APS News Release

Online Registration for the 2020-21 School Year is Now Available

Starting today, families that need to register students for the 2020-21 school year are now able to register students using the conditional online registration process. Since all APS offices and school buildings closed on March 13 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families have been unable to register students for school, so families are now able to register students for next school year by completing the registration process online.

Online Submission: The complete list of required documents and details of the conditional online registration process are available on the Conditional Online Registration webpage. The documents families submit online are shared with APS through a secure website. Families should never send registration documents to schools through email and should only use the secure upload website for privacy and information security reasons. 

Virtual Meeting: After the registration documents are received, an APS staff member will contact the registering parent or legal guardian to set up a virtual meeting. During the virtual meeting, a staff member will review all registration documents submitted, answer questions, and provide next steps in the registration process. It is requested that families have all original documents available at the time of the scheduled virtual meeting. Families not able to participate in virtual meetings will receive a phone call from an APS staff member.

Once the conditional registration process has been completed, someone from the school will contact families to provide them with information on distance learning and how to access it.  

In-Person Follow Up: The conditional online registration process allows students to register online without submitting all of the required registration documents while schools are closed. Once schools reopen, school staff will follow-up with newly registered families to schedule in-person meetings to finalize the registration process. During these meetings, families will be able to submit notarized paper documents, immunization records, and any other documents that could not be submitted digitally. These documents are not required for conditional online registration, but are required before students are able to attend school in-person.

Student Health Forms: Families will need to submit the Commonwealth of Virginia School Entrance Health Form (including vaccine record) and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate by postal mail to the attention of the school clinic at your child’s school by July 17, 2020. If your child will need medications or special procedures during school, visit the Arlington County School Health webpage for additional forms, including medication authorization forms and care plans that need to be completed and submitted to the school clinic by postal mail on July 17, 2020. If students will not physically return to school in the fall, additional information will be shared about the timeline to submit the needed student health forms.

Families are able to access the secure upload website by visiting the Conditional Online Registration webpage.

For additional information or questions, please contact the APS Welcome Center at 703-228-8000 or schooloptions@apsva.us.