Student Registration

Registration Requirements

     Age Requirements

Kindergarten students must be age 5 on or before September 1.

First grade students must be age 6 on or before September 1.

     Residency Requirements

You must live within the Shippensburg Area School District.

If your child is in grades K -3 and he/she is not attending Grace B. Luhrs University Elementary School, the building your child attends is based on where you reside, not the location of your childcare.

     Documentation Requirements

1.  Two proofs of residency on file for each student. Acceptable forms include current driver’s license, sales/lease agreement, and utility bill.

2.  Proof of a child's age: The most commonly used form for proof of age is a birth certificate, but a few other legal documents may work. 

3. Immunization information - Click here for details

  • Have the child fully vaccinated per PA requirements.  – PA required immunizations 
  • Have a Medical or Religious exemption. 

Getting Started

To enroll a student in the Shippensburg Area School District, you must complete an online enrollment form.  Everything can be done completely online or you may schedule an appointment with the registrar to complete the additional forms and provide the required documentation.

You may download the following forms and upload them with the form

Request for Records & Discipline Information
Tax Census Questionnaire

Students typically start within five school days after the required paperwork is received from both the parent and the previous school. 

Pennsylvania School Code §13-1304-A states in part “Prior to admission to any school entity, the parent, guardian or other person having control or charge of a student shall, upon registration provide a sworn statement or affirmation stating whether the pupil was previously or is presently suspended or expelled from any public or private school of this Commonwealth or any other state for an action of offense involving a weapon, alcohol or drugs, or for the willful infliction of injury to another person or for any act of violence committed on school property.”

If your student meets the homeless requirements, the state does allow flexibility on some of the requirements listed below, please call us at 717-530-2700, ext. 1012 for more information.

Enrolling a Returning Student

Sign into your Skyward account.

  1. Click on the down arrow beside the picture of a house near the top left.
  2. Click on new Student Enrollment.
  3. Click on the New Student for 2021-22 button and follow the steps.
  4. Complete the New Student Enrollment InformationNew Student Guardian Information. Review Step 3 Forms, which includes Request for Records & Discipline Information. Review/Complete Steps 4 through 9. Complete Step 10 Signature.
  5. After completing all pages of the form, use the Review page to verify all of the information is accurate.
  6. Check the box at the bottom of the Review page to confirm that the information is correct.
  7. Select Submit Form.

 

The Registrar will contact you, if additional information is required.

The Special Education Department may contact you, if additional information is required .

The School Building Secretary will contact you when your child's registration has been processed. This may take a few days.

The Transportation Department will contact you about transportation.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the registrar at registration@ship.k12.pa.us or (717) 530-2700, ext. 1012.

Enrolling a New Student

  • Click here to create an account  
  • If you would like to translate the language being used on the page,
    1. click Select Language near the top right of the screen.
    2. Select the desired language.
    3. Complete the appropriate fields, click on SUBMIT
  • You will receive an email with your user name, password, and a link to click on.
  • After you create an account, you will get an email.  If you do not get the email within 5 minutes, check your spam folder.
  • Follow the directions in the email and log into Skyward.
  • Click on the down arrow beside the home icon near the top left
  • Click on New Student Enrollment.

If you are enrolling a student to start now click on New Student for 2021/2022

If you are enrolling a Kindergarten student to start in the Fall click on Students starting Kindergarten in August of 2022

  1. Read any instructions provided by the district, and then select Start.
  2. Complete the New Student Enrollment InformationNew Student Guardian Information. Review Step 3 Forms, which includes Request for Records & Discipline Information. Review/Complete Steps 4 through 9. Complete Step 10 Signature.
  3. After completing all pages of the form, use the Review page to verify all of the information is accurate.
  4. Check the box at the bottom of the Review page to confirm that the information is correct.
  5. Select Submit Form.

 

The Registrar will contact you, if additional information is required.

The Special Education Department may contact you, if additional information is required .

The School Building Secretary will contact you when your child's registration has been processed. This may take a few days.

The Transportation Department will contact you about transportation.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the registrar at registration@ship.k12.pa.us or (717) 530-2700 ext. 1012.