CENTRAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION

REGISTRATION GUIDES

Current Student Documents

Our staff works extremely hard to provide opportunities for all students to achieve, reach their goals, and be accepted in Warrior Nation. We pledge to serve our students and support their families so that every student grows academically, socially, emotionally, and as a citizen in our community. All of this is accomplished by our defined way of doing business, which is putting kids first.

Dr. Timothy Oldenburg  

   Superintendent of Schools

District Registrar's Office
100 Hinds Street, Tonawanda, New York 14127


Director of Educational Compliance and Accountability
Sarah Infante, sinfante@tonacsd.org
(716) 694-7690 ext. 1056


Registrar/Secretary
Linda Donatelli, ldonnatelli@tonacsd.org
(716) 694-7690 ext. 1099

New to the Tonawanda City School District? Please register as soon as possible! Check here to be sure TCSD is the correct district for you to register in.

Currently, a member of the Tonawanda Family and need to update your address, contacts, re-enroll, OR have questions? If your child has already registered through PPS for Special Services please, Contact Us!

Registration is a multi-step process and requires you to apply online and set up an appointment in person at the Board of Education Office, 100 Hinds Street, Door 11.

Please visit the Kindergarten Registration and UPK Registration pages for information on registering for those programs.

The Tonawanda City School District is looking forward to working with you as new members of our school community!  The Board of Education, administration, teachers and support staff are all committed to providing your student(s) with a high quality educational program in safe and secure environment.

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Online Registration Process

Before you begin the online registration process, please note there are five sections to complete after clicking on the link below. Each student should be registered separately and you will need to complete all five sections before being able to submit your application for review. Please be prepared to provide the following information (a valid email address is required):

  • Household Information

  • Guardian Information

  • Emergency Contacts

  • Student Information

  • Account Information

If your child has already registered through PPS for Special Services please call our office at 694-7690 ext. 1056 before beginning the online registration.

Begin the registration process.

TCSD Parent Portal

If you are a new family or current elementary parent in the district click Online Registration. Current Tonawanda HS families that have an existing parent portal account can add your child by logging in directly.

After you submit your online registration your application will be pending. You will receive an email from the district registrar once your application has been reviewed. This email will contain the required documentation needed to complete the registration process. Please note that your child is not officially registered until all the required documents are received. 

Documentation Required for Student Registration

**NOTE: Parents MUST complete the on-line registration prior to the registration appointment.

In addition to completing the paper forms in the registration packet, parents/legal guardians are required to provide:

1. Picture I.D. for Identification Purposes (e.g. Driver’s License, Employee ID)

2. Proof of Ownership or Rent (See Below- Group A)

3. Proof of Residency (See Below Group B) -  Two Forms Required

  • Pay Stub

  • Income tax form

  • Utility or other bills

  • Membership documents based upon residency [e.g. Tonawanda Youth & Recreation Card]

  • Voter registration document

  • Official driver’s license, learner’s permit or non-driver identification

  • Documents issued by federal, state or local agencies (e.g, local social service agency, federal Office of Refugee Resettlement); or

  • Evidence of custody of the child, including but not limited to judicial custody orders or guardianship papers

4. Student’s Proof of Age

  • Certified transcript of a birth certificate or record of baptism

  • Passport (if no certified transcript of a birth certificate or record of baptism)

  • If no certified transcript of a birth certificate or record of baptism or passport, the school district may consider other documentation in existence two years or more:

    • Official driver’s license;

    • State or other government-issued identification;

    • School photo identification with date of birth;

    • Consulate identification card

    • Hospital or health records

    • Military dependent identification card;

    • Documents issued by federal, state or local agencies (e.g., local social service    agency, federal Office of Refugee Resettlement);

    • Court orders or other court-issued documents;

    • Native American tribal document; or

    • Records from non-profit international aid agencies and voluntary agencies

5. Health Records

  • Proof of Immunization

6. School Records (If your child has already attended school)

  • Official transcripts or other school records of the previous school(s) attended

  • Most recent report card

7. Special Education Students - Required if Applicable

  • Current Copy of the Individual Education Plan (IEP)

  • Current Copy of the 504 Plan

8. Foster Placement Children - DS#2999 Form- Required if Applicable

9. Evidence of Parental Status - Required if Applicable (Custody papers in the form of a court order of custody are acceptable) Registrant must be able to demonstrate they are the person in parental relation to the child, over whom they have total and permanent custody and control

WHAT CONSTITUTES RESIDENCY?

To register your child in the district, you MUST reside in the City of Tonawanda. Additionally, in cases of divorce/separation/legal guardianship, New York State Court documentation will also be required.

Residency guidelines are based in part upon an individual's physical presence as an inhabitant within the geographical boundaries of the District as his or her actual and only place of residence.

A student's residence is presumed to be that of his or her parents/guardians.

This presumption can in certain instances and in accordance with applicable law/regulations be rebutted by parents/guardians or the District, however.

To determine whether the presumption that a student resides with his or her parents/guardians has been rebutted, the following factors are considered relevant:

Is the current address and living arrangements the student's actual and only address?

Does the student intend to remain permanently in the District?

Are the parents/legal guardians exercising custody or control over the student?

Do the parents/legal guardians continue to support the student?

Why is the student residing with others? Whereas the sole reason for living with others is to take advantage of services available in the District, the Commissioner of Education has held that the student has not established residency.

Other Proofs of Residency that are Acceptable:

 Group A: Notarized Landlord Affidavit

 Group A: Certified Statement of Landlord and Tenant

 Group A:  Closing Statement

  Group A: House Deed

 Group A: HUD Statement

 Group A: Lease Agreement

 Group A: Mortgage Statement

 Group A: Property Tax Bill

 Group A: Real Estate Statement

 Group A: Rental Agreement

 Group A: School Tax Bill

 Group A: Shelter, Hotel

 Group A: Temporary Shared Housing

Group A: Title to house

Group B: Bank Statement

Group B: Cable Bill

Group B: Car Insurance

Group B: Car Loan

Group B: Car Registration Card

Group B: Court Documents

 Group B: Credit Card Statement

 Group B: Drivers License

Group B:  DS2999 Form

Group B: Electric Bill

Group B: Gas Bill

Group B: Health Documents

Group B: Home Owners Ins.

Group B: Interim License

Group B: Letter/Email from Rental Manager

Group B: Medical Bill

Group B:Pay Stub

Group B: Phone Bill

 Group B: Rental Assistance

 Group B: Rental Insurance

Group B: Social Services Doc.

Group B: Tax Return

Group B: Third Party Statement

Group B: Voters Registration

Group B: W-2 form

Group B: Water Bill

 Group B: Homeowner's Agreement

 ***No Residency Documents Necessary if McKinney-Vento Status***