• Registration Frequently Asked Questions

    Registration Appointment

  • Why do I need a registration appointment?

  • Is registration done at the school building?

  • Where is the Central Registration Office?

  • How do I change or cancel my registration appointment?

  • What if I arrive late for my registration appointment?

  • After my registration is finalized, how soon can my child start school?

  • After uploading and submitting my supporting documents in the online portal do I need to bring my documents to the registration appointment?

  • General

  • What are the school hours?

  • What is the earliest age to enroll?

  • Is there a process for early admission?

  • How will I be informed about busing?

  • When will I know who my student(s) teacher is?

  • Are placement assessments offered?

  • How do I move forward with testing for special education services?

  • Documentation

  • What documentation do I need for registration?

  • How does North Allegheny define residency for my student(s) based on my living situation?

  • Are documents needed when there is a split living arrangement between parents?

  • What do I do if I am new to the District and only have one proof of residency?

  • Do I need to gather academic records?

  • What health documents are needed to register?

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Kindergarten Registration

  • What are the steps I need to take to complete Kindergarten Registration?

  • What documentation do I need for registration?

  • When does Kindergarten registration take place?

  • Why register early for Kindergarten?

  • How is the lottery conducted?

  • Is Kindergarten registration done at the school building?

  • What does a typical Kindergarten day look like?

  • Is there an age requirement to enroll in Kindergarten?

  • How do I apply for early admission into Kindergarten?

  • What are the criteria for early admission?

  • Is there Kindergarten Orientation?

  • When will I know who my student(s) teacher is?

  • What health documents are needed for Kindergarten?

  • Registration Frequently Asked Questions

    Registration Appointment

    Why do I need a registration appointment?

    During your registration appointment the Central Registrar will:

    • Review & verify your online application and supporting documents
    • Provide a start date
    • Discuss next steps

    Is registration done at the school building?

    All registration appointments are held at the Central Registration Office.

    Where is the Central Registration Office?

    Central Registration is located at 200 Hillvue Lane, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

    How do I change or cancel my registration appointment?

    When the registration appointment was made, a confirmation email was sent to the email address submitted in the form. Canceling or rescheduling can be done by clicking the appropriate button within that email and selecting a new day and time.

    What if I arrive late for my registration appointment?

    It is always best to communicate in advance with the Central Registration Office or reschedule. During peak enrollment (June-August), the next scheduled appointment will be taken.

    After my registration is finalized, how soon can my child start school?

    The North Allegheny School District will provide a start date of up to five days from the date of registration completion. During this time the District will ensure a smooth start for your student(s) by:

    • validating the residential address
    • arranging transportation
    • gather appropriate records
    • prepare for the student to arrive at the building they are zoned/assigned

    After uploading and submitting my supporting documents in the online portal do I need to bring my documents to the registration appointment?

    Yes, all hard copies of documents should be brought to the registration appointment.

    General

    What are the school hours?

    • High Schools - 7:25 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
    • Middle Schools - 8:10 a.m. to 2:58 p.m.
    • Elementary Schools - 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Kindergarten AM - 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
    • Kindergarten PM - 12:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    What is the earliest age to enroll?

    Early admission is considered for those students that attain the age of 5 for Kindergarten or 6 for 1st grade after September 1 but before October 1.

    Is there a process for early admission?

    Early admission is considered for those students that attain the age of 5 for Kindergarten or 6 for 1st grade after September 1 but before October 1. To apply for early admission:

    • Complete the Early Admission Form and submit it to the Central Registration Office before August 1 of the year of enrollment
    • Early admission testing must be completed no later than two weeks before the start of the school year. Testing is conducted by one of the District’s school psychologists at no cost to the parents/guardian

    For additional information on early admission, please refer to School Board Policy #201.

    How will I be informed about busing?

    Registrations completed no later than three weeks before to the start of a new academic year will be notified by the Transportation Department via email. Registrations completed within three weeks before the start of a new academic year or anytime thereafter will be notified by the Transportation Department via phone.

    When will I know who my student(s) teacher is?

    Teacher assignments are sent in early August for all grade levels.

    Are placement assessments offered?

    Placement assessments are offered at the following levels and subject areas.
    Middle School (6-8) - Math
    High School (9-12) - Math and World Language

    Registrations completed in the spring or over the summer for enrollment in the next academic year have a scheduled time to take the assessments. There is no need to register in advance.

    Assessment Dates for students enrolling in the 2020-2021 school year:

    • Summer Testing Location: Marshall Middle School (Library, First Floor)
    • Address: 5145 Wexford Run Road Wexford, PA 15090
    • Time for all sessions: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      • Flex start time but students must arrive by 10am
    • Dates:
      • Wednesday, June 16
      • Wednesday, July 21
      • Monday, August 16
        • Additional Details:
    • *Students may bring their own calculator or we will supply one.

      *Masks are required or the student cannot take the assessment.

