The following is Sumner Co. Schools Admissions Guidelines as per SCS Policy.
A. Any student entering school for the first time must present the following 4 times:
1.) An official birth certificate of date of birth at the time of registration (mothers copy not permitted); Per Admission Policy: The name used on the records of a student entering school must be the same as that shown on the birth certificate unless legal papers are provided to show a change of name.
2.) TN State Immunization Form that provides:
a) Evidence of a current medical examination. Per Admission Policy: There shall be a complete medical examination of every student entering school for the first time. This applies to kindergarten, first grade and other students for whom there is no health record; and
b)TN state-required immunization. No child shall be admitted to school without proof of immunization except those who are exempt those who are exempt by statue as provided in TCA 49-6-5001 If exempt a TN State immunization form must be provided that verifies the exemption.
Note: If the person enrolling the child, cannot after being given a reasonable amount of time, provide a birth certificate of any sort of documents granting custody, the matter shall be referred to the Attendance Department to insure that the person presenting the child is in-fact a parent of or legal guardian of the child. No child shall be deprived of an education while such matters are resolved.
A child must reside in Nannie Berry School zone, with the primary residential custodial parent or residential guardian to attend Nannie Berry Elementary. See SCS Board Policy for exceptions.
3.) A photo ID is requested to identify the parent/guardian enrolling a child.
4.) Two (2) documents establishing proof of residence are required:
1. Legal document/lease showing proof of residency for specific address (Notary public or typed/hand written letters from the land owner are not accepted.)
2. Current invoice/bill (within past 30 days) electric, gas, water, landline telephone, assigned to a specific address and the primary custodial parent/guardian. (Cell phone bill is not accepted.)
Sumner County School District shall allow any physically present student to register and begin classes with the understanding all of the above requirements must be completed and filed with the school within three (3) school days. At the end of the school day on the third (3rd) day, if the required documentation has not been turned into the school administrative office, the Attendance Department will be notified to check for proof of residency. The Attendance Department shall investigate and determine further action based on results.
A Truant Officer may verify a student's residency at any time during the school year. During any such investigation, the child shall continue to attend school.