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    Kindergarten registration for residents of the Ritenour School District is now open for the 2021-2022 school year.

    Welcome to the Ritenour School District! We are extremely proud of our students, staff and supportive community and invite you to join our Ritenour family. Here, we are committed to ensuring every student succeeds every day.

    Although the registration office is currently closed to the public due to COVID-19, we are accepting student registrations for the current school year, as well as kindergarten registrations for residents (with documentation verifying you own, rent or lease property in your name in the Ritenour School District boundaries) for the 2021-2022 school year. Students must be 5 years of age on or before July 31 to register for kindergarten.   

    If you cannot provide documents in your name, a residency waiver is required. Registration for students with families seeking a residency waiver will begin on May 28, 2021. If you are seeking a residency waiver, the homeowner will need to provide the required documentation at the time of registration.

    Beginning May 28, we will begin registering students in grades 1-12 for the 2021-2022 school year.  This will include families seeking residency waivers, with the exception of unusual situations, listed below.

    We will begin accepting all current and new families with unusual situations (families or students in transition, foster care and guardianship issues) starting July 1, 2021. Caregivers will be required to show proof of residency, guardianship, school records, birth certificate, and immunization verification. Please contact (314) 493-6006 to schedule an appointment.

    To find your school attendance area, visit our District Map and Attendance Areas page or call (314) 615-4238.

    To begin the online registration process, or for more information, please call one of the numbers below. Leave a message with your name and a current working phone number. Someone will return your call to start the online registration.
     
    314-493-6070
    314-493-6016
    314-493-6024 (bilingual Spanish/English assistance)
     

    Registration Requirements

    The following items are requirements to register your child(ren) in the Ritenour School District:
    Bring Valid Photo ID (from owner/leaseholder also, if applicable)
    Bring Birth Certificate
    Bring Proof of Guardianship (Birth certificate, Court Appointed Documents, Divorce Decree, DFS Placement Papers, Foster Care Documentation)
    Bring Child's immunization record (Check physical exam requirements.)

    Bring Proof of Residency (Provide items from Lists A-C)

    List A (1 Document) Provide one of the following:

    Bring Lease/Rental Agreement
        -Name of parent/legal guardian/caregiver (or owner/leaseholder, if applicable)
        -Lease signed by landlord and tenant
        -Lease Not Expired
    Bring  Mortgage Statement
        -Name of parent/legal guardian/caregiver
        -Dated within the last 30 days
    Bring  Property Deed
        -Name of parent/legal guardian/caregiver
    Bring  Real Estate Tax Receipt
        -Name of parent/legal guardian/caregiver
        -Most recent year
    Bring  Residential Sales Contract
        -Name of parent/legal guardian/caregiver
        -Contract Signed
        -Date of Purchase/contract

    List B (1 Document)

    Bring Current utility bill or utility service connection letter
        -Name of parent/legal guardian/caregiver
        -Dated within the last 30 days or when service was connected
        -Both service and mailing address within the district
        -Disconnection and final notices are not accepted

    List C (1 Document) Provide one of the following:

    Bring Occupancy permit
    Bring Credit card or bank statement with address
    Bring IRS tax statement
    Bring Social Services, Social Security or other legal/court/government-issued documents

    IDENTIFICATION:
    (If Missouri ID reflects residency address, no document is required for List C)

    Regardless of the documents that may be available, simply owning or renting property within district boundaries does not establish residency; the primary criterion is the location of the family's actual domicile. The district has the right to request additional proofs at any time or to employ other means to verify residency. Under Missouri law, misrepresenting residency is a misdemeanor. If a family's residency status changes or is found to be inaccurately represented, the district may act to recover the cost of services provided.


    To Begin the Registration Process

    NEW or returning students:
    You are considered a new student if one of the following applies:

    • My student was not enrolled in any Ritenour School District school on the last day of the prior school year.
    • My child will be attending Kindergarten in the Ritenour School District. (Students must be 5 years of age on or before July 31, 2021 to register.)
    • My student was previously enrolled in the Ritenour School District, withdrew, and is now returning.
    • My child is new to the district since we recently bought or leased a residence in the Ritenour School District.

    Change of Address (currently enrolled)
    See contact information for new or returning student enrollment.

    • If you own or lease/rent property in your name, you must show proof of residency from Lists A through C, including a valid photo ID.
    • If you do not own or lease/rent property in your name, the owner/lease holder will provide the same documentation. Identification from the parent/guardian will also be required.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    What legal documents should I bring?
    Parents/guardians should bring court documents such as guardianship, custody, restraining orders, divorce decrees or other such legal material, if applicable to the child.

    Should I bring my child with me?
    It is not necessary for you to bring your child with you to register him or her in school. We are limiting the number of visitors to the building.

    Can I go to my child’s school and register?
    No. Registration is online only. If you are required to come in person or deliver documents, you will be given an appointment time.

    What if I miss my appointment?
    You will need to call the registration office and reschedule for the next available appointment date/time.


    Early Childhood Registration 

    If you are registering your child for the Ritenour School for Early Childhood Education, please register at their facility, located at 3580 Woodson Road, St. Louis, MO, 63114. For more information, view the Early Childhood website or call (314) 493-6240.