School Support Services

Hours of Operation

Monday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
U.S. Holidays & CYS Training Days Closed

Contact

10720 Mt. Belvedere Blvd.
Clark Hall, Suite A2-75
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Tel:
+1(315)772-3214

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(315)772-3214

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School Support Services provides Army school-aged youth with educational opportunities, resources and information necessary to achieve academic success. A branch of Child & Youth Services (CYS), School Support Services features School Liaison Officers (SLOs), who help schools, installations and Families work together for student achievement.


SLOs are your best support in the area of education, schools and military transitions. SLOs are knowledgeable in current education news and policies. They act as the conduit between the school community – including local public school districts, private schools and home school Families – and the installation.

How do they do it? By

  • Helping schools understand the challenges military Families face
  • Informing parents about local school policies
  • Giving Families information about local schools, graduation requirements, after school programs, youth sponsorship and homeschooling
  • Connecting units and schools through partnership initiatives
  • Conducting workshops to help parents navigate educational transition and advocate for their children
  • Providing an array of resources that benefit military youth and improve school experiences
When Do I Need a SLO?

Getting ready to move:

  • Information about your upcoming duty station and educational options in your new community
  • Connection to a youth sponsor who can answer your child’s questions from a youth’s perspective
  • Assistance with the steps to prepare for your children’s departure from their current schools

 

Once you are arrive:

  • Assistance with school registration and transition
  • Help with questions about compliance and solutions regarding the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children
  • Two way communication between the school and parent
  • Connection with homeschool co-ops or support groups

 

During your assignment:

  • Answers to your questions about schools, homeschooling, special education, scholarships, transitions and more.
  • Parent education opportunities about college and career readiness, preparing for transition and the Interstate Compact 

To ease the transition, contact your SLO as soon as you get orders.

Finding a School

Finding a new school and registering your child can be confusing. 


We can help.
 

Our SLOs give you information on local schools so you can find the best fit for you and your family.   They can also help you with everything you need to register – and can answer other questions, too. Contact our office and to get more detailed information.

Research-based Characteristics of Quality Schools 

Most schools share fundamental characteristics that prepare students for the future. Research shows that the most effective schools are more alike than they are different. Here is some information about what to look for in quality schools:

On Post

There are no school districts located on Fort Drum. Students living on the installation attend public school in either the Carthage Central School District or Indian River Central School District. The school district the student attends depends on which housing area the family resides in.

Students living in the Rhicard Hills Housing Community attend the Carthage School District. Students living in the Adirondack Creek, Crescent Woods, or Monument Ridge Housing Communities attend the Indian River School District. You may enroll in a school district if you are utilizing temporary lodging.

Both Carthage and Indian River School Districts have one high school for all 9th-12th graders. They both have one middle school, however Carthage Middle School is for grades 5th-8th and Indian River Middle School is for grades 6th-8th.

Carthage has three, Kindergarten-4th grade elementary schools. Indian River has five primary schools, grades Kindergarten-3rd, and one intermediate school for grades 4th and 5th. Which elementary/primary building younger students attend depends on the physical street address of the residence.

Click on this link to see how Fort Drum is split between the Carthage Central School District and the Indian River Central School District. Use this map as a guide to see what district you reside in and, if you have students in elementary grades, what Elementary/Primary building your child will attend. Please note: this map is an unofficial guide for Elementary/Primary building guidance. Official determination rests with the public school district you reside in.
 

Carthage District Website     Carthage State Education Department Profile

Indian River District Website              Indian River State Education Department Profile

Off-Post Students

Students living off Fort Drum will attend school in the town or district in which they reside. Click on this link for a map of all of the public school districts in the Fort Drum area that educate military-connected students.