      *We will social distance the students throughout the entire process.

      *If a student cannot attend the date assigned to their particular building, then the student will be tested at the building level during the first week of school.

    Students registering after the last day of scheduled assessments will coordinate placement assessments with the counseling team at the student’s assigned building once registration is complete.

    How do I move forward with testing for special education services?

    The District offers testing services through the Pupil Services Department. Testing is offered to all school-age children within the District who are enrolled in a non-public, parochial, private school, or homeschool program. For more information, contact the Central Registration Office at registration@northallegheny.org.

    Documentation

    What documentation do I need for registration?

    We encourage families to gather as many documents as possible during the registration process to ensure a smooth transition into the school. To help stay organized through the process, please download our Parent Checklist.

    Required for ALL Students in Grades K-12
    Parent/Guardian Documentation Student Documentation
    Two Proofs of Residency Student's Proof of Age
    Parent/Guardian ID Immunization
    Additional Student Documents by Grade
    Elementary (K-5) Secondary (6-12)
    Kindergarten Grades 1-5 Grades 6-8 Grades 9-12
    *Dental Exam *Dental Exam (grade 3) *Physical Exam (grade 6) *Physical Exam (grade 11)
    *Physical Exam Release of Records Release of Records Release of Records
    *Lead Test   MS Scheduling Form **Unofficial Transcript
        **Copy of Schedule or Recent Report Card  

    *Needed before the first day of school but not required to complete registration
    ** Needed during guidance conference but not required to complete registration

    See page two of the Parent Checklist for additional details on acceptable parent/guardian identification, two proofs of residency, student proof of age, and immunization records.

    How does North Allegheny define residency for my student(s) based on my living situation?

    Residence is defined as a student’s fixed nighttime location. A student’s address is the same as the person who has legal residential custody of the student.

    Types of Living Situations

    *Affidavits are required for any Third-Party living situation.

    Homeowner/Leaseholder: The definition of a homeowner/leaseholder is when the person registering the student(s) owns or rents the residence within the District where the student resides.

    Third-Party Homeowner/Leaseholder*: The definition of a third party homeowner/leaseholder is when the parent/guardian and student(s) live with another person who owns or leases the residence within the District. Both the guardian(s) of the student(s) and homeowner/leaseholder will need to sign.

    Third-Party Responsible Resident*: The definition of a third party responsible resident is when a student lives with a resident within the District, who is not their legal guardian, and that resident assumes personal and financial responsibility for the educational decisions of the student. Both the guardians of the student(s) and responsible resident will need to sign.

    Are documents needed when there is a split living arrangement between parents?

    By law, if parents are legally separated or divorced, each parent has equal rights to access the child and his/her school records unless a court order is provided. It is the parent’s responsibility to provide the most recent court order to the school/District. Otherwise, both parents will continue to have equal access to the child and his/her school records.

    What do I do if I am new to the District and only have one proof of residency?

    New residents to the District have 30 days from the date the lease begins or from the closing date of the home to provide a second proof of residency.

    Do I need to gather academic records?

    Additional information is sometimes needed to help support the enrollment of student(s) at North Allegheny. At the secondary level, course selection is student-specific and additional academic information is encouraged to be uploaded at the time of registration.

    • Middle School (6-8): A copy of a recent report card or schedule
    • High School (9-12): An unofficial transcript
    • Additional Documents (K-12): IEP, GIEP, 504, DART (digital copies are preferred)

    What health documents are needed to register?

    Immunization (required): Immunization records are required for all students entering the District and registration cannot be completed without them. For further information, please visit the Health Services Department website.

    Additional health documents are needed by the health office before the first day of school or within 30 days of the student(s) start date but are not required to complete registration. During registration, we encourage families to provide as many of these documents as possible to ensure full compliance for the student(s).

    Lead Test: Written proof of Lead testing should be completed before the student's first day of school. Before age 6 or before entering Kindergarten, children in Allegheny County are required to be tested for Lead exposure. Visit our Health Services Department website for more information.

    Physical Exam: The Physical Exam Form should be completed by the student’s Primary Care Provider before entering school (Kindergarten or 1st grade), before entering grade 6, and before entering grade 11.

    Dental Exam: The Dental Exam Form should be completed by the student’s Dentist before starting school (Kindergarten and 1st grade), before entering grade 3, and before entering grade 7.

    *If no prior physical or dental exam is provided from the student(s) previous school, North Allegheny will ask for these exams regardless of grade level.

    Frequently Asked Questions: Kindergarten Registration

    What are the steps I need to take to complete Kindergarten Registration?

    Step 1: Complete the online application and upload supporting documents

    Step 2: Schedule an in-person appointment during Kindergarten Registration week (early March)

    Step 3: Submit an application for review

    Step 4: Attend registration appointment during Kindergarten Registration week and bring ALL supporting documents

    Use the Parent Checklist as a resource as you go through the registration process.

