http://www.rockdaleschools.org/

Student Registration

Welcome to Rockdale County Public Schools!

Student Registration Office
Phone: 770-761-1457
Fax: 770-483-6331
Email: register@rockdale.k12.ga.us
 
(Online registration only during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the "OLR" button below to begin online registration.
Solo hay registro en línea durante la pandemia del coronavirus. Haga clic en el botón "OLR" para comenzar el registro en línea)

PDF iconRequired Documents to Register
PDF icon(Español) Documentos Requeridos para Registro

New 2020-2021 School Year Calendar
(Please register your child before the summer rush)
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Find the school attendance zone for your address.

• Back-to-School Information

•  For an affidavit of residence form, click here or contact register@rockdale.k12.ga.us.






1) Registration Online

For students new to Rockdale County, parents/guardians must fill out the online application. Please submit required documents and current proof of residence by uploading photos or scans of documents into the online registration form; make sure the photos or scans are clear and readable. (Best to use Firefox browser)

Click the OLR button below to begin online registration
Haga clic en el botón OLR para comenzar a registrarse en línea


click here for Online Registration button



2) Enrollment

Parents/guardians and students will be contacted by student registration personnel and personnel from the assigned school to enroll and receive class information, schedules, and other information unique to the school.





Who to Register

Parents of students new to Rockdale County must register online using the OLR button above.

Parents of current students moving within Rockdale County from one school attendance zone to another must contact the Student Registration Office at register@rockdale.k12.ga.us to submit current proof of residency (2 items, see required documents below) and validate their change of address.

Age Requirements
Pre-K - Child must be 4 years old by September 1st of the school year In order to enroll in a Georgia Pre-K class within RCPS. Click here for Pre-K program information.

Kindergarten - Child must be 5 years old by September 1st of the school year. See "FAQ"  at bottom of this page. Click here for kindergarten registration information.

First Grade - Child must be 6 years old by September 1st of the school year. See "FAQ" on  at bottom of this page.

Parents/Guardians
Parent's name must be listed on the birth certificate or have court-ordered proof of custody/guardianship.

Change of Address Within Rockdale County
All student address changes within RCPS must be validated by the Student Registration office. Please email register@rockdale.k12.ga.us with current proof of residency (2 items, see "Required Documents, Current Proof of Residency" below on this page).

Students Entering From Another County or State
If you are registering a child from out of state, please obtain their records (such as report card, transcript, discipline 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).





Required Documents

PDF icon Printable PDF of required documents    (En Español: Documentos Requeridos)

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

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

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

a. Current signed lease agreement OR
b. Current mortgage statement or property tax receipt OR
c. Statement of Legal Residence Form {Affidavit} *this requires the owner/landlord’s signature and notary. For an affidavit of residence form, click here or contact register@rockdale.k12.ga.us.

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 (obtain from doctor's office or Rockdale County Health Department) (Georgia Department of Public Health information on Immunization for school attendance)

5.  Form 3300 (Certificate of Ear, Eye, and Dental Examination) (obtain from doctor's office or Rockdale County Health Department) (Georgia Department of Public Health information on immunization for school attendance)

6.  Photo ID of parent/guardian

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 submit a copy of your child's IEP.

•  If you are coming to Rockdale from another school system, please submit 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 submit current proof of residency (2 items, see above) to register@rockdale.k12.ga.us to validate the change of address.







Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is my school zone or the school my child is assigned to attend?
To find what schools are zoned for your address, click here (includes search function and Excel list to look up your address).


What if I change my address within the county?
All student address changes within RCPS must be validated by the Student Registration office. Please email current proof of residency (proof of residency requires at least 2 items; See "Required Documents, Current Proof of Residency" above on this page) to the Student Registration office, register@rockdale.k12.ga.us.


Do I need to re-register my child if they are going from elementary to middle school or middle to high school within the county? 
No, students already attending a school in RCPS and advancing from elementary to middle school [5th to 6th grade] or middle to high school [8th to 9th grade] do not need to re-register.


How do I register my 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 deadline and more information on Georgia Pre-K registration in RCPS, click here.


How do I apply and register for the Early Learning Center?
For deadline and more information on the RCPS Early Learning Center (ELC), for ages 3-4, click here.


What is the entry age for 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 on kindergarten registration, click here.


What vaccinations / immunization schedule does my child need to register for school?
Click here for information from the Georgia Department of Public Health on immunization for attending school in Georgia or visit https://dph.georgia.gov/immunization-section.


I am registering my child over the summer.  Does my child have to do Summer Reading or Summer Math?
All students entering grades K-12 who enroll in Rockdale County Public Schools are encouraged but not required to complete the optional Summer Reading challenge and optional Summer Math activities. Go to www.rockdaleschools.org/summerreading and www.rockdaleschools.org/summermath for lists, activities, and guidelines.


What is Specialty and Choice at RCPS and how can I apply for that?
RCPS Specialty and Choice programs are specialized programs and academies housed within schools that focus on areas such as STEM, STEAM, arts, language immersion, engineering, technology, and pre-medical sciences.  RCPS students can apply for a middle school and high school Specialty and Choice program regardless of their school zone. There may be more applicants than seats available and some programs require an audition. The application time is traditionally November and December for the following school year. This is separate from Non-Traditional programs such as the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology, Open Campus, or Rockdale Career Academy, which have different application processes and different deadlines.  For more information about Non-Traditional programs, contact the school/program.  For more information about RCPS Specialty and Choice programs, visit www.rockdaleschools.org/specialtyandchoice.


What about 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.





Directory

Name Job Title Business Phone
Nicole Ridley  
Registration Specialist (770) 761-1441
Nicole Smith
Registration Specialist (770) 761-1440
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
 RCPS Georgia Pre-K Registration Information 
 Kindergarten Registration Information 
 Immunization for attending school, Georgia Department of Public Health
 RCPS COVID-19 Update Center
 RCPS School Year Calendars
 RCPS Back-to-School





Helpful Links

Georgia Department of Community Health
Healthy Youth
Centers for Disease Control
Home Schooling
Homeless Students
 RCPS Back to School