NEWARK, NJ - Families can now go to their neighboorhood school for enrollment, transfer and registration support services.
Parents were required to handle enrollment matters through the Family Support Center in Central Office for the last seven years, explained Superintendent Roger León.
Students were also required to attend schools located in their neighboorhood.
Now, families can select any school within the district they want their child to attend regardless of address and can visit their local school to enroll their child there or elsewhere in the district.
“We placed the family support closest to the families,” said León. “We have to be intentional to let people know that if they want help, they go to the school closest to them. It doesn’t mean their child has to go there.”
Newark Enrolls is currently implementing a new system to make the process easier for parents. During the transition, the online enrollment portal is inaccessible and parents should visit their nearest school for enrollment assistance.
As of August 19, parents can visit any school to enroll in any district school and participating charter schools.
The Family Support Center will remain open on weekdays 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. during the transition to school-based enrollment until Sept. 20.
Parents can make an appointment with a school during the weekday between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. To make an enrollment request, parents need to provide proof of their address, state identification card, and the student’s birth certificate or passport.
School clerks have access to the enrollment system and will be able to tell parents which schools have available seats. Clerks can add students to waiting lists but can not override another school’s system.