ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL REGISTRATIONS
Parents/Guardians are asked to register their child at the Dorothy D. Call Administrative Center, 3000 Donallen Drive, Bensalem. Please call 215-750-2800, ext. 4047 to schedule an appointment.
BENSALEM HIGH SCHOOL (BHS) REGISTRATIONS
Registrations for BHS students will be taken at Bensalem High School. Please call 215-750-2800, ext. 3030 to schedule an appointment to register your child.
To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before August 31. Students who have never completed kindergarten and wish to begin their formal schooling as a first grader must be six years old on or before August 31.
Proof of Immunization must be presented at the time of registration. Children can not be registered unless they have a minimum of 1 DT, 1 polio, 1 measles, 1 German measles, 1 mumps, 1 hepatitis B, and 1 varicella or proof of immunity. Children can only enter school provisionally until they have received 4 DT's, 3 polio, 2 measles, 1 German measles, 2 mumps, 3 hepatitis B, and 2 varicella or proof of immunity.Children attending 7th grade need the following in addition to those listed above:1 Tdap, 1 Meningococcal (MVC).NOTE: Children who are considered to be provisional should receive additional immunizations over the summer, prior to the start of the school year. Parents are asked to furnish proof of all immunizations at time of registration and after receiving any additional immunizations.
The Department of Health has changed school immunization regulations beginning in August 2017 which will affect students for the 2017-18 school year.
According to the new state regulations, the vaccinations are required by the 5th day of school. Parents will need to provide proof of immunization to the school nurse. If the parent/guardian has not provided the required documentation to the school nurse by the 5th day, the student will not be able to attend school on the following day. In the event the parent is seeking an exemption for medical or religious reasons, the parent must also submit a signed letter requesting exemption to the school nurse by the 5th day of school.
At registration, an acceptable document should be presented stating the child's legal name and date of birth. Acceptable documents are: Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Passport, or Affidavit of age and physician's statement. Any deviation from the legal name must be verified by a bona fide court document authorizing the legal name change.
Four (4) Proofs of Residency must be presented at the time of registration and recorded on the registration form. Two of the four proofs of residency must be a current electric or cable/FiOS television statement and proof of home ownership or lease agreement (Agreement of Sale/Lease, Property Deed, Tax Bill) along with two (2) other of the following: ALL FOUR (4) PROOFS OF RESIDENCY MUST HAVE THE SAME ADDRESS INFORMATION. NO PHOTOCOPIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
EXCEPTIONS TO REGISTRATION PROCEDURES INCLUDE MULTIPLE OCCUPANCY FORMS AND AFFIDAVIT OF GUARDIANSHIP. Multiple Occupancy Forms are for families residing in a household owned/leased to someone other than the student's parents/guardians. Affidavit of Guardianship forms are for students residing with someone other than their parents/guardians. Please call the Pupil Accounting Office at ext. 4047.Click Here for Registration Forms