After reading these instructions, you may begin the pre-registration process. After pre-registration, you can call your school or, if you do not know which school you should call, you can call the district office. The Secaucus Public School district follows all applicable federal, state and local laws in regard to registration practices. The Board Policies that dictate these procedures can be found below:
Policy 5111 - Eligibility of Resident/Non-Resident Pupils
Policy 5112 - Entrance Age - Kindergarten Entrance Age Cut-Off Date: October 1.
Step 1. Complete Online Pre-Registration
Go to the Pre-Registration Portal at http://www.fridayparentportal.com/secaucus/preregistration. Fill in the information and answer the questions. The pre-registration process must be completed in a single sitting. After you pre-register, contact the school or schools you believe your children will attend and schedule a registration intake.
Step 2: Collect Required Documentation
The Secaucus Public School District requires 5 documents at the registration meeting in the school:
- The child's birth certificate (original or certified copy with raised seal is required within 30 days of enrollment)
- Four additional documents – 2 documents Column A and 2 documents Column B:
Required for All Registrations
The original or a certified copy of the child’s birth certificate (Due within 30 days of enrollment)
- Personal Identification of parent/guardian, bearing your name.
Column A (2 Required) Column B (2 Required)
Property Tax Bill
Contract of Sale
Certificate of Residency Utility Bill
Other Bill with Current Address
Affidavits (see Step 4)
Other relevant documentation
- Most recent immunization records, physical exam form completed by medical provider, Health History, Allergy/Asthma History and Release of Medical Information Consent forms.
- The student’s transfer card (if transferring from another school)
- Copy of your child’s latest report card and standardized test scores (if applicable)
- Copy of the child’s latest transcript (for Grades 10, 11 or 12 only)
- Athletic Form (required by all students in grades 9-12)
- Student Physical
- Language Survey
- Student health questionnaire (for Kindergarten students only)
- Parent questionnaire (for Kindergarten students only)
Contact your neighborhood school, the Middle School or the High School to arrange for an appointment. If you are unsure which school to contact, please call the District Central Office.
Secaucus High School
Secaucus Middle School
Huber St. Elementary
(Including the Secaucus
Early Learning Center)
The questions asked in the registration application will enable the district to determine your student’s eligibility to attend school in this district in accordance with New Jersey law.
Please be aware that N.J.S.A. 18A:38-1 and N.J.A.C. 6A:22 specify that a free public education will be provided to any student between the ages of 5 and 20, and to certain students under 5 and over 20 as specified in other applicable law, who are:
- Domiciled in the district means that a student is living with a parent or guardian and is permanently residing within the district. A home is permanent when the parent or guardian intends to return to it when absent and has no present intent of moving from it, notwithstanding the existence of homes or residences elsewhere.
- Living with a person, other than the parent or guardian, who is domiciled in the district and is supporting the student without compensation, as if the student were his or her own child, because the parent cannot support the child due to family or economic hardship.
- Living with a parent or guardian who is temporarily residing in the district with another family.
- Living with a person domiciled in the district, other than the parent or guardian, where the parent/guardian is a member of the New Jersey National Guard or the reserve component of the U.S. armed forces and has been ordered into active military service in the U.S. armed forces in time of war or national emergency.
- The child of a parent or guardian who moves to another district as the result of being homeless.
- Placed in the home of a district resident by court order pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:38-2.
- Physical condition of housing or compliance with local housing ordinances or terms of lease.
- Immigration/visa status, except for students holding or seeking a visa (F-1) issued specifically for the purpose of limited study on a tuition basis in a United States public secondary school.
- Absence of a certified copy of birth certificate or other proof of a student’s identity, although these must be provided within 30 days of initial enrollment, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A: 36-25.1.
- Absence of student medical information, although actual attendance at school may be deferred as necessary in compliance with rules regarding immunization of students, N.J.A.C. 8:57-4.1 et seq.
- Absence of a student’s prior educational record, although the initial educational placement of the student may be subject to revision upon receipt of records or further assessment by the district.
- Property tax bills, deeds, contracts of sale, leases, mortgages, signed letters from landlords and other evidence of property ownership, tenancy or residency.
- Voter registrations, licenses, permits, financial account information, utility bills, delivery receipts, and other evidence of personal attachment to a particular location.
- Court orders, State agency agreements and other evidence of court or agency placements or directives.
- Receipts, bills, canceled checks and other evidence of expenditures demonstrating personal attachment to a particular location, or, where applicable, to support of the student.
- Medical reports, counselor or social worker assessments, employment documents, benefit statements, and other evidence of circumstances demonstrating, where applicable, family or economic hardship, or temporary residency.
- Affidavits, certifications and sworn attestations pertaining to statutory criteria for school attendance, from the parent, legal guardian, person keeping an “affidavit student,” adult student, person(s) with whom a family is living, or others, as appropriate.
- Documents pertaining to military status and assignment.
- Any business record or document issued by a governmental entity.
- Any other form of documentation relevant to demonstrating entitlement to attend school.
You will not be asked for any information or document protected from disclosure by law, or pertaining to criteria which are not legitimate bases for determining eligibility to attend school. You may voluntarily disclose any document or information you believe will help establish that the student meets the requirements of law for entitlement to attend school in the district, but we may not, directly or indirectly, require or request:
- Income tax returns;
- Documentation or information relating to citizenship or immigration/visa status, unless the student holds or is applying for an F-1 visa;
- Documentation or information relating to compliance with local housing ordinances or conditions of tenancy;
- Social security numbers.
Furthermore, all families registered in to Secaucus Public Schools are subject to visitation by the district’s Residency Officer. This individual will identify him or herself, have official photo identification, and may visit homes on weekdays, weekends, as early as 6:00 a.m. or as late as 9:00 p.m.
If you experience difficulties with the enrollment process, please contact:
Secaucus Board of Education
685 Fifth Street
Secaucus, NJ 07094
Or call: 201-974-2000.