Annual Registration (Forms & Fees)

******There will NOT be an in-person Forms and Fees Day this year.******
 
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NEW: Annual registration will be completely virtual this year. Registering your child to attend school in the Shorewood School District will require you to upload residency documents. See directions below:
 
Online Registration Through Infinite Campus
All returning families must complete Online Registration, beginning July 20, 2020. Please do not use your cellphone to complete registration.
  • Click the Infinite Campus Parent Portal link on the district’s homepage.
  • Log in and look for the “More” link at the bottom of the left navigation bar, then click the “Online Registration” link.
  • If you have misplaced your login credentials for Infinite Campus, please email Iris Bohan in the Pupil Services Office.
  • Check that all of your demographic information is accurate and up-to-date, as teachers and administrators will use this information frequently over the course of the school year. You will also need to complete annual release agreements and permissions.
 
Virtual Residency Verification
In accordance with Wisconsin State Statute, all school districts are required to verify residency for ALL students attending their schools on an annual basis. This applies to both resident and non-resident students (e.g., Chapter 220, Open Enrollment).
 
  • New this year, you will scan your residency documents directly to the registration.
  • Take a picture of the document you want to submit and save it.
    The lease photo must include the first and last page. It must also include the landlord’s or leasing company’s name and phone number.
  • The utility bill must include the parent/guardian’s name and address.
    ALL families must verify residency each school year. Per Shorewood School District Policy #420, ALL families need to provide one piece of documentation from EACH of the following lists annually:
 
LIST A:
  1. Current property tax statement (readily available at Village of Shorewood website)
  2. Closing statement if you newly purchased a home (within the previous year)
  3. Signed current resident lease (including the landlord’s name, address, and phone number)
LIST B:
  1. Current month’s utility bill (must be We Energies, Spectrum, U-Verse, or Dish)
  2. Health insurance statement
  3. Food Share/Quest benefit statement
  4. Medicaid/Badgercare benefit statement
  5. W-2, SSI, or other County, State, or Federal benefit statement
 
Online Registration and residency verification must be completed BEFORE students receive their 2020-2021 schedules. Students will not be allowed to attend school until all registration steps are completed. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Iris Bohan.
 
We will only send schedules to families who have completed all of the registration requirements. Schedules will be emailed to families on August 21, 2020.
 
School Fees
Pay your school fees online by going to the “Fees” tab beginning July 20, 2020, in your Infinite Campus Portal. Credit and debit cards are accepted with no convenience fee. You may send a check or cash to your student’s school if you prefer not to use a credit card.
 
Free and Reduced Priced Meals:
If you currently receive free or reduced meals, you must reapply for the 2020-2021 school year. You may apply online by logging in to your parent Infinite Campus portal. Click the “More” button on the left side of your screen. Click the “Meal Benefits” link and start the online registration.
 
If your family qualifies for free or reduced-price meals, you also qualify for reduced school fees, athletic fees, and Recreation & Community Services fees. However, you must give Shorewood School District permission to reduce your children's fees, by selecting the "yes" button in the “other agreements” section of the application. Or you may fill out this form and return it to your student’s school at your convenience.
 
If you have any questions or concerns related to Online Registration, please contact Iris Bohan in the Pupil Services Office.
 
Online Registration and Residency Verification must be completed prior to the first day of school in order for your child to begin attending classes on September 8, 2020.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I have no idea where my property 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 Shorewood 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?
Use whatever documents you have for Forms and Fees Day 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 requires it as proof of residency. 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, 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 Public 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).

Earlier this year, I already enrolled my child to start kindergarten in the fall. Do I have to have my documents scanned again?
Yes.