New Enrollment

New Enrollment (New to Lee County)

Examples of ‘first time in a Lee county school’

  • Student entering Kindergarten
  • A family / student that has just relocated to this county and will register for the first time in a Lee county school.

If previously registered in a Lee County public school please visit the Re-enroll Online page. 

Registration Documents

ALL Documents are required to complete the registration process. The student does not need to be present for the registration.

Florida Law states that whoever knowingly provides false information, in writing, to a public servant in the performance of his or her duties commits a second degree misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500.

  • Copy  of Parent Photo ID

  • Copy of Birth Certificate

  • Social Security Card  (Optional)

  • Health Examination (physical) The exam must be dated within 12 months prior to registration. * Physical is required Kindergarten registration. A physical is not required for students transferring from any Florida public or private school.

  • DH680-Florida Certificate of Immunization Form can be obtained free by taking immunization record to the Lee County Health Department, 3920 Michigan Ave., Ft. Myers, FL. Appointment is required please call 239-461-6100. For the Lee County Health Department.

  • Proof of Address - Only ONE of the following documents is required:

    • Current Bill (electric bill, water bill, cable bill or any utility bill that shows a service address)

    • Signed Lease Agreement (statement from the landlord) Statement must verify occupancy. *Additional documentation may be required prior to registration or change of address. 

    • Homestead Exemption Card - If you have property with homestead, that is the address that MUST be used when enrolling your child.

    • Building a Home - Mortgage Acceptance Letter including: your name, loan number, property address and a letter from the builder with an expected completion date. *The completion date and the date the child will start attending school must be within 30 days of the student attending school.  **Documentation of substantial deposit may be submitted for mortgage acceptance letter.

    • Buying a Home - Mortgage acceptance letter including: your name, loan number, property address and closing date.  *The closing date must be within 30 days of the student attending school.  **Documentation of substantial deposit may be submitted for mortgage acceptance letter.

    • Living with Relatives or Friends - A letter indicating family and names of children residing in the home, along with proof of address (one from above) verifying the address.

    • Driver's License is not accepted as proof of address.

  • Proof of Custody Required when child is not living with both parents.

  • Copy of Report Card/Transcripts Required for high school registration. 
  • Copy of IEP (Individual Education Plan) (if applicable)

  • ELL Home Language Survey

Information to assist with Florida Form 680; immunizations certified in Florida

How do I register new (first time enrolled in the district) students using my FOCUS Parent Portal Account?

Parents will enter registration documents online via FOCUS and avoid lengthy wait times at the Student Enrollment Office.

  • Parents that do not have a FOCUS Parent Portal account will need to create an account.
  • Parents that have a Focus Parent Portal Account will need to log into their current FOCUS Parent Portal account.
  • From your Focus Parent Portal account, select FORMS, then Online Application
  • Enter information and upload appropriate documents in all required fields
  • When complete, submit your application - you will receive a confirmation email to the email address you provided when creating your account
  • After staff validates all documents, parents will recieve a notification to complete a school choice application in Focus Parent Portal.

Why am I getting a ‘duplicate student’ message (error) when trying to register my student online?

This message will appear when a parent is attempting to register a new student and the system determines that a student already exists in our system with the exact same first and last name and exact same date of birth.

If you encounter the ‘duplicate student’ message, go to Re-enroll Online

How do I continue with the online application once I’ve selected the “Save and Continue Later”?

  • Log back in to your parent portal.
  • Under Forms, click on the Online Application (again)
  • Click on the APPLY FOR ENROLLMENT (again)
  • Since you’ve already started the application for your child, click on the Continue Application tab and then click on Log In. This takes you back to the application you already started. You then pick up where you left off.

How do I resubmit the required registration documents that were determined to be ‘Invalid’?

After you submit your registration application online, if the district determines one or more of the required documents you uploaded are ‘invalid’ (do not meet the district requirements), you will receive an email stating which documents are invalid and the steps to take to resubmit these documents.

  • Log into the Focus Parent Portal
  • Select the child on the left
  • Select Child Info
  • Select Student Registration Documents

Essentially those steps will direct you to the area pictured below on your portal where you can resubmit all of the necessary documents.

Invalid Documents

Why did I not receive my confirmation email after completing the online registration?

If you’ve completed all of the necessary steps, you will eventually click on a ‘Submit’ button. The ‘Submit’ button is the final step you take to ‘send’ your application to the district. Once you ‘Submit’, you should receive an email that confirms we’ve received your online registration. This email will be ‘From:’ FOCUS/SIS. After you ‘Submit’, if you don’t find that email within a few minutes, you might first check your SPAM or junk email folder. If after checking there, and if after you’re sure you’ve clicked on the ‘Submit’ button but you still do not receive your confirmation email, please contact [email protected].

As this is a new process for many of us, sometimes Parents who may have used the “Save and Continue Later” option, are uploading the documents in an area we use for the resubmission of invalid documents (image below). Do NOT after you’ve selected “Save and Continue Later” upload your documents there.

Completion Email

Why am I getting the “Application in Progress” portal alert?

If you are seeing an “Application in Progress” alert for your child, it means that you have not yet completed the entire registration process. This alert will disappear once you complete the entire process and ‘Submit’ the application. Once you do click on the ‘Submit’ button at the end of the process, you should receive, within a few minutes, an email that serves as your submission confirmation (receipt).

Application in Progress