Off-Post Public Schools

Alexandria District Website     Alexandria State Education Department Profile

Beaver River District Website     Beaver River State Education Department Profile

Belleville-Henderson Website     Belleville-Henderson State Education Department Profile

Carthage District Website     Carthage State Education Department Profile

Copenhagen District Website     Copenhagen State Education Department Profile

General Brown District Website     General Brown State Education Department Profile

Gouverneur District Website     Gouverneur State Education Department Profile

Harrisville District Website     Harrisville State Education Department Profile

Indian River District Website      Indian River State Education Department Profile

LaFargeville District Website     LaFargeville State Education Department Profile

Lowville District Website     Lowville State Education Department Profile

Lyme District Website     Lyme State Education Department Profile

Sackets Harbor District Website     Sackets Harbor State Education Department Profile

Sandy Creek District Website     Sandy Creek State Education Department Profile

South Jefferson District Website     South Jefferson State Education Department Profile

South Lewis District Website     South Lewis State Education Department Profile

Thousand Islands District Website     Thousand Islands State Education Department Profile

Watertown City District Website     Watertown State Education Department Profile
 

Off-Post Parochial Schools

Augustinian Academy

Faith Fellowship Christian School

Immaculate Heart Central

 

New York State School Statistics

The New York State Education Department posts a web site with the statistical report card for every school district in the state. For more information about the schools in our area (Jefferson & Lewis Counties), see the NY State School District Report Card Site.

Youth Sponsorship

Does your child have 101 questions about your next duty station? Let a youth sponsor answer them!
 

Youth sponsors connect with children before arrival at a new duty station, provide them with information about their new communities and answer questions from a youth perspective – while being guided by adults in the CYS youth program and the schools.


Once you arrive, a youth sponsor will meet your child and can arrange community and school tours.

If you're preparing for a PCS move, contact your SLO today to sign up for a youth sponsor.

“Youth Sponsorship”

Transitioning youth often have questions concerning their new community and how it compares to the community they are preparing to depart. The lack of knowledge of the area and the apprehension of leaving friends often makes moving a frightening experience. Interested Families can request a Youth Sponsorship by completing the Fort Drum Youth Sponsorship Application and emailing it to the Fort Drum School Liaison Officer.

By emailing it to the above address, it will be sent to Fort Drum Child and Youth Services and Youth Programs will contact your Family about connecting your child to a Youth Sponsor who can help answer questions and make moving a little easier.

For more information or to request sponsorship, call the Fort Drum Youth Center at (315)772-6719 or the Fort Drum School Liaison Officer at (315) 772-3214.

Special Education Information

If you have a child with special needs, we can help you find the resources available in your school district. We can also connect you with your local installation’s Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) office.

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New York State Educational Services are some of the best in the country. Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Systems Navigators are located on the installation and assist Families with locating area educational and social agencies and resources. Systems Navigators can also work with parents and schools by attending Special Education meetings.  For more information, they can be reached at (315)772-0664 or (315)772-5488.

Additional References & Resources for Special Education

Highly mobile children are entitled to an expedited process, including: a) evaluations in 30 days instead of 60 days, b) removed delays due to school district schedules for Families moving during incomplete screenings, c) continued Extended School Year for students moving in the summer. The United State Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services outlines these requirements for State Directors of Special Education. 

The Center for Parent Information and Resources offers parent education, acronyms, tools, webinars and a directory of local Parent and Information Training Centers to appropriately advocate for their children, proactively supporting personal accountability. Funded by OSEP.

Military OneSource has a range of resources in caring for a family member with special needs: education, health care, legal, financial, points of contact (EFMP, School Liaisons, etc.)

Military Community & Family Policy-Office of Special Needs provides directory of age-specific resources and States at a Glance for state education special education resources and parent resources.

DirectSTEP provides no-cost, Army sponsored online training for educators and parents on a host of special education topics such as understanding federal requirements, best practices for behavior management, IDEA eligibility, IEPs and more. Through the eCourses parents and educators learn how to apply education laws in order to obtain positive outcomes associated with critical education issues. Access the course listing and registration page through the links below.

DirectSTEP course listing 

DirectSTEP registration

 

 

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Home School

Home schooling has become mainstream and widely-used. We offer resources and information to help you provide quality home-based education.

 

Home School Legal Defense Association provides information on home school law, and general support and information about homeschooling.

All home school Families are required to register with the public school district in which they reside and follow New York State Home School Regulations. Fort Drum has a local home school group that is very active. Monthly meetings are held for parents and children to discuss concerns, issues, and accomplishments. This group is very knowledgeable regarding home school regulations. They offer support and many great ideas. For local home school resources, contact the Fort Drum School Liaison Officer at (315)772-3214 or email the Fort Drum School Liaison Officer.

