All of the forms you need to register or withdraw your child are available in the right-hand column of this page. Our registrar has streamlined the process as much as possible. Read the questions and answers below to prepare before coming in to register your child.
How do I register my children?
All students must have a completed Student Registration form. This form is available on our school website or at the school office. This form must be completed by either parent or a legal guardian. You can find which schools your residence is zoned for by using the School Zone Lookup Tool
on the school district's website. For information about School Choice and Reassignment options, visit the school district's School Choice Office
website. Leon County Schools offers reassignment for sibling support, grandfathering, over to under capacity, and hardship.
What other items are needed to complete the registration process?
In addition to the Student Registration form, we will need:
- a copy of the student’s birth certificate
- the student's social security number (optional)
- proof of health examination from your physician’s office dated between 9/1/2016 and 8/11/2017
- a Florida certification of immunization from your physician’s office or county health department
- any court documents pertaining to custody (if applicable)
- two proofs of your address such as:
- lease or rental agreement, mortgage payment, property tax record or homestead exemption, AND
- recent utility bill, utility hookup or transfer statement, or driver’s license.
If your student's residency situation meets the definition of homelessness, you will also be provided the opportunity to complete the Student Residency Form. This form is available digitally at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VFFP5SG
After I have gotten my student registered for school, what do I do next?
Our 2017 Back-to-School Orientation is Thursday, August 10, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. — 3:00 p.m. This is a come-and-go event where we post the class rosters so you may meet your child’s new teacher. There will also be PTO and Extended Day information and displays in the Cafeteria.
What sort of school supplies do I need?
Our school supply list is located on our website and is broken down by grade.
Do you provide before and/or after school child care?
Yes, we do! Information is available on our website
and you may contact the Extended Day office at 850.488.3316. Our Extended Day Director is Ms. Jeriesha Carter-Johnson; you may contact her at 850.488.3316 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
to ask questions or register.
How do I find out about bus routes?
Updated bus route information will be on our website sometime in early August. You may also go to the Leon County Schools website
and click on the "Find Your Bus Route" link.
How do I find out about school nutrition?
School lunch menu information is located on the Leon County Schools website
under the link “School Lunch Menu.” You can also sign up to have school menus emailed to you automatically, create an account with PayPams (an online lunch payment system), and download the Free/Reduced Meal Application.
Is there a summer reading list?
No, there is not a list of books for required summer reading. However, we do encourage our students to read at least six books of their choosing over the summer and keep a summer reading log. Those students returning to school with a completed summer reading log will get to participate in our Summer Reading Celebration. Information about how to become a star-studded reader and our summer reading log is available on our school website. We also have Watermelon Wednesdays, four afternoons where our Media Center is open during the summer to checkout books. More information on dates/times will be posted on our website. (For the safety reasons, an adult must accompany children to the Media Center.)
How do I get involved in my child’s school?
Become a part of our Parent/Teacher Organization! As a parent or guardian of a DeSoto Trail student, you are automatically a member of our PTO. At the Back-to-School Orientation on Thursday, August 11, 2016, there will be representatives from our PTO Board on hand to answer any questions about how to become a volunteer. We also have BooHoo/Yahoo Breakfast on the first day of school, Monday, August 15, 2016, from 8:40 a.m.-9:10 a.m. in the Cafeteria. Our Volunteer Coordinators will be on hand to answer any questions about volunteer activities.