within their local school district if there is capacity.

Based on the State of Georgia’s formula for maximum class size, all RCPS schools are at capacity for the 2016-2017 school year. Click here for the notice.





How to Register Your Child

In order to attend a RCPS school, new students and their families must complete a two-step process:

STEP 1 -- REGISTRATION: Parents/guardians must visit the Student Registration office at 1143 West Avenue to complete all required forms, provide the required documentation, and submit verification of the family's address. The family will register all of their school-aged children during this one visit. Children do not need to be present for this step.​

STEP 2 -- ENROLLMENT: Parents/guardians and students will visit the assigned school to enroll and receive class information, schedules, and other information unique to the school. The family MUST present the packet of forms listed above. Otherwise the student cannot be enrolled.



Student Registration Required Documents

PDF icon Click here for a printable PDF of the list of requirements to register (En Español)

In order to register your child for school, you will need to bring the required documents listed below with you to Student Registration. 

PLEASE NOTE: All documents containing the child's name must match the name on the birth certificate.

1.  Current proof of residency (THE REGISTRATION PROCESS CANNOT BEGIN WITHOUT MEETING THIS REQUIREMENT)

a. Current signed lease agreement OR
b. Current mortgage statement or property tax receipt OR
c. Statement of Legal Residence Form {Affidavit} (copies available at Student Registration Office) *this requires the owner/landlord’s signature and notary

PLUS one of the following:

d. Automobile registration with the same address
e. Current gas, electricity, or water bill with the same address

2.  Certified Birth Certificate showing the registering parent(s) name(s) OR court-ordered proof of custody/guardianship if you are not the birth parent. If you need further information about obtaining legal guardianship, please contact the Rockdale County Probate Court at (770) 278-7700.

3. Social Security Card (or waiver)

4. Form 3231 Georgia Certificate of Immunization

5. Form 3300 (Certificate of Ear, Eye, and Dental Examination)

6. Photo ID for parent

7. Certified copy of your child’s transcript (grades 9 and higher) -Georgia Statute O.C.G.A. 20-2-670.

8. Certified copy of your child’s discipline record (grades 6-12) - Georgia Statute O.C.G.A. 20-2-670. We will also need a copy of the withdrawal form.

Additional Information You May Need

•  If you child has a disability which requires special education, please bring a copy of your child's IEP.

•  If you are coming to Rockdale from another school system, please bring a copy of your child's records from the previous school. This would include a copy of the report card (Kindergarten - 8th grade) or transcript (9th - 12th grades).  Please obtain your child's records BEFORE your child's former school system closes.  Many school systems close completely over the summer and your child may not be able to start school in Georgia without those records.

•  If you are transferring within the county, please bring a copy of the withdrawal form (available at the school you are withdrawing from).​





FAQs

Change of Address During the School Year

All student address changes within RCPS must be validated at Student Registration. Please bring proof of your new residence to the Student Registration office.  

If you are transferring within the county, please bring a copy of the withdrawal form from the school you are withdrawing from.


Registering Your Child for RCPS Georgia Pre-K

Children who will be 4 years old by September 1 in the school year are eligible to register for the RCPS Georgia Pre-K lottery. For more information, click here.


Registering Your Child for the Early Learning Center

Please click this link for more information on the RCPS Early Learning Center: RCPS ELC. ​


Entry Age for Public Kindergarten and First Grade

A child must be 5 years old on or before September 1 to enter a public kindergarten. The child must be 6 years old on or before September 1 to enter first grade. School systems must verify age before enrollment. A child who was a legal resident of one or more states or countries for a period of two years immediately prior to moving to Georgia and who was legally enrolled in either a public kindergarten or first grade, or a private kindergarten or first grade accredited by a state or regional association, would be eligible to enroll in Georgia schools, provided that the kindergartner is 5 years old by December 31 or the first grader is 6 by December 31.​ For more information, click here.


Students Returning From a Department of Juvenile Justice Placement

If a student has completed his or her sentence in a youth detention center and he or she is returning to the local education agency, the student must re-register at Student Registration. Pursuant to Georgia Department of Education Rule 160-4-8-.17, a case management consultation team (school and involved local law enforcement agency personnel) will schedule a meeting with you to determine the best placement for your child.

Please note: the enrolling parent/guardian is the only person who can withdraw the student. Please see the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) § 20-2-780.Change of custody of minor child by removing child from premises of private or public school prohibited. ​


Summer Reading Assignments

All students entering grades 6-12 who enroll in Rockdale County Public Schools before August 7 are required to complete the summer reading assignment. Click here or go to www.rockdaleschools.org/summerreading for reading lists and assignment guidelines.







Directory

Name Job Title Business Phone
Rhonda Free Registration Specialist (770) 761-1440
Nicole Gilliland Registration Specialist (770) 761-1441
Help Line
(770) 761-1457
Fax Line   (770) 483-6331



Additional Information

Map to RCPS Student Registration
Documentos requeridos para el registro
Printable Student Registration Information
Summer Reading Assignment 
RCPS Georgia Pre-K Registration Information 
Kindergarten Registration Information 



Helpful Links

Georgia Department of Community Health
Healthy Youth
Centers for Disease Control
Home Schooling
Homeless Students