Home Schooling Legal Defense Association

New York State Home School Regulations

New York State Home School F.A.Q.'s

Transition Support

We understand that military transitions for children include much more than school plans and enrollment. We have a number of resources to help make your move as easy as possible for the kids, including:

 

Military Kids Connect provides online age-appropriate resources to help parents, teachers and children cope with the unique challenges of military life.

 

The Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children (MIC3) addresses key transition issues military Families experience, including enrollment, placement, attendance, eligibility and graduation. All 50 states have signed the compact and are in varying stages of implementation and/or compliance. The compact applies to children of Active Duty service members, National Guard and Reserve members on active duty orders and members or veterans who are medically discharged or retired within past year.

If you feel that you have an issue that the Compact can help address talk with your SLO.  The SLO is able to assist by connecting with both the sending and receiving school to assist in resolving the issue.  If it is not possible to resolve the issue locally, the SLO will help you work with the state commission, and if needed, the national office.

To graduate from high school in the state of New York, the following credit requirements must be met:

  • English - 4 units

  • Social Studies - 4 units

  • Math - 3 units

  • Science - 3 units

  • Language other than English (LOTE) - 1 unit

  • Art/Music/Dance/Theater - 1 unit

  • Health - 1/2 unit

  • Physical Education - 2 units

  • Electives - 3 1/2 units

    Total: 22 units of credit

    In addition, students also have testing requirements in the form of the New York State Regents Exams. To learn more about specific assessments necessary for graduating in New York State, as well as different diploma options for students, visit the New York State Education Department.

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Post - Secondary Support

Our support doesn’t end with elementary education. If you have children preparing for academic life after high school, we can help you find information about testing opportunities, scholarships and military-specific resources that can help you plan.

 

The US Department of Veteran’s Affairs provides information about Military-Specific and Government Academic Support G.I. Bill

The Transferability of Educational Benefits for the Post 9/11 GI Bill are very specific. The Defense Manpower Data Center, through MilConnect will guide you through the transfer process and your eligibility to do so.  Speak with an Education Counselor prior to making this election in order to ensure you understand the benefit.

In-State Tuition Programs for Military: Service-members, active duty for a period of more than 30 days and their dependents are eligible to receive in-state tuition at many public colleges and universities in the state where they reside or are permanently stationed. An enrolled dependent may pay in-state tuition as long as he or she remains continuously enrolled at the institution, even if the service-member is reassigned outside of the state. Regulations outlined in the Higher Education Opportunity Act, 2008 (P.L 110 - 135) and the Higher Education Act of 1965 (pdf) apply.

After-School Enrichment Opportunities

Students in grades 6th–12th have the opportunity to utilize the Fort Drum Youth Center. The Fort Drum Youth Center offers a variety of programs for middle school and high school students after school, on Saturdays, and with summer programs. Membership to the Youth Center is free. For registration or program information, please visit the Fort Drum Youth Center webpage or call (315)772-6719.

The Fort Drum School Age Center (SAC) offers a supervised, comprehensive before and after-school program, as well as full day care during school out days for children in grades Kindergarten–6th grade. Cost for your child is determined by household income. For more information, please visit the Fort Drum School Age Center webpage or call (315)772-4411.

Both programs offer the following activities in these four main areas:

1.      Sports, Fitness and Health Options

2.      Arts, Recreation and Leisure Activities

3.      Life Skills, Citizenship, and Mentoring

4.      Intervention/Support Services

The Carthage and Indian River school districts provide busing to SAC for pick-up and drop-off and drop-off only at the Youth Center, to families living on Fort Drum and whose children are register and enrolled to use those programs.

The Fort Drum Child and Youth Services Sports & Fitness Program emphasizes safety, participation, fun and good sportsmanship. All registered participants are evaluated, assigned to a team, issued a basic uniform and guaranteed a specific amount of playing time.

The program is designed to provide all youth the opportunity to participate, develop fundamental skills, and grow in an atmosphere of sportsmanship, citizenship, and teamwork.

Local school buildings also offer after-school opportunities. Clubs, enrichment opportunities, and other after-school activities may be available at the school your child attends. To find out what’s happening, please visit your school district’s website.

