Enrollment FAQ

When can I register my new student?
Throughout the school year, you may register at any time. Contact your zoned school to set up an appointment with the registrar. 

During summer months, please check the "New Enrollment Dates" page for specific days and times.

How do I register my returning student?
Log in to your Parent Portal account and click on Student Enrollment from the menu on the left. The website address for Parent Portal is: https://gcssd.powerschool.com/public

How long will the registration process take?
The new enrollment process takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.

Returning student's information is pre-populated with most of the information. The process involves updating any necessary personal information changes and signing required yearly forms. It will take approximately 15 minutes! Sign into your Parent Portal account and click on Student Enrollment to get started.

I can't remember my username and password for Parent Portal.
Returning students can click 'Forgot Username and Password' on the Student and Parent login screen to have their information sent to them via the email on file with the school. If you do not receive the email, contact your school for assistance in retrieving your username and/or password. You can also contact the Central Office if your local school is unavailable or unable to assist you.

I am registering multiple children. Why am I unable to view the other registration forms?
You must click on the name of each student in your household at the top of the Parent Portal page to access their forms. Once you have switched views, click 'Student Enrollment' to access that student's forms.

The returning student enrollment process takes approximately 15 minutes to complete for each child.

What do I need to bring with me to the registration process?

  • Social Security Number ID card

  • Child's date of birth (copy of birth certificate if registering for PreK/K)

  • Shot record or religious exemption letter (required if registering for PreK/K)

  • 2 Proofs of residence (see acceptable form list above)

    • Certain items must be within 30 days of the first day of school

  • Custody papers (if applicable)

  • Unofficial copy of transcript (if applicable)

What types of proof of residence are acceptable?

  • Property tax records that indicate the location of the student's address

  • Mortgage documents or property deeds

Items below must be within 30 days before the first day of school or enrollment date:

  • Residential Lease

  • Current utility bills showing permanent residence address

  • Landline Phone Bill

  • Cable Bill

Can I register my child at one of your schools if I do not live in the district?
Parents or guardians can request a student attend a school outside their assigned zoning area in June each year. The Director of Schools will review and approve transfer requests based on space availability and the best interest of the child and/or school system. If the transfer is approved, the student will provide transportation to and from the school (Policy 6.206).

How can I confirm if my residence is within your district's zoning?
To locate your school, please visit the Tennessee Property Data website and search for the property address.

  1. Select the County(Gibson)

  2. Enter the address. (ex John St 1253)

  3. Click View in the first column of the correct address

  4. Scroll to General Information

  5. Find Special Service District 1.

  6. Verify the District ID number below.

    • 294 - Gibson County Special School District

    • 487 - Milan School District

    • 958 - Humboldt School District

    • 085 - Bradford Special School District

    • 732 - Trenton Special School District

I own rental property zoned for one of your schools. Do I have to live at the residence to register my child?
Yes. Owning property or land within the zoned school area is not enough to be approved for enrollment. The student must reside at the residence the majority of the time to enroll your student within the zoned area if the school does not have enough space available according to Policy 6.206. All students shall complete proof of residency forms at the beginning of each school year.

The Gibson County Special School District may need to verify that a student lives within the District boundaries. For instance, providing only a post office box as an address will not be accepted. It is necessary to provide a specific location or other required information to establish the student's residency within the district.