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New Student Enrollment

Middle School Registration

REGISTRATION DATES

  • Registration appointments for new students will be held between March 13, 2023 and June 1, 2023.

NEW STUDENTS

Registration occurs in a four-step process completed by the parent or legal guardian of the child: 

  1. Verify your residency in South Pasadena and collect your three proofs of residence. 
  2. Register online via the Aeries Internet Registration system (AIR). Please visit the AERIES Parent Portal to complete the online registration process, and print out two copies of your completed AIR registration.
  3. After you complete the online registration, and you have all the required documents, email [email protected] to schedule an appointment for registration. To double-check that you have all the correct materials, please print and read the documents listed under Forms/Files found in the right-side navigation menu:  Enrollment Registration Checklist.
  4. Attend a registration appointment at South Pasadena Middle School, 1500 Fair Oaks Avenue, South Pasadena, CA 91030. Please bring to your appointment the following original documents:
    • Copy of your AIR registration
    • Birth certificate or passport of student
    • Student immunization records
    • Unofficial transcript (if out of country, a translated English version)
    • CAASPP scores (if available)
    • Special Circumstances (English as a Second Language, special education, health concerns)
    • Three required proofs of residency. See acceptable proofs of residency in the column at the right. 

If your student is a current 5th grader at a South Pasadena elementary school, they will automatically be enrolled at South Pasadena Middle School for 6th grade for the following school year.

NOTES:

  • South Pasadena Middle School is closed for the summer and will reopen in August 2023. Families may not receive a response to a registration appointment request until August after the school office opens (TBD).
  • There will be required Math and ELA placement testing taking place at the SPMS office for students new to SPUSD in 2023 taking place in August 2023. Dates and times are TBD. SPUSD students entering 6th grade who attended SPUSD schools for 5th grade will have already taken these tests in the spring of 2022
  • Guardianships and Dual Family Residencies must be approved in advance by the Human Resources office at the District Office. Please email [email protected] or call 626-441-5810 ext 1132.

PREVIOUSLY WITHDRAWN STUDENTS FROM SPUSD

If you are a South Pasadena resident, and your child previously attended a SPUSD school, you do not need to complete the online registration. Email [email protected] to schedule an appointment and indicate the student's name, date of birth, last school, grade and year he/she attended in SPUSD. 

Please bring the following to the registration appointment in addition to the items listed in Step 4 above:

  • Unofficial transcript. 
  • Most recent report card
  • Most recent CAASPP state test scores from the previous school
  • Withdrawal grades are required if transferring during the school year

If entering from another country, an official transcript with a notarized English translation is required. If there are special circumstances (English as a Second Language, Special Education, or health problems) please provide appropriate documentation, such as ELPAC test scores or current IEP or 504 plan.

Residency Verification Documents - one document from EACH category, and all documents must be originals, no copies accepted.

Category A

  • Deed of Trust
  • Mortgage Payment Receipt – dated within the past month
  • Rental/Lease Agreement, listing all names of occupants (including children), and the name, address, telephone number and signature of landlord/management company.
  • Property Tax Bill – dated within the past year
  • Closing Escrow Papers

 

Category B

NOTE:  All bills must be both parts, top & bottom, in English, with all pages present, i.e, if a six page gas bill,  please present entire bill. Online bill pay allows for downloadable pdfs of entire gas and electric bills.

  • Utility Bill (Example: Southern California Edison, The Gas Company, Athens Services, Water Bill) – dated within the past month
  • Cable/Internet Provider Bill (Example: Spectrum, Direct TV)  – dated within the past month

 

Category C

NOTE:  All bills must be both parts, top & bottom, in English, with all pages present, i.e, if a six page gas bill,  please present entire bill. Online bill pay allows for downloadable pdfs of entire gas and electric bills.

  • An additional Utility Bill [different than what is provided in CATEGORY B]   (Example: Southern California Edison, The Gas Company, Internet provider, Athens Services, Water bill)   – dated within the past month  
  • Current Car Registration – dated within the past year
  • Car Insurance Statement – dated within the past 6 months to 1 year
  • Health Insurance Statement – dated within the past month
  • Bank Statement (or signed letter on bank letterhead with the South Pasadena address) – dated within the past month
  • Current Federal or State Tax Correspondences - dated within the past 6 months