Important Information for New Registrants to the Wissahickon School District:
In light of the current pandemic, we are working diligently to maintain and promote the safety of our students, our teachers, and our community. As such, we are abiding by the guidance provided at the following website, “COVID-19 Information for Travelers.” Here is a link to that webpage: https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Travelers.aspx. This includes information for those traveling to Pennsylvania from other states and international locations. You are encouraged to visit this site to learn how these guidelines apply to your particular situation.
If you are traveling from any one of the states listed on this site, our district requires that you quarantine for the full 14 days. Only after that quarantine period has concluded will you be able to have your child start school with us. This applies whether your child is enrolled in an “in-person” or “virtual” program delivery model. You might ask why this would make a difference if your child is in a “virtual” program. Registering in the district and securing needed learning materials, for example, require “in-person” interactions, and the quarantine period does not allow for such face-to-face interactions.
We thank you for your patience and support of our continuing efforts to ensure the safety of you, your family, and the rest of the WissNation community.
If you are interested in registering your student at Wissahickon, please follow the instructions below to get started. After following these instructions, you will receive an email from the Registrar with instructions to complete the registration process via email. Registrations will only be completed by email at this time.
*Please do not withdraw your child from their current school until your child is fully registered in our district.
Thank you for your patience!
Welcome to the Wissahickon School District, a district that is home to a rich and diverse student learning community. We are confident that your child will thrive in this exciting learning community.
The REGISTRATION Process
To be eligible for registration, a parent or guardian must be able to show legal residency within the boundaries of the Wissahickon School District. To determine which school your child will attend, click on MY SCHOOL LOCATOR and type in your address.
- The district has a pre-registration questionnaire that must be completed before starting the registration process. To receive this pre-registration questionnaire, please email the District Registrar: email@example.com, or call 215-619-8000 x 1408 to get started.
- There are before and after school care services available to our families. Each elementary school has both a Before and After School Program run through the Ambler YMCA. In addition to meeting the daily needs of working parents, the program also provides full day care services during in-service days and snow days. Please contact the Ambler Area YMCA for more information - http://philaymca.org/locations/ambler/child-care/
The Wissahickon School District must follow all Pennsylvania Department of Health mandates as they pertain to immunizations. All parents/guardians must show proof of immunizations, and they must be up to date. If your child was born outside of the U.S. or has traveled outside of the U.S. in their lifetime, additional paperwork may be required. Again, we must ensure that we are in compliance with the Pennsylvania Department of Health requirements. Please contact the District Registrar for more information.
All of the required documents must be presented at the time of the registration in order to complete the process. One or more missing documents further delays the completion of the registration.
Proof of Age
The child must be 5 years old on or before September 1 in the year the student is to begin kindergarten to be eligible for admittance. School board policy does not allow for any exceptions to this date. Must provide one (1) of the following documents.
- State Certified Birth Certificate
- Valid Passport (not expired)
Identification for Parent/Guardian
Parent/Guardian must provide one (1) of the following documents.
- Current driver's license
- Current government issued photo ID
- Valid passport (not expired)
Proof of Residency
Parent/Guardian must provide one (1) of the following documents.
- Property deed
- Most recent property tax bill
- Residential lease (must show signatures of tenant and landlord to be valid)
A recently signed agreement of sale or settlement document may be used in lieu of any of the above. Must have signatures of buyer and seller to be valid
Verification of Residential Address
As an additional step of the registration process, the parent/guardian must provide two (2) of the documents below. These documents must be current (not older than 30 days). These documents serve to verify that you are current residents of the Wissahickon School District. If you have paperless billing, please log into your account and download a copy to bring to your appointment. Please ensure the copy you bring shows your name and address on it.
Parent/Guardian must provide two (2) of the following documents.
- Electric bill
- Gas bill
- Oil bill
- Water bill
- Phone or cable bill
Proof of Immunization
Photocopy of immunization record from physician.
All students must comply with PA Department of Health requirements and must receive the following immunizations prior to registration:
4 doses that include:Tetanus
In addition, students entering grades 7-12 must receive the following immunizations prior to registration.
1 dose (grades 7-11)
Custody Order (IF Applicable)
If there is a legally signed court order that applies to the incoming student, please make this known at time of registration. Please bring copy of the order to your registration meeting.
Special Education (If applicable)
- Individualized Education Program (I.E.P.)
- Gifted Individualized Educational Program (G.I.E.P.)
- Evaluation Report (E.R.)
- Notice of Recommended Educational Program (N.O.R.E.P)
Most Recent Report Card/Transcript (Grades 6-12 only)
For students entering grades 6-12, you will need to make a separate appointment with the assigned school counselor once your registration is completed with the District Registrar. This will confirm the appropriate placement and class selection for your child. A most recent report card or transcript is needed for this meeting with the school counselor. This information enables the school to create an appropriate schedule before the student arrives for their first day of school.