Registration Requirements

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     Required Registration Documents for New or Returning Students to BPS (Current Year)


    Complete the 2022-2023 Registration Packet! (Current Year)

    These documents are available for pick up at 33 Ash Street, Buffalo, NY 14204, Monday- Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.



    (Please bring all required documents listed below) 



    One (1) Proof of Age:

    • Certified birth certificate, passport or record of baptism

                     ***If a certified birth certificate is not obtainable, then the district will consider other documentation (see below), provided that those documents have been in existence for two (2) years or more: 

    • Official driver's license
    • State or other government issued identification
    • School photo identification with date of birth
    • Consulate identification card
    • Hospital or health records
    • Military dependent identification card
    • Documents from federal/state/local agencies (Department of Social Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, etc.)
    • Court orders or other court issued documents
    • Native American Tribal Document
    • Records from non-profit international aid agencies and voluntary agencies                                                


    One (1) Proof of Guardianship (document that links the child to the parent/guardian):

    • Certified birth certificate which includes parent(s) name
    • I-94 card including Immigration Family page
    • Court orders or other court issued documents
    • Federal or state income tax form within one year that lists the child being registered as a dependent

                   ***In addition to the above, a person other than a natural parent, but in parental relation, must present one of the following:     

    • Court issued legal guardianship papers
    • Court order granting custody
    • Court appointment as foster parent
    • Parental Affidavit provided by the person in parental relationship assuming legal responsibility for the student 


    Parent/Legal Guardian Photo Identification:

    • Valid Driver License, Learner Permit, or Non-Driver Identification Card
    • Erie County Department of Social Services Benefit Card
    • Employee Identification Card
    • Membership Card that has not expired
    • Birth Certificate Card


    Two (2) Proofs of Address (proof of address must include the name of a parent or guardian):
    • Valid New York State Driver License, New York State Learner Permit, or Non-Driver Identification Card with current address
    • Residential Utility Bill (gas, electric, or cable bill) within the last 30 days
    • Pay stub within the last 30 days
    • Notice of Decision Statement from the Erie County Department of Social Services within the last year
    • Documents from federal/state/local agencies (Department of Social Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement, IRS, City Housing Authority, etc.) within the last year
    • Signed residential lease last year
    • Bank Statement within the last 30 days
    • Valid Voter Registration Card with current address
    • Valid Vehicle Registration Document
    • Custody or guardianship papers with current address
    • Parent Affidavit of Residency and two proofs of address (see list above) in the primary resident/tenant's name


    Note:  If your housing is uncertain or you live at a temporary address, you can still enroll in Buffalo Public Schools under the McKinney-Vento Act.


    CLICK HERE for more information on the McKinney-Vento Act.  

    Academic Records

    • Latest report card for students entering grades 1-8
    • Official Transcripts for students entering grades 9-12


    Up-to-date immunization record (Students are allowed 14 days from the date they start school to submit immunizations before being excluded from school. Refugee students and students from out-of-state are allowed 30 days.) CLICK HERE to see requirements.


    Proof of physical examination within the last year (must be submitted to the school within 30 days of start of school)





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