Online Registration

Central Registration Office
15 Croft Road
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603
(845) 463-7800
Registrar: Kathy Santariga

Welcome to the Spackenkill Union Free School District. Our school district is comprised of two elementary schools (one K-2, one 3-5), one middle school (6-8) and one high school (9-12) within a compact, six-square-mile area situated in the southern part of the Town of Poughkeepsie. Because the school district is situated between the City of Poughkeepsie, Arlington Central, and Wappingers Central School Districts, we strongly advise checking with the Spackenkill District Office (845-463-7800) to confirm an address before enrolling your student. Residency (where you live) determines where your child or children are entitled to attend school. The district also has a non-resident tuition program.

In order to enroll a child as a resident in Spackenkill schools, the school district must receive verification of the child’s date and place of birth, residency status, legal custody, appropriate immunizations and academic status. If missing, forms and documentation must be provided within 3 days of request. Please note, student registration is not complete and your child will not be enrolled until all requirements have been met.


To register your student, please follow steps 1-3.

Families without computer access, please contact the registration office at 845-463-7800.


Please note there are 5 sections to the online registration form (Household Information, Guardian Contacts, Emergency Contacts, Student Information, and Account Information). You will need to fill out all 5 sections before being able to submit the form. A valid parent/guardian email address is required.

Once you begin the online form, you will not be able to stop and continue later. It will not save and you will have to start over. Therefore, please have information on all the students you are registering readily available. They should be registered in the same sitting in the Student Information section. The form should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

  • If you already have children in Spackenkill and you have a Parent Portal account, log in to the Parent Portal, then click Register New Student.

For your convenience, the Required Forms below are fillable pdfs: Please click here for instructions for using fillable pdf forms:

Required Forms for Kindergarten Registration
Required Forms for Grades 1-12 Registration

If your home language is not English or Spanish, please click here for a link to Home Language Questionnaires in many common languages

Additional Required Forms (if applicable):

• Application for Free & Reduced Price School Meals (only 1 application per household)*
 Request for Daycare Transportation

 Owner's Affidavit (must be notarized)
• Renter's Affidavit (must be notarized)
• Custodial Affidavit (must be notarized)
• Migrant Education Program Survey

*Your child may be eligible for benefits such as Medicaid or Children's Health insurance Program (CHIP). To delermine if your child is eligible, program officials need information from your free and reduced price meal application.


After you submit your registration online, email your completed forms from Step 2 to

OR mail printed forms to:

Spackenkill Union Free School District
Attn: Central Registration
15 Croft Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

If you are unable to mail or email the forms, please contact Central Registration at 845-463-7800.


Please review the information regarding the required documentation to complete your child's registration.

This information should be scanned/copied and emailed to

OR mail copies of required documentation to:

Spackenkill Union Free School District
Attn: Central Registration
15 Croft Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

If you are unable to mail or email the documentation, please contact Central Registration at 845-463-7800.

Please note:  Ordinarily we would require seeing the original documents. However, because of the pandemic, we are waiving this requirement for the time being to reduce having visitors in our buildings. At a later date, you will be asked to provide the original documentation, as per state law.  Please keep the originals handy so that they are easy to retrieve when we ask you to bring them in, probably later in the spring or when the pandemic conditions improve.