I am not available to attend either Forms and Fees Day to complete the in-person portion of registration, what are my alternative options?
We know that a number of families will not be available to complete the in-person portion of enrollment on those days due to previously scheduled events. To read a detailed description of the steps you need to take, please scroll down and click the tab "What to Do If You Miss Forms and Fees Days" below.
I have no idea where my tax bill went; I paid it back in January.
It's easy. You can download and print your most recent property tax bill from the Village website:http://gcs.villageofshorewood.org/search.aspx You do not need to know any information other than your street address in order to locate your bill.
I will be living at a Shorewood residence beginning September 1. What should I do?
Bring whatever documents you have to show your new residence (lease or closing statement). You will be asked to sign an affidavit indicating the date you will move in, and we will follow up at that time to receive the other required documentation.
Help! I don't have a formal contract with my landlord.
Please contact your landlord to create an agreement. It protects your rights as a tenant, and the District as proof of residency requires it. You can work with your landlord to legitimize the status of your arrangement. A standard rental agreement form is available for about $15 from Wisconsin Legal Blank.
What if the home or lease is not in my name?
You will be required to provide us with signed and notarized "Verification of Residence" forms if your home or lease is not in your name or if your child is living with a relative. Be advised: per the Thayer Rule (http://oe.dpi.wi.gov/residency), your child will not be enrolled in a Shorewood school if the sole reason for residing in Shorewood away from a parent/guardian is to attend school.
I live in Shorewood, but my child's other parent does not. My child only stays with me on certain days of the week. Can I enroll?
Yes, as long as the student under a joint custody order does live part of the time with both parents and either parent resides in Shorewood. The Wisconsin Department of Instruction does NOT require that the student reside a certain percentage with the resident parent. Both of your child's addresses must be in school records.
Does my cell phone bill count?
We will not accept cell phone carrier statements, because cell phones are not necessarily tied to a particular address. A bill from a telecom company is acceptable only if it includes residential service (aka land line) or other site-based services such as cable TV and Internet.
I pay my utility and insurance bills online. Can I give you a printout from a pdf or website?
Yes, but the statement must include the required pieces of information (name, address, and date as specified above).
I already enrolled my child to start kindergarten in the fall. Do I have to bring my documents again to be scanned?
I do not have a printer.
If you do not have access to a printer, you can use a printer at school when you come in on Forms & Fees Days. On those days, the Shorewood High School computer lab will be open and staff will be on hand to assist you. Please note that the Shorewood Public Library also has computers and printers available for public use. Please do not come to the scanning station without papers ready to scan since you will not be able to continue the enrollment process until this portion is completed.