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Karen Kendall Welcome Center (Enrollment)

The Karen Kendall Welcome Center’s fundamental purpose is to provide quality service to our families and ensure a smooth and efficient process for enrollment and verification of residency. 

Our Office Will Be Closed

Tuesday, September 28th for Training

State and local pandemic mitigation practices are still in place at  all schools throughout the District. These practices may limit capacity at elementary schools. Students unable to be accommodated at their home school due to capacity limits will be offered enrollment at another school within the District. 

Enrollment Alert - Due to the high volume of enrollment applications for the 2021-2022 school year, processing is currently taking longer than usual and a response to your call or voicemail may be delayed. Scribbles applications will be processed in the order in which they were received. A simple way to expedite the application process  is by providing all required documentation listed on this webpage when you submit your Scribbles application.  Incomplete applications may be delayed as staff will need to email you to request the required documentation and wait for a response. 

Please note: we are not able to respond to individual questions or concerns regarding the status of your application. For a quicker response to questions not related to the status of your application, please send an email to NewStudentEnrollment@nmusd.us

Please contact the Registration Office to confirm Eligibility Requirements

Registration Office
2045 Meyer Place, Room 125
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(949) 515-6716 

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
(*Times subject to change)
 

State Preschool Enrollment 

Tuition Base Preschool Enrollment

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1. Gather the required enrollment and/or verification of residency documents in a digital format by saving them as a PDF, scanning them or by taking clear and legible photos.

2.You will be asked to upload your documents by clicking on the Newport-Mesa Scribbles Family Dashboard button shown at the top of the main page.

3. For Technical Support email Scribbles Software at help@scribsoft.com

4. For safety and privacy, do not email documents. 

5. To avoid technical problems, we recommend the use of Google Chrome as a browser.

Revised 5/20/2021

The following link provides the NMUSD guidelines for placing students at the appropriate grade level. Please contact your assigned residential school if you have any questions regarding grade-level placement.

2021-2022 School Year -  Grade Level Placement Guidelines

Only for current students who have moved within the Newport-Mesa USD boundaries. Please note: You will need to create a verification of residency application through Newport-Mesa Scribbles Family Dashboard. 

Once your application has been approved, you will receive a confirmation order number. Keep a copy of the order number for your records. 

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

In addition to the documentation requirement above, you must also provide documentation from either options 1, 2 or 3.


Option 1: Primary Homeowner or Leaseholder

P.O. Box addresses and Disconnection Utility Notices are not accepted.

Section A: One of the following current documents must be provided:

  • Property tax bill with parent/guardian name and property address
  • Rental/Lease agreement with parent/guardian name and address, including the property management’s/owner’s contact information. If rental/lease agreement is not current, please provide the agreement with the previous two months’ rental receipts with the property management’s/owner’s contact information.

Section B: One of the following current documents must be provided: 

  • Current Utility Bill (Gas or Electric)
  • Current Phone Bill
  • Current Income Tax documents
  • Current Vehicle Registration Current
  • Medi-Cal Letter of Approval
  • Current Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Letter

Option 2: Co-Residents (Renting a Room)

Section A: The parent/guardian/caregiver, who is co-residing (renting a room) with another family or individual,  is required to provide one of the following current documents below:

  • Current Vehicle Registration with parent/guardian name and current address
  • Current Payroll Stub with parent/guardian name and current address
  • Current Bank Statement with parent/guardian name and current address
  • Current Income Tax Document with parent/guardian name and current address
  • Current Medical Letter of Approval with parent/guardian name and current address
  • Current Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Letter with parent/guardian name and current address

Section B: The Primary Homeowner or Leaseholder must provide one of the following current documents below:

  • Property tax bill with parent/guardian name and property address.
  • Rental/Lease agreement with parent/guardian name and address, including the property management’s/owner’s contact information. If rental/lease agreement is not current, please provide the agreement with the previous two months’ rental receipts with the property management’s/owner’s contact information.

Section C: The Primary Homeowner or Leaseholder must provide one of the following current documents below:

  • Current Utility Bill (Gas or Electric)
  • Current Phone Bill
  • Current Income Tax documents
  • Current Vehicle Registration Current
  • Medi-Cal Letter of Approval
  • Current Women, Infants, Children (WIC) Letter

Option 3: U.S. Military Personnel Only

Section A: Photocopy of U.S. Uniformed Services ID Card (front & back)

 Section B: Two of the following documents must be provided:

  • Active Duty Military: Copy of active duty military (PCS) orders (SSN Redacted)
  • Retired/Separated: Copy of retirement/separation orders and final DD-214 (SSN Redacted)
  • Proof of Residency: Lease agreement or closing disclosure (formerly HUD-1)
  • Letter in lieu of for Expedited Military Family Enrollment is acceptable
Revised 8/26/2021

