Student Registration

Our registrar can help enroll your new student at Forestdale ES and more

Student Information Assistant

Blanca Barrios
703-313-4308
@email

If you are new to the Forestdale Elementary school community, we'd like to extend a warm welcome! 

Kindergarten Registration

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

Forestdale ES will have information available in late March or early April for parents of incoming kindergarteners, and we'll be holding orientation sessions. After you have confirmed your address on this boundary locator, assembled all necessary documents, and completed the FCPS Registration forms, please contact Blanca Barrios, our student information assistant, at 703-313-4308 or bibarrios@fcps.edu.

Grades 1 - 6: Register a Student New to FCPS

Registering a student who is new to FCPS for grades 1 through 6 at Forestdale 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 Forestdale ES 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.

If you have any questions, please contact Blanca Barrios, our student information assistant, at 703-313-4308 or bibarrios@fcps.edu.

Moving to Forestdale 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 Forestdale 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 Forestdale 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 Forestdale ES registrar:

Withdraw a Student from Forestdale ES

To withdraw a student from Forestdale 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 Blanca Barrios, our student information assistant, at 703-313-4308 or bibarrios@fcps.edu if you need to change parent information, such as email address, or student contact information such as name, address or custody.