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Online Registration (New-to-District Students Only)

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the Springfield Public Schools Registration Portal!

We are proud to share a streamlined process for online registration for students new to our district. Please read through the information below in order to have the smoothest experience possible.

Please see the Preschool Registration page for instructions on registering any new preschool student who will be entering Springfield Public Schools beginning in September 2024.

Important Registration Notes:

  • You must be a parent or legal guardian to register a new student

  • As specified in Board of Education Policy No. 5111, kindergarten enrollments must be 5 years of age by October 1 of the enrollment year. Grade 1 students must be 6 years old by October 1 of the enrollment year (click here to view policy 5111)

  • The student must be domiciled in Springfield, New Jersey (Union County)  to attend our schools.  

  • As you move through the forms, the system will automatically save the information you entered.  You may exit the online registration tool at any time, and your documentation should be saved.  

  • If you have any students already enrolled in our district, the same online process applies to register any new sibling(s). Once registration is completed, the new student record will be linked to your existing OnCourse Connect portal account.

  • If you have a student you are re-enrolling (the student was already enrolled at any time or school within our district), please contact the school secretary.


Our online registration tool will require you to download specific forms related to your residency and child’s medical information.  Please look closely at each of the forms, as some must be downloaded, completed, and signed by you and/or your student’s doctor before you can upload them.

The following documents will be requested as a part of the online registration and verification process.  While the data is secured and encrypted, if you feel uncomfortable for any reason providing any of these forms virtually, you may proceed without uploading the forms and you will be required to provide them during a scheduled verification appointment. 

  • Official & original birth certificate of the registering student(s)

  • You will be asked to provide four proofs of residency:

    • A complete list of forms of documentation for proof of residency may be found here: ( Registration/RESIDENT_PACKAGE.pdf)

      • Primary: deed/lease, or current mortgage statement, or current municipal tax statement

      • Secondary: one current (last 45 days) utility bill or other legal mail addressed to your name at your Springfield address

        • *If you have just moved to a new address in town, we will accept a confirmation of utilities as temporary secondary proof of residency until you receive a utility bill.  For example, a JCP&L service start date email (usually emailed by a utility company as an appointment confirmation at the time you call to set up services).

  • Current immunization record (Required Health Forms

  • Transcripts/report cards are required for placement at the middle and high schools and requested by the elementary schools.

  • Special circumstances that may require additional documentation:

  • If Parents/Guardians live at more than one residence, regardless of which parent has legal custody, court documentation of the custody agreement must be supplied.

  • If Legal Guardian, court documentation of guardianship is required.

  • Affidavits required for registrants living with Springfield homeowners, renters, no lease, etc.  Please contact the school’s registrar for specific forms.

For students registering in grades 3 to 5, please check the list of school attendance zones, to determine which of the two schools listed below your student(s) will attend: Registration/SchoolZonesGrades3_5R.pdf.

Thelma L. Sandmeier Elementary School, Grades 3-5
666 South Springfield Avenue, 973-376-1025 ext. 3497

James Caldwell Elementary School, Grades 3-5
36 Caldwell Place, 973-376-1025 ext. 4499


Getting Started:

Please note that your child's registration for the current school year will not be finalized without all required information. All information is saved as you proceed through the registration portal.

  1. Go to to create a Registration Gateway account, and enter your child’s and family information.

  2. A checklist at the end of the process will alert you to the documents/information required to complete your registration. 

  3. Once you have completed your online registration, or if you have any questions along the way, please email the appropriate school registrar:

    a.   Walton Early Childhood Center (PK-2)

    b.   James Caldwell School (Grades 3-5)

    c.   Thelma Sandmeier Elementary School (Grades 3-5)

    d.   Florence M. Gaudineer Middle School (Grades 6-8)

    e.   Jonathan Dayton High School (Grades 9-12)



**The district reserves the right to conduct periodic residency checks.**