Required Registration Forms
For your convenience, complete registration documentation online, print and bring to school at time of registration. This process is required of all new students (or those re-enrolling after an absence from NNPS).
- Download entire Registration Packet (includes the following forms)
- Enrollment Requirements Checklist (en español)
- NNPS Registration Form (en español)
- Authorization for Release of Records
- Student Health Information Sheet
- Virginia School Entrance Health Form
- Affidavit, Absence of Certified Birth Certificate (if necessary)
Other Related Forms
- Legal Address Change Form
- Transportation Childcare Rules & Request Form (Electronic)
- Transportation Childcare Rules & Request Form (PDF)
- Out of Zone Transfer Application
Federal Guidelines for Reporting Ethnicity and Race Data
The U.S. Department of Education requires all states to collect information on the race and ethnicity of public school students. The federal government has developed a new way to report ethnicity and race that includes new categories. The changes should provide a more accurate picture of the nation’s ethnic and racial diversity. Beginning in the 2009-2010 school year, families of all students will be asked to fill out a brief form to update the reporting of their children’s ethnicity and race. More information and forms
Ethnicity and Race Reporting
The U.S. Department of Education requires all states to collect information on the race and ethnicity of public school students. The federal government's collection of ethnicity and race data provides a more accurate picture of the nation’s ethnic and racial diversity.
Information regarding a student’s race and ethnicity is requested at the time of enrollment in Newport News Public Schools (NNPS). This information is used in all state and federally sponsored statistical data collections that include data on ethnicity or race. Some examples include student record cards and test results.
The two-part question on ethnicity and race allows individuals to report their heritage more accurately than in the past. The first part of the two-part question asks whether or not the respondent is Hispanic or Latino. The second part asks the respondent to select one or more races from five racial groups.
Ethnicity and race categories are defined as follows:
- Hispanic or Latino: A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.
American Indian or Alaska Native: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America) and who maintains a tribal affiliation or community attachment.
Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Black or African American: A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.