Parents who are relocating with children to a new area, such as New York City (NYC), will want to familiarize themselves with the established rules of specific school districts if students are to attend classes in their new setting.
For example, high school students who are new to NYC must sign up at designated student registration centers, according to the city’s Department of Education.
On August 30, 2011, NBC New York reported that 12 registration centers will be open to students from August 31 through September 16. A visit to whichever facility is in their home borough is a necessity for any high school students who are new to the school system or are returning from an absence. The centers will be open five days a week, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
According to the news source, students should plan to visit the centers with their parents, who will be required to prove their residence using two of several possible documents. A utility bill with a residents name from the past 60 days, a lease agreement or payroll receipt will all be accepted.