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Under Kentucky state law, all children must be enrolled in and attend school between the ages of 6 and 18 years of age.   A child who is 5 by August 1st of the current year or who turns 6 by October 1st must enroll in school. Guardians of children aged 5 after August 1st may petition for Early Entrance to school.  Registration for enrollment may be initiated online, at any school within the district, or at the Welcome Center- Student Services Office. 

COVID-19 IMPACT: Families of incoming Kindergarteners and families new to the district must first begin with online registration at: .   Guardians may complete the process through the online registration by scanning the required documents for enrollment.  Guardians unable to upload documents or needing assistance with technology for enrollment must call and schedule an appointment with the Attendance Clerk or School Secretary of the school their child will attend.  

Enrolling Safely:  Guardians and guests are required to wear a face covering when completing enrollment in person at school.  Hand sanitizer will be available upon school entry.  Please limit the number of members present during the enrollment process. 

Proof of ResidencyResidency must be established in order to enroll at Newport Independent. Proof may include utility bills of the guardians with the street address, rental/lease/purchase contracts, or other documents verifying address. An Affidavit of Residence is required for any guardian whose name does not appear on an official document to verify address.   

Kentucky Immunization Certificate Current - Student’s immunization records are available from their health care provider or from the Health Department

Official Birth Certificate or other reliable proof of age and identification. Please contact the school of choice FRC or the Student Service Office should you need assistance in obtaining reliable proof of age and identification.   

Medical Examination-    

Preschool and Kindergarten: All children enrolling in preschool or kindergarten must have a physical examination performed within one year prior to their admission. This examination must be recorded on the Kentucky  medical examination form and may be obtained from any  Newport Independent School office

Middle School: All children enrolling in 6th grade must have a physical examination within one year prior to entry into 6th grade. This examination must be recorded on the Kentucky medical examination form.

Transcript, report card, and/or other academic records from prior school(s)

Dental Screening Form – due Jan 1st of the school year for ages 5 and 6 

Eye Examination Form – due Jan 1st of the first school year that a child ages 3-6 is enrolled 

Custody Orders as it relates to the Student if applicable 

Temporary Placement Paperwork- for students receiving additional services in a former district. 

The above requirements are not to serve as barriers to immediate enrollment of students designated as homeless or foster children as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the McKinney-Vento Act as amended by ESSA. The District shall work with the local child welfare agency, the school last attended, or other relevant agencies to obtain necessary enrollment documentation.  Enrollment will not be delayed regardless of immigration status.  Should your student lack fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence, please let your enrollment staff assistant know.  

Resources & Forms

Health Forms through the Kentucky Department of Education

Immunization Schedule from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Northern Kentucky Health Department (options for obtaining a birth certificate)

Affidavit of Residency

Kindergarten Registration

Click here for KINDERGARTEN enrollment.

The registration will be processed once the following documents have been brought to school:

  • Proof of residency (utility bill, lease, mortgage statement)

  • Copy of a current immunization form on file. This can be obtained from your child’s healthcare provider where his/her immunizations were given.

  • School physical

  • Kentucky Dental Screening/Examination 

  • Vision screening by an eye doctor 

  • Certified birth certificate

The school office is open Monday - Friday 8 - 3.