Frequently Asked Questions
Who can register a student?
Only legal residents who are the parent or legal guardian of the child may complete the registration process. All certified court orders pertaining to guardianship and custody must be presented at the time of registration.
Where do I register?
The student registration office is located at the Board of Education, on the second floor of the Warrensville Heights Municipal Center at 4743 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128. Please call Pupil Services for more information.
What if I don't have a computer and/or scanner to complete the online application?
The Warrensville Heights branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library has computers free for public use. Or schedule an appointment with the Department of Pupil Services to use the registration kiosks. The student registration office is located at the Board of Education, on the second floor of the Warrensville Heights Municipal Center at 4743 Richmond Road, Warrensville Heights, OH 44128. Please call Pupil Services for more information.
Why do I need to bring a copy of my lease, deed or mortgage to my appointment?
The schools of Warrensville Heights are only for those students whose parents/legal guardians are residents of Warrensville Heights, North Randall and Highland Hills. All lease holders are required to provide an updated lease/rental agreement upon registering to the schools. You will be asked to provide an updated lease upon expiration of your lease (on a yearly basis) or if mail is returned from your current address.
Must I pay tuition for my child to attend Warrensville Heights City Schools?
No, Warrensville Heights School District does not accept tuition students; you must be a resident of Warrensville Heights, North Randall, or Highland Hills.
Do you offer Early Kindergarten Enrollment?
Yes. A parent may request early entrance to kindergarten if the child turns five years of age after the District’s kindergarten entrance date of September 30, 2017 and before January 1, 2018. Entrance shall be determined through a standardized testing program. Children who will not yet be the proper age for entrance to kindergarten by the first day of January of the school year for which admission is requested shall also be evaluated for possible early admittance if referred by an educator within the District, a preschool educator who knows the child or pediatrician or psychologist who knows the child. It is covered in the State of Ohio’s Model Student Acceleration Policy. According to the Ohio Revised Code (3324.01), “gifted” means students who perform or show potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience or environment and who are identified under Division (A), (B), (C), or (D) of Section 3324.03 of the Revised Code.
The department is responsible for assuring that applicants are aware of existing laws that must be followed in order for a parent or guardian to be able to educate his or her child at home. When parents choose to educate their children at home, the Superintendent or designee must approve the curriculum. In addition, the curriculum department is responsible for making certain that an annual assessment of the child's progress takes place before the child can be approved for home schooling in subsequent years. Learn more about Homeschooling at the Ohio Department of Education website.
Admission of Homeless Students
The Board believes that all school-aged students, including homeless students, have a basic right to equal educational opportunities. Accordingly, the District must enroll each homeless student in the District in the school determined to be in the student’s best interest. A homeless student is defined as an individual who lacks fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence including:
1. a “doubling up” or sharing the housing with another family due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason;
2. living in a motel, hotel, trailer park or campground due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations;
3. living in emergency or transitional shelters;
4. abandonment in hospitals;
5. awaiting foster care placement;
6. a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
7. living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or similar settings and
8. migratory students.
In compliance with the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, the District must make school placement determinations on the basis of the best interest of the student. To the extent feasible, homeless students are kept in the school of origin unless doing so is contrary to the wishes of the student’s parent or guardian.
To the extent feasible, the District complies with a request made by a parent(s) regarding school placement regardless of whether the student lives with the homeless parent(s) or is temporarily residing elsewhere.
The Board ensures that:
1. it reviews and revises Board policies and regulations to eliminate barriers to the enrollment, retention and success in school of homeless students;
2. the District does not segregate homeless students into separate schools or separate programs within a school, based on the student’s status as homeless;
3. it appoints a District Liaison who ensures that homeless students enroll and succeed in school and
4. homeless students are provided with education, nutrition and transportation services that are at least comparable to the services provided to non-homeless students.
The liaison ensures compliance with the sub-grant and coordinates services for homeless students with local social service agencies and programs, including those funded under the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act.
A student who ceases to be homeless may continue to receive services until the end of the period of time.