STUDENT ENROLLMENT


Please use the list below to find up-to-date enrollment information for your child.  For more specific information, please contact the front office of your school of enrollment.  

Laguna Beach High School  (949) 497-7750 
Thurston Middle School  (949) 497-7785
El Morro Elementary  (949) 497-7780
Top of the World Elementary  (949) 497-7790

ONLINE STUDENT ENROLLMENT (OPENS 4/10/17)

   

The first step in the enrollment process is to verify residency by completing the Residency Declaration and Affidavit and providing supporting documentation. If you are unsure whether you reside within the LBUSD boundaries, click here to see the LBUSD Street Listing


 

Residency Verification

Both forms listed must be printed and filled out.

Proof of Residency

For initial enrollment, the parent or guardian must also provide at least one (1) item from each category 1and 2 below to support the residency verification form and the residency affidavit. The address on the documents must match the residence property address listed on the residency verification form (P.O. Box addresses are NOT accepted).

 1.     Mortgage Statement or Lease/Rental Agreement

  • The most current copy of your  Mortgage Statement or Lease/Rental Agreement in your name showing residence property address and signatures of lessor/lessee and names of all occupants of the leased residence.(If you are on a month-to-month lease/rental agreement, you will also need to provide the most current month's rental receipt or cancelled check)***

 2.     A Current Utility Bill

  • Current Electric Bill
    or verification of electrical service connection (see note below)
  • Current Home Gas Bill
    or verification of gas service connection (see note below)
  • Current Cable Bill
  • Current Water Bill
    or verification of water service connection (see note below)
  • Current Waste Management Bill 

If you are sharing a residence and the utilities are not in your name or if you are a renter and the utilities are included in the rent, you must provide one of the following in your name:

  • Current Official Property Tax Forms
    The address to which these documents were mailed must match the address that is being used to establish residency.
  • Current Tax Correspondence
    The address to which these documents were mailed must match the address that is being used to establish residency.
  • Current Payroll Stub
    Both name and address must appear on payroll stub.
  • Current Social Services Documents
  • Current DMV vehicle Registration
  • Proof of Residency from the Orange County Registrar of Voters

If you are a renter and do not pay utilities because it is included in the rent, we will need a letter from the lessor and/or a copy of the rental agreement stating that utilities are included.

In the case of purchasing a home under construction, a New Communities K-12 Enrollment Address Verification form may be obtained at the sales office and will be accepted as temporary residency verification.

In the event a utility service connection is used as proof of residency, then a utility bill (both parts, in English) must be provided within 45 days to assure continued enrollment.


 

With new student enrollment, you will be asked to enter required information into the system. Please gather the documents listed below and make sure you have this information available before continuing. If you do not have this information available, please return to this online enrollment system when you do.

 

Verification of Identity 

Parent, guardian, caregiver, licensed foster agency or group home representative, or California Superior Court-appointed legal guardian must provide one of the following:

  • A government issued I.D. with photo.
  • A driver's license (any photo driver's license or California identification card is permitted)

Proof of Age

Acceptable documents to show proof of age.

  • Official birth certificate
  • Certificated copy of birth certificate  (Click here to view information about getting a registered copy of your student's birth certificate)

Proof of Immunization Records

Required for certifying up-to-date immunizations for each student. Click the link below for an explanation of the student health requirements for school entry. All forms and information can also be found under the Health Services Department.

All kindergarten students must have completed a physical examination no more than six months prior to entering kindergarten. If an exam is completed between six and 12 months prior to kindergarten entrance, another physical exam will be required prior to entering first grade. All first-grade students must have completed a physical examination no more than 18 months prior to first-grade entry.

The following additional information:

  • Names and contact information for at least three (3) emergency contacts
  • Previous school’s name(s), address(s), and district information for the prior two years
  • An academic transcript or report card from your previous school.
  • Proof of withdrawal from any previous school district
  • Date the student first enrolled in any US school, date the student first enrolled in any California school (if different)
  • Court Custody, Restraining Orders, or other papers (if applicable)
  • For Special Education students: current or most recent IEP and assessments.
  • For GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) students: prior test scores and/or certification forms.
  • For EL (English Learners) students: a copy of current CELDT scores.

