Student Registration and Enrollment

Gainesville City School System is pleased to offer online registration/enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year to families who are new to our school district. We have established elementary zone clusters in order to improve our transportation services. Gainesville City Schools will provide transportation services within your assigned cluster ONLY. The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education reserves the right to establish enrollment limits in all grades, classes, and/or programs. Therefore, there must be spaces available within the established cap amount for each grade level. Priority for classroom space will be provided to all City of Gainesville resident students first.  

Pre-K Lottery Sign Up for 2021-2022 is February 1-23, 2021. The Pre-K Lottery drawing will take place February 24, 2021. Please sign up using the Pre-K Lottery link found under the Student Registration and Enrollment tab on our webpage. PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE ONLINE REGISTRATION PRIOR TO YOUR CHILD 'S NAME BEING SELECTED IN THE LOTTERY ON FEBRUARY 24, 2021.

Kindergarten enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year is open. Please click the Online Registration Links below to register your rising kindergartener for the 2021-2022 school year.

Newly Enrolling Students (City Residents) or Non- Resident Students Who Have Been Accepted 
Newly enrolling students who are city residents or non residents who have been accepted into Gainesville City Schools must register online by clicking the links below. Phone appointments to assist with registration are also available by calling 770 536-5275 Extensions 5142. Please review the list of required documents below.

Non-Resident Students wishing to enroll with Gainesville City Schools 
Non-resident students wishing to enroll with Gainesville City Schools must complete the tuition application below. Please email the completed application to [email protected] DO NOT WITHDRAW YOUR CHILD FROM CURRENT SCHOOL until you have been officially accepted into Gainesville City Schools

For additional  assistance with online registration, please contact the Registration Center at 770 536-5275 Extensions 5142. Phone appointments are available. 

Registration Requirements

To register, you must have the following documentation:
  1. Birth Date Verification:
  2. Two (2) Proofs of Residency including one of the following:
    • non-contingent sales contract
    • current lease/rental agreement
    • most recent income tax return or IRS Form 1099
    • current paycheck stub
    • current warranty or quit claim deed
    • current home purchase agreement
    • current homeowner's insurance policy

    AND, one of the following:

    • current gas bill (within last 30 days)
    • current water bill (within last 30 days)
    • current electric bill (within last 30 days)
    • current cable/internet bill (with service address within last 30 days)
    • Students who are non-residents will be required to submit one proof of residency from the list in order to verify mailing address for the school.
  3. IF PROOF OF RESIDENCE- is in a name other than the parent or legal guardian, a notarized school residency affidavit form must be completed and signed by both parties at the Registration Center. The homeowner will need to also bring a copy of a recent bill in the homeowner’s name.
  4. GEORGIA CERTIFICATE OF IMMUNIZATION FORM #3231- Students must have immunization records from other countries or states transferred to Georgia form #3231. Forms must be marked complete for school attendance
  5. GEORGIA VISION, HEARING, DENTAL AND NUTRITION SCREENING FORM #3300 – Services for both forms (#3231 and #3300) are available from the Hall County Health Department, 1290 Athens Street, 770-531- 5600.
  6. PARENT OR GUARDIAN – must be present to enroll a student(s) and must present photo identification.
  9. WITHDRAWAL FORM, LAST REPORT CARD or RECORDS FROM PREVIOUS SCHOOL –Official high school transcript must be provided for high school students (grade 9-12) if he/she wants to transfer credits.
  10. McKINNEY-VENTO - Families/Students who meet the federal definition of Mckinney-Vento (homeless/in transition) may be enrolled without the normal documents required for school enrollment
How to Contact Support

For assistance with Enrollment, please contact Gainesville City Schools Registration Center @ 770 536-5275  Ext 5142 directly. 

For any technical difficulties encountered during the enrollment process, please contact PowerSchool using these channels.

Documents & Forms

Team Members

Ursula Harris    Dr. Ursula Harris
School Social Worker, McKinney-Vento Liaison

[email protected]
  Paula Uscanga Macedo
Migrant Program Liaison
[email protected]
wanda maldonado   Wanda Maldonado
Registration Support Staff
[email protected]

 Telephone:  770-536-5275
 Fax:  770-287-2019

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