New and Returning Students

Only for new and returning students residing within the Newport-Mesa USD boundaries, you must submit documentation for Verification of Residency and Enrollment. Please note: to request an Enrollment,  you must first create an application through Newport-Mesa Scribbles Family Dashboard by selecting Enrollment 2021-2022.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

# 1: Verification of Age

  • Certificated copy of birth record
  • Statement by the local registrar or county recorder certifying the date of birth
  • Baptism certificate
  • Passport
  • An Affidavit of the parent, guardian, or custodian of the minor 

# 2: Immunization Requirements for School Entry

  • Provide a complete and clear copy of immunizations records
  • If the  student's immunization record is not complete, contact your medical provider.
  • California immunizations law requires all students must follow the state requirements and be in compliance in order to enter school. 

Immunization Records should have:

  • Student's first and last name
  • Student's date of birth
  • Type of vaccine and date (month/day/year) of each dose administered
  • Name of physician or clinic who administered the vaccine

# 3:  Physical Exam and Tuberculosis Screening Requirements

Only applies for Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Kindergarten (K) and First grade

  • TK/K -Physical Exam and TB is required within six months prior to school entry or 90 days thereafter. 

  • 1st grade - Physical Exam and TB is required within 18 months prior to school entry or 90 day thereafter.

  • Physical Exam form must have name, address and telephone of health examiner. 

  • Physical Exam from must be signed by the parent and the health examiner. 

# 4: Current Report Cards / Transcripts 

Students currently in 1st -12th grade, must submit a report card/transcript for a proper placement.

# 5: Individualized Education Plan (IEP) / 504 Plan 

If applicable, a copy must be submitted for proper placement.

# 6: Custody, Guardianship, Restraining Order 

If applicable, a copy must be submitted.

Revised: 5/20/2021

Scribbles Dashboard Process Information

1. To request enrollment, you must first create a Newport-Mesa Scribbles Family Dashboard.  To facilitate the process, Scribbles will send you automated emails and/or text messages. 

2. Once you have created your account, you must begin an application by associating your student(s) to your dashboard.

3. Upload all required documents for the application you are submitting.  

4. Once your request has been approved, you will receive an email from Scribbles with a confirmation order number along with a link to complete the Aeries Online Enrollment. Keep this email for your records.

5. To finalize enrollment, you must complete and submit the Aeries Online Enrollment.

6. Contact the school for additional enrollment information.

*Please note that enrollment is not complete until you have submitted all supporting documentation and the school deems the entire enrollment process to be complete and acceptable. We highly encourage you to visit the school’s website for information and additional directions, as this process may vary by site. 


Aeries Online Enrollment Process Information

Before completing the Aeries Online Enrollment process for your student, you will need a valid email address for the Parent/Guardian and the following general information:

·  Parent/Guardian's home and work address and phone number

·  Emergency contacts (relationship to student, name, address, and phone numbers)

·  Physician's name and phone number

·  Student's health, dietary needs and name of current medications

·  Previous school(s) and district(s) attended

Automated messages will be sent to your email, we strongly recommend adding abi@nmusd.us to your Safe Sender list or Contacts. We also recommend saving the email that contains the Aeries Online Enrollment link.

Revised: 5/20/2021

School Transfers within the District

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District allows Parent School Choice Transfers for residents of the District.  Depending upon availability, the parent or guardian of any school-age student may request a school their child may transfer to.  Transfer request applications may be completed only online at the Newport-Mesa Unified School District website. A lottery will be held to rank the applications in priority order.   Please visit the  Parent School of Choice Transfer website for the application.

If you have been approved for the Parent School Choice Transfer, you must upload a copy of acceptance to the Scribbles application.

 

Continued Enrollment Transfer

The Continued Enrollment Transfer is to request to stay at your current school if you have moved outside the boundaries of the current school.  You must complete verification of residency. Please complete the Continued Enrollment Transfer Application

 

Inter-District Transfer to attend NMUSD

Visit the Student and Community Services webpage for more information on Inter-District Transfers to attend NMUSD

Location

2045 Meyer Place

Rooms 111-112
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Main Line: (949) 515-6743
Fax: (949) 515-6748

NewStudentEnrollment@nmusd.us

Office Business Hours:

Monday - Friday

7:30 AM to 3:00 PM

Angela Allen- Hess
Coordinator, Child Welfare & Attendance
District McKinney-Vento Liaison
Phone: (949) 515- 6743

Patricia Alvarado Damian
Office Assistant II

Sandra Amici
Office Assistant III

Janet Chavarria
Office Assistant III

Jennie Gamboa Moran
Office Assistant II

Laura Garcia
Office Assistant III

Elizabeth Sachs
Office Assistant II

Zoila Smith
Office Assistant II