Enrollment

Thank you for your interest in Lowell Area Schools.  The information below is intended to assist you in gathering the documentation necessary for enrollment.  When enrolling a student into any Michigan public school, the State School Aid Act, related Michigan Compiled Laws, and other state/federal requirements apply.  Each district is responsible for verifying three important things - Parentage, Residency and Immunizations.  

Parentage
The Missing Child Act (MCL 380.1135) requires verifying the identity and age of a minor child enrolling in a public school as well as identification of the person enrolling the child.  Required documents to meet this requirement includes:

  • Government issued photo identification of person enrolling the student
  • Original/certified birth certificate of the student being enrolled
  • Court documentation to specify custodial rights (as appropriate)

Residency (K-12 students only)
Owning property in the district is not proof of residency.  The rule of thumb for residency is "where you lay your head at night." Two proofs of residency are required prior to enrollment.  Proof of residency includes a property tax bill, drivers license, current utility bill, bank statement, pay stub, loan/lease documents, landline phone bill (cell bill does not qualify).  

If you reside in someone else's home or apartment you will need to provide a notarized Affidavit of Residency as well as two proof of residency from the home owner.

Immunizations
An up-to-date immunization record must be presented to the school office.

K-12 students only - If you reside outside of the Lowell Area Schools boundaries please follow the procedures for External LinkSchools of Choice.

Additional enrollment forms are noted below.  All forms and questions should be directed to the appropriate school building.

The preschool program is located in the Yeiter Learning Center building located at 320 Amity Street. 

External LinkRegistration Options
Note: This registration is challenging to complete on a mobile phone. It is suggested you complete this registration on a larger screen. 

For general enrollment questions, please contact the office.

Having trouble completing the online registration form?  Please email the External LinkOnline Registration Coordinator or call (616) 987-2891 for assistance.


PDF DocumentParent/Guardian Volunteer Consent - must be completed for any adult who wishes to work with our students.  3's and 4's parents only need to fill this out if you are planning to volunteer in the classroom.
PDF DocumentChild Information Record - all spaces must be completed in its entirety, including the child allergy section, even if your child does not have an allergy.   *Note this form must be printed or saved as a PDF, downloading the form will not include information.
PDF DocumentHealth Appraisal - completed and signed/dated by a physician.  Returning children may use the previous year's health appraisal form, but must bring in updated shots.  
PDF DocumentDHS Central Registry - Little Explorers Only.  Must be completed with a signature and submitted with a copy of each person's driver's license.  3's and 4's parents do not need to complete this form (there are two teachers in the classroom)

There are two ways to enroll:

1. External LinkNew students with no siblings currently enrolled in Lowell Area Schools
2. External LinkNew students with siblings currently enrolled in Lowell Area Schools 

For general enrollment questions, please contact the school office.

Having trouble completing the online registration form?  Please email the External LinkOnline Registration Coordinator or call (616) 987-2891 for assistance.

Important Reminder - if you live outside the Lowell Area Schools boundary, you may go ahead and complete the online enrollment.  However, your enrollment will not be approved until you are approved for External LinkSchools of Choice .

PDF DocumentInternal Schools of Choice (moving from one elementary to another elementary)
PDF DocumentParking Permit (if appropriate)
PDF DocumentParking Permit - Driving and Parking Rules (if appropriate)
PDF DocumentRequest for Records

The following forms are included in the Online Registration:
PDF DocumentConcussion Form 
Google FormsParent Input Form and Preschool Provide Questionnaire (Kindergarten Only)
PDF DocumentHealth Appraisal 
PDF DocumentImmunization Consent Form 
PDF DocumentKindergarten Waiver
PDF DocumentMedication Consent - Self Administration
PDF DocumentMedication Consent 
PDF DocumentTechnology Acceptable Use Policy 

External LinkElementary Attendance Boundaries

Alto Elementary: Areas south of the Grand River.

Bushnell/Cherry Creek Elementary:  Areas south of Bailey Drive and north of the Grand River, including the city of Lowell.  Also areas located east of the Flat River (except Burroughs Street and side streets off it); and Bailey Drive west of McCabe.

Murray Lake Elementary: All areas  on Bailey Drive (east of McCabe) and side streets off of it; areas north of Bailey Drive; also Burroughs Street and side streets off it.