Enrolling Students

Registration is open for students who will be entering Frederick County Public Schools in the 2021-22 school year as first through 12th graders. This includes students residing in Frederick County who are currently homeschooled or enrolled in a private school and plan to enroll in FCPS next year. Central Registrar Carrie Vivas should be contacted at 540-662-3889 ext. 88147 for information on how to complete the registration process.


Frederick County Public Schools will continue to offer a pre-kindergarten program to serve at-risk four-year-olds during the 2021-22 school year. The program will serve up to 72 students residing in the Apple Pie Ridge, Evendale, Gainesboro, Indian Hollow, Jordan Springs, Middletown, Redbud Run and Stonewall elementary school attendance zones. The students will be equally divided into at least four classrooms. The schools at which the classes will be held will be determined prior to the start of the 2021-22 school year.

Pre-Kindergarten Frequently Asked Questions and Enrollment Information


All children who will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2021, must be registered for kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year. Parents wishing to delay their child’s attendance for one year must submit a written request to the Superintendent.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, parents with children who will begin kindergarten in the 2021-22 school year must contact the registrar at the school their child will attend to complete the registration process remotely or to make an appointment to complete the process at the school.  

Kindergarten Registration Information for 2021-22

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