Resources

Here are some additional web resources to assist you with your child’s education:

 

Academic Resources:

Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families makes live tutors available online 24/7 to help with more than 40 core subjects and standardized test preparation.

Homework Support: Army Child Youth & School Services provides Homework Labs in before/after school programs for elementary students at the School Age Center, and for middle and high school students at the Youth Center.

 

Khan Academy:

A personalized learning resource for all ages Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. We tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, SAT and more.    

 

Support/Resilience Resources:

School Support Services include information about other programs you can use for support and resilience-related issues.

 

Military Family Life Counselors (MFLCs) are available to meet in-person on or off the military installation. The free nonmedical sessions are anonymous and may occur in individual, couple, family or group settings. Child Behavioral Specialists are located on the installation in Child, Youth and School Services programs, and in highly impacted schools located on and off the installation.

Military OneSource has access to free nonmedical counseling that’s anonymous and available online, on the phone or in person. Twelve free sessions may occur in individual, couple, family or group settings.

Ready and Resilient Workshops for youth and educators are offered through the SLO and Youth Center programs. These workshops provide educators and students with the same tools Soldiers receive through their Ready and Resilient training. As Master Resilience Trainers SLOs strive to develop a common language around resilience for educators, youth and their parents.

For information on how to attend a class contact your local SLO.

 

College and Career Readiness Resources:

College and career readiness includes the content knowledge, skills and habits that students must have to be successful in postsecondary education. It also includes training that leads to a sustaining career. A student who is ready for college and career can qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing college courses without needing remedial or developmental coursework. These links have tools that will help you plan for your child’s college and career readiness:

 

Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) provides STEM opportunities for military connected youth. The website provides information about AEOP programs available to youth, scholarship opportunities, news, and ways to get involved.

 

Military.com Scholarship Finder Military.com provides a search engine to help you find money for your child’s higher education needs. Search over 1000 scholarships intended for military youth. They also have a Military Scholarship Handbook.

School Support Services Scholarship Database Listing of crowd sourced scholarships for military connected youth. Scholarships are listed in alphabetical order and provide information on deadlines and qualifications.

 

 Financial Aid
 

Provides a description of federal student aid programs from the U.S. Dept. of Education  and how to apply for them.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Apply for federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school.

Get Ready for College - College Planning, Financial Aid

 

 

Jefferson County, New York Resource Links

Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County

Jefferson County New York Department of Social Services

Jefferson County New York Community, Social, and Government Services Search

 

New York State Educational Links

New York State Next Generation English Language Arts and Mathematics Learning Standards

New York State Department of Education

 

Family Resources by County

Jefferson County

Lewis County

St. Lawrence County

 

National Links

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission

4H Clubs

Army OneSource

Boys and Girls Clubs of America

DoDEA Education Partnership

FMWR Command

Free Live Tutoring

Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE)

Military Impacted Schools Association

Military One Source

Moving

National Military Families Association

Tutor.com for Military Families

One-to-one academic tutoring and on-demand homework help is available at no cost to eligible students in Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps families, including National Guard and Reserve, through funding from the U.S. Department of Defense. Eligible students include grades K–12 children and service members, plus some spouses and adult children. Coast Guard service members and their families are also eligible to use Tutor.com at no cost through funding from Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA). Tutor.com for U.S. Military Families allows students to connect anonymously to an expert tutor online at any time for personalized help with homework, studying, test prep, proofreading and more.

Eligible students can create an account and log in at Tutor.com for Military Families.

Other Educational Resources

National Association of Secondary Principals List of Approved Contests, Programs, and Activities for Students

NY Family Literacy Calendar

Learning Tools by Different States/Grades/Subjects

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Unique Military Child Identifier? Numerous states have enacted a voluntary report-only self-identification of military children within their public school systems. This data collection would allow monitoring of critical elements such as academic progress and proficiency, special and advanced program participation, mobility and dropout rates. Requirements and method of collection vary from state to state.

Impact Aid

Many local school districts across the United States include within their boundaries parcels of land that are owned by the Federal Government.  They must provide a quality education to the children living on the Indian and other Federal lands while sometimes operating with less local revenue than is available to other school districts, because the Federal property is exempt from local property taxes. 

