As you search for a school for your child, do not forget to get copies of your child’s school records from their current school before you move.  This is especially important, if your child has special needs.  Having these to hand will help you get the services your child may need.

Keep in mind that with summer, there may be limited office hours offered by the school and district.  Therefore, you want to call ahead and schedule an appointment to pick up these documents.  Also, you will want to clarify what you can take with you and what will have to requested by the new school.  Make sure to take notes and identify important dates.

After you have found your child’s new school, you want to learn about their enrollment requirements.  Again, during the summer there may be limited office hours offered.  Therefore, you may want to start your search online and then call for further details.  You will be expected to fill out paperwork and submit health records.  You definitely want to make sure that you get a copy of your child’s current shot records before you move so that you will have them for your new school.  Taking the time to understand what you need to do to fulfill these requirements will go a long way.