Enrollment Link

**The online process will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and requires a valid email address. You can logout and resume if the process takes longer than expected.

KINDERGARTEN & TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION

Note: Once you finish reviewing this section, please continue on the "Student Enrollment" section above to begin the enrollment process. 

All kindergarten students must have completed a physical examination no more than six months prior to entering kindergarten. If an exam is completed between six and 12 months prior to kindergarten entrance, another physical exam will be required prior to entering first grade. All first-grade students must have completed a physical examination no more than 18 months prior to first-grade entry. 

According to a California law, Education Code Section 49452.8, all kindergarten and/or first-grade students, whichever is his or her first year in public school, are also required to have an oral health assessment (dental check-up). Oral Health assessments completed up to 12 months before your child enters school will meet this requirement. The law specifies that the assessment must be done by a licensed dentist or other licensed dental health professional. 

Report of Health Examination for School Entry 

Oral Health Assessment

Oral Health Assessment Spanish

Kindergarten Readiness (English)

Kindergarten Readiness (Spanish) 


Note the registration and orientation day information below. 
 

ANNUAL DATA CONFIRMATION (ALL STUDENTS) - OPENS 8/15/17

Education Code #48980 requires that at the beginning of each school year, all school districts shall notify parents/guardians of their educational rights and responsibilities under the law. Additionally, LBUSD policy requires that an annual update of student information be completed prior to the first day of school. The LBUSD Data Confirmation Process combines these two requirements within the Aeries Parent Portal.

Our Annual Data Confirmation parent information letter was emailed to all LBUSD families on August 9th through our School Messenger system in preparation for the new school year.  Aeries Parent Portal will open for Data Confirmation on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Annual Data Confirmation Parent Letter

Click here to go to Data Confirmation in Aeries Parent Portal

ANNUAL RESIDENCY VERIFICATION **NEW**

All students who attend LBUSD schools must physically reside at the address listed on student records unless they have an approved interdistrict permit.

Each school year, LBUSD requires each family attending LBUSD schools to verify residency. Every family will be required to resubmit the Residency Verification and Affidavit and one acceptable form of residency verification.

We recognize this is an inconvenience, yet it has become necessary to preserve the quality and safety of the learning environment for students in Laguna Beach, as well as comply with the California Education Code and Laguna Beach Unified School District's Board Policies and procedures.

Acceptable verification documents include: (Please see Residency Verification for more specific information)

  • If you own: Property Tax Bill with parent’s name and property address or a mortgage statement.
  • If you lease/rent: Lease/rental agreement with parent’s name, student’s name and address, as well as the manager/owner name and telephone number. 
  • Utility bill with parent/guardian name and address pre-printed on the bill or one of the following items in parent/guardian’s name and address: current vehicle registration, proof of residency from the Orange County Registrar of Voters, a current income tax document, or other current bill mailed to you at your residence property address with address pre-printed on the bill.

These documents must be provided to your student’s school before May 31, 2017 in order to assure that your student will remain enrolled. Parents with students in more than one school must submit the residency forms to the school where the oldest student is enrolled. Students who do not have verified residency documents on file may be dis-enrolled and unable to start school in September. You may submit your residency verification forms anytime between now and May 31, 2017, either in person at your child’s school during regular business hours, by mail, or by email at the following address:

Laguna Beach High School – LBHSresidency@lbusd.org                  

EL Morro School – EMSresidency@lbusd.org

Thurston Middle School- TMSresidency@lbusd.org                             

Top of the World – TOWresidency@lbusd.org

 ***Please make sure to put your child's last name, first name in the subject line if submitting through email. 


Annual Residency Verification and Affidavit

Residency Verification and Affidavit (Spanish)

Residency Verification Letter

Residency Verification Letter (Spanish)

ENROLLMENT NOTICE

California Education Code section 48980 requires that, at the beginning of the first semester or quarter of the regular school term, the governing board of each school district must notify parents/guardians of their rights or responsibilities under certain provisions of the Education Code.  Other provisions of California and United States law also require notification of parents/guardians. 

