Enrolling Students


Frederick County Public Schools will continue to offer a preschool program to serve at-risk four-year-olds during the 2019-20 school year. The program will serve a total of 54 students residing in the Apple Pie Ridge, Gainesboro, Indian Hollow, Redbud Run and Stonewall elementary school attendance zones. The students will be equally divided into three classrooms located at Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School, Gainesboro Elementary School and the Senseny Road School.

Read our Preschool frequently asked questions for more 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. Parents wishing to delay their child’s attendance for one year must submit a written request to the Superintendent. If you do not know what school your child will attend, click on the "Find Your School" link on the right. Complete kindergarten registration at your elementary school.

Parents registering a child are required by Virginia law to present:
  • proof of residency (see list of acceptable documentation below)
  • certified copy of the student's birth record
  • certificate of physical examination from a physician or a health department
  • certificate with complete dates for the following immunizations from a physician or a health department:
    • DPT or DTaP
    • Polio
    • MMR
    • Hepatitis B
    • Chickenpox
Parents should register their child for kindergarten even if all of the above have not been obtained.

Elementary, Middle and High School

Registrations are completed at the School Board Office by appointment only, located at 1415 Amherst Street Winchester, VA 22601. All new students to Frederick County Public School please call the Central Registrar, Carrie Vivas, 540-662-3889 ext. 88147 to schedule an appointment to register.

Please be prepared to provide the following student records: 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 Residence

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

Parent Checklist for Registration/Enrollment

  • Photo ID (choose one):
    • Valid/current Virginia Driver’s license
    • Valid/current Photo ID Card (from the DMV)
    • Valid/current Passport
  • Proof of residency
  • Birth Certificate (issued by state, not hospital)
  • Immunization record
  • High school only - Unofficial transcript if possible including discipline record



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