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Columbus, Ohio 43207
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Student Registration
Student Registration
Important Student Registration Instructions:
 
PLEASE NOTE: In order for your child to start on the first day of school, they will need to be registered by Friday, August 11, 2017. 
 
BEFORE you visit our district to register a new student, please read the following information:
 
Registration Instructions:
 

During normal business hours (8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.), call 614-491-8044 ext. 1214 to schedule your registration appointment. No Walk-in registrations will be accepted. You must call and schedule an appointment. If you call after hours, please leave a clear message with your name and telephone number on our voice mail so we may contact you for scheduling.
 
All required documents must be completed and brought with you during your scheduled appointment in order for your student to attend Hamilton Local Schools. We cannot keep your appointment if you are missing documents.
 
We need copies of your student's birth certificate, social security, shot records, proof of residency in our school district and proof of custody, if that applies in your family. Your child will not be considered enrolled until we have all documentation.
 
Please make all arrangements to obtain these items before scheduling your enrollment appointment. Due to limited space in our registration office, we do not offer space for you to complete forms that are incomplete when you arrive to enroll your student.
 
Each child who is five years of age on or before September 30 shall be eligible to enroll in kindergarten. Each child who is six years of age on or before September 30 and who has successfully completed kindergarten shall be eligible to enroll in the first grade.
 
Students in grades K-3 that are registered prior to the first day of school are permitted to ride the bus to school. If you are registering a child that will attend our elementary school after the first day of school, they are required to have a parent/guardian take them to school on their first day of classes and should plan on arriving at 9:00 a.m. They are permitted to ride the bus home at the end of their first school day, and they are allowed to ride the bus to and from school everyday following their first day.
 
If you have questions about the enrollment process or paperwork you need, please call before your appointment. Your child will not be allowed to attend school without all documentation.
 
We appreciate all of your assistance in making the enrollment process efficient, and look forward to having your student join our Hamilton Local Schools family.
 
Thank you,
 
-- Centralized Student Registration Department
614-491-8044 ext. 1214
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
Q - My child’s previous school has a copy of their shot records and birth certificate. My high school student’s transcript is also at their old school. Can’t you get a copy from the school?
 
A - No. Many times, they don’t send your child’s records in a timely manner. You are required to submit birth certificate, social security, shot, custody papers, and a copy of a transcript for high school students at the time of your enrollment appointment. Any high school student enrolling after the first semester of their freshman year are required to have a copy of their transcript showing all credits attempted and earned. Please obtain these before arriving at your appointment.
 
Q - We just moved and we won’t receive a utility bill for a month. What should we do to prove residency?
 
A - We will accept verification from the utility company that you’ve had the utilities turned on at your new address. Please contact the utility company (gas, electric, water) and ask for documentation that clearly has the utility company name on it as well as your name and address. This is in addition to providing a copy of your lease or mortgage.
 
Q - What do you need in order for me to prove I have custody of the children I’m enrolling?
 
A - We need a copy of any paperwork indicating there has been a legal change of custody. This may include a copy of your divorce decree or any legal changes to the decree that apply to custody, paperwork from a court system placing a child in your home, etc.
 
Q - When will my children start school?
 
A - They will start the first scheduled school day after you complete the enrollment process.
 
Students in grades K-3 are required to have a parent/guardian take them to school on their first day of classes and should plan on arriving at 9:00 a.m. They are permitted to ride the bus home.
2017-18 Hamilton Preschool Registration Is Now Open!!

To register your child into Hamilton Preschool, you will need to complete the entire preschool registration packet and turn it in at the main office of Hamilton Preschool located at 775 Rathmell Road, Columbus, OH 43207.

Please Note: This link is to the Hamilton Preschool registration packet. If you are registering your children for grades K-12, you will need to download the standard registration forms packet in the section above. You will only be allowed to register your child if all of your paperwork is completed prior to bringing it in.
Complete Student Enrollment Forms Packet
Complete New Student Registration Forms - Updated July 2017
To register your child, you will need to print and complete this entire packet of registration forms BEFORE you come in to register your child. (Updated 07-24-2017)
Individual Enrollment Forms
Free & Reduced Lunch Program Application & Information
Hamilton Middle School Photo & Field Trip Form
HMS Photo & Field Trip Permission Form
Parents/Guardians of Hamilton Middle School students need to complete and submit this form to the HMS Main Office.
Student Vaccination Requirements
for students entering grades K, 7, and 12.
Student Vaccination Requirements for 2016-17 School Year
Students entering grades K, 7, and 12 are required by the state of Ohio to have the vaccinations included in this form prior to starting school.
Physical Education Waiver Form
Physical Education Waiver Form
Please take a moment to read this form if you believe your child should qualify for a physical education waiver.
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District Administrative Offices
775 Rathmell Road   |   Columbus, Ohio 43207
Phone: 614-491-8044   |   Fax: 614-491-8323
Schools Phone Numbers Fax Numbers Schools Phone Numbers Fax Numbers
Hamilton Township High School 614-491-8044 x1800 614-492-1495 Hamilton Elementary School 614-491-8044 x1300 614-492-1499
Hamilton Middle School 614-491-8044 x1500 614-491-0260 Hamilton Preschool 614-491-8044 x1231 614-491-5564
Hamilton Intermediate School 614-491-8044 x1600 614-492-1059 Hamilton Alternative Academy 614-491-8044 x1240 614-491-5564
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