Enrollment / Permits / Verification of Continuing Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year:
Transitional Kindergarten /Kindergarten/ New Student Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is coming soon!
TK / Kindergarten and new student enrollment for SMMUSD school sites will begin in Feb. 2023 for the 2023-24 school year. In order to obtain enrollment documents, you must first prove residency within our SMMUSD attendance boundaries. You should visit your designated school's website for that site’s process regarding electronic submission of residency verification. In order to find your school, click here.
New Student Registration for Santa Monica and Malibu Residents
Registering your child at a school for the first time can be relatively easy if you are prepared. The following are a few guidelines to help you:
- Registration takes place at your neighborhood school. Call the school directly for enrollment dates. (In order to find your school, click here.)
- You will need to verify your address. Click here for examples of proof of residency. Other documents such as a driver's license or business mail may be requested to confirm your address.
- Documents Required for Verification/Proof of Residency
Once Proof of Residency documentation has been submitted and verified, the enrollment staff will provide enrollment documents to complete electronically. The completed forms must be scanned and returned to the school site enrollment department. Please note, you will be required to submit actual current proof of residency documentation dated within 45 days of the date of reopening to the office staff at your enrollment site. The proof of utilities and business mail will be required to be submitted in person to finalize the enrollment process. You must present the physical mail from the same companies submitted via electronic enrollment. Your school site will notify you when enrollment for your student has been completed/finalized.
- You will need to verify your child's birth date with a birth certificate or passport.
- You will need to bring complete immunization records for all students and a doctor's verification of a physical examination for Kindergarten and First Graders. Up-to-date immunizations must be completed before your child may enter the classroom. Click here to see immunization requirements.
- For Middle/High School enrollment, you will need to provide a copy of your student’s recent transcript, with exit grades (for mid-year enrollment).
For elementary school enrollment, you will need to provide a recent report card, with exit grades/progress report card. (for mid-year enrollment).
Your school of residence will provide you with a packet of forms and information which must be completed and returned. Enrollment requirements may vary slightly at each school.
Birthdate Enrollment Guidelines
- Click here for 2023-24 birthdate enrollment guidelines
- Click here for 2022-23 birthdate enrollment guidelines
School Attendance Boundaries
In order to alleviate overcrowding, the Superintendent or designee may place some students in a school outside of their residential attendance area. Parents / guardians of students who are attending schools outside of their residential attendance area shall be notified of the school their child will be attending as soon as possible. (Ref. BP 5116)
How do I submit an Intradistrict or Interdistrict permit application?
Intradistrict permit applications are now available on the District website: https://www.smmusd.org/Permits.
Verification of Continuing Enrollment for Interdistrict Permit Students:
Students who reside outside the boundaries of SMMUSD who are currently enrolled in a SMMUSD school on an Interdistrict permit must submit a Verification of Continuing Enrollment form every year. This information applies to students currently enrolled in SMMUSD on an Interdistrict permit. Please submit your verification of Continuing Enrollment by June 1, 2023. Verification of Continuing Enrollment forms can be found: https://www.smmusd.org/Permits. If your original application was based on employment, please submit proof of employment along with the form.
Welcome to the Student Services Department
The mission of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Student Services Department is to provide support and resources to all school sites, programs, parents and students. The Student Services Department fully supports all district goals and is fully dedicated to ensuring that our schools, programs, students, staff, families and community partners are safe and supported.
The Student Services Department's goal is to provide quality services for our school site staff, students, and parents. These service areas include:
- Intra/Inter Transfer Applications
- Open Enrollment Applications
- Student Records
- Transcript Requests
- Discipline Suspensions/Expulsions
- School Attendance Review Board (SARB)
- Health Services
- Section 504
- Student and Staff Safety
- McKinney Vento
- Foster Youth Services