Enrollment for New Students

Due to the emergency school closures, Poway Unified School District has updated the new student enrollment process for the 2020-2021 school year. While schools are closed, the enrollment process will be completed electronically. There will be multiple steps to the enrollment process that are outlined below. Please read through them carefully. We understand this is a change from our normal process, and we hope to make this as easy as possible for all new families. We appreciate your patience as we work through this process together. We look forward to helping you prepare for the upcoming school year, and can't wait to meet our new students once schools reopen.

Click here for New Student Enrollment Procedures and Forms
PLEASE NOTE: Your student’s enrollment ensures a seat at a school in Poway Unified. We make every effort to enroll your child at your neighborhood school. In some cases, classes at your neighborhood school may reach capacity, in which case we will work with you to place your child at a nearby school.‚Äč

District New Elementary Student Enrollment Forms are available here for the 2020-21 School Year:  PUSD New Student Enrollment  
(New Student Enrollment  forms are available after April 30th)

If you would like more information regarding schools in the Poway Unified School District, we have prepared a presentation to help you navigate our school system which is available in 10 different languages and English:
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  • Korean
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Parents will not be permitted to enroll their child until the following requirements and documents are met and provided. 
  1. Child's Birth Certificate (or a copy thereof), Baptismal Certificate, or Passport PLUS one copy.
  2. TWO separate proofs of Residency Verification, PLUS one copy. (Proofs of residency must contain name of individual signing the form.)
  3. Up-to-Date Immunization Records (or a copy thereof), PLUS one copy. (Immunization Requirement link noted below.  Please scroll down to the end of the page.)
  4.  TK-Kindergarten DCES Information Form (New Students ONLY)
  5. 1st -5th Student DCES Information Form (New Students ONLY)
  6. Deer Canyon Parent Acknowledgement 2020-2021
ALL New Enrollment Forms must be submitted at time of enrollment.
Please print and check the  DCES-Enrollment-Checklist 2020-2021 to make sure you have all needed forms and documents for your appointment!
NOTE:  All children entering Kindergarten for the 2020/2021 school year MUST be FIVE years of age on or before September 1, 2020.

Enrollments are by appointment only! To schedule your enrollment appointment, click on the link below.
Please note: Due to the current school closures, the sign up link is deactivated. We will re-activate it as soon as schools reopen.
                     Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com   

Click this link for PUSD Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment information.



IMMUNIZATIONS - PLAN AHEAD…Have immunizations completed. If your child has not received all the necessary immunizations because they are not five yet, parents must provide written proof of a future appointment (before school starts in August) for these immunizations.
See PUSD Immunization Requirements for School Age Children
Official immunization record must include:
  • Name of Child
  • Date of Birth
  • Name of immunization administered
  • Month and year of EACH immunization. Include day if obtained within birth month.
  • Name of health care provider or agency administering EACH vaccine.
NOTE:  If you are taking your child to the doctor for their five year old physical and immunizations prior to enrollment, you may download the Report of Health Checkup for School Entrance MCH77 from the Poway Unified School District website under new student enrollment. The Oral Health Checkup form is also available on the website.
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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 858-521-2800, extension 2761, jjimenez@powayusd.com

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