Parents wishing to register their child/children in St. Mary’s County Public Schools need to register at the school which is located in the attendance area where the student resides.
To find the assigned school, go to the SMCPS website, select Offices, select Capitol Planning, select Find a school by your address.
- Proof of date of birth will include one of the following:
- an original or copy of the student’s official birth certificate or
- hospital certificate
- physician’s certificate
- birth registration
- a valid, un-expired passport which gives the student’s date of birth
- Proof of residence will include one of the following:
- deed with 911 address assignment, mortgage statement with 911 address assignment, and/or signed rental agreement or lease which shows occupancy of an owned or rented domicile;
- building contract (letter from builder, realtor, landlord, etc., which indicates 911 address and projected occupancy date);
- current property tax bill/Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation form;
- current utility bill with parent(s)/legal guardian(s), name 911 address, and service address of a bona fide residence (no post office box is accepted - wireless telephone bills are not acceptable); Physical address and service address must match;
- a signed, notarized SMCPS PS 604 - Notarized Landlord Affidavit form from the landlord of the residence in which the child lives verifying that the child resides at that 911 address. Include the language, "I solemnly affirm under the penalties of perjury and upon personal knowledge that the contents of the foregoing paper are true in the affidavit." If the documentation is from the landlord, then the landlord must provide the parent(s)/legal guardian(s) with proof of residence using one of the preceding categories;
- Patuxent River Naval Base housing form NOW-NATC-1110-1/15, Assignment to Public Quarters, which identifies bona fide residence in St. Mary’s County or other official documentation of housing as provided through the Private-Public Venture Housing/Military Housing Privatization Initiative;
- hardship case as determined by the Director of Student Services; or
- documentation as available through the Maryland Safe At Home Address Protection Program (COMAR.01.02.11).
- Social Security Number (optional)
- Withdrawal/Transfer from previous school
In order for your child to enter a Maryland public school for the first time, the following health-related items are required.
- A physical examination by a physician or certified nurse practitioner must be completed within nine months prior to entering the public school system or within six months after entering the system.
- Evidence of complete Maryland required immunizations for all students in preschool through the twelfth grade.
- Evidence of Maryland required blood testing for lead screening is required for all students born on or after 1/1/2015 when first entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade.
Vaccination & Medical forms are located in our forms database. If you have any questions related to health requirements, you may contact the school nurse at your child’s school.
Kindergarten is a full-day program available in each elementary school. Kindergarten curriculum information is available via our Department of Curriculum & Instruction by selecting Mathematics–Elementary or English Language Arts–Elementary.
Important: Under Maryland law, children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2022, to enter kindergarten in the 2022-2023 school year.
Questions can be directed to Kate Weaver, Supervisor of Student Services, at email@example.com or 301-475-5511 extension 32150.