Student Registration and Enrollment

Enrollment Process and Residency/Nonresidency Programs

Announcements

Kindergarten enrollment for the 2022-2023 school year opens February 11, 2022. Students must be at least five years old by August 1, 2022 to start kindergarten in August 2022. If your child turns five years old after August 1, 2022 and on or before October 1, 2022, you may submit an appeal for your child to be considered for kindergarten enrollment. Please see your home-assigned elementary school principal for more information regarding assessment for early admission.  We are unable to accommodate students with a birthdate after October 1, 2022 for Early Kindergarten enrollment.

General Information and Directions for Students New to MSDWT

  • If you are unsure of your home-assigned MSDWT school, use our Online Interactive Map to enter your home address in the top left search box and it will return the elementary and middle school information.
  • Students must be at least five years old by August 1, 2022 to start kindergarten in August 2022.
  • Interpretation services are available during the school year through our Enrollment – Multilingual Voicemail Line.
  • The interactive (fillable) attendance/discipline forms below must be downloaded. You can then complete and save them offline before attaching and uploading to the application.  IMPORTANT:  This step cannot be be completed by using a Chromebook.  Adobe is not preloaded onto these devices.  Please use a laptop or phone that is compatible with Adobe for this step.
  • When completing the enrollment form, it is IMPERATIVE that we have a valid email (preferred contact method) so that we may contact you regarding your enrollment.

Families living within the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township boundaries may submit an application for their child(ren) to attend a school, other than their home-assigned school. Please check the District Enrollment Boundaries Interactive Map to confirm your student’s assigned/home school. 

If you are a MSDWT resident, the search will display results for the home-assigned elementary and middle schools.

MSDWT Attendance Boundaries Interactive Map

PLEASE NOTE:

If you applied and were approved for In-District Limited Choice status for the 2021-22 school year, there is no need for you to reapply until your student(s) is/are promoted from elementary to middle school.


In-District Limited Choice (IDLC) Details

  • All families desiring IDLC  to any of the District elementary or middle schools must apply (first-time) or if applicable, reapply if student is entering middle school from the elementary level;
  • IDLC applications will be available August 16, 2021 and are due  October 15, 2021.
  • Staff members applying for IDLC  for their children to attend the school of their employment will receive priority;
  • If IDLC applications exceed the school’s capacity, approved requests will be determined by a random selection;
  • IDLC applications randomly selected are not automatically approved. Approval is subject to District Policy, Guidelines, and procedures;
  • Applications will be accepted only through the online format provided below; and
  • Parents must submit a separate IDLC application for each student.

 

Nonresident Enrollment

CURRENT MSDWT FAMILIES THAT HAVE RECENTLY MOVED OUT OF DISTRICT AND WANT TO CONTINUE TO ATTEND MSDWT AS NONRESIDENTS, PLEASE CHOOSE THE MIDYEAR OPTION IN QUESTION NO. 1


Nonresident families living outside of the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township boundaries may apply for Nonresident Status for the 2022-2023 school year by submitting a Nonresident Application and required documents. The deadline to submit Nonresident applications is December 15, 2021.

 

2022-2023 Nonresident Application

PLEASE NOTE: TO HAVE A COPY OF YOUR APPLICATION EMAILED TO YOU AT THE END OF THE APPLICATION, BE SURE TO CHECK THE BOX.

General Information

The Indiana State Legislature passed legislation altering Indiana Code 20-26-11-32, affecting the process public school districts must follow should a district accept nonresident students.

Below are some requirements of the law:

  • Districts must determine annually, the capacity to accept out of district transfer students.
  • Districts must publish the date applications for nonresident enrollment are accepted and the deadline by which applications must be submitted.
  • Districts must give priority to children of nonresident employees, siblings of nonresident children of employees, current nonresident students, and siblings of nonresident students.
  • Should applications exceed the capacity determined by the administration, students are to be selected randomly for acceptance.
  • Nonresident applications may be denied if the student was, in the twelve (12) months preceding the application:
    1. Suspended or expelled for ten (10) or more school days;
    2. Expelled for firearms, destructive devices, or weapons;
    3. Suspended or expelled for causing physical injury to a student (including fighting), school employee, or a visitor to the school;
    4. Suspended or expelled for a violation of the home school or previous school’s drug or alcohol rules; or
    5. Has a history of absences or occurrences of tardiness to school; including instances of early dismissal or untimely pick-up after the end of the school day.

The parent of the student making the request is responsible for informing the MSDWT of any of the infractions cited in items A through E above.  A document addressing this information must be included with the application in order for the application to be considered. Parents/Guardians may be required to sign a document affirmatively stating that the student has not been subject to these types of discipline. The nonresident student may be removed from enrollment in the MSDWT if the information provided is found to be inaccurate.

