AllentownSchool District

Enrollment & Registration

Modifications Due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 the Allentown School District has modified the current enrollment / dis-enrollment process, by moving online. Please see below for information regarding enrollment / dis-enrollment for all grades



Sapphire Portal


ENROLLMENT AND REGISTRATION

Use this link and select “Create a New Account” if you are enrolling a child in the Allentown School District: https://allentownsd-sapphire.k12system.com/CommunityWebPortal/Registration/login.cfm

After you create your account, an email is sent which contains your validation code. You must enter that code by clicking “Confirm My Email Address” to verify your account. Once you have created and verified your Registration Account, use the same link to login and complete your registration. You may return to your registration form at any time.

If you are unsure what school your child will attend, visit our School Locator Page and enter your address. You can register your child any time after the date above. Please register before school starts in the fall!
Families with any additional questions regarding registration or other general inquiries can contact district personnel using Let’s Talk. You can also contact your school building for additional enrollment assistance.

We are so excited for you to be a part of the ASD family! 


KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT


If you or someone you know has a child who will turn five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2020, you can enroll fully online using the Sapphire online registration portal here: https://allentownsd-sapphire.k12system.com/CommunityWebPortal/Registration/login.cfm


After you create your account, an email is sent which contains your validation code. You must enter that code by clicking “Confirm My Email Address” to verify your account. Once you have created and verified your Registration Account, use the same link to login and complete your registration. You may return to your registration form at any time.


In order to streamline the registration process and help get as many students registered before September, the Allentown School District has partnered with the Kindergarten Jumpstart Center Team at Community Services for Children (CSC). CSC has been a critical partner in supporting early learning initiatives and increasing Kindergarten readiness in Allentown. 


For those with limited or no internet access, please call our bilingual Kindergarten support line at 484-656-0016. Leave a message and your call will be returned within one business day. 

If you are unsure what school your child will attend, visit our School Locator Page and enter your address. Please register before school starts in the fall!


Families with any additional questions regarding registration or other general inquiries can contact district personnel using Let’s Talk


We are so excited for you to be a part of the ASD family! 


Modifications Due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 the Allentown School District will modify the current enrollment / dis-enrollment process. Please see below for information regarding enrollment / dis-enrollment for all grades.


The Pennsylvania Department of Education is recommending if students have begun distance learning in one district, they should remain in that district for the duration of the school year, even if they move within a new school district. Families should be informed of this option prior to beginning enrollment. 

Social distancing guidelines, particularly during a "stay at home" order, may make it difficult for schools and students/families to obtain the documentation typically required for school enrollment. Exercise flexibility in the documentation accepted.

Families can submit proof of immunizations if they have it, if not, a nurse follow up at a later date 
Students that were previously enrolled don’t need to provide proof of birth if unavailable. 

If a family wants to disenroll a student, they should call their school and leave a message. The secretary will return their call to confirm and process the disenrollment. 


GENERAL INFORMATION

Allentown School District seeks to ensure that all eligible children within the City are enrolled. Students are encouraged to learn and parents are invited to participate in the education process. Enrollment packets are available at any of the district schools or may be downloaded from this site.

You will need to have the following information at the time of enrollment.

  1. Proof of Birth (birth certificate, baptismal certificate; valid passport; green card; hospital birth record; adoption papers; a notarized affidavit of parent/guardian; prior school record).

  2. Proof of Residency (current utility bill or service agreement for gas/oil; electric; phone, cable TV; driver’s license; vehicle registration; deed or signed current property lease; or a notarized statement from parent/guardian indicating address of residence). Residency is subject to investigation and verification by the School District.
  3. Affirmation of Prior Discipline Record – The sworn statement of the parent/guardian about the child’s previous disciplinary record. This statement is included in the enrollment packet.

  4. Proof of Immunizations with Dates (see enclosed Immunization Requirements for Kindergarten and Original Entry to School which is included in the registration packet).

Required for Students Entering Kindergarten or First Grade, BUT NOT AS A CONDITION OF ENROLLMENT

  • Proof of Physical Examination within the past year or consent for a physical exam to be conducted by the school physician.

Other Helpful Records

  • A transfer card, an academic transcript or report card, and for special education students, an IEP and copies of assessments.

As per public policy 201 - Admission of Beginning Students:

Kindergarten

  • A child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if she/he is five (5) years old on or before September 1 of each year.
  • The Superintendent, or designee shall require that the parent/guardian of each student who registers for entrance to school shall submit proof of age, residency, and required immunizations.
  • Any other pertinent information needed, including proof of residence, shall be secured by having the parent(s)/guardian(s) complete the Pupil Registration Form and provide the required supportive documentation.
  • The determination of the date for registration, and the supervision of such, shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent or designee.

First Grade

  • A child is eligible for admission to first grade if she/he is at least six (6) years old on or before September 1 of each year.
  • The Board is not required to admit any child whose age is less than the district's established admission age.
Families are encouraged to use the online registration portal as much as possible. In the event that there is an extenuating circumstance, paper copies of all required paperwork can be found here.