Procedures for students who are new to FCPS AND will be attending Gunston Elementary
If you are new to the Gunston school community, we'd like to extend a warm welcome!
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.
Make a Kindergarten or New Student Registration Appointment
FCPS Kindergarten Registration Information
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 and select an appointment to register.
Due to the closure of schools, appointments through June are cancelled.
However, we are asking that anyone needing to register new students for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year select an available appointment by clicking the above Sign-Up button.
This will allow our registrar to notify you of any steps that may be taken in the meantime to process the enrollment, get immediate information to you for when we are back up and running and if earlier appointments become available, as well as allow us to adequately prepare for next school year.
Please note that staffing for next school year is supported by early registration. Please do not wait to sign up for an appointment. We appreciate your support in this effort!
All information pertaining to registration, including eligibility and forms, is outlined in the Sign-Up Genius where the appointment selection is available.
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.
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.