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Enrolling Your Child

New Student Registration 

Registration packets can be downloaded or picked up at the Registrar’s Office located at Emerson Junior Senior High School between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  

All completed packets and required documents must be returned, by appointment only, to the District Registrar, Donna Diebner.  To set up an appointment, please call 201-599-4178, ext. 1350.


Entrance Ages

According to district policy, eligibility ages are as follows:

  • Preschool Disabled - A child is eligible for entrance into a program of special education who has attained his/her third birthday and has been found by the Child Study Team to be eligible for a program for the preschool disabled in accordance with rules of the State Board of Education. (For additional information please visit our Special Services Department.)

  • Pre-Kindergarten – A child is eligible for entrance into pre-kindergarten who has or will have attained the age of four years by October 1 of the year in which entrance is sought. Our pre-kindergarten program is a half-day program with a morning and afternoon session.

  • Kindergarten - A child is eligible for entrance into kindergarten who will have attained the age of five years on or before October 1 of the year in which entrance is sought. Our kindergarten program is a full-day program from 8:40-3:10.


Step 1: Review Initial Information and Complete Applicable Sections A-D.

Step 2: Forms To Be Completed For Registration

To enroll a new student, please complete and supply the following documentation for your student at the time of registration:

  • Original Birth Certificate or Passport

  • Completed New Student Registration Packet

  • Proof of Residency (see below for details) 

  • If your child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) please provide a copy at registration.



Verification of Residency is required at the time of registration. 

The parent/guardian must provide the following documentation:

  • Copy of recorded deed or closing documents of home purchase, or transfer of deed (Homeowners)

  • Current Lease (Renters)

  • Completed and notarized Landlord Affidavit (Renters) EPS-REGISTRATION/RESIDENCY- FORM 1 (Renters)

  • Recent tax bill statement from the Borough of Emerson (Homeowners)

  • A current utility bill displaying name and Emerson address (Homeowners and Renters)

  • One item displaying name and Emerson address. (Homeowners and Renters)

Please note that additional documentation is required for the following circumstances:

  • If Parents/Guardians live at more than one residence, regardless of which parent has legal custody, court documentation of the custody agreement must be supplied. 

  • If Legal Guardian, court documentation of guardianship is required. 

  • If a family has moved into the district and is temporarily living with an Emerson renter or homeowner.



*As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), Emerson Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's webpage and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Denise Connon, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.*

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Denise Connon
Memorial Anti-Bullying Specialist: Kristin Gagliano
Villano Anti-Bullying Specialist: Kristy Friedman

HIB District and School Self-Assessment Grade Report
HIB District Policy