Education Code section 48982 requires that this notice be signed by the parent/guardian and returned to your child’s school.  Your signature on this notice is an acknowledgment that you have received the notice and have been informed of your rights, but the signature does not indicate that consent to participate in any particular program has been either given or withheld.

California and United States law requires certain other notices in the event that specific circumstances should arise, affecting your child’s education and attendance at school.  If any such circumstances should arise, the District will provide notice as required by law.  

Annual Notice to Parents/Guardians

INTERDISTRICT TRANSFERS

Transfer Requests IN:

  1. When a student zoned to another district wants to attend a LBUSD school, his/her parent/guardian must request an Interdistrict Attendance Permit from the HOME DISTRICT (such as Capistrano, Newport-Mesa, Saddleback, etc.). The “Home District” is considered the district the student is zoned to according to residence address/location.

  2. Most of these forms are similar. The parent/guardian fills out the top section of the form and the corresponding district fills out the middle section of the form.

  3. The forms are then delivered to LBUSD by the parent or the “Home District”. The forms are submitted to the next scheduled Board meeting. Most of these requests are DENIED. The only exception to this rule is if the student’s parent/guardian is a full-time, permanent employee of LBUSD. The parent/guardian must be a direct employee of the district, not simply work in the vicinity of the district for another company/entity in Laguna Beach. (Students who will be juniors or seniors and who are currently enrolled at LBHS do not have to fill out an interdistrict request and will automatically be allowed to remain at LBHS)

  4. The day following the Board Meeting, the third section of the form is completed by the Instruction Office. If the student meets one (or both) of the above two exceptions, the form is marked APPROVED and copies are disbursed appropriately per the distribution recommended at the bottom of the form. If the student does not meet at least one of the above two exceptions, the form is marked DENIED and a letter informing the parent/guardian of this decision is mailed. Copies of the form and the letter are mailed to the corresponding district as well as the school site being affected.

  5. The letter mailed to the parent/guardian states the DENIAL can be appealed via the Orange County Department of Education. It also lists the contact person’s name and number for convenience.


Transfer Requests OUT:

  1. When a student zoned to Laguna Beach USD wishes to attend a school in another district, his/her parent/guardian must request an Interdistrict Attendance Permit from the Instruction Office (see “Interdistrict Attendance Permit” link).

  2. The form is divided into three sections. The parent/guardian must complete the first (top) section of the form.

  3. The form is then submitted to the Instruction Office. It can either be dropped off in person or mailed in. The form will be submitted for Board approval on the next scheduled Board Meeting date. Most of these requests are APPROVED automatically and ratified at the Board meeting (except those requesting to attend charter schools, such as the Orange County High School for Performing Arts, or home school programs – these requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and are only acted upon after Board submission & decision).

  4. The day following the Board Meeting, the second (middle) section of the form is completed by the Instruction Office with the status of the Board’s decision.

  5. The original form (all copies intact) is mailed to the corresponding district (whichever district the child is requesting admittance to). A COPY of the form is mailed to the parent/guardian to advise the process is on-going and that LBUSD has completed its portion of the procedure.

  6. At this point, the turn-around time for the original form and final decision for admittance depends on the corresponding district. If there are questions regarding this step of the process, the corresponding district must be contacted directly.

  7. Once the corresponding district completes the third (bottom) section of the form, copies are distributed appropriately. If the corresponding district denies the student’s request for admittance into their schools, the parent/guardian must address this with the specified district.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

California Education Code section 48200 requires that a student be enrolled in and attend the school that is in the district of residence of the parent or legal guardian of the student. The documents listed at the bottom of this page must be submitted to the school of enrollment along with the Residency Declaration. All pages of the Residency Declaration must be completed, signed and returned to the school of enrollment before a student may be enrolled in a school in the District. Students will not be enrolled if there is a failure to submit these documents. A Residency Declaration needs to be completed by a parent or legal guardian of each student who fits any of the following circumstances: 

  • New to the district or re-enrolling
  • Transferring from one school to another within the district 
  • Changing residences
  • Annually during Data Confirmation and Residency Verification

Residency Verification

Please print the Residency Verification and Affidavit form listed below.  Complete all pages of the form and submit them with your "Proof of Residency" documents.  

