Registration & Attendance

Grades 1-12 Registration

Welcome to the Binghamton City School District. We look forward to working with you and your student(s).

All students entering the Binghamton City School District for the first time, or moving back into the district, must register at the Pupil Services Office located at 98 Oak Street behind Binghamton High School. Enrollment forms are available in the Pupil Services Office, can be mailed to parents/guardians upon request, or printed using the links on the right side of this page.

Parental proof of identity, proof of student's age (birth certificate), residency (two forms) and immunization records are required at the time of registration.

Regular Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Summer Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Kindergarten Registration

Every spring, we hold a special kindergarten registration in each elementary school building. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents and children to meet some of the people they will work with during the school year.

Children must be five (5) years old on or before December 1st in order to enroll for the 2017-18 school year.

Parental identification, proof of age (birth certificate), residency (two forms), and immunization records are required at the time of registration. For more information, call 762-6014 or 762-8114.

These free programs are available for children who reside in the City of Binghamton who will be 3 or 4 years of age by December 1. Various district and community-based sites are available.

For more information, visit the

Pre-Kindergarten Webpage or contact 762-8197

Attendance Policy

The  Binghamton City School District believes that an important relationship exists between class attendance and student performance. A student's presence, as well as his/her active participation in class is critical to academic success. To this end, cooperation among all members of the community, including parents, students, teachers, administrators and support staff, is critical.

Absences

Excused absences are defined as absences due to personal illness, family illness/death, impassable roads or weather, religious observance, quarantine, required court programs, military obligations or such other reasons as may be approved by the Commissioner of Education. Any other absence would be considered unexcused subject to review by a building administrator.

The district expects parents to contact the school promptly if their child is absent AND provide a explanation for the absence.

Attendance should be reported through SafeArrival in one of the following ways:

1.  Using your mobile device, download and install the SchoolMessenger app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at go.schoolmessenger.com.) The first time you use the app, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

2. Use the SafeArrival website, go.schoolmessenger.com. The first time you use the website, select Sign Up to create your account. Select Attendance then Report an Absence.

3. Call the toll-free number 1-844-282-8298 to report an absence using the automated phone system.

These options are available 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. Future absences can be reported at any time.


In addition, we will use the SchoolMessenger Communicate automated notification system to contact parents whose child is absent when the absence was not reported in advance. The automated notification system will attempt to contact parents at multiple contact points until a reason is submitted for the absence. If our system is unable to reach the designated contacts, office staff will follow up.

If you report your child’s absence in advance using the SafeArrival toll-free number, website or mobile app, you will NOT receive these notifications.

It is important that parents and guardians provide current contact information to that ensure proper notification can be made. If you have a change in address, home telephone, mobile telephone or employer information, please provide this to the Main Office at your child's school, or call the District Attendance Office at 762-6014.

The importance of good attendance and what parents can do to help

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a student's academic success starting in kindergarten and continuing through high school. Even as children grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure students get to school safely every day and understand why attendance is so important for success in school and on the job

Attendance and Pupil Services
98 Oak St., Binghamton, NY 13905

Debbie Card, Director
Carol Majka, Registrar
(607) 762-8114

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