information for parents

New Student Registration

Online registration is now available for new students

The steps below will assist you in the registration process for your student.

1. Check Residential Eligibility and Assigned Schools

Children who reside within the boundaries of the North East Independent School District are eligible for enrollment in district schools. The district does not accept tuition students from outside of its boundaries. To verify if your residence is in NEISD, enter your street name into the street address database to see if your street is within NEISD, and if so, what campus your child will attend. If you cannot determine your campus from the information on the boundaries pages, please call Community Relations at (210) 407-0040.

North East's magnet schools accept qualifying out-of-district and in-district students. Learn more about the district's magnet schools in an easy-to-read brochure.

The population growth north of Loop 1604 has caused North East to restrict the enrollment (capping) of new students at Tejeda Middle School. Additional NEISD schools may be capped at one or more grade levels if they reach capacity. For more information on the current capped schools, visit the boundaries Web page. If your school is capped, you should still contact the campus to receive further instructions about where to register.

2. Know the Rules for Kindergarten and First Grade

According to State law, a child who has reached five years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year is eligible to attend kindergarten. Children enrolling in first grade must also be six years of age by September 1 of the current school year. A student who is five years of age on or before September 1 of the current school year and has completed public school kindergarten in another state or is enrolled in a public school first grade class in another state may continue in the first grade if he/she moves into North East ISD during the school year. An underage transfer student previously attending a public school in another state who is the child of a custodial parent who is an active member of the U.S. Military that has been stationed on active duty to a local military facility may continue in kindergarten, provided the previous state is a member of the Military Interstate Compact.

Please note: once a child is enrolled in public school, state compulsory attendance laws will apply. Under the law, if a student is absent from school on 10 or more days or parts of days within a six-month period in the same school year or on three or more days or parts of days within a four-week period, then (1) The student's parent is subject to prosecution under Section 25.093 and (2) The student is subject to prosecution under Section 25.094 of the Texas Education Code.

3. Bring the Proper Paperwork

Prior to the first day of school, the following are required for enrollment:

  • Proof of residency (Home owner -- a current copy of entire water, gas or electric bill showing address, month of bill and bill amount; Leaser/Renter -- current signed lease agreement)
  • Current immunization record (see immunization requirements web page by NEISD Health Services)
  • Birth certificate
  • Social Security card (if one is not available or parent does not want this number used, a state ID will be assigned)
  • Report card from previous school (if applicable)

On or after the first day of school, the following are required for enrollment.

  • Proof of residency (Home owner -- a current copy of entire water, gas or electric bill showing address, month of bill and bill amount; Leaser/Renter -- current signed lease agreement)
  • Current immunization record (see immunization requirements web page by NEISD Health Services)
  • Birth Certificate (if registering for kindergarten or first grade)

On or after the first day of school, the following items are requested but will not delay a student's enrollment:

  • Birth certificate (if not received in 30 days, must be reported to local law enforcement agency)
  • Social Security card (if one is not available or parent does not want this number used, a state ID will be assigned)
  • Report card from previous school (if applicable)

If no birth certificate is provided, the parent/guardian has 30 days to provide one. If one is not provided, the child's name must be reported to the local law enforcement agency as a possible missing child. If no Social Security card is provided, a state ID number will be assigned. If no prior school records are provided, the school will make a request directly to the prior school. Parents are to take these items to the assigned campus to register (determined in Step 1). Please note that a parent or legal guardian must register the student. If the person accompanying the child to enroll is not the biological parent or guardian, they must be cleared through Pupil Personnel Services at Central Office, (210) 407-0070. Step parents may be given authority by a biological parent or legal guardian to interact with the school as a parent. The permission must be written, signed and dated. This permission will be verified as being from the biological parent or guardian. If you have any other questions about registration, contact Pupil Personnel at (210) 407-0070.

4. Know When Registrations Can be Accepted

Families needing to register should do so at their designated campus (see step 1). School contact information can be found on the Campus Web page.

Families with students receiving special education services will need to schedule an ARD (Admission, Review, and Dismissal) meeting at the time of registration. For more information about special education services, visit the Special Education department Web page.

Summer registration information by grade level is included below

Elementary Schools (grades kindergarten-5):

  • Open registration for the 2012-2013 school year will continue through June 21, 2012 and registration packets will be accepted by the campus any day the school is open for business.
  • Full registration will resume August 8, 2012 when counselors have returned during normal offices hours.
  • Special back-to-school events will be held the week of August 20-24, 2012

Middle Schools (grades 6-8):

  • Open registration for the 2012-2013 school year will continue through June 21, 2012, and registration packets will be accepted by the campus any day the school is open for business during the summer months.
  • Full registration will resume August 8, 2012 when counselors have returned during normal offices hours.
  • Special back-to-school events will be held the week of August 20-24, 2012

High Schools (grades 9-12):

  • Registration for the 2012-2013 school year will continue throughout the summer. During normal business hours, parents may submit all forms needed to register Monday through Thursday during the summer, and then make arrangements to meet with a counselor to complete registration and make course selections.
  • A counselor will be available on Wednesdays during the months of June and July to register students. Beginning early August 2012, when counselors have returned, counselors will be available daily to complete registration.
  • High School "Prep Days" will be held during the week of August 13-17, 2012

5. Find Out if You Qualify for Bus Transportation

Bus service is provided for students living beyond two miles of their schools. Visit Transportation to see if you qualify or call (210) 657-8808.

 

In accordance with Title Vl-Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Education amendment of 1972, Section 504-Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title 11 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992, the North East Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or handicap.