Student Registration

Welcome to the Carteret School District!

Registration for transfers from another school district only at this time.

2020-2021 Full Day Pre-k and K registration dates TO BE ANNOUNCED

Central Registration is the first stop to the enrollment process to register your child as a New Student to Carteret School District or returning from withdrawal. Our goal is to make the enrollment process smooth for the parent and placement of your child as soon as possible.

Step one: Parents/guardians follow and complete the online student registration.

Step two: Print out and complete the applicable documentation required.

Step three: Contact the Central Registration department at 732-541-8960 ext. 6027 and 6010 to make an appointment to submit your completed documentation. Registration will not be accepted unless all documentation is completed for submission at the appointment.

Full Day Pre-Kindergarten Program 2019-2020

PK 4, September 2019-2020 registration has completed as of March 22, 2019.
If additional students are needed for placement we will contact parents who have pre-registered their children and are listed in RealTime.

Students that attended our Pre-K 4 program for the 2018-2019 school year will automatically roll over to Kindergarten and do not have to re-enroll.

Required Documentation List

  • Proof of Age-Original Birth Certificate-Preschool must be 4 years old and Kindergarten 5 years old by October 1, 2019
  • Proof of Guardianship-Parents/guardians must submit photo ID with current address and guardianship documentation (court order) if applicable
  • Proof of Residency-Four CURRENT Original forms must be submitted- property tax bills, deeds, leases, mortgages, affidavit completed by landlord and notarized, voter registration, driver’s license, utility bills, bank statements, credit card statements and any other evidence of residency will be considered.
  • Proof of Immunization and Medical Examination-Doctor’s record of your child’s NJ Department of Health Minimum Immunizations Requirements For School Attendance in New Jersey  J.A.C. 8:57-4:Immunization of Pupils in School. Every pupil who enters the district for the first time shall present a written report of a medical examination conducted within one year prior to the enrollment, signed and dated by the physician.
  • Transfer card and previous school records, transcript, Special Service IEP and reports, 504 Plans and any other records important for the student’s placement
  • McKinney Vento Act-Notify Central Registration at enrollment


All new entrants are required to have a physical examination within 365 days of enrollment into the Carteret Public Schools.  Additionally, state law mandates that your child will not be allowed to attend school without proof of completed immunizations with a doctor’s signature. You must show evidence that your child has received the following immunizations.


DPT (Diptheria and Tetanus Toxoids and Pertusis Vaccine

At least four (4) doses, one (1) dose after the fourth birthday, or any vaccine combination containing DTP, such as DTP/Hib, or DTaP, one dose after the fourth birthday. Students entering Grade Six (6) are required to have one dose of Tdap provided at least 5 years have elapsed from the last Td dose.

Meningococcal Vaccine (Menactra)

Students entering or attending grade six (6) shall have received one dose of meningococcal containing vaccine. *Please note this: This applies to students when they turn 11 years of age and attending grade six.

OPV (Oral Polio Vaccine)

At least three (3) doses, one dose after the fourth birthday or four doses spaced by a minimum of one month (28 days); (ages 1-6) three (3) doses (ages 7 or older).

MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella)

All students must receive two (2) doses of a measles-containing vaccine, preferably MMR, one (1) dose administered after the first birthday and the second dose at least one month later (28 days), or a documented laboratory evidence of immunity.

Mumps and Rubella vaccine must be administered on or after first birthday, or documented laboratory evidence of immunity.


All students must receive one (1) dose of varicella vaccine no earlier than their first birthday prior to school entry, as well as students who attend, transfer from another state or country, or documented laboratory evidence of immunity or previous varicella infection.

Hepatitis B

Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine, or any vaccine combination containing Hepatitis B virus.

Haemophilus Influenza Type B (Hib) Conjugate Vaccine

12 months to 59 months of age, at least one (1) age-appropriate dose, 2 months – 11 months, a minimum of two (2) age-appropriate doses.

Pre-School Students are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine.

Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine (PCV)

Pre-School students must have received age-appropriate dose.

Required Mantoux Testing

Students born in a country, as determined by the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services and entering school in the United States for the first time, regardless of age or grade.


Note:  Failure to comply with immunizations requirements will result in exclusion.