Congress has provided financial assistance to these local school districts through the Impact Aid Program. Each year Military members and Federal employees complete a Survey Form. The amount of Impact Aid – or federal assistance –received is determined by the number of eligible parents/guardians who complete the survey form. It partially compensates school districts affected by federal activity for local tax losses resulting from tax-free federal installations.

Impact Aid Fact Sheet (we will provide a hand out to link to)

Impact Aid Website

Non-DoD School Program (NDSP)

At overseas/international locations where there is not a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school, NDSP supports a variety of options for your children, ranging from public or private schools to homeschool programs.  NDSP has a team of education specialists who are available to provide transition and educational support and coordination for all students, including those with special needs. Sponsors are encouraged contact the NDSP as soon as possible for specific school information. 

Email

Phone Number +1 (571)372-5863 or +1 (571)372-1897

“What school district will I attend if I live on-post?”

Families living in the Adirondack Creek, Crescent Woods, or Monument Ridge housing communities will attend the Indian River Central School District. Within the housing communities that attend Indian River, students in Kindergarten to 3rd grade will attend one of four primary school buildings in the district. Depending on where you reside, students will either attend Antwerp Primary, Calcium Primary, Evans Mills Primary, or Theresa Primary. Families living in the Rhicard Hills Housing Community or in the Leray Mansion area will attend Carthage Central School District. Within the housing communities that attend Carthage, students in Kindergarten to 4th grade will attend one of three elementary school buildings in the district. Students will either attend Black River Elementary, Carthage Elementary, or West Carthage Elementary.

For Families living on-post, you can use this map as an unofficial guide to find out what elementary or primary building your child will attend: On-Post School Districts/Elementary-Primary Building Guide

 

“What school district can I attend and be able to use before and/or after school care on Fort Drum?”

In order to utilize bussing that travels to and from the School Age Center on Fort Drum, families need to live in either the Carthage or Indian River school districts. You may live on or off post and still use before or after school care. No other public school district (Watertown, General Brown, etc.) provides bussing to or from the School Age Center. 

In addition, if you live in either the Carthage or Indian River district and would like to attend a parochial school in Watertown or Carthage, your child will have bus transportation to and from the School Age Center to their parochial school.

 

“Can I attend a parochial school and live on Fort Drum?”

Yes. Augustinian Academy, Faith Fellowship Christian School, and Immaculate Heart Central all have on-post students attending school in their buildings. Bussing is providing from the public school district that you reside in.

 

“Is bussing provided to and from school?”

Yes. Bussing is provided for every student attending public or parochial school on Fort Drum, free of charge. 

 

“What will I need to provide for documentation in order to register my child in school?”

You will need a completed registration packet for each child you are enrolling. All school districts have their own unique registration packet that can be found on their school district’s website. Carthage and Indian River registration packets can also be found in the Parent Central Services office in Clark Hall. 

You will need to provide your school district with a proof of address. A physical street address is required. Students cannot be enrolled with only a housing community listed.

You will need information about the previous school that your child attended. Hopefully the last school gave you a copy of student records prior to leaving. Previous report cards may also be useful. If not, please have on hand the name and address of the last school your child attended.

Your child’s most recent physical and immunization records are also necessary. A new physical may be required by the district upon entry. 

School districts also ask you to provide the district with a proof of age. You will need to have a copy of your child's birth certificate and their Social Security Number. If the child(ren) have a different parent listed on the birth certificates, the district may request documentation proving you have custody of the child. 

Please also furnish the district with any special needs documentation from the last state you resided in. 

 

“Can I enroll my child into school if we are using temporary housing?”

Families can enroll in school if they are using temporary lodging. Depending on the lodging, you may be attending either the Carthage or Indian River school district. It is highly recommended to discuss your temporary/permanent living arrangements with the Fort Drum School Liaison to ensure the student can be enrolled in the proper district/school building.

 

“Can I switch districts or buildings if I want to attend a different school?”

New York State Public Schools follow specific school district zoning grids.  Zoning includes families who reside on-post.  The district you reside in and are zoned for determines the school that your children attend.  You are required to attend the location that you are assigned. If you would like to attend a specific district or particular building, contact the School Liaison prior to signing for housing.

