Student Registration

Kindergarten Registration for the 24-25 School Year is Now Open

All registration is done via the Genesis Registration Portal. We ask that all families register their children as soon as possible in order to efficiently plan for classes in September.

Note to current families: the Genesis registration portal is separate from the Parent Portal.  You must use the registration portal to register any children entering the district for the first time.  

If you have any questions, email Becci Marin: rmarin@cwcboe.org or call 973-228-6979 ext. 3044.

Follow the steps below to begin your registration.

  1. For grades K-5 locate your resident elementary school on the Elementary School Boundaries.

  2. Review the registration requirements below.

  3. Download the required forms that you will need to complete (all forms are at the bottom of this page).

  4. Gather and scan all of your completed forms and required documents and save to your computer. You will upload these during the registration process. PDF or JPEG only.

  5. Go to the Genesis Registration Portal and follow the instructions to complete your child's registration.

  6. Enter your email and create a password so you can come back to the registration portal and add any missing documents at a later time if needed.

  7. You will be notified when your registration has been processed and if we need additional documents/information.

REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

1. Proof of Age: You must provide a scan of your child’s original birth certificate. A child is eligible for entrance into Kindergarten if they have attained the age of 5 by October 1 of the year in which entrance is sought. A child is eligible for entrance into First Grade if they have attained the age of 6 by October 1 of the year in which entrance is sought.

2. Proof of Residency: You must be a resident of Caldwell or West Caldwell, NJ to register for school, and the following items must be provided at registration:

A. If you own your residence, please provide the following:

  1. Completed Domicile Statement (below)

  2. A Copy of your Deed, Mortgage Statement or Property Tax Bill

  3. Two of the following additional documents with your name and address: Deed, Mortgage Statement or Property Tax Bill (not presented in 2.), utility/water/cable bill, telephone bill, insurance bill, bank statement, recent pay stub, current NJ driver's license.

B. If you rent your residence, please present the following:

  1. Completed Domicile Statement (below)

  2. Completed and Notarized Landlord Statement (below)

  3. Copy of your current rental agreement

  4. Two of the following additional documents with your name and address: Utility/water/cable bill, telephone bill, insurance bill, bank statement, recent pay stub, current NJ driver's license

If your residency status does not fall under A or B above, please reach out to Mrs. Marin in Central Registration: rmarin@cwcboe.org, 973-228-6979 ext. 3044.

3. Medical Requirements: CWC BOE Policy requires that certain certificates signed by your health provider be furnished in order for your child to attend school. Please provide the following information at time of registration.

  1. Your child’s immunization record TO DATE, completed and signed by the doctor. You may submit your doctor’s office forms, or have your doctor complete our forms (below). The nurse will follow up with you for any missing or additional information needed.

  2. Your child’s MOST RECENT physical, completed and signed by the doctor. You may submit your doctor’s office forms, or have your doctor complete our forms (below). 

  3. Completed District Medical History Form completed by the Parent.