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Central Registration and Enrollment Process

Parents/Guardians wishing to register their students in the Athens Area School District will need to complete a registration packet for each child you register.  Registration packets are available in each building office or at the Administration Office or you may print the forms by clicking on the link above.

Once your forms are complete, please contact the Central Registration office at 570-882-6203 to schedule an appointment to complete the registration.

Before your appointment, please gather together the following: 

=         Child’s Birth Certificate

=         Child’s Immunization Records

=         Any legal documentation pertaining to your child

=         Current report card (if available)

TWO proofs of residency: 

 First Proof of Residence Required:

=         Lease/Rental Agreement or Deed/current property tax bill OR

=         Residency Affidavit


      Second Proof of Residence Required: 

=         Utility Bill

=         Driver’s License or Vehicle Registration

Please bring all requested documentation with you to your scheduled appointment.


Central Registration Phone:   570-882-6203

Central Registration FAX:       570-882-6250

Links and Resources for Homeless Students and Families



Pennsylvania’s Homeless Children’s Initiative

On July 22, 1987, The Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act became public law.  As a first step in 1998, the Pennsylvania Department of Education established the Education for Homeless Children and Youth Program.  Recently included in the 2001 No Child Left Behind Act, it is now called the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2001.  This program has been responsible for assessing Pennsylvania’s homeless children population, developing the appropriate responses, and establishing McKinney-Vento Homeless sites.

Who is considered homeless?

Children or youth and their families living in a shelter, transitional housing, motel, vehicle, campground, on the street, or doubled up with relatives or friends due to a lack of housing are considered to be homeless.

Does residency have to be proven?

No, because families are unable to establish a “home” on a permanent basis, a school cannot require proof of residency that might prevent or delay the enrollment of school-age children.

Is there any reason to delay enrolling a homeless child?

No.  The school selected shall immediately enroll the child/youth in school, even if the child or youth lacks records normally required for enrollment, such as previous academic records, medical records, proof of residency, or other documentation.  The enrolling school must immediately contact the last school attended to obtain relevant academic and other records.

Where can you call for assistance?

The Homeless Children’s Initiative exists to help homeless children with a wide variety of services.  We can assist homeless children during this time of change and stress.  If you are homeless with school-age children please call:

Lynda Harkness, Local Homeless Liaison:  (570) 888-7766 Ext. 4104


Jeff Zimmerman, Region #7, McKinney-Vento Coordinator
Luzerne County IU #18:  (570) 718-4613

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