STUDENT ENROLLMENT


LBUSD is currently accepting enrollment for the 2019-20 school year.

Enrollment for the 2020-21 school year opens April, 2020

Please use the list below to find up-to-date enrollment information for your child.  For more specific information, please contact the front office of your school of enrollment.  

Laguna Beach High School  (949) 497-7750 
Thurston Middle School  (949) 497-7785
El Morro Elementary  (949) 497-7780
Top of the World Elementary  (949) 497-7790

ENROLLMENT PROCESS

   

The first step in the enrollment process is to verify residency by completing the Residency Declaration and Affidavit and providing supporting documentation. If you are unsure whether you reside within the LBUSD boundaries, use the LBUSD Street Listing.

 

Residency Verification

Both forms listed must be printed and filled out.

Proof of Residency

For initial enrollment, the parent or guardian must also provide at least one (1) item from each category 1 and 2 below to support the residency verification form and the residency affidavit. The address on the documents must match the residence property address listed on the residency verification form (P.O. Box addresses are NOT accepted).

 1.     Mortgage Statement or Lease/Rental Agreement

  • The most current copy of your  Mortgage Statement or Lease/Rental Agreement in your name showing residence property address and signatures of lessor/lessee and names of all occupants of the leased residence.(If you are on a month-to-month lease/rental agreement, you will also need to provide the most current month's rental receipt or cancelled check)***

 2.     A Current Utility Bill

  • Current Electric Bill
    or verification of electrical service connection (see note below)
  • Current Home Gas Bill
    or verification of gas service connection (see note below)
  • Current Water Bill
    or verification of water service connection (see note below)
  • Current Waste Management Bill 

If you are sharing a residence and the utilities are not in your name or if you are a renter and the utilities are included in the rent, you must provide one of the following in your name:

  • Current Official Property Tax Forms
    The address to which these documents were mailed must match the address that is being used to establish residency.
  • Current Tax Correspondence
    The address to which these documents were mailed must match the address that is being used to establish residency.
  • Current Payroll Stub
    Both name and address must appear on payroll stub.
  • Current correspondence from a government agency
  • Proof of Residency from the Orange County Registrar of Voters

If you are a renter and do not pay utilities because it is included in the rent, we will need a letter from the lessor and/or a copy of the rental agreement stating that utilities are included.

In the case of purchasing a home under construction, a New Communities K-12 Enrollment Address Verification form may be obtained at the sales office and will be accepted as temporary residency verification.

In the event a utility service connection is used as proof of residency, then a utility bill (both parts, in English) must be provided within 45 days to assure continued enrollment.


 

With new student enrollment, you will be asked to enter required information into the system. Please gather the documents listed below and make sure you have this information available before continuing. If you do not have this information available, please return to this online enrollment system when you do.

 

Verification of Identity

Parent, guardian, caregiver, licensed foster agency or group home representative, or California Superior Court-appointed legal guardian must provide one of the following:

  • A government issued I.D. with photo.
  • A driver's license (any photo driver's license or California identification card is permitted)

Proof of Age

Acceptable documents to show proof of age.

Proof of Immunization Records

Required for certifying up-to-date immunizations for each student. Click the link below for an explanation of the student health requirements for school entry. All forms and information can also be found in the Health Services Department.

All kindergarten students must have completed a physical examination no more than six months prior to entering kindergarten. If an exam is completed between six and 12 months prior to kindergarten entrance, another physical exam will be required prior to entering first grade. All first-grade students must have completed a physical examination no more than 18 months prior to first-grade entry.

The following additional information:

  • Names and contact information for at least three (3) emergency contacts
  • Previous school’s name(s), address(s), and district information for the prior two years
  • An academic transcript or report card from your previous school.
  • Proof of withdrawal from any previous school district
  • Court Custody, Restraining Orders, or other papers (if applicable)
  • For Special Education students: current or most recent IEP and assessments.
  • For GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) students: prior test scores and/or certification forms.
  • For EL (English Learners) students: a copy of current CELDT scores.

LBUSD Student Online Enrollment

**The online process will take approximately 30 minutes to complete and requires a valid email address. You can logout and resume if the process takes longer than expected.


