Registration and Enrollment Overview For Grades 1-12
To enroll a Kindergarten student, please click on the Kindergarten tab on the school's website.
The North Santiam School District is currently transitioning to a new student information system where all enrollment information is stored, and therefore, online registration is not available at this time. Registration for all students will be completed with either paper packets or fillable pdfs. Stayton High School's open house registration is on August 7-8 and all other school offices open on August 9th. Packets can be picked up at that time or you can get started by following the steps below.
Please note that proof of residence is required when enrolling in NSSD for the first time. Proof of age and documentation of at least one round of required vaccinations is also required for Kindergarten.
If you are new to the area, you may want to confirm your address is within the NSSD boundaries and which campus is considered your "resident school". You can click on the map below to view the NSSD boundaries map.
DISTRICT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you live inside these boundaries but wish your student to attend another school district or a different school within NSSD OR you live outside our boundaries but wish to attend NSSD, please contact the Superintendent's office at 503-769-4928 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students residing outside NSSD will also need to obtain a release from their resident school district.
Transfers into or within NSSD may be limited due class sizes at your school of choice. If that occurs, a second choice will be offered. Likewise, it is advisable to contact an outside school district first to ensure they are accepting transfers into their district at your student's grade level(s).
NSSD is enforcing the 3% cap allowed by law which allows school districts to restrict the release of its students to enroll in virtual public charter schools once 3% of its resident student population is enrolled in these types of institutions (such as OR Connections Academy, Fossil or Silvies River Charter School). The number of NSSD resident students enrolled in virtual charters, as of the start of the 2023-24 school year, is hovering right at the percentage cap. To determine if students are being released currently, please email the address or call the number listed above. This does not apply to parents who homeschool their students using their own curriculum. Those wishing to do so must register with the Willamette Education Service District at WESD.
NSSD has its own virtual learning platform called Options Academy for grades K-12! Click HERE for more details.
Step-by-Step Directions for Parents & Guardians~
Please read steps 1-5 to determine which District-wide forms apply to your student(s). You can choose to print the forms you need or save them to your device and send them via email to the applicable school offices once you've completed all the forms. If you print them, you can deliver them to your child's school office or fax them. If you choose to email, please send them to the following addresses as applicable:
Stayton High School: shs.register@nsantiam.
k12.or.us or fax to #503-769-2786
Stayton Middle School: sms.register@nsantiam.
k12.or.us or fax to #503-769-9524
Stayton Intermediate School: sis.register@nsantiam.
k12.or.us or fax to #503-769-3621
Stayton Elementary School: ses.register@nsantiam.
k12.or.us or fax to #503-769-1709
Sublimity School: sub.register@nsantiam.
k12.or.us or fax to #503-769-3383
nsantiam.k12.or.us or fax to #503-859-2164
Options Academy: oa.register@nsantiam.
STEP 1 *ONLY FOR STUDENTS NEW TO NSSD*
(if your student is already enrolled in NSSD, skip to step 2)
All students must provide proof of residency the first time they enroll in an NSSD school. This could include a utility bill with your name on it, a rental agreement, mortgage paperwork or a property tax statement. A parent/guardian driver's license will also suffice, but for individuals who've recently moved, this can be difficult to obtain in a short time period. If documentation is unavailable because you are living with another family or friends, you can use form #2, which involves the homeowner affirming that the student resides with them. Please complete the fillable pdf below and either print and return to the school office or email to the applicable address shown above. If emailing, please scan the proof of residency used.
(1) Verification of Residency in NSSD Boundaries > Spanish Verification of Residency in NSSD Boundaries
(2) Affirmation of Student's Residency by Non-Parent/Guardian
(only needed if the student is residing, along with the parent/guardian, in someone else's home so they do not have proof of residency)
If your student has an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or 504 (Individual Health Plan), a copy will need to be provided to the school before the student may begin attending classes. A copy should come when records are sent from their previous school, but this can take 14 days once the request is made. If you are able to provide copies at the time of registration, this will greatly streamline the process. Parents must sign either type of plan so if it doesn't sound familiar, it is most likely neither apply to your child.
*If you cannot access or print the forms from steps 1, 2, or 5, please contact your school office to complete them in person when they re-open in August. Steps 3-4 are accessible online.
STEP 2 - SUPPLEMENTAL HEALTH FORMS
1) Does your child have an ongoing health condition? If yes, please complete the fillable pdf below and return it to their school office via printed copy or email.
2) Does your child have asthma? If yes, please complete the fillable pdf below and return it to their school office via printed copy or email.
3) Does your child have a serious or severe allergy? If yes, please complete the fillable pdf below and return it to their school office via printed copy or email.
4) Does your child have a seizure disorder? If yes, please complete the fillable pdf below and return it to their school office via printed copy or email.
5) Will your child need to be administered medication at school by district staff? If yes, please complete the fillable pdf below and return it to their school office via printed copy or email.
6) Do you wish to grant your child permission to administer their own medication at school? *Special conditions apply* In grades K-8 , this is only available for some inhalers or epi-pens. If yes, please complete the fillable pdf below and return it to their school office via printed copy or email.
STEP 3 - BUS REGISTRATION
Will your student need bus transportation to or from school? If yes, please click the icon below to be directed to MidColumbia Bus Company page of this website. Please note that K-8 students who live less than one mile from their school and high school students who live less than 1.5 miles from their school do not qualify for bus service.
STEP 4 - MEAL SERVICES
All students attending Stayton Elementary (SES), Stayton Intermediate/Middle (SIS/SMS) or Mari-Linn (ML) Schools have automatically been approved to eat one breakfast and lunch meal per day at no charge through the Community Eligibility Provision. There is no paperwork needed! Should a student wish to eat an additional meal or purchase supplemental items, they will need to pay for those with cash or funds that have been deposited into their lunch accounts. Stayton High (SHS), Options Academy (OA) or Sublimity (SUB) Schools have not met the requirements for whole-building qualification, but families may still apply for free or reduced meals on an individual basis. It is important to note that meal charges will start being assessed on the 1st day of school, so it is critical that families apply before school starts.
If you have a student(s) at a qualifying school (SES, SIS/SMS or ML) and a student(s) at a non-qualifying school (SHS, OA or SUB), you will need to either deposit funds into a meal account or complete an application for your household to determine eligibility for free/reduced meals for students attending SHS, OA or SUB.
My MealTime Lunch Accounts > use this to deposit funds electronically and view your students' purchases. They now have a mobile app as well! Deposits can also be made by cash or check.
STEP 5 - COMPLETE REGISTRATION & LANGUAGE SURVEY FORMS
The North Santiam School District is currently transitioning to a new student information system where all enrollment information is stored and therefore, online registration is not available at this time. These forms are both required and available as fillable pdfs which can then be printed or emailed to the applicable school office. If you are unable to access the form from the website, please contact the school's office for a paper packet.
Once you have completed this form and any applicable ones from steps 1-2, you can either print and deliver to the school office or attach them all to an email and send to the address at the top of the page.
STEP 6 - FINISH UP WITH SCHOOL-SPECIFIC PROCESSES
- Will your 6-8 grader be participating in athletics? If so, please click HERE to be directly linked to the Athletics page on the Stayton Middle School website. All middle school sports teams for the district are combined and headquartered at Stayton Middle School.
DO YOU HAVE STUDENTS REGISTERING AT OTHER SCHOOLS AS WELL?
Please visit their websites as well to complete the process.