Student Registration- Grades Pre K-12
Current STPPS students do not have to register again for the 2023-2024 school year unless transferring to a different school in a different attendance zone due to moving.
Register Online for 2023-2024 School Year
Window 1: March 6 through April 28
Window 2: Opens July 26
Register In Person for 2023-2024 School Year
July 27th and July 28th
9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
At the school the child will attend
2023-2024 Registration Dates Flyer (English)
2023-2024 Registration Dates Flyer (Spanish)
2023-2024 Registration Dates Flyer (Vietnamese)
Registration Overview Flyer (English)
Registration Overview Flyer (Spanish)
Registration Overview Flyer (Vietnamese)
Apply for Pre K
A two-step process must be completed before a child will be able to attend STPPS Pre K. Get info or complete an application to begin the process.
- Registration Documents
- Registering Pre K Students
- Registering Kindergarten Students
- Registering First Grade Students
- Transferring Students
- Transferring from Home School or Non-Accredited Private School
- Frequently Asked Questions
Please have the registration documents ready to upload into the registration portal or at the time of in-person registration.
- State Certified Birth Certificate
- Immunization (Shot) Records
- Social Security Card
- Proof of Residency
Proof of Residency Documents
For proof of residency, provide 3 of the documents listed below (must be most current available and list name of parent/guardian and street address).
At least 1 document must be from this list:
- a current utility bill dated within the last 30 days (electric, natural gas, water or propane/butane); and/or
- a property tax bill listing homestead exemption, or
- a signed real estate lease agreement from a real estate office, apartment complex or mobile home property, not from an individual
Other documents may be selected from this list:
- paycheck stub
- car insurance declarations page
- vehicle registration
- bank statement
- voter registration card
- state/federal support services
Other documents may be required at the time of registration including custody papers, report card/records from last school, or income verification for Pre-K students.
If you do not have these documents, please contact the Covington Attendance Office at 985-898-3370 or the Slidell Attendance Office at 985-646-4917 for assistance.
Registering Pre K Students
To qualify for free Pre K, a child must be 4 years old on or before September 30, live within the attendance boundary of the school and meet income requirements. Paid tuition spots may be available for those who do not meet the income requirements if all seats are not filled.
Registering Kindergarten Students
Registering First Grade Students
A child must be 6 years old by September 30 to be eligible for first grade.
Students who attended and completed a public school kindergarten during the previous school year will not be required to register again for the first grade.
To enroll in first grade, a student must have proof of attendance at a full-day public or private kindergarten for a full academic year or have passed academic readiness screening at the time of enrollment at the school the child will attend.
Transferring from Home School or Non-Accredited Private School
Follow the registration procedures for students entering the St. Tammany Parish Public School System for the first time.
Students entering grade 5 or 9 must take the State Placement Test. Please submit the State Placement Test application to the district testing office.
Students enrolling in grades 9-12 coming from a home study or non-approved nonpublic school may take proficiency tests to obtain Carnegie credit for previously completed courses.
The Louisiana Department of Education and the BESE Board are requiring, per policy in Bulletin 741, that students transferring from home study or non-accredited private school wishing to earn a Carnegie unit credit, “P”, in a course with a state-administered end-of-course exam must demonstrate proficiency using the end-of-course exam which is the LEAP 2025 assessment. Students wishing to earn a Carnegie unit credit in a non-LEAP 2025 course must demonstrate proficiency on a district created exam that is aligned to the state standards.
The student has only one attempt at the assessment that he or she has qualified to take. In order to receive the credit in the form of a “P” for Proficient, the student must pass with an achievement level of at least Approaching Basic on the LEAP 2025 and earn at least 67% on the applicable district-created exam. Documentation for course verification should be brought the first day of testing. For further information, contact Karen Kety at 898-6481 or e-mail email@example.com.
If you have any questions about the State Placement Test or proficiency testing, please call 985-898-6481.
Frequently Asked Questions
What school will my child attend?
To find the school your child will attend, go to http://www.stpsb.org/findmyschool and type in your street address (without city and state).
My child is starting school for the first time at the beginning of next school year. When and where will registration take place?
Registration is available online in the spring and again in July before school begins. In-person registration takes place two days in July. Apply online or get registration dates at www.stpsb.org/register. Families of Pre-K students must apply for the Pre-K program before registering. Link: www.stpsb.org/prek
My child is entering the St. Tammany Parish Public School System for the first time after school has started. How do I register him/her?
Parents wishing to register their children after the school year begins may register online at www.stpsb.org/register or visit the school where their children will attend.
Does the parent or guardian need to be present to complete the registration process?
Only a parent or court-appointed guardian may register a student. Court-appointed guardians must provide custody papers at the time of registration.
Does my child qualify for the Pre K program?
To qualify for free regular education Pre K, a child must be four years old by September 30th, meet income requirements and live in the attendance area served by the school. Paid tuition spots may be available for those who do not meet the income requirements if all seats are not filled. Those seeking free Pre K spots must provide income documents to determine their eligibility. For more information, visit the Pre K webpage or call the St. Tammany Parish Early Childhood Office at 985-898-3306.
How old does my child need to be to enter Kindergarten or first grade?
Children must be five years old before October 1 to be eligible for kindergarten and must be six years old before October 1 to be eligible for first grade.
Does my child have to attend Kindergarten before enrolling in first grade?
To enroll in first grade a student must have proof of attendance at a full-day public or private kindergarten for a full academic year or have passed academic readiness screening at the time of enrollment at the school.
