Kindergarten and New Student Registration

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Welcome to Stratford Landing Elementary School!

We're excited to welcome our newest Dolphins! 

We are a school in Fairfax County, Virginia. To join us, first determine if your student lives in Stratford Landing Elementary School boundary by viewing the FCPS boundary locator. If your student does live in our boundary, please fill out the new student registration intake form below. Your form will be submitted to Kris Rakes, our school's Student Information Assistant, who will be able to assist you with the registration process.

Please submit this new student registration intake form in English.

Student Street Address
Please enter the street address that the student will be residing at within our community.
Please enter the day, month, and year the student was born. For example - January 12, 2002
A student who is being registered for kindergarten must be at least five years old by September 30 of the year they will be starting kindergarten.
Please list the student’s last school attended. Please also include the city and state of the previous school. For rising kindergarteners, please include the preschool attended (if the student attended preschool).
If applicable, please share any additional information that you would like our school Student Information Assistant to know.
Note: Submitting this form does not register the student. Submitting this form begins the new student registration process with the school. Our school Student Information Assistant will contact you with the next steps to get your new student enrolled quickly and efficiently.


New Student Registration Forms

As you go through the registration process, our school Student Information Assistant is available and ready to help answer your questions and assist you.

Kindergarten Forms

Visit the FCPS kindergarten registration page to learn more.  This page has videos as well as the five-step process for enrolling a new student.

First through Sixth Grade Forms

Visit the FCPS registration page to learn more. This page has videos as well as the five-step process for enrolling a new student.

Completing the Process at the School

When you are ready to come to the school to complete your registration paperwork, please contact Kris Rakes, our Student Information Assistant, to set up an appointment. You will be informed of all other documents that you'll need to present at your visit. These include:

  • Original birth certificate: If a birth certificate is not available, the FCPS affidavit with substantiating documentation is required.     
    • Affidavit forms may be obtained at the school.  
  • Proof of residency: A current mortgage statement, a current, fully-executed lease (signed by both the landlord/management company and tenant), or deed/closing documents to the home is required. If you are sharing a residence, you must complete and have notarized two FCPS residency affidavit forms and provide the necessary documentation at registration.
    • Affidavit forms may be obtained at the school.  
  • Parent Photo ID: Only a parent who is named on the child's birth certificate is eligible to enroll the student. The parent will be required to present government-issued photo identification.

Additional Resources

Registering a Student Whose Home Language Is Other Than or In Addition to English

Student families wishing to register a student with a home language other than or in addition to English should please contact the FCPS Student Registration Welcome Center. Here professionals may assess your student's English language skill and/or educational level. These assessments can provide valuable information to the local school and support your child's instructional needs.  

Special Registration Situations

Special registration situations can include nonparent registrations, situations involving divorced or separated parents, homelessness, foster care, and foreign exchange students.

Military Family Registration

FCPS welcomes responsive and collaborative communication and partnerships with the parents and families of our students.

We will host four kinder specific events April through August. These events are in addition to your student registration appointment with our Student Information Assistant.  

Kindergarten Student Orientation

Formerly our summer “Kindergarten Jump Start”, this is an opportunity for your student to visit a kindergarten classroom. During this event, your child will participate in a morning meeting, complete a kindergarten activity and SLES teachers will check for student letter/sound and number recognition. This is a student only event, and families will drop their student off and pick them up. This student orientation will take place in the spring of the current school year. 

Kindergarten Family Orientation

Families of incoming kindergarten students may join for an orientation presentation from our kindergarten teachers. This event is for adults only. The family orientation will take place in the spring of the current school year.  

Kindergarten Playground Playdate 

Stratford Landing Administration will organize a new kindergarten student playground playdate during the summer before the start of the new school year. Additionally, our SLES Parent/Teacher Association (PTA) may host events for families to attend in the summer.

Kindergarten “Early Access” for Stratford Landing’s Welcome Back to School Open House

Before the start of each school year, Stratford Landing hosts an open house for all students and families. This is always scheduled the week before the first day of the school year. Families and students visit the school, see their classrooms, meet their new teachers and visit former teachers and their friends. Our kindergarten families will have early access that will begin one hour prior to the start of the open house.

Student Registration Appointment 

In addition to these changes, we are asking families bring their kindergarten student to their registration appointment with our Student Information Assistant. While they are working with the family, a SLES staff member will provide a brief letter/number assessment to help inform our class placements for incoming kinders. It is important to note, we do not build kindergarten classrooms based on abilities of students, meaning there is no such thing as a “high, medium or low” class at Stratford Landing. Instead, we use this assessment data to ensure we create balanced, equitable class groupings that set our little dolphins up for success.