  • Nonresident families will have the opportunity to apply for nonresident enrollment provided the student meets the minimum criteria of enrollment and there is capacity to accept the student(s).
  • Transportation of nonresident students is the responsibility of the parent/guardian unless otherwise mandated by state or federal law.
  • Nonresident status is good for one year as long as the student remains in good standing.  
  • Nonresident applicants must supply complete official attendance records from all schools attended in the twelve (12) months preceding application. Parents/Guardians may be required to provide additional official attendance documentation for dates between the application date and the start of the nonresident enrollment.
  • The decision/policy to accept new nonresident students will be reviewed annually based on capacity and costs to the district.

The MSDWT Board of Education revised district Policy 5111 to reflect the new legislative requirements.

The District will determine the capacity to accept nonresident students annually per Indiana Department of Education guidance. The capacity to accept nonresident students will be determined by grade level (the district may consider building level capacity when determining grade level capacity). Students accepted as nonresident students will not be automatically approved annually. Nonresident requests will be reviewed each school year, with no transfers automatically carried over to subsequent school years.

Applications must contain verification of the student’s attendance and discipline records as represented by the parent/guardian on the application. The verification must contain records from the student’s previous school of enrollment for the twelve (12) months preceding application. Applications not containing verification may be denied upon receipt.

Applications received after the published deadline may be automatically denied.

Incomplete applications may be denied upon receipt.


Annual Acceptance Period

Enrollment may be granted for a period of one school year (July 1 to June 30). Nonresident requests will be reviewed each school year, with no transfers automatically carried over to subsequent school years.

A student’s continued nonresident status may be denied should he/she receive attendance or disciplinary consequences, while an MSDWT student, consistent with those listed above as potential reasons for denial of an initial application for nonresident status.

Nonresident applications  must be submitted between October 15 and December 15 annually.

Transportation of nonresident students to and from school is the responsibility of the parent/guardian unless otherwise mandated by state or federal law.

No nonresident student shall be accepted for enrollment for athletic reasons.

Required Enrollment Forms

Additional Required Enrollment Documents

A document from each section will be required to complete enrollment. Please see below for details.

Section A

  • Current Mortgage Payment Book/Statement
  • Homeowner’s Insurance Statement
  • Current Property Tax Statement
  • Warranty Deed
  • Lease Agreement/Contract

Section B

  • Current Utility Bill
  • Current Paycheck Stub with Name and Address
  • Government Document
  • Current Bank Statement
  • Current Bill
  • Valid Indiana Driver’s license or State ID card with Current Address

NOTE: Shared residency families may be required to provide additional documentation.

Enrollment Option 1: Online Enrollment

  • Download and complete the enrollment forms.
  • Scan (or take pictures of) all completed forms and attach them (and any additional required enrollment documents noted above) in an email to the school’s administrative assistant (see contact list at bottom of page).
  • The subject line should be in the following format: student name – enrollment documents” (e.g. Michael Smith – Enrollment Documents).
  • Students must be at least five years old by August 1, 2022 to start kindergarten in August 2022.

Enrollment Option 2: In-Person, Social Distancing Enrollment

  • Download, complete, and print the enrollment forms.
  • Schedule an Appointment – Email or call enrollment assistant at enrolling school.
  • See the building contact information for each school’s enrollment assistant at the bottom of this page.
  • Follow procedures established in the front office vestibules at each school.
  • Students must be at least five years old by August 1, 2022 to start kindergarten in August 2022.
  • Appointments will be Mondays and Thursdays.

Building Contact List - Administrative Assistants

SchoolNameEmailPhoneExt
Allisonville ESStacey Hutteav-enroll@msdwt.k12.in.us(317) 845-944111201
Crooked Creek ESTamu Johnsoncc-enroll@msdwt.k12.in.us(317) 259-547812100
Clearwater ESKathy Chasecw-enroll@msdwt.k12.in.us(317) 259-546515101
Fox Hill ESAmelia Schultzfh-enroll@msdwt.k12.in.us(317) 259-537113100
Greenbriar ESCarol Heckogb-enroll@msdwt.k12.in.us(317) 259-544514400
HilltopKathy Logganht-enroll@msdwt.k12.in.us(317) 259-545843010
Nora ESCarol Bollesno-enroll@msdwt.k12.in.us(317) 844-543616100
Spring Mill ESTomesha Barlowsm-enroll@msdwt.k12.in.us(317) 259-546217100
Willow Lake ESCathy Barneswe-enroll@msdwt.k12.in.us(317) 280-370118000
Eastwood MSSarah Schmidtew-enroll@msdwt.k12.in.us(317) 259-540121131
Northview MSArinn Whitenv-enroll@msdwt.k12.in.us(317) 259-542122107
Westlane MSKelly Clarksonwl-enroll@msdwt.k12.in.us(317) 259-541223105
North Central HSNatalie Dobienc-enroll@msdwt.k12.in.us(317) 259-530145346