Welcome to Virginia Beach City Public Schools. If you and your family are new to our community, we look forward to enrolling your child/children into our world-class school division. The office staff in every school is able to assist you with registering your child.
What you should bring to register
- two proofs of residence/address (lease agreement/mortgage statement and current gas, electric, or water bills)
- certified birth certificate
- physical examination report (for elementary students only)
- current immunization records
- Social Security number
- two current emergency contact phone numbers
- previous school report card/progress report (if applicable)
Virginia enrollment requirements
- A child must be five years old on or before September 30 of the upcoming school year to enroll in kindergarten.
- A certified birth certificate for any student being admitted for the first time to any public school.
- The student must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with two proofs of address (lease agreement/mortgage statement and current gas, electric, or water bills).
- A Social Security number upon enrollment. Virginia Code §22.1-260 requires that a student present a federal Social Security number within ninety days of enrollment. Parents who are unable or unwilling to present a federal Social Security number may request that the school division provide an alternative identification number. No student will be denied enrollment or services based upon not providing a Social Security number.
- A copy of a comprehensive physical examination from a qualified licensed physician or licensed nurse practitioner, performed within the twelve months prior to the date the student enters kindergarten or elementary school. When a physical is completed for first-time entry to kindergarten, the Virginia Form MCH-213G must be used. If transferring from another school, school division, or from out of state, a copy of such an examination must be in the previous school’s record and available upon request. The need for a physical examination does not apply to pupils entering secondary schools, although this report is often very beneficial.
- Proof of immunizations for all students entering a public school. Month, day, and year of immunizations must be reflected. Kindergartners, entering school for the first time, must have immunizations verified on either a Virginia Form MCH-213G, public health department form, or an immunization document from a qualified licensed physician or licensed nurse practitioner. For your convenience, directions are available for completing the MCH-213G form.
- DPT - A minimum of four doses, with at least one dose on or after the child’s fourth birthday.
- Polio - A minimum of four doses, with at least one dose on or after the child’s fourth birthday.
- Measles (Rubeola) - Two doses of the Measles (Rubeola) vaccine for all students enrolled in kindergarten through grade 12. The first dose must have been at age 12 months or older; the second dose no sooner than one month after the first dose.
- Rubella - A minimum of one dose of each administered at 12 months or older. This is usually given in combination with Measles (Rubeola) as the MMR vaccine.
- Mumps - Two doses of the Mumps vaccine before entering kindergarten. This is usually administered in combination with the Measles (Rubeola) as the MMR vaccine.
- Hepatitis B - A series of three vaccines for all students born on or after January 1, 1994. The third dose must not have been given before 24 weeks of age.
- Varicella (Chicken Pox) - A minimum of two doses before entering kindergarten and for new enrolling first and second grade students (effective March 3, 2010) unless a history of chickenpox disease or lab tests are provided by a licensed qualified physician or licensed nurse practitioner. The first chickenpox dose must have been administered after 12 months of age.
- Tdap (Booster) - for all rising 6th graders and new enrolling 7th -12th graders (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). If a tetanus-containing vaccine has been administered in the five years prior to 6th grade entry, this booster vaccine is not required. Tetanus containing vaccines can be documented as DPT, Td, Dtap or Tdap.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends meningococcal meningitis vaccination for all children age 11-12 with a booster at age 16.
Where to get immunizations
Visit your family doctor or for free routine immunizations for children visit the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health. Please call ahead for clinic hours: 757.518.2700.
School physicals are offered by appointment only through TRI-CARE North Region, 1.866.MIL.HLTH (1.866.645.4584) or at tricareonline.com. Immunizations can be obtained at Boone Clinic, 757.953.8262 or at Oceana Clinic 757.953.3805. Call for clinic hours. Please have medical records, immunization records, military ID cards and the MCH-213G form with you.
You can find your assigned elementary, middle or high school by visiting our School Locator/Map Center, which will also provide you with a detailed map of the geographic location for each school. You may also call the Office of Demographics and Planning at 757.263.1055 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for all students is conducted at the assigned home school based on your current Virginia Beach address.
What you need for transfers within the school division
- two proofs of residence/address (lease agreement and current gas, electric, or water bills)
- previous school transfer form including immunization record
- previous school report card or progress report card as appropriate
- two emergency contact phone numbers
Your child’s new school will request records from the previous school.