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New Student Registration

New student enrollments are done through appointments only. Please contact our office (386-322-6100 ext. 38141) to set up an appointment to meet with our registrar or if you have any questions concerning the enrollment process. Enrollment appointments are held daily from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Students will meet with their school counselor the next morning following their enrollment appointment with our registrar.

The following items (provided by the school at the time of enrollment) are required for ALL new VCS students:

1. Student Entry Form - all gray areas must be completed including the Home Language Survey.

2. Telecommunications Policy - Internet access permission form

3. Request for student records

4. Code of conduct policy and procedures notice

5. Emergency card

New Student Enrollment:

1. Two proofs of residential address (Gas, FPL, Water, Rental/Lease/Mortgage)

2. Current Florida physical (must have been completed within the last 12 months)

3. Immunization records - Florida Form 680. All students must have Hepatitis B series, TB, and second MMR.

(We are unable to enroll anyone without a current FLORIDA IMMUNIZATION RECORD/SHOT RECORD.)

4. Birth certificate

5. Social Security Number

6. If available, a copy of a transcript or last report card (if not available, please bring name, address and phone number of last

school attended.

In-District Transfer:

1. Two proofs of residential address (Gas, FPL, Water, Rental/Lease/Mortgage)

2. Birth Certificate

3. Complete In-District Transfer form

4. Withdrawal Form from previous school

Who Can Enroll a Student

Only a parent/guardian may register a student. Step-parents or other relatives require a notarized statement/school patron form signed by legal parent/guardian or a court order. A student must be five years old on or before September 1 to begin kindergarten.

Zoned School

Please click the following link to verify your zoned school: What's My School? Street name only (do not use Ave, Street, Blvd, Court, etc.)

School Attendance Boundaries Interactive Maps

Mandatory Documents

Parents/Guardians registering their student for the first time in Volusia County Schools must provide the following documents before their student can start school:

  • The student's original birth certificate (not hospital certificate)
  • An immunization record signed by a physician (HRS 680 form)
  • A Florida Physical form (DH3040) signed by a licensed Florida medical authority and completed within one year of registration date.
  • Student's Social Security Card
  • TWO proofs of residence (e.g. lease, power bill, water bill / UTILITIES MUST BE DATED WITHIN THE LAST 30 DAYS) 
  • Parent/Guardian driver’s license/identification

Verification of Academic History

  • Most current transcript or last Report Card
  • Verification of ESE (Exceptional Student Education) Information or Current IEP (Individual Education Plan—if applicable)
  • Current 504 Plan (if applicable)
  • Withdrawal form from previous school

How to register your student using paper Student Entry Form

When completing the Student Entry Form, please fill out the gray shaded areas only. Please answer the Home Language Survey and mail your completed form to your zoned school with "ATTN: Registrar."

You may also visit your student's school to pick up a registration form and complete it there.

How to register your student into Volusia County Schools online

Before you can register your student, you must first create a Parent Portal account. This portal will be used throughout your student’s academic career to provide a real-time view of your student’s grades, attendance, assessments, and important announcements.

For the protection of your student’s confidential information, we have created the following secure procedures. A valid email address is needed to create your Parent Portal account and will become your portal username.

Go to the district website https://www.vcsedu.org/, select the Parents tab, then Parent Portal

Or go directly to https://volusia.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/auth

  1. Click the option to create a Parent Portal account
  2. Enter the Parent/Guardian information in all the required fields
    • Enter the Parent/Guardian First Name as it appears on your Driver’s License
    • Enter the Parent/Guardian Last Name as it appears on your Driver’s License
    • Enter a valid Email Address, this email address will be your username (VCS employees use a personal email address and not your VCS-issued email)
    • Create Password to sign into the Parent Portal
    • Retype Password to verify the password
    • Check the box I’m not a robot
    • Click Submit
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  3. Click I would like to APPLY FOR ENROLLMENT for a new child.

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  4. Enter the Student’s First Name, Student’s Last Name and Student’s Birth date, then click Begin Application

    Note: The field labeled “Language” is the language available for viewing the application.

     

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  5. You will then see Apply for Enrollment Student Entry Form. Follow the instructions within the enrollment application to complete and submit.

  6. You may save your progress in the application. Should you need to return at a later time to complete the enrollment, go to https://volusia.focusschoolsoftware.com/focus/apply/ and select Continue Application / Returning Students.

Click the link below if you need a printable copy of more detailed instructions for accessing and using the parent portal.