The Tangipahoa Parish School Board requires every student attending a school in the District and every student seeking initial enrollment in the District to complete online registration and provide proof of residency. All children (including Pre-K & K) enrolling in Tangipahoa Parish public schools are required to meet pertinent eligibility requirements. No student will be excluded from the appropriate school within the school district except by due process or failure to meet specifications of Board policies. The Board recognizes that providing equality of educational opportunities for all children requires objectivity. The Board is equally concerned that all admission policies adhere strictly to applicable legal requirements, e.g. health-related standards.
To register a new student online, parents must have a valid email address and a mobile device.
Parents/guardians may complete online registration using mobile devices, or they may schedule appointments to use the mobile devices at the Office of Student Registration.
Call (985) 474-8690 or (985) 474-8691 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Please bring all required documents to your appointment.
The Office of Student Registration
1745 S. W. Railroad Avenue in Hammond
- parent/guardian’s photo ID
- student’s original birth certificate
- student’s immunization record
- two (2) proofs of residency in the name of the parent/guardian with physical 911 address (no post office box). Proofs of residency may be any 2 of the following items:
- property tax record
- mortgage document or property deed
- apartment or home lease or notarized statement of the verified property owner identifying himself/herself as the property owner, describing the property, the term of lease, and identifying the leaseholder
- current utility bills showing the physical residence address in the name of the parent/guardian; and,
- In the case of a student living with a legal guardian, the court decree declaring the district resident to be the legal guardian of the student must be presented.);
- a copy of the IEP or IAP (if applicable);
- high school transcript; or official drop packet; and
- custody papers if parents are separated or divorced or if the child lives with a legal guardian.
note: In the case of a student living with a legal guardian, the court decree declaring the district resident to be the legal guardian of the student must be presented.);
5. a copy of the IEP or IAP (if applicable);
6. high school transcript; or official drop packet; and
7. custody papers if parents are separated or divorced or if the child lives with a legal guardian.
BIRTH CERTIFICATE: A student must present his/her official birth certificate to the District Registrar in order to be registered for attendance at any school in this district. Only records from an official register of vital statistics will be accepted. A short form birth certification card shall be acceptable. A copy of the certificate will be placed in the student’s cumulative folder as a permanent record. If no birth certificate is presented at the time of registration, the parent shall contact the Office of Student Registration.
RESIDENCY VERIFICATION: All students seeking to enroll in the district shall be required to register and provide two (2) proofs of their physical 911 address. Students are assigned to schools based upon the 911 physical residence of the parent/legal guardian. All residency information will be examined and, if necessary, investigated to verify the actual residence of the students. Parents/guardians will be provided confirmation of the residency verification. If at any time the residency information is determined to be false or cannot be verified, the student will immediately be transferred to the correct school in the District or withdrawn and directed to enroll in the public school district of actual residence.
Any person who presents or is complicit in the presentation and/or processing of any document that is falsified or otherwise constitutes a fraudulent document presented for the purpose of having a student assigned to a district school for which the student is not zoned to attend under the provisions of the order of the Court shall be subject to penalties for perjury or for making a false statement in a federal legal proceeding. Any time there is a change of address, the parent submits the change of address from OnCourse Connect, the online portal for student information. Parents should contact the student’s teacher to obtain login information for Oncourse Connect. Two (2) proofs of the 911 physical address are required to change an address.
IMMUNIZATION RECORD: All students entering a school in the District for the first time, including pre-school, kindergarten, elementary and secondary, at the time of registration or entry shall present satisfactory evidence of immunity to or immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases according to a schedule approved by the Office of Public Health, Department of Health and Hospitals, or shall present evidence of an immunization program in progress. An up-to-date immunization record from the provider or the Louisiana Immunization Network for Kids Statewide (LINKS) database is the preferred record of documentation for the Tangipahoa Parish School System.
ENROLLING IN FIRST GRADE
As a prerequisite to enrolling in the first grade, parents/guardians must present to school officials evidence of the child having attended at least a full-day public or private kindergarten for a full school year or evidence of the child satisfactorily passing academic readiness screening administered by the School System prior to the time of enrollment.
ENROLLMENT OF HOMELESS or UNACCOMPANIED YOUTH
Homeless or unaccompanied youth will be enrolled according to McKinney-Vento requirements and will be referred to Robin Davis, TPSS Homeless Liaison, in order to identify services needed.
Please contact Robin Davis at email@example.com or 985-310-2191.
