Student Information

Student Enrollment

When Can You Enroll in Thomaston-Upson School System?

During regular business hours, registration can be completed at your child's prospective school if you choose to do so in person. If you would like to register your new student online, you may do so by using the Infinite Campus Online Registration tool. Should you need assistance or have questions during the enrollment process, please contact the school your child will attend. 

What Do you Need For Enrollment?

Families that are unable to obtain the required immunization, and/or screening documents due to the COVID-19 situation will be given additional time to obtain those documents but should go ahead and begin the online registration process.

  • Verification of Age. The school will accept any of the following as allowable evidence establishing a student’s date of birth:
    • A certified copy of a birth certificate; certified hospital-issued birth record or birth certificate;
    • A military ID;
    • A valid driver’s license;
    • A passport;
    • An adoption record;
    • A religious record signed by an authorized religious official;
    • A green card or pink card;
    • A Federal I-94 card and hospital record of live birth.
    • An official school transcript; or
    • If none of these items can be produced, an affidavit of age sworn to by the parent, guardian or other person accompanied by a certificate of age signed by a licensed practicing physician, which states that the physician has examined the child believes that the age as stated in the affidavit is substantially correct.
  • An Official Birth Certificate. 

 

  • Proof of Residency. The documents should include the name of the parent or guardian enrolling the student (or the name of the emancipated minor) and a street address. The person enrolling the student should provide a current utility bill and any one of the following items.
    • Current lease/rental agreement;
    • Current vehicle registration form;
    • Letter from a shelter;
    • Letter from an employer if the employer provides housing;
    • Current mortgage document;
    • Current real property assessment;
    • Current Peachcare eligibility documents
    • Current home purchase agreement;
    • Current residential property tax statement or bill;
    • Current homeowner’s insurance policy;
    • Most recent income tax return;
    • Current paycheck stub;
    • Current Medicaid card;
    • Third-person affidavit of residency (notarized affidavit shall be completed and signed by parent, guardian or another person, as well as the legal owner or lessor of the property where the student and the parent, guardian, or other person reside); or
    • Current homeowner’s insurance policy.
  • A Georgia Certificate of Immunization. By state law, a valid certificate of immunization or a notarized Affidavit of Religious Exemption is required for enrollment. The certificate of immunization must be completed by the health department or your healthcare provider. 

 

  • Evidence of Vision, Hearing, and Dental Certificate. This information should be on a current Georgia Form #3300 (rev. 2013), available from the health department or your physician and dentist, and dated within the last 12 months. Letters from appropriate healthcare professionals and out-of-state certificates are acceptable if completed within the last 12 months, and stapled to the state form.

 

  • Proof of Authorized Person to Enroll. The following people are authorized to enroll students: parent (natural or adoptive), legal guardian, a grandparent with a properly executed power of attorney for the care of a minor child, kinship caregiver with a properly executed Kinship Caregiver Affidavit, or foster parent appointed by a state agency.

 

  • A Photo ID. The person enrolling a student should provide proper identification. This identification may include a driver’s license, a state identification card, a passport, or other official photo identification, such as an ID card obtained through an official government agency or consulate. 

 

  • The Child’s Social Security Number. State law requires that schools ask for this number at the time of enrollment. Students will be enrolled, even if the number is not provided. However, parents will be asked to sign a waiver if the child does not have a social security number after 30 days.

 

Age Requirements Pertaining to Enrollment:

  • Students enrolling in the Pre-K program must be four years of age on or before September 1 of the current academic year.
  • Students enrolling in the Kindergarten program must be five years of age on or before September 1 of the current academic year.
  • Students enrolling in the first grade must be six years of age on or before September 1 of the current academic year.  

The Exception to Age Requirement for Out-of-State and Out-of-Country Transfer Students

Kindergarten and first-grade students moving into Georgia who turns five or six respectively between September 2 and December 31 may be enrolled in kindergarten or first grade if they have been residing out of the state for at least two years immediately prior to moving to Georgia and if they have been legally enrolled in a public kindergarten or first grade accredited by a state or regional association or the equivalent. The parents of any child seeking to enroll as an underage, out-of-state or out-of-country transfer must provide the Office of Student Assignment with satisfactory evidence of the child's residence and enrollment in kindergarten or first grade in another state or country.

Quick Links and Contact Information:

Acceptable Use Policy.pdf

Compulsory Attendance Guidelines.pdf 

What do you need for Enrollment.pdf 

Student Handbooks

 

UL PreK (706) 647-9621

ULPS (K-2) (706) 647-7516

ULES (3-5) (706) 647-3632

UL Middle (6-8) (706) 647-6256

UL High (9-12)(706) 647-8171

UL Alternative (706) 647-9621

 

 

Infinite Campus Information

  • Parents & Students: Infinite Campus (IC) has released two new mobile apps, Campus Student, and Campus Parent. Both apps allow for enhanced features and have a new look designed specifically for students or parents, depending on the app. All students and parents are encouraged to download these new apps through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The mobile apps provide real-time access to grades, assignments, attendance, schedules, announcements, and more. If you are a Thomaston-Upson Parent or Student having issues accessing the parent/student portal, please contact your/your child's school.
  • Do you need help accessing the Parent Portal? These links can help you get started setting up your desktop or laptop account. 

   

Jessica Watson, Director

205 Civic Center Drive 
Thomaston, GA 30286
706-647-9621

Student Information Systems (SIS)

The Student Information Systems (SIS) department promotes excellence in the Thomaston-Upson School System by adhering to three goals:

  • We provide support and guidance in the use of Infinite Campus to all stakeholders.
  • We work diligently to provide our schools with assistance in the gathering and analyzing of data to accomplish Thomaston-Upson school’s mission and vision.
  • We update and maintain all student records while following both state and federal privacy and reporting requirements.

Registration:

        Thomaston-Upson schools utilize school-based registration at each of our district schools. The purpose of school-based registration is to provide parents and students with personalized attention during the registration process. For more information regarding registration and enrollment, please see the Student Enrollment tab located on this website or follow the quick link located on the left-hand side of the page.

 Records Retention:

        Each year we archive student records for all Upson-Lee High School graduates and students who have withdrawn from our district at the Thomaston-Upson School System Archives (172 Knight Trail, Thomaston, GA 30286). Each school archives student records according to the timelines and procedures set forth by the Georgia Archives Association.

        Current, actively enrolled students with the Thomaston-Upson School System may access their records online via the Infinite Campus parent or student portal. Listed under the Parent/Student portal quick link on this website are the directions for accessing current student information.

Reporting and Accountability:

    Each year the Thomaston-Upson School System is required by both Georgia and the federal government to report various information regarding student enrollment and individual areas related to school performance. In turn, the state determines each school’s effectiveness by evaluating attendance, discipline, and performance data submitted by our office.

 School and System Data:

    It is the responsibility of the Student Information Systems department to ensure all teachers and administrators within the district have reliable and valuable data to assist in all school improvement efforts. District and school-level data are collected and analyzed regularly to ensure the Thomaston-Upson School System is operating effectively.