Home School Options

All home school Families are required to register with the public school district in which they reside and follow New York State Home School Regulations. Fort Drum has a local home school group that is very active. Monthly meetings are held for parents and children to discuss concerns, issues, and accomplishments. This group is very knowledgeable regarding home school regulations. They offer support and many great ideas. For local home school resources, contact the Fort Drum School Liaison Officer at (315)772-3214 or email the Fort Drum School Liaison Officer.

Home Schooling Legal Defense Association

New York State Home School Regulations

New York State Home School F.A.Q.'s

New York Special Education and Special Needs

New York State School Statistics

The New York State Education Department posts a web site with the statistical report card for every school district in the state. For more information about the schools in our area (Jefferson & Lewis Counties), see the NY State School District Report Card Site.

Frequently Asked Questions from Fort Drum Families

Frequently Asked Questions from Fort Drum Families

“What school district will I attend if I live on-post?”

Families living in the Adirondack Creek, Crescent Woods, or Monument Ridge housing communities will attend the Indian River Central School District. Within the housing communities that attend Indian River, students in Kindergarten to 3rd grade will attend one of four primary school buildings in the district. Depending on where you reside, students will either attend Antwerp Primary, Calcium Primary, Evans Mills Primary, or Theresa Primary. Families living in the Rhicard Hills Housing Community or in the Leray Mansion area will attend Carthage Central School District. Within the housing communities that attend Carthage, students in Kindergarten to 4th grade will attend one of three elementary school buildings in the district. Students will either attend Black River Elementary, Carthage Elementary, or West Carthage Elementary.

To find out what elementary or primary building your child will attend, you can use this map as an unofficial guide: On-Post School Districts/Elementary-Primary Building Guide

 

“What school district can I attend and be able to use before and/or after school care on Fort Drum?”

In order to utilize bussing that travels to and from the School Age Center on Fort Drum, families need to live in either the Carthage or Indian River school districts. You may live on or off post and still use before or after school care. No other public school district (Watertown, General Brown, etc.) provides bussing to or from the School Age Center. 

In addition, if you live in either the Carthage or Indian River district and would like to attend a parochial school in Watertown or Carthage, your child will have bus transportation to and from the School Age Center to their parochial school.

 

“Can I attend a parochial school and live on Fort Drum?”

Yes. Augustinian Academy, Faith Fellowship Christian School, and Immaculate Heart Central all have on-post students attending school in their buildings. Bussing is providing from the public school district that you reside in.

 

“Is bussing provided to and from school?”

Yes. Bussing is provided for every student attending school on Fort Drum, free of charge. 

 

“What will I need to provide for documentation in order to register my child in school?”

You will need a completed registration packet for each child you are enrolling. All school districts have their own unique registration packet that can be found on their school district’s website. Carthage and Indian River registration packets can also be found in the Parent Central Services office in Clark Hall. 

You will need to provide your school district with a proof of address. A physical street address is required. Students cannot be enrolled with only a housing community listed.

You will need information about the previous school that your child attended. Hopefully the last school gave you a hard copy of student records prior to leaving. Previous report cards may also be useful. If not, please have on hand the name and address of the last school your child attended.

Your child’s most recent physical and Immunization records are also necessary. A new physical may be required by the district upon entry. 

School districts also ask you to provide the district with a proof of age. You will need to have a copy of your child's birth certificate and their Social Security Number. If the child(ren) have a different parent listed on the birth certificates, then you will need some sort of document that shows you have custody of the child. 

Please also provide any special needs documentation from the last state you resided in. 

 

“Can I enroll my child into school if we are using temporary housing?”

Families can enroll in school if they are using temporary lodging. Depending on the lodging, you may be attending either the Carthage or Indian River school district. We would highly suggest contacting the Fort Drum School Liaison in a situation like this to discuss schooling options that you may have.

 

“Can I switch districts or buildings if I want to attend a different school?”

New York is a district of residence, meaning that your children go to school in the district where you reside. Districts and buildings are assigned by location and once you are settled, you are required to attend the location that you are assigned. If you would like to attend a specific district or particular building, contact the School Liaison prior to choosing housing.