Required Registration Documents

  • 1. Photo identification of parent/guardian (one of the following)

    • Driver’s license
    • Massachusetts ID card
    • Valid government-issued photo ID

    2. Proof of child’s age (one of the following)

    • Birth certificate
    • Baptismal certificate identifying date of birth
    • Hospital record identifying date of birth

    3. Proof of Residency: Two (2) forms of proof of residency must be provided, each of which must have a matching name and address and be dated within the past 45 days. Letters must be opened and not in the envelope.

    • Deed or record of mortgage payment 
    • Copy of current lease
    • Notarized Barnstable Public Schools Landlord Affidavit form
    • Up to two utility bills such as gas, oil, electric, or water 
    • Homeowner's or renter’s insurance bill 
    • Car insurance bill 
    • Health Insurance communication or bill 
    • Cable bill
    • Telephone bill
    • Bank statement 
    • Valid Massachusetts driver’s license with current home address 
    • Valid government-issued photo identification with current home address
    • Current motor vehicle registration with home address
    • Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) letter    
    • Payroll stub with current home address
    • IRS Form W-2
    • Excise tax bill or Property tax bill
    • Voter registration

    4. Health Records

    • Complete and up-to-date immunization records from the health care provider; and  
    • Physical exam (within one year) documentation from health care provider;
    • Lead test and result (kindergarten and prekindergarten only)
    • Written statement by a physician stating that the physical condition of the child warrants medical exemption from inoculations (if applicable);
    • Written statement by parent/guardian that the child’s religious denomination opposes tests and inoculations (if applicable) signed and dated; 
    • A TB test is required if the child has recently been in a high-risk country for more than 4 calendar weeks.

    5. Report cards and/or transcripts

    • Grades K- 8 are required to bring copies of their most recent report card or transcript and will fill out a release of records at the registration appointment

    • High School (grades 9-12): 

      • Bring a copy of all year-end report cards for grades 9-12

      • Bring the most recent progress report, online grade report, or transcript.

      • Many schools have a portal online to print out past report cards and current grades and classes.

      • You may come to the FCEC before your appointment to fill out a release of records for the current school OR fill out a release of records at your current school to send records to: BPS FCEC, 141 Bassett Ln, Hyannis, MA 02061, Fax: 508-790-6202, email:

      • High school students cannot start school without transcripts from their previous high school(s)

    6. In addition, please bring the following if applicable:

    • IEP, 504, and/or Individual Health Care Plan such as asthma or allergy action plan  

    • Legal documents such as custody agreements or restraining/protection orders (notarized translation into English)

Registration Documents