1) Identification – Certified Birth Certificate
Nebraska State Statute and Board Policy require reliable proof of the student’s identity and date of birth upon enrollment for the first time in the Scottsbluff Public School District. The person enrolling the student must provide a certified copy of the student’s birth certificate. (Certified shall mean a certificate with a raised seal as issued by the Bureau of Vital Statistics.)
2) Immunization Records
The Immunization Law in Nebraska requires schools have a record on file of a student’s immunization history before they can attend school. Waivers signed in the past are no longer valid. New waivers for medical or religious reason will require a physician or Notary signature. Waiver forms are available from your school secretary or school nurse.
3) Physical Examination Forms
Parents are reminded that all children entering kindergarten, seventh grade or transferring from out of state must have a physical examination prior to the start of the school year. All kindergarten students are required to have an eye exam. Beginning for the 2010-2011 school year, NE state law (See NE Immunization Program) requires a whooping-cough booster shot for all 7th graders.
4) Kindergarten Age Eligibility
Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by July 31 to begin kindergarten. For example, in order for a student to begin kindergarten for the 2016-2017 school year, the child must be 5-years-old by July 31, 2016.
Options and In-District Transfers
For in district transfers or to option into or out of Scottsbluff Public Schools, please stop by the Scottsbluff Public Schools Administration Office at:
1722 First Avenue
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7:30 AM- 4:30 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM- 4 PM
They will provide you all the paperwork plus assistance in filling out all the necessary information and answering questions.