This section of our website is designed to provide easy access to important information for parents and guardians. Here you will find information regarding procedures for registering a child in the Morris School District, links to parent organizations, Digitial Backpack flyers, and other resources. We hope you find this information helpful.
Welcome Letter and Registration Forms
In order to register a child in the Morris School District it is necessary to complete a registration form and provide required documentation. These forms are available here and at each Morris School District school. Once completed, forms and documentation must to be brought to one of the Morris School District schools so that they may be reviewed and processed.
Once the school has reviewed all paperwork and determined that all necessary information has been provided, an appointment will be scheduled with our Registrar to complete the registration process. It will be necessary for the parent/guardian and the enrolling student(s) be present at that appointment.
After completing the registration form and gathering all required documents, parents must bring the following items along with the student (The student must be present along with a parent/guardian at the time of registration)
An official copy of the birth certificate with a raised seal must be presented upon registration.
Parents should present health records for review by the school nurse, who will determine if they comply with requirements for immunizations and physical examinations.
If a person other than a parent attempts to register a student, that person must provide proof of legal guardianship approved through court action or meet criteria for other exceptional circumstances.
If you need more information please call the the Curriculum Office at 973-292-2300, ext. 2112.
Registration requires documentation of residency through either proof of home ownership (property tax bill, contract of sale, mortgage, etc.) or a copy of a current lease and two other proofs of residence. These may include:
- Current utility bills (phone, cable, gas, electric, etc.)
- Voter registration
- Financial account information
- Delivery receipts or other documentation that shows attachment to the particular location.
When the parent/guardian does not lease or own the domicile and is staying with another party who owns or rents property, the parent or legal guardian must submit a notarized statement from the person who does own or lease the property, indicating that he or she is residing there with the student.
When the parent/guardian is planning to purchase property and become a resident within sixty days of registration, he or she may apply for permission to register the student through the Superintendent's office. Specific documentation, such as contract of sale, provision of an escrow check for tuition, etc., will be required.
Under very unusual circumstances students are permitted to attend who are not residents, upon payment of tuition at an approved rate.
It is essential that a parent inform the school if a student is eligible for special education services to ensure appropriate programming.
Kindergarten Registration Procedures, Schedule, and Required Documents
At the time of registration, the incoming kindergarten child must be present and the following documents will be required:
- Child’s birth certificate (raised seal)
- Proof of owning or renting a home in Morristown or Morris Township (lease or property tax bill) and two other proofs of residence. These may include current utility bill (phone, gas/electric, cable, etc.) or bank/credit card bill showing current address.
In addition to the required documentation noted above, the following registration forms also will be be required. These forms may be downloaded and completed prior to registration.
Registration Form (English/Spanish)
Child Health Record
Emergency Contact Form (English/Spanish)
Harassment Intimidation and Bullying Policy (Spanish)
Bus Code of Conduct (English)
Bus Code of Conduct (Spanish)
Universal Sign-off Form (English)
Universal Sign-off Form (Spanish)
Technology Use Agreement (English / Spanish)
IEP Release of Information Consent (English / Spanish )
Parents/guardians will be asked to indicate their preference for either the traditional or multiage program at the time of registration. Each of the District's primary (K-2) schools and the multiage magnet school (K-5) will hold kindergarten visitation days to introduce parents to the kindergarten program prior to registration. Because the kindergarten program is identical from school to school, parents may attend the visitation day that best meets their schedule. So that the schools may plan accordingly, parents are asked to call the school to reserve a place at the presentation that is most convenient for them.
Getting Your Child Ready for Kindergarten
For additional information please contact any of our K-2 schools.
Registration of students transferring into the District for Grades Kindergarten through Five may be completed at any elementary buildings; however, assignment of a transfer student to a particular school is based on location of residence and space availability.
Exchange students who will be residing with a Morris School District family and who are participating in a recognized, credentialed program may apply for admission to Morristown High School. Documentation of academic performance, attendance, and recommendations must be provided, as well as proof of residence from the host family.
Academic records are needed to determine the placement of students transferring into the District; the school will verify attendance and grade level with the previous District. Guidance counselors review transcripts of students entering Morristown High School to ensure scheduling of appropriate courses.
If a student does not have a transcript, the counselor will
contact the prior school and request information by phone
or fax to facilitate prompt scheduling. If there are difficulties
in obtaining the transcripts which would result in the student's
registration being delayed for an extended period, the counselor
will develop a tentative schedule of courses and inform the
parent and student that this will be changed when transcripts
arrive from the prior district.