Student Registration

Akua A Goodrich
P:  (315) 435-4545
F:  (315) 435-6210
1005 W. Fayette St.
4th Floor, Syracuse, NY 13204
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The Registration Webpage is currently transitioning to a new format! Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make the necessary adjustments to provide families with the best possible experience.

School Choice & Open Enrollment Period for 2019-2020: 
February 1 - March 31, 2019

If you are new to the City of Syracuse, looking to register your child for the first time, or have a former student who will be returning to us, you’ve come to the right place! We invite you to enroll via our  online process at

For information on the documents required for registration, please click the Registration Requirements link in the left bar. All documents must be delivered to the Student Registration Center, at: 1005 W. Fayette Street, 4th Floor, Syracuse, NY 13204 within five business days of submitting an online application.

Note: For additional detail on the Syracuse City School District's policies and procedures for enrollment please click on the Public Statement on Enrollment.  The Registration Process for ENL Students link will provide you with an overview of our process for registering and enrolling refugee and immigrant students.  We look forward to serving your child and partnering with all families to provide a high-quality education for all children.

2019 INFO SESSIONS: PK & Elementary Choice

For current students, new students, and students returning to SCSD.
Come learn about these options for the 2019-20 school year!


PK (Age 3)
1528 LeMoyne Ave. (Library)
Jan 22, 5:00 PM
Jan 31, 5:00 PM
Feb 5, 5:00 PM
Grades K-5
345 Jamesville Ave. (Cafeteria)
Jan 24, 7:00 PM Jan 31, 7:00 PM N /A
Dual Language Schools
An opportunity for children to study subjects 50% in Spanish and 50% in English. Spanish speaking English Language Learners (ELLs) can apply for grades K-5. English speaking students can apply for Pre-K, K and grade 1 only.
Delaware Primary
Grades K-5
900 S. Geddes Street  (Room 106)
Jan 29,  8:00 AM
1:00 PM
Feb 6, 5:00 PM
N /A
108 Shonnard Street (Cafeteria)
Jan 30, 9:00 AM
3:00 PM
Feb 7, 5:00 PM
N / A

Please watch the following video detailing our registration process!

Ready to enroll your child? Visit

Transportation Information for Students Who Are New or Returning to the Syracuse City School District

Thank you for registering your child with the Syracuse City School District.  Students who live 1.5 miles or more from the school are eligible to receive transportation.

Please Note: that if you registered your child for school and/or completed your registration within the last few weeks you will not be in the system to receive transportation during the first week of school.

Once we contact you with your school assignment, you can contact the Transportation Department (435-4260) or the school your child is assigned to see if he/she is eligible for transportation.  At that time, you can also ask if there is an existing bus stop in your area.  If there is an existing bus stop in your area, the Transportation Department or school can provide a 5-day temporary pass until your child is assigned a stop/added to the bus route. 


The Syracuse City School District is dedicated to identification and immediate enrollment for students who are experiencing homelessness on a case by case basis.
The District ensures students have access to the same free and appropriate public education (FAPE), including preschool education, as defined by the McKinney-Vento Act reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.

How does McKinney-Vento Act define homelessness? (M-V Section 725(2)(A)) 

A student who lacks a fixed, adequate and regular nighttime residence.

What does “fixed”, “adequate”, and “regular” mean? (National Center for Homeless Education)
  • A “fixed” residence is one that is stationary, permanent and not subject to change.
  • An “adequate” residence is one that is sufficient for meeting both the physical and psychological needs typically met in home environments.
  • A “regular” residence is one which is used on a nightly basis.
Examples of housing arrangements that are NOT fixed, regular, and adequate can include:
  • Living in emergency or transitional shelters;
  • Share housing due to loss of housing or economic hardship (“doubled-up”);
  • Live in motels, hotels, trailer parks, camp grounds due to lack of alternative adequate housing;
  • Are awaiting foster care placement;
  • Are abandoned in hospitals;
  • Live in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, or bus or train stations;
  • Have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, regular sleeping accommodations;
  • Are migratory children living in circumstances described above.

McKinney-Vento Liaison: Debra Montroy, Central Registration 435-6476.


Non-Residents: If you reside outside the City of Syracuse and are: (1) a Syracuse City School District Unit 1, Unit 2 or Unit 11 Employee, (2) Foster Parent of a student who was a previous resident of the City of Syracuse or (3) a resident of the City of Syracuse who is temporarily residing outside the City of Syracuse, please contact the Student Registration Center at (315) 435-4545 for assistance in completing your application. If you live within the City of Syracuse, you may follow the steps listed to the left.

Parents: Once you have registered with our online application system, please write down your user name (e-mail address) and password for future reference.

Currently Enrolled Students: Students currently enrolled in the Syracuse City School District must enter their name exactly as it appears in our Student Information System. If you are unsure, please contact the Student Registration Center at (315) 435-4545 for assistance.

Important Documents

3rd Party Residency Statement With Oath
Student Residency Questionnaire
Address and Phone Change Form
Determining Eligibility for Rights and Services Under the McKinney-Vento Act
STAC-202 Form
Student Registration Packet
STAC 202 Form (Spanish)