Moving within the District

All families moving within the District, from one school to another, must complete a transfer form. Please contact the District Registrar Mrs. Cook to obtain the form and make arrangements to provide proof or residency.  Mrs. Cook can also assist you in determining what school your child will attend if you are buying a new home. Her email address is [email protected].

New Student Registration

West Shore uses PowerSchool Registration, an easy to use, secure online registration system for new student registrations. A new student is defined as new to the West Shore School District and having never attended any West Shore school, or a previous West Shore student who is returning from another school district or cyber school.

STEP 1: 
West Shore is currently registering all grades to begin school in August 2020. Please use the links below if you have a student who will be starting kindergarten in the fall, transferring from a private kindergarten to our district in first grade, etc. 

STEP 2: 
Create an account if you have not yet done so for online registration.

STEP 3: 
Complete the online registration process, submitting all required information.

  • If you do not have access to a computer or internet, we have computers available at the Administration Center where you can complete the registration process with assistance. Please contact the District Registrar at 717-938-9577 to reserve a time to do so.
  • If you are unable to complete the registration process all at once, you may save your work and log back in to continue where you left off.
  • If you have more than one child to register, you will be able to start a registration for the second, etc. child once you submit the information for the first student. All pertinent information you provided for the first student will automatically be entered for the other children.
  • If you have any questions during the application process and need help, save your work and log out. Contact the District Registrar at 717-938-9577 for assistance. 

STEP 4: 
After submission of your information, you may need to finalize your enrollment at the Registration Office. 

Documentation Needed to Register

You will need to upload the following during your online registration. Materials may also be brought with you to your appointment. Please note, until these materials are received, the District cannot finalize a registration or enroll a student in the District.

Proof of child’s age:  Any of the following constitutes acceptable documentation: birth certificate, baptismal certificate; copy of record of baptism-notarized or certified and showing the date of birth; notarized statement from the parents or a relative indicating the date of birth; a valid passport; a prior school record indicating the date of birth.

Immunizations required by law:  Immunization record, a written statement from the former school district or from a medical office that the required immunizations have been administered, or verbal assurances from the former school district or medical office that the required immunizations have been completed, with records to follow.

Proof of Residency: (2 required) Acceptable documentation is a current Pennsylvania State issued driver’s license or a Pennsylvania State ID card issued by PennDOT with your current address AND a copy of the deed, lease, settlement agreement or property tax bill. A military housing letter is also acceptable for those on active duty with the armed forces. 

Parents or guardians who reside with a friend or relative in the West Shore School District must have the resident accompany them to the appointment with a copy of their proof of residency and valid ID to complete Multiple Occupancy paperwork.  Multiple Occupancy paperwork can be obtained at the Registration Office.

Government Issued Photo Identification:  This is used to verify the person’s identity completing the registration.

IEP/Special Education documentation:  If your child has an IEP or any special education requirements, please bring that documentation with you.

Court Appointed Guardians: Court appointed guardians must provide the District with a copy of the court order giving them custody.



If you have specific questions regarding registration, need an accommodation to access this information, and/or need assistance in completing the enrollment process, please contact the District Registrar.
Mrs. Jen Cook
District Registrar
717-938-9577, ext. 10104
[email protected]
Administration Center
507 Fishing Creek Road, Lewisberry, PA
From I-83 Exit 36, take Fishing Creek Road west (.1 mile) to the Administration Center on the right.


Students registering for Kindergarten must turn 5 years old before October 1. Students registering for first grade must turn 6 years old before October 1. 

The Board may assign to first grade a kindergarten student whose chronological age is less than six (6) years, but not less than five (5) years of age. This assignment may be granted by the District after the start of the school year by assessing the student’s potential for success in first grade. These assessments may include formal achievement, ability and readiness testing, as well as curriculum-based assessments and observation in the school setting.

In the case of students applying for admission to second grade, or any higher grade following attendance at a non-certified or approved school, the student shall be credited with all grades successfully completed when deciding placement.


Important Change in Definition of Compulsory School Age

Effective with the 2020-2021 school year, all children from the age of six through the age of 18 must comply with compulsory school attendance requirements. To meet these requirements, parents must ensure that their child between the ages of 6 and 18 is attending or participating in one of the following: a public elementary, middle, or high school; a public charter or cyber-charter school; a private licensed academic or private religious school; home tutoring by a certified teacher; or an approved program of home schooling. Children may be excused from compulsory attendance for documented medical or other compelling reasons as outlined in District attendance policy and procedures.

Links of Interest

A request for an attendance exception must be submitted to the Principal of the school you wish your child to attend no later than August 1 to be considered for the 2020-2021 school year. You are encouraged to submit a request as soon as possible; however please know a final decision may not be made until July 17, 2020.
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