Our registrar can help enroll your new student at Wakefield Forest ES and more
If you are new to the Wakefield Forest school community, we'd like to extend a warm welcome!
A child may enter kindergarten if he or she turns five on or before September 30 of the year he or she enters school.
Registering a student for kindergarten is a 5-step process. Please follow the instructions on the FCPS Kindergarten Registration webpage (link below), where you'll find complete details about the documents you will need, such as a birth certificate, and the forms you will need to fill out.
FCPS Kindergarten Registration
Wakefield Forest ES will have information available in late March or early April for parents of incoming kindergarteners, and we'll be holding orientation sessions. Please contact Sue Holmes, our student information assistant, at @email or 703-503-2300.
Grades 1 - 6: Register a Student New to FCPS
Registering a student who is new to FCPS for grades 1 through 6 at Wakefield Forest ES is a 5-step process. Please follow the instructions on the FCPS General Registration Requirements webpage (link below).
FCPS General Registration Requirements
The FCPS General Registration Requirements page will help you determine where to register: either at Wakefield Forest or at the closest Student Registration Welcome Center. You will also find details about the documents you will need, such as a birth certificate, and the forms you will need to complete.
Moving to Wakefield Forest ES from Another FCPS School
If your student is attending an FCPS elementary school, but you will be moving to a new primary residence with Wakefield Forest ES as a base school, you will first need to contact the registrar at the current elementary school to arrange to withdraw your student. Then you will need to contact the Wakefield Forest ES registrar to enroll your student.
Items Needed for Registration (for Existing FCPS Student)
- Proof of Residency in Fairfax County - You will be required to show proof of residency during the registration process.
- Proof of Parent Identity - Only a parent who is named on the child's birth certificate is eligible to enroll the student. At an appointment with our registrar, the parent will be required to present government-issued photo identification.
- Withdrawal Form - It is very important that you complete a Withdrawal Form and return it to your current school if you are moving during the school year.
- Forms - You will need to fill out and submit the following three forms to the Wakefield Forest ES registrar:
Withdraw a Student from Wakefield Forest ES
To withdraw a student from Wakefield Forest ES, contact our registrar to make arrangements to complete a Withdrawal Form.
Student Transfer Information
A student is expected to attend the school that serves his or her attendance area.Transfer requests are considered for very specific reasons as outlined in FCPS School Board Regulation 2230.
Student transfer information is available if a parent would like to transfer a student from a base school to another school within FCPS. However, a school must be open to transfers, based on student capacity, etc.
Other Ways the Registrar Can Help
Please contact our registrar if you need to change parent information, such as email address, or student contact information such as name, address or custody.