Welcome Packet Additional Forms. 

Available after online enrollment process is complete.

KINDERGARTEN & TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION

Note: Once you finish reviewing this section, please continue on the "Student Enrollment" section above to begin the enrollment process. 

El Morro Elementary - 949-497-7785

Top of the World Elementary - 949-497-7790

All kindergarten students must have completed a physical examination no more than six months prior to entering kindergarten. If an exam is completed between six and 12 months prior to kindergarten entrance, another physical exam will be required prior to entering first grade. All first-grade students must have completed a physical examination no more than 18 months prior to first-grade entry. 

According to a California law, Education Code Section 49452.8, all kindergarten and/or first-grade students, whichever is his or her first year in public school, are also required to have an oral health assessment (dental check-up). Oral Health assessments completed up to 12 months before your child enters school will meet this requirement. The law specifies that the assessment must be done by a licensed dentist or other licensed dental health professional.

ANNUAL DATA CONFIRMATION (ALL STUDENTS) - OPENS IN AUGUST

Education Code #48980 requires that at the beginning of each school year, all school districts shall notify parents/guardians of their educational rights and responsibilities under the law. Additionally, LBUSD policy requires that an annual update of student information be completed prior to the first day of school. The LBUSD Data Confirmation Process in August of each school year combines these two requirements within the Aeries Parent Portal.

2019-20 Data Confirmation Links/Forms:

Annual Notice to Parent - English

Annual Notice to Parent - Spanish

Student Accident Insurance - English

Student Accident Insurance - Spanish

Nutrition Services - Online Link

Bus Pass Information - Online Link

Volunteer Handbook

 


ANNUAL RESIDENCY VERIFICATION (ALL STUDENTS)

Each school year, every family is required to submit a Residency Verification and Affidavit form and one acceptable form of residency verification. Residency verification is necessary to preserve the quality and safety of the learning environment for students in Laguna Beach, as well as comply with the California Education Code and Laguna Beach Unified School District's Board Policies and procedures. All students who attend LBUSD schools must physically reside at the address listed on student records and within the LBUSD boundaries, unless they have an approved inter-district permit.


Acceptable verification documents include: (Please see Residency Verification Affidavit below for details)

  • The most current copy of your Mortgage Statement or Property Tax Statement showing residence address and owner name.
  • The most current copy of your Lease/Rental Agreement in your name showing residence property address and signatures of lessor/lessee and names of all occupants of the leased residence. (If you are on a month-to-month lease/rental agreement, you will also need to provide the most current month's rental receipt or canceled check)
  • A current utility bill - In the event a utility service connection is used as proof of residency, then a utility bill must be provided within 45 days to assure continued enrollment (telephone, internet and cable bills are not accepted.)

These documents must be provided to your student’s school before May 15th each year in order to assure that your student will remain enrolled. Parents with students in more than one school must submit the residency forms to the school where the oldest student is enrolled. Students who do not have verified residency documents on file may be dis-enrolled and unable to start the new school year. You may submit your residency verification forms anytime between April 15 and May 15, in person, by mail, or by email at the following addresses:

 ***Please make sure to put your child's last name, first name in the subject line if submitting through email. 


Annual Residency Verification and Affidavit

Annual Residency Verification and Affidavit (Spanish)

ANNUAL NOTICE TO PARENTS/GUARDIANS

California Education Code section 48980 requires that, at the beginning of the first semester or quarter of the regular school term, the governing board of each school district must notify parents/guardians of their rights or responsibilities under certain provisions of the Education Code.  Other provisions of California and United States law also require notification of parents/guardians. 

Education Code section 48982 requires that this notice be signed by the parent/guardian and returned to your child’s school.  Your signature on this notice is an acknowledgment that you have received the notice and have been informed of your rights, but the signature does not indicate that consent to participate in any particular program has been either given or withheld.

California and United States law requires certain other notices in the event that specific circumstances should arise, affecting your child’s education and attendance at school.  If any such circumstances should arise, the District will provide notice as required by law.  