What if I don’t have my child’s birth certificate?
Contact the Vital Records Department in the state where the child was born to get a copy. If the child was born in Louisiana, the parent/guardian can get a copy of the birth certificate by visiting the St. Tammany Clerk of Court’s Office at the Towers Building in Slidell at 520 Old Spanish Trail and the St. Tammany Parish Justice Center (Courthouse) in Covington at 701 N. Columbia St.
My child is transferring to a different school in the district. How do I withdraw him/her from the current school and register at the new school?
Students changing schools within the St. Tammany Parish Public School System (other than students going to another school because of grade promotion) must withdraw from the school they are currently attending and bring the withdrawal documentation and three documents needed for proof of residency (address) to the new school during registration.
If you do not have the three documents needed for proof of residency, contact the Covington Attendance Office at 985-898-3370 or Slidell Attendance Office at 985-646-4917 before withdrawing and prior to attempting registration at the new school.
My child is entering the St. Tammany Parish Public School System from a home study or non- accredited private school. How do I register?
Follow the registration procedures for students entering the St. Tammany Parish Public School System for the first time.
Students entering grade 5 or 9 must take the State Placement Test. See the State Placement Test application which must be submitted to the district testing office.
Students enrolling in grades 9-12 coming from a home study or non-approved nonpublic school may take proficiency tests to obtain Carnegie credit for previously completed courses. If you have any questions about the State Placement Test or proficiency testing, please call 985-898-6481.
I can’t find my child’s social security card. How can I get a replacement card?
Contact the Social Security Administration to get a replacement card.
What immunizations (shots) does my child need before entering school?
The St. Tammany Parish School Board shall require each student entering any school for the first time and at any other time to present satisfactory evidence of immunity to or immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases according to state law and a schedule approved by the state Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Office of Public Health (OPH), or present evidence of an immunization program in progress. The School Board may require immunizations or proof of immunity more extensive than required by the Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH), Office of Public Health (OPH). Any student failing to meet the immunization standards shall be prohibited from attending school until such time as the immunization standards are met.
“Due now” shall mean that the student has an immunization due after the date school has begun, because the student began his/her immunization late, or because the student’s pediatrician has provided written orders for the student to receive an immunization after a certain date.
A student transferring from another school system in or out of the state shall submit either a certificate of immunization or a letter from his/her personal physician or a public health clinic indicating immunization against the diseases in the schedule approved by the Office of Public Health have been performed, or a statement that such immunizations are in progress. If booster injections for the diseases enumerated on the state schedule are advised, such booster injections shall be administered before the student enters a school system within the state.
Refer to La. R.S. 17:170 for additional provisions on immunization requirements.
My child hasn’t had the required immunizations (shots). Where can I get more information or assistance?
Contact the Slidell St. Tammany Community Health Center at 985-607-0400, Covington Community Wellness Center at 985-871-6030 or the Greater New Orleans (GNO) Immunization Network Mobile Unit at 504-733-3268 for immunization information or assistance.
What documents do I need bring to registration to verify my residency (address)?
Please bring at least 3 documents that verify the street address of your residence. All documents must be the most current available and list the name of the parent or legal guardian and the street address.
At least one of the documents must be a current utility bill dated within the last 30 days (electric, water, natural gas or propane/butane), a property tax bill listing homestead exemption, or a signed real estate lease agreement from a real estate office, apartment complex or mobile home property, not from an individual.
The other documents may include the following: paycheck stub, car insurance declarations page, vehicle registration, bank statement, voter registration card, state/federal support services, current year W-2 form or most recent federal or state income tax return or a cable or satellite bill dated within the last 30 days.
What if I don’t have all of the documents needed to verify my residency (address)?
Contact the Covington Attendance Office at 985-898-3370 or Slidell Attendance Office at 985-646-4917 for assistance. If all necessary documents are not submitted, the student will not be registered until documents are received.
Can the documents I bring to registration to verify my address be in my spouse’s name?
If the spouse whose name is listed on the address verification documents is the child’s parent or legal guardian, the documents will be accepted. If the spouse is not the child’s parent or legal guardian, the address verification documents will only be accepted if you also provide a marriage certificate listing your name and your spouse’s name.
What custody papers do I have to provide at registration?
Parents or guardians granted custodial rights of a student must present at registration the custody papers granted through a court system. Notarized Provisional Custody or Custody by Mandate are not generally accepted.
Does citizenship or homeless status affect my child being registered for school?
This school district will comply with all laws relating to the enrollment and education, as far as practicable, of all students regardless of their citizenship or homeless status. The document requirements for registration and enrollment will not be used to adversely affect any student from receiving an education regardless of their citizenship or homeless status.
What if my child was born outside of the United States and was never issued a birth certificate?
If the child was never issued a birth certificate, a substitute such as Religious Certificate, Entry in family bible, Adoption record, Affidavit from parent or guardian, previously verified school records or Foreign Certificate of Birth may be provided.
What if my child doesn’t have a social security number or card?
If no Social Security card is available, the student will be assigned an alternate identification number. The inability or failure of the student, parents or guardians to provide a social security card or number will not, on that basis alone, result in the denial of enrollment, registration or delivery of educational services to any student.
I have questions about registering my child. Who can I contact for more information?
Contact the school your child will attend for assistance.
Find Your School
Apply for Pre K
All applicants, including those who are seeking paid tuition Pre K spots, must complete an online application.
Contact your school for assistance with registration.