    What documentation do I need for registration?

    We encourage families to gather as many documents as possible during the registration process to ensure a smooth transition into the school. To help stay organized through the process, please download our Parent Checklist.

    Required for ALL Students in Grades K-12
    Parent/Guardian Documentation Student Documentation
    Two Proofs of Residency Student's Proof of Age
    Parent/Guardian ID Immunization
    Additional Kindergarten Student Documents
    *Dental Exam
    *Physical Exam
    *Lead Test

    *Needed before the first day of school but not required to complete registration.

    See page two of the Parent Checklist for additional details on acceptable parent/guardian identification, two proofs of residency, student proof of age, and immunization records.

    When does Kindergarten registration take place?

    Kindergarten applications open in January before the start of the next academic school year. This is a time when families can go online and complete the required forms and attach their supporting documents. Once complete, families will schedule an in-person appointment for early March at the Central Registration Office and subsequently submit their application for review.

    Why register early for Kindergarten?

    During the registration appointment, parents/guardians will indicate their preference for AM or PM kindergarten. The building principal will assign students to AM or PM kindergarten sessions using established class-size guidelines and the preferences indicated by parents/guardians during registration. Class assignments for students requesting AM/PM classes will not be done on a first-come, first-served basis.

    If the preferences for all registrations received by the end of Kindergarten Registration week cannot be accommodated in any given building, there will be a lottery drawing in that building for each session for which there is an overage of requests.

    Anyone who registers after Kindergarten Registration week in March will not be included in the lottery and will be given AM/PM preference based on availability and their placement on the waitlist.

    For more information visit our Kindergarten Registration website.

    How is the lottery conducted?

    The lottery is conducted before the end of the current academic year. The building principal, PFA President or designee, and one pre-kindergarten parent/guardian will be present.

    • Names of all the students requesting the session in question will be randomly drawn to fill that section to the capacity determined by class-size guidelines.
    • After that section is filled, names will be drawn to develop a waiting list for that section.
    • Principals will maintain the waitlist and review assignments if changes in enrollment occur before the opening of school.

    Is Kindergarten registration done at the school building?

    All registration appointments are held at the Central Registration Office. We dedicate one full week in March to our Kindergarten registrations.

    What does a typical Kindergarten day look like?

    North Allegheny offers a half-day kindergarten program at each of our seven elementary buildings (times are below). The District provides transportation to the school for the morning session and from the school for the afternoon session. Families are responsible for arranging mid-day transportation either to or from school.
    Kindergarten AM - 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
    Kindergarten PM - 12:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Is there an age requirement to enroll?

    Early admission is considered for those students that attain the age of 5 for Kindergarten after September 1 but before October 1.

    How do I apply for early admission into Kindergarten?

    Early admission is considered for those students that attain the age of 5 for Kindergarten after September 1 but before October 1. To apply for early admission:

    • The Early Admission Form is completed and the request is provided to the building principal
    • All requests must be made before August 1 of the year of enrollment
    • Testing must be completed two weeks before the start of the school year
    • Testing is conducted by the District school psychologist at no cost to the parent(s)/guardian(s)

    What are the criteria for early admission?

    Early admission shall be considered upon meeting all of the following criteria.

    • The child must obtain a minimum standard score of 121 or higher on an individually administered assessment of cognitive ability.
    • The child must demonstrate adequate levels of academic preparedness commensurate with the age group of Kindergarten in which he/she is seeking enrollment (84th percentile or higher for the student’s chronological age on a standardized achievement assessment)
    • The child must demonstrate adequate levels of adaptive functioning commensurate with the age group of Kindergarten in which he/she is seeking enrollment (84th percentile or higher for the student’s chronological age in two of the following domains: Conceptual, Practical, and/or Social, or the 84th percentile on the Composite)

    Is there Kindergarten Orientation?

    Yes. Communication about Kindergarten orientation is sent in July outlining dates and times. Orientation is building-specific and takes place in August.

    When will I know who my student(s) teacher is?

    Teacher assignments are sent in early August for all grade levels.

    What health documents are needed for Kindergarten?

    Immunization (required): Immunization records are required for all students entering the District and registration cannot be completed without them. For further information please visit our Health Services Department website.

    Additional health documents are needed by the health office. During registration, we encourage families to provide as many of these documents as possible to ensure full compliance for the student. Although these are needed before the first day of school, these documents are not required to complete registration.

    Lead Test: Written proof of Lead testing should be completed before the students’ first day of school. Before age 6 or before entering Kindergarten children in Allegheny County are required to be tested for Lead exposure. Visit our Health Services Department for more information.

    Physical Exam: The Physical Exam Form should be completed by the student’s Primary Care Provider before entering school (KG and 1st grade), before entering grade 6, and before entering grade 11.

    Dental Exam: The Dental Form should be completed by the student’s Dentist before starting school (KG and 1st grade), before entering grade 3, and before entering grade 7.