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Enrollment Procedures

Parents wishing to enroll their children in Harrisonburg City Public Schools should refer to the table below to see if you enroll your child at the school or the Welcome Center.  The Welcome Center is a service of Harrisonburg City Public Schools.  It facilitates the school registration process for families with English as a Second Language.  If you are not sure where to enroll, please contact us at 540-433-3644.

You can register your child directly at your neighborhood school if… You will need to make an appointment for registration at the Welcome Center if…
The child speaks only English. The child speaks a language other than English
English is the only language spoken in the home. The family speaks languages other than English at home.
The child has attended school only in the U.S. The child has attended school outside of the U.S.

Note: Upcoming Kindergarten students who did not attend preschool in HCPS register at the Welcome Center during the summer.

If you believe your child needs to register at the Welcome Center, or if you’ve answered “Yes” to at least one item in the second column above, call 540-433-3644 to make an appointment. Our office is open all year, January through December, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The Welcome Center is located at Stone Spring Elementary School, 1575 Peach Grove Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Look for the Welcome Center signs at the South entrance.

Parents can now complete paperwork online prior to the enrollment appointment by creating an Infosnap account (English and Spanish) and completing the forms.

The following documents/information will be asked for at your appointment:
  • Birth Certificate
  • Legal Guardianship
  • Proof of residency in Harrisonburg City - documents that are accepted to meet this requirement are: water bill, electric bill, lease or mortgage statement
  • Immunization Records/*Physical
  • Previous School's Name and Phone number
  • Health Insurance Card
* All new students PreK-5 entering the Harrisonburg City Schools for the first time must show proof of having received a physical examination by a doctor, including required immunizations.

Children that turn five years of age on or prior to September 30th of the current year are eligible to enroll for kindergarten in Harrisonburg City Public Schools. Children who turn 4 years of age on or prior to September 30th are encouraged to apply for early childhood education services. The Welcome Center's phone number is 540.433.3644
 

Kindergarten Students

All rising Kindergarten children for the following school year are also enrolled at the Welcome Center during the Spring and Summer prior to the new school year.  Call 540-433-3644 to make an appointment.  Parents can now complete paperwork online prior to the appointment by creating an Infosnap account (English and Spanish) and completing the forms.

Applying for Preschool Services

Harrisonburg City Public Schools provides early childhood education to preschool children that qualify for those services. An appointment must be made with the Welcome Center to apply for those services.