Enrolling Students

Due to administrative and school offices being closed, new student registration as well as kindergarten and preschool registration for the upcoming school year are on hold. 

Welcome to Frederick County Public Schools. We are glad to have you join our school community.


Frederick County Public Schools will continue to offer a preschool program to serve at-risk four-year-olds during the 2020-21 school year. The program will serve up to 60 students residing in the Apple Pie Ridge, Gainesboro, Indian Hollow, Jordan Springs, Redbud Run and Stonewall elementary school attendance zones. The students will be equally divided into three classrooms located at Apple Pie Ridge, Gainesboro and Redbud Run elementary schools.

Preschool Frequently Asked Questions and Enrollment Information


For the 2020-21 school year, all children who will be 5 years of age on or before September 30, 2020, must be registered for kindergarten. Kindergarten registration is done at the elementary school your child will attend.

Kindergarten Registration Information for 2020-21

Grades 1 Through 12

All registrations (except kindergarten) are completed at the Frederick County Public Schools Administration Building by appointment only, located at 1415 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA 22601.

Step 1: Make an appointment. Please call the Central Registrar, Carrie Vivas, 540-662-3889 ext. 88147 to schedule an appointment.

Step 2: Gather documents. Parents registering their children are required to provide the following documentation:
  • Photo ID of Person Registering Student (choose one):
    • Valid/current Virginia Driver’s license
    • Valid/current Photo ID Card (from the DMV)
    • Valid/current Passport
  • Proof of Residency (choose two from the list of acceptable proof of residency below)
  • Birth Certificate (issued by state)
  • Immunization Record
  • Physical Examination (elementary only)
A physical examination form should be completed by a physician no earlier than 12 months prior to the date of entrance into school if student is enrolling in public school for the first time. For students who have been enrolled in public school previously, the physical examination form submitted at the time of first enrollment may be used.

During registration, you will be asked to sign a release form, allowing Frederick County Public Schools to request records from the previous school attended.

Acceptable Proof of Residency

Parents must present two forms of proof that they reside in the attendance zone in which they are enrolling students:
  • Residency Documents (choose two):
    • Electric bill
    • Oil bill
    • Gas bill (Natural or Propane – if attached to home)
    • Water/sewer bill
    • Cable/satellite TV bill
    • Property tax bill (for residence)
    • Mortgage statement/bill
    • House purchase contract (with signatures & date) (verify address on contract – no additions should be made to original contract)
    • Home owner’s insurance policy (coverage must be current) (verify address on contract)
    • Rental/Lease contract (with signatures & date) (verify address on contract – no additions should be made to original contract)
    • Renter’s insurance policy (for residence – coverage must be current)
  • Not accepted:
    • Bills more than 2 months prior to current date
    • Bank statements
    • Phone bills



Carrie Vivas, Central Registrar
540-662-3889 ext. 88147