Annual Notice to Parents/Guardian - English

Annual Notice to Parents/Guardians - Spanish

INTERDISTRICT TRANSFERS

LBUSD Interdistrict Transfer Process

Transfer Requests IN to LBUSD:

  1. When this form is used:

When a student who is zoned to another school district wants to attend a LBUSD school, his/her parent/guardian must request an Interdistrict Transfer Agreement from the HOME DISTRICT (such as Capistrano, Newport-Mesa, Saddleback, etc.). The Home District is considered the district the student is zoned to according to residence address/location.

  1. Completing the form:

The Interdistrict Transfer Agreement form is typically located on the Home District's website. The parent/guardian completes Section 1 of the form.  The Home District completes and approves Section 2The form is then delivered to LBUSD by the parent or the Home District. 

  1. LBUSD Approval or Denial:

LBUSD reviews and either approves or denies the request.  Most of these requests are DENIED. The only exception is if the student’s parent/guardian is a full-time (6 hours per day or more), permanent employee of LBUSD. The parent/guardian must be a direct employee of the district, not simply work in the vicinity of the district for another company/entity in Laguna Beach.  Additionally, if a student has attended LBHS through the first semester of 11th grade and subsequently moves out of the district boundaries, they may request and be approved to attend LBHS to complete the second semester of their 11th grade as well as their 12th grade year.

  1. After Approval or Denial:

LBUSD Instructional Services office completes Section 3 of the form. If the student meets at least one of the above two exceptions, the form is marked APPROVED and copies are sent to the parent and the Home District. If the student does not meet at least one of the above two exceptions, the form is marked DENIED and a letter informing the parent/guardian of this decision, and their right to appeal, is mailed to the parent and a copy is sent to the Home District.


Transfer Requests OUT of LBUSD:

  1. When this form is used:

When a student who is zoned to attend Laguna Beach USD wishes to attend a school in another district, his/her parent/guardian must complete an Interdistrict Transfer Agreement form.  This form is available on our website under the “Enrollment” and “Interdistrict” tabs.  

  1. Completing the form:

The form is divided into three sections. The parent/guardian completes Section 1 and submits it to the LBUSD Instruction Office.  The form can be completed online or filled out in person at the district office. For students who are not currently enrolled at LBUSD, we require proof of residency to confirm that they reside within LBUSD boundaries.

  1. LBUSD Approval or Denial:

Most of these requests are APPROVED automatically.  The exception includes those requesting to attend charter schools or county programs.  These requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis prior to approval to ensure awareness by the school of attendance.

  1. After Approval or Denial:

Once approved by LBUSD, Section 2 of the form is completed by the Instruction Office with the appropriate “decision” box selected.  The approved request form is sent to the corresponding district (whichever district the child is requesting admittance to). A COPY of the form is mailed to the parent/guardian to advise that their request has been approved by LBUSD and it is now in the hands of the district of request.

At this point, the turn-around time for the original form and final decision for admittance depends on the corresponding district. If there are questions regarding this step of the process, the parent must contact the corresponding district directly.

  1. Form is Completed:

Once the corresponding district completes Section 3 of the form, copies are distributed appropriately.  A copy of the form is filed in our district records. If the corresponding district denies the student’s request for admittance into their schools, the parent/guardian must address this with the denying district.  Parent is then responsible for enrollment within LBUSD.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

California Education Code section 48200 requires that a student be enrolled in and attend the school that is in the district of residence of the parent or legal guardian of the student. The documents listed at the bottom of this page must be submitted to the school of enrollment along with the Residency Declaration. All pages of the Residency Declaration must be completed, signed and returned to the school of enrollment before a student may be enrolled in a school in the District. Students will not be enrolled if there is a failure to submit these documents. A Residency Declaration needs to be completed by a parent or legal guardian of each student who fits any of the following circumstances: 

  • New to the district or re-enrolling
  • Transferring from one school to another within the district 
  • Changing residences
  • Annually during Data Confirmation and Residency Verification

Residency Verification

Please print the Residency Verification and Affidavit form listed below.  Complete all pages of the form and submit them with your "Proof of Residency" documents.  