STUDENT TRANSFERS AND ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY
Parents may apply for the following Student Transfers ONLINE ONLY (www.tangischools.org) during the period of April 1-June 1, annually for the upcoming school year. (NOTE: Students who do not reside in Tangipahoa Parish will not be allowed to attend TPSS public schools):
MAGNET TRANSFER: Students may apply for a transfer to attend one of the magnet schools within the school district. The school district will provide transportation where such transfers effectuate social-economic and cultural diversity. Questions regarding Magnet Transfers should be referred to Alison Andrews, Supervisor of Magnet Programs, via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (985-748-2550)
ACADEMIC TRANSFER: This transfer shall permit an academic transfer for any high school student wishing to attend a high school within the school system other than the student’s attendance zone school for the purpose of enrolling in a TOPS recognized course or courses of student and for the purpose of taking an Advance Placement course or courses not offered at their attendance zone school. The student’s parent, guardian or the student shall be responsible for transportation. Questions regarding Academic Transfers should be referred to Lisa Fussell, Director of Academics, via telephone (985-748-2508) or email (email@example.com).
JROTC TRANSFER: High school students may transfer to a school offering a JROTC program not offered at their attendance zone school. The student’s parent, guardian, or the student shall be responsible for transportation. Questions regarding JROTC Transfers should be referred to Lisa Fussell, Director of Academics, via telephone (985-748-2508) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DIVERSITY TRANSFER: This transfer allows students in grades K-12 to apply for a transfer from sending schools to receiving schools where the resulting impact on the receiving school is to increase its socio-economic and cultural diversity. The school district will provide transportation to paired schools. Questions regarding Diversity Transfers should be referred to Maureen Terese, Coordinator of Registration & Student Assignment, via email (email@example.com) or telephone at (985-474-8691).
Diversity Opt Out: Parents wishing to return to their home attendance-zoned schools and who no longer want Diversity Transfers may do so before school begins in August or in December before the second semester begins. Please complete the Diversity Opt Out form.
CHILD OF EMPLOYEE TRANSFER: Children of school employees may attend the school in which the employee works and schools within the said school’s feeder pattern The parent, guardian, or student shall be responsible for transportation. The application can be found in the Employee Portal. Questions regarding Child of Employee Transfers should be referred to Maureen Terese, Coordinator of Registration & Student Assignment, via telephone (985-474-8691) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES TRANSFER: This transfer shall be available when a school’s principal and the Superintendent deem that extraordinary circumstances exist and a transfer is in the student’s best interest. If approved, the transfer school shall be designated by the Superintendent. Parents should contact their child’s principal before applying for an Extraordinary Circumstances Transfer. Questions regarding Diversity Transfers should be referred to Maureen Terese, Coordinator of Registration & Student Assignment, via email (email@example.com) or telephone at (985-748-2509).
STUDENT TRANSFERS AND ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY: Parents and students should be aware that under the 2020 Mutual consent Agreement Plan, athletic eligibility for students attending a school outside the attendance zone in which they reside shall be subject to the rules of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Student athletic eligibility for students returning to their attendance zone school from a transfer school shall be subject to the rules of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
STUDENTS WHO WITHDRAW FROM THEIR CURRENT SCHOOLS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR: The parent/guardian will notify the current school that the student is withdrawing and must return any textbooks, pay any outstanding fees, and complete a withdrawal form. After withdrawing from the current school, if the student will attend another TPSS school, the parent/guardian will complete the online change of address from Oncourse Connect. Parents/guardians must provide the 2 required proofs of residency, their photo ID, and any custody documents if a legal guardian is registering the student.
APPLYING AND REGISTERING FOR PRE-K
There are two steps to apply and register for Pre-K. Children who are 4 years old by September 30, 2021 may apply for a Pre-K seat in the TPSS. To apply, call Carmen Brabham, Early Childhood Coordinator, at 985-748-2539 or 985-474-4383 to schedule an over the phone application appointment. Parents will need to provide the child’s original birth certificate and proof of income from each working adult in the household. Proof of income includes two consecutive check stubs within 2 months of the date of the application from each working adult, or a SNAP letter with the child’s name and a benefit amount indicated on the SNAP benefit letter. No child shall be registered until he/she has been accepted into a Pre-K program. Once the parent or guardian has been notified of the child’s acceptance, the parent should follow the new student registration procedures for registration.
Early Childhood Coordinator
If you have a change of address, please update your information online.
Coordinator of Registration & Student Assignment