Student Registration

Procedures for students who are new to FCPS AND will be attending Gunston Elementary

Registrar

Lourdes Presnell
703-541-3603
@email

If you are new to the Gunston school community, we'd like to extend a warm welcome! 

Parents will be notified of class placement within two days of student enrollment. 

Kindergarten Registration

A child may enter kindergarten if he or she turns five on or before September 30 of the year he or she enters school.

Registering a student for kindergarten is a 5-step process. Please follow the instructions on the FCPS Kindergarten Registration webpage (link below), where you'll find complete details about the documents you will need, such as a birth certificate, and the forms you will need to fill out.

FCPS Kindergarten Registration Information

Anyone needing to register Kindergarten students should review here to get information for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year from FCPS

Registration Information

Anyone needing to register new students should sign up here to get information for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year from our school registrar, Lourdes Presnell.

Registration for School Year 2020-2021

Children residing in our boundaries who will turn 5 years old on or before September 30, 2020, as well as students in grades 1-6 transferring from Private/Home Schools or moving into our boundaries prior to the start of the new school year may visit our website or the FCPS registration information page for more information.

For questions, please contact Lourdes Presnell, our Student Information Assistant at lcpresnell@fcps.edu or 703-541-3603

Grades 1 - 6: Register a Student New to FCPS

Registering a student who is new to FCPS for grades 1 through 6 at Gunston ES is a 5-step process. Please follow the instructions on the FCPS General Registration Requirements webpage (link below).

FCPS General Registration Requirements

The FCPS General Registration Requirements page will help you determine where to register: either at Gunston or at the closest Student Registration Welcome Center. You will also find details about the documents you will need, such as a birth certificate, and the forms you will need to complete.

For questions, please contact Lourdes Presnell, our Student Information Assistant at @email or 703-541-3603.

Moving to Gunston ES from Another FCPS School 

If your student is attending an FCPS elementary school, but you will be moving to a new primary residence with Gunston ES as a base school, you will first need to contact the registrar at the current elementary school to arrange to withdraw your student. Then you will need to contact the Gunston ES registrar to enroll your student.  

Items Needed for Registration (for Existing FCPS Student) 

  • Proof of Residency in Fairfax County - You will be required to show proof of residency during the registration process.
  • Proof of Parent Identity - Only a parent who is named on the child's birth certificate is eligible to enroll the student. At an appointment with our registrar, the parent will be required to present government-issued photo identification.
  • Withdrawal Form - It is very important that you complete a Withdrawal Form and return it to your current school if you are moving during the school year.
  • Forms - You will need to fill out and submit the following three forms to the Gunston ES registrar:

Withdraw a Student from Gunston ES

To withdraw a student from Gunston ES, contact our registrar to make arrangements to complete a Withdrawal Form.  

Student Transfer Information 

A student is expected to attend the school that serves his or her attendance area.Transfer requests are considered for very specific reasons as outlined in FCPS School Board Regulation 2230.

Student transfer information is available if a parent would like to transfer a student from a base school to another school within FCPS. However, a  school must be open to transfers, based on student capacity, etc.

Other Ways the Registrar Can Help

Please contact our registrar if you need to change parent information, such as email address, or student contact information such as name, address or custody.

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