Proof of Residency

For initial enrollment, the parent or guardian must also provide at least one (1) item from each category 1 and 2 below to support the residency verification form and the residency affidavit. The address on the documents must match the residence property address listed on the residency verification form (P.O. Box addresses are NOT accepted).

 1.     Mortgage Statement or Lease/Rental Agreement

  • The most current copy of your  Mortgage Statement or Lease/Rental Agreement in your name showing residence property address and signatures of lessor/lessee and names of all occupants of the leased residence. (If you are on a month-to-month lease/rental agreement, you will also need to provide the most current month's rental receipt or cancelled check***)

 2.     A Current Utility Bill

  • Current Electric Bill
    or verification of electrical service connection (see note below)
  • Current Home Gas Bill
    or verification of gas service connection (see note below)
  • Current Water Bill
    or verification of water service connection (see note below)
  • Current Waste Management Bill 

If you are sharing a residence and the utilities are not in your name or if you are a renter and the utilities are included in the rent, you must provide one of the following in your name:

  • Current Official Property Tax Forms
    The address to which these documents were mailed must match the address that is being used to establish residency.
  • Current Tax Correspondence
    The address to which these documents were mailed must match the address that is being used to establish residency.
  • Current Payroll Stub
    Both name and address must appear on payroll stub.
  • Current Correspondence from a Government Agency
  • Proof of Residency from the Orange County Registrar of Voters

If you are a renter and do not pay utilities because it is included in the rent, we will need a letter from the lessor and/or a copy of the rental agreement stating that utilities are included.

In the case of purchasing a home under construction, a New Communities K-12 Enrollment Address Verification form may be obtained at the sales office and will be accepted as temporary residency verification.

In the event a utility service connection is used as proof of residency, then a utility bill (both parts, in English) must be provided within 45 days to assure continued enrollment.
 

CA Education Code, Section 48200:

Each person between the ages of 6 and 18 years not exempted under the provisions of this chapter or Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 48400) is subject to compulsory full-time education. Each person subject to compulsory full-time education and each person subject to compulsory continuation education not exempted under the provisions of Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 48400) shall attend the public full-time day school or continuation school or classes and for the full time designated as the length of the school day by the governing board of the school district in which the residency of either the parent or legal guardian is located and each parent, guardian, or other person having control or charge of the pupil shall send the pupil to the public full-time day school or continuation school or classes and for the full time designated as the length of the school day by the governing board of the school district in which the residence of either the parent or legal guardian is located. Unless otherwise provided for in this code, a pupil shall not be enrolled for less than the minimum school day established by law.

CA Education Code Section 48204(a):
Notwithstanding Section 48200, a pupil complies with the residency requirements for school attendance in a school district, if he or she is any of the following: (1) (A) A pupil placed within the boundaries of that school district in a regularly established licensed children's institution, or a licensed foster home, or a family home pursuant to a commitment or placement under Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 200) of Part 1 of Division 2 of the Welfare and Institutions Code. (B) An agency placing a pupil in a home or institution described in subparagraph (A) shall provide evidence to the school that the placement or commitment is pursuant to law. (2) A pupil who is a foster child who remains in his or her school of origin pursuant to subdivisions (f) and (g) of Section 48853.5. (3) A pupil for whom inter-district attendance has been approved pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 46600) of Part 26. (4) A pupil whose residence is located within the boundaries of that school district and whose parent or legal guardian is relieved of responsibility, control, and authority through emancipation. (5) A pupil who lives in the home of a caregiving adult that is located within the boundaries of that school district. Execution of an affidavit under penalty of perjury pursuant to Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 6550) of Division 11 of the Family Code by the caregiving adult is a sufficient basis for a determination that the pupil lives in the home of the caregiver, unless the school district determines from actual facts that the pupil is not living in the home of the caregiver. (6) A pupil residing in a state hospital located within the boundaries of that school district. (7) A pupil whose parent or legal guardian resides outside of the boundaries of that school district but is employed and lives with the pupil at the place of his or her employment within the boundaries of the school district for a minimum of three days during the school week.

CONTACT US

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Laguna Beach, CA 92651 
P:949-497-7700
F:949-497-6021
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