Proof of Residency

For initial enrollment, the parent or guardian must also provide at least one (1) item from each category 1and 2 below to support the residency verification form and the residency affidavit. The address on the documents must match the residence property address listed on the residency verification form (P.O. Box addresses are NOT accepted).

 1.     Mortgage Statement or Lease/Rental Agreement

  • The most current copy of your  Mortgage Statement or Lease/Rental Agreement in your name showing residence property address and signatures of lessor/lessee and names of all occupants of the leased residence. (If you are on a month-to-month lease/rental agreement, you will also need to provide the most current month's rental receipt or cancelled check***)

 2.     A Current Utility Bill

  • Current Electric Bill
    or verification of electrical service connection (see note below)
  • Current Home Gas Bill
    or verification of gas service connection (see note below)
  • Current Cable Bill
  • Current Water Bill
    or verification of water service connection (see note below)
  • Current Waste Management Bill 

If you are sharing a residence and the utilities are not in your name or if you are a renter and the utilities are included in the rent, you must provide one of the following in your name:

  • Current Official Property Tax Forms
    The address to which these documents were mailed must match the address that is being used to establish residency.
  • Current Tax Correspondence
    The address to which these documents were mailed must match the address that is being used to establish residency.
  • Current Payroll Stub
    Both name and address must appear on payroll stub.
  • Current Social Services Documents
  • Current DMV vehicle Registration
  • Proof of Residency from the Orange County Registrar of Voters

If you are a renter and do not pay utilities because it is included in the rent, we will need a letter from the lessor and/or a copy of the rental agreement stating that utilities are included.

In the case of purchasing a home under construction, a New Communities K-12 Enrollment Address Verification form may be obtained at the sales office and will be accepted as temporary residency verification.

In the event a utility service connection is used as proof of residency, then a utility bill (both parts, in English) must be provided within 45 days to assure continued enrollment.
 

CA Education Code, Section 48200:

Each person between the ages of 6 and 18 years not exempted under the provisions of this chapter or Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 48400) is subject to compulsory full-time education. Each person subject to compulsory full-time education and each person subject to compulsory continuation education not exempted under the provisions of Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 48400) shall attend the public full-time day school or continuation school or classes and for the full time designated as the length of the school day by the governing board of the school district in which the residency of either the parent or legal guardian is located and each parent, guardian, or other person having control or charge of the pupil shall send the pupil to the public full-time day school or continuation school or classes and for the full time designated as the length of the school day by the governing board of the school district in which the residence of either the parent or legal guardian is located. Unless otherwise provided for in this code, a pupil shall not be enrolled for less than the minimum school day established by law.

CA Education Code Section 48204(a):
Notwithstanding Section 48200, a pupil complies with the residency requirements for school attendance in a school district, if he or she is any of the following: (1) (A) A pupil placed within the boundaries of that school district in a regularly established licensed children's institution, or a licensed foster home, or a family home pursuant to a commitment or placement under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 200) of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. (B) An agency placing a pupil in a home or institution described in subparagraph (A) shall provide evidence to the school that the placement or commitment is pursuant to law. (2) A pupil who is a foster child who remains in his or her school of origin pursuant to subdivisions (f) and (g) of Section 48853.5. (3) A pupil for whom inter-district attendance has been approved pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 46600) of Part 26. (4) A pupil whose residence is located within the boundaries of that school district and whose parent or legal guardian is relieved of responsibility, control, and authority through emancipation. (5) A pupil who lives in the home of a caregiving adult that is located within the boundaries of that school district. Execution of an affidavit under penalty of perjury pursuant to Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 6550) of Division 11 of the Family Code by the caregiving adult is a sufficient basis for a determination that the pupil lives in the home of the caregiver, unless the school district determines from actual facts that the pupil is not living in the home of the caregiver. (6) A pupil residing in a state hospital located within the boundaries of that school district. (7) A pupil whose parent or legal guardian resides outside of the boundaries of that school district but is employed and lives with the pupil at the place of his or her employment within the boundaries of the school district for a minimum of three days during the school week.

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Laguna Beach, CA 92651 
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