August 15, 2003

Registration and Health Information for Students in San Diego City Schools

District-wide school registration for students who are new to the district or attending a different district school than last year will be held on Monday, August 25 at the new school to be attended.

Individuals schools may also register students at other times between Aug. 25 and Sept. 2, the first day of school.

Children must be registered by a parent. Items to bring to registration include two proofs of residency such as a utility bill; rental agreement; mortgage document; or military housing orders, and evidence that the child has been immunized against polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus; or provide a permanent medical exemption or personal beliefs exemption.

Students attending school in California for the first time must also provide proof of immunization against chickenpox or proof of having had the illness.

Parents of kindergartners and first-graders new to the district or attendance areas must also provide a copy of birth certificate, baptismal certificate or passport and evidence of vaccination against hepatitis B and chickenpox. All first grade students, whether new or continuing, must also provide evidence of a recent physical examination within 91 days of the start of school.

All new and continuing seventh graders must provide evidence of vaccination against hepatitis B and a second MMR vaccination, either at registration for new students or on the first day of school for continuing students.

Students will not be allowed to attend class without all required proofs of immunization under the district’s No Shots-No School Policy.

Parents can find out which school is in their neighborhood by calling the district’s Boundaries Office at (619) 725-5668, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, on online at, under “For Parents.”

Information regarding immunization requirements and availability of vaccinations can be obtained by calling the school nurse or the district’s Health Services at (858) 627-7580 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Serving more than 140,000 students, San Diego City Schools is the second largest school district in California, with more than 200 educational facilities and more than 17,000 employees. The district is undertaking unprecedented system-wide reforms aimed at increasing student achievement by focusing on developing high-quality site leadership and instruction, providing enhanced materials to the classroom, engaging parents and the community, and implementing an improved accountability system.

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