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The information provided below is a general
overview of the policies and procedures required for
enrolling your child in the Twin Falls School District.
If you do not find the information you seek, please
Who must attend
school in Idaho?
Idaho law requires that all
resident children between the ages of 7 and 16 must
attend school. In this district, a resident child
refers to a child whose parent or legal guardian has a
home located within the boundaries of the Twin Falls
How old does my
child have to be to start school?
Children entering kindergarten
must be five years old on or by September 1 of the year
they are enrolling. Children entering first grade
must be six years old on or before September 1 of the
year they are enrolling.
school will my child attend?
Each school has a designated
attendance zone. The primary resident (address) of
the child's parent or legal guardian determines which
school the student will attend. You may contact
the district office at 733-6900 for the name and address
of the school your child will attend or you may check
the zone maps located on this website.
documents must I have in order to register my child?
Please bring proof of residency when you register
your child. This can be a utility bill, rental contract,
or mortgage papers.
Idaho State law requires that parents must present
the following documents, including social security
number, in order to register any child in public school:
Certified birth certificate. If a
copy is unavailable at the time of registration, the
parent/legal guardian may have up to 30 days to
submit the document to the school.
Immunization certificate signed by a
physician or physician’s representative must be
presented at the time of registration or your child
will not be allowed to enter school. Beginning with
the 2005-2006 school year, pre and kindergarten
students must have the following immunizations:
DTP, or DT (Diptheria, Tetanus,
Pertussis) - Minimum 5 doses (4 doses
meet requirements for ages 4-6 if at
least one dose was on or after the 4th
birthday), unless fewer doses are
- Transcripts and records regarding education and/or
special services placement are helpful. If you have
not already transferred your child's records, you
may sign a record transfer request at the time of
If your child has attended school in
another system in Idaho, all Idaho laws must be
followed as they pertain to registration, including
birth certificates, immunization documents, age
requirements, and legal guardianship.
In all registration proceedings,
legal guardians must provide certified proof of
Parents of potential first grade
students (students who have attended kindergarten in
another state, yet are underage for first grade
attendance in Idaho) must provide documentation from
the child's previous school stating that the child
has successfully completed 450 hours of approved
should I register my child?
Registration dates and times may depend on the grade
your student will be attending; however, if you
are new to this area, you may register your child at any
time during normal school-year business hours.
Pre-registration for new
kindergarten students is held each spring. Dates and
times are printed in the local newspaper and posted
in the buildings. An open house is held in
conjunction with the registration proceedings.
If your child attends one of our
schools and is moving to the junior high or high
school level, specific dates and times are set aside
for registration purposes. Parents are sent
notification of the process, dates, and times. A
copy of the schedule is also sent to the newspaper
for publication and is posted at each building. If
you have questions or need further information, you
may contact the school your child attends. You may
also contact the district office at 733-6900 to
check for registration dates and times.
During the summer months, enrollment
forms may be obtained at the district office. These
forms, however, must be returned to your child's
designated school in order to complete the
forms may I be asked to sign when I register my child?
The following district forms may be provided at the
time of registration. Please check with the school
secretary if you have questions or need more
The Twin Falls School District
provides access to computers and the Internet. All
students and parents must read the policy and sign a
Student Computer Use Agreement
before students will
be allowed to use computer equipment and
peripherals. If your child cannot read and/or sign
the form, the parent will be allowed to sign.
Throughout the course of the school
year, the media may be in our schools or at
school-sanctioned events to cover activities. Often,
they are present at our request to showcase students
and teachers engaged in exciting educational
activities or to cover "human interest" stories. We
understand, however, that some parents have concerns
about their child's participation and/or
identification for media coverage. At the time of
registration, your school may provide a Media
Opt-Out Form, allowing you to indicate if your
student is to be restricted from media access. You
may request a copy of the
form if one is not
provided for you. In instances where the building
administrator has a concern about the sensitive
nature of media related stories or maintaining
student confidentiality, parental permission will be
sought prior to allowing the student to participate.
If you have questions, please contact your child’s
You should also be asked to sign a
form related to the release of what is considered
student directory information. This information
(which may include photos) is used for media
coverage of activities related to athletics, awards,
and other district-sponsored activities, as well as
student directory information published by schools.
If you prefer not to have any information regarding
your child published, please let the school
secretary know so she may provide you with the
needed documents for your signature.
Your child's school may have additional forms for you to
complete. This may include school rules and discipline
policies, bus rules of conduct, field trip waivers,
school handouts, the district school year calendar,
emergency contacts, or school lunch information.