Kindergarden Registration

Registration/Enrollment Procedure for Kindergarten and Pre-Kindergarten - September 2020


Welcome to P.S. 316!  

Normally, registration (also referred to as pre-registration or enrollment) would be completed in school, face-to-face, with your child present, paper and pencil.    This year, registration will be completed virtually, online.

STEP #1 - Complete Enrollment forms
From the DOE main website: ( ):   

click:  Enrollment / Enrollment Help / Enrollment Forms 

or, click to go directly to Enrollment forms:

These are PDF Fillable forms. Each form is available in ten languages. 

Most Kindergarten families will need to complete six Enrollment forms

Most Pre-Kindergarten families will complete five Enrollment forms.  

  • Student Registration Form
  • Emergency Contact Form 
  • KINDERGARTEN ONLY - Home Language Identification Survey (HLIS) 
  • PRE-K  ONLY - Pre-K Language Needs Survey 
  • Housing Questionnaire
  • Parent-Guardian-Student Ethnic/Race Identification (PSE) 
  • KINDERGARTEN ONLY -  Kindergarten New Admit Questionnaire 
  • ONLY IF NEEDED: Parent Affidavit of Residency 

For the best experience filling out and submitting forms, please follow these instructions:

How to Fill Out Forms on Your Computer

  1. Open the form, download it, save it to your computer, close it.
  2. For the best experience, open Adobe Reader software program on your computer and then open the form from there.  This software is available for free download at: external link).
  3. Fill out, sign and date, and save the form
  4. IMPORTANT:  Re-Name the form:



How to Fill Out Forms on Your Phone or Tablet

  1. Download the Adobe Fill & Sign: Easy PDF Doc & Form Filler app for Android(Open external link) or Apple(Open external link) devices.
  2. Fill out, sign and date, and send your form directly from the app.
  3. IMPORTANT:  Re-Name the form:



Please note: Some forms are digitally accessible (optimized for screen readers) and others are not yet; DOE is working to provide updated accessible versions of all forms by the end of June 2020.

STEP #2 - Gather Your Documents
In addition to completing the registration forms, certain documentation must be submitted to the school:

  • child's birth certificate or passport
  • two proofs of address (such as lease, utility bill, etc.)
  • immunization records

The detailed checklist of documents needed from parents for pre-registration can be found here:

From the DOE main website ( ):   

click:  /Enrollment/Enrollment Grade-by-Grade/Kindergarten(or Pre-K)/Documents/Pre-Registration Checklist 

or, click to go directly to the Pre-Registration Checklist:

Gather your documents. Scan, and save to your computer. 

Name your documents following the same format as for the enrollment forms:



Note:  If your child has an IEP, or underwent the Turning-5 process, please also submit two sections of the IEP:  

  • Recommended SpEd Programs and Services
  • Summary Page

STEP #3 -     Email the completed Enrollment forms and your documents, as attachments, to P.S. 316.

IMPORTANT:  The Registration email address that you will use to submit your forms and documents will be available as soon as it is approved by the DOE...  We will share it with you as soon as we receive it. At that time, you will be able to email the them to us. 

Once you have submitted your forms and documents, within about a week you will receive an email confirmation from us that we have received them. 

Questions ?

If you have questions or want assistance, please email us:
Karen Jenkins, Parent Coordinator
Ellen Pratt, Registration Team


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