Kindergarten and New Student Registration Signup Form

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Welcome to Gunston Elementary School!

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to our newest Eagles!

To join us, first determine if your student lives in the Gunston ES boundary by viewing the FCPS boundary locator

If your student does live in the Gunston ES boundary, please fill out the new student signup/intake form at the bottom of this page. This form will be submitted to Lourdes Presnell, our school registrar, who will email you with information about student registration. She will also provide a link for you to make an appointment to come to the school for the registration process.  Information about whether you will meet her curbside in your car or if you will come into the building, will depend on when your appointment is and will be noted in your reminder email shortly before your appointment.

For parents of kindergarten students, your email will also be saved and added to the mailing list for Principal Rucinski.

Note: Summer registration responses MAY be delayed because registrars in FCPS are 11 month employees.

Kindergarten Registration Information

We're excited to welcome our newest Eagles to Gunston!

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, 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.

 

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 .

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:
  1. Registration form
  2. Emergency Care form
  3. Health Information form

Please submit this new student registration signup/intake form in English.

For Parents of New Gunston ES Students to Fill Out

Please fill out this form in English.
A student who is being registered for kindergarten must be at least five years old by September 30 of the year entering.
Please list the student’s last school attended. Please also included the city and state of the previous school. For rising kindergarteners, please include the preschool attended (if the student attended preschool).
Note: Submitting this form does not register the student. Submitting this form begins the new student registration process with the school. Our school Student Information Assistant will contact you with the next steps to get your new student enrolled quickly and efficiently.

Do You Have Special Registration Situations? 

Special registration situations can include nonparent registrations, situations involving divorced or separated parents, homelessness, foster care, and foreign exchange students.

 

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.

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.

Note: Summer registration responses MAY be delayed because registrars in FCPS are 11 month employees.