How To Enroll My Child
I live in the zoned
area of the school.
I live outside the zoned
area and want to apply to the Magnet Program.
Enrollment Process -
Zoned to the School
To register and enroll your child in the school that he or she is zoned to
attend, bring the following to school:
birth certificate or other proof of age and identity;
Proof of your
identity and residential address (driverís license and utility bill); and
A record of your
childís current immunizations signed by a doctor.
Parent's ID Card
or Driver License
Longfellow Elementary School Attendance Zone Map -
Your child may be eligible to enroll provisionally if the required
immunization process has begun. Texas law requires that a child must be
enrolled by the childís parent or guardian or another person with legal
control of the child under a court order. It also requires the district to
record the name, address, and date of birth of the person enrolling the
For more information, call Health Services at 713-556-7280.
Where and When to Enroll
Each school in HISD handles its own registration and enrollment. Most HISD
schools open for enrollment no later than the second week of August. To
find out the enrollment schedule for Longfellow, call us 713-295-5268.
Longfellow gives preference to siblings to enter the program.
Documents Required for Enrollment
Student Transfer Forms: 713-556-6783
Every school district requires identification of each student as a
condition of enrollment, which must be under a studentís legal name as
shown on that studentís birth certificate or other legal document. The
parent or legal guardian must furnish documentation of the studentís
identity, age, and residence and a copy of the studentís records within 30
days of enrollment (or 90 days if the student was born outside the U.S.).
If the student does not have a Social Security number, HISD will assign a
Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS) number. No student
may be denied enrollment solely because of failure to meet the
documentation requirements. Enrollment is provisional, however, pending
receipt of the required documentation and verification of eligibility.
A parent or legal guardian who resides with relatives or friends within
HISD and who wishes to send a child to an HISD school must submit a
statement of residence. The parent or guardian must complete the statement
at the zoned school and must supply the following:
A letter from the
official resident of the address at which the applicant is living, stating
how long the applicant has lived at that address
The name of the
school the student attended most recently
A copy of the
official residentís most recent bill for electricity, gas, or water; and
If the residence
is an apartment, a valid lease giving the name of the official resident.
(For assistance, call the Student Transfer Department at 713-556-6734.)
If your child is entering HISD from another school district, you will also
need a record of current immunizations and his or her most recent report
card. The school will also request an academic transcript from your
childís previous school.
More information and forms may be found on the
HISD Health & Medical Services Web site.
Enrollment Process -
Parents should become familiar with Magnet programs by:
House at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center on November 5,
Awareness Week activities November 7Ė11, 2011.
Remember that the application process for HISDís Vanguard Magnet
programs, which are Magnet programs specifically designed for academically
gifted and talented students, varies slightly.
- Parents get application from Magnet program school, call
713-556-6947, or visit
- Parents collect required records from their childís current school
(see application for details).
- Parents complete application form.
- Parents submit form to Magnet program school (no limit to the number
of programs to which you can apply). Form must be submitted and required
testing scheduled by January 6, 2012, for the first round of
screening. Late applications will be accepted on a space-available
- Parents contact school to schedule tests, auditions, or interviews
- School notifies parents, by mail, that their child has or has not
been accepted into the program on March 23, 2012.
- Parents notify Magnet program (one program only) that they accept
the invitation for their child to attend by returning acceptance
documents by April 9, 2012.
- Parents complete registration materials provided by school.
- Parents follow enrollment procedures as indicated by school.
Students whose final 2011-2012 report card does not show that they
were promoted to the grade for which they applied may not be accepted.
Final acceptance also depends upon students completing the enrollment