Only a parent or legal guardian may register a student in the Riverdale School District. Registration is primarily done online; however, if you are unable to complete the online registration process or once you have completed it please contact Mrs. Candace Truax, Registrar, to set up an appointment to finalize registration. Mrs. Truax may be reached at (973) 839-1300 Ext. 100.
Initial determination of eligibility for admission to the Riverdale Public School is subject to a thorough review and there is a potential for assessment of tuition in the event that an initially admitted student is later found ineligible pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:28-2.6. Any and all persons who give fraudulent information for the purpose of attending the Riverdale Public School will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and sued for tuition for the student’s period of ineligible attendance in the schools of the district.
Please bring the following documents with you to the registration appointment:
- Original Birth Certificate
- Student Medical Examination (completed by a licensed healthcare provider)*
- Student Dental Form
- Records request form if required
- Proof of residency (see below for details)
*No student will be admitted to our district without evidence of having been immunized pursuant to N.J.A.C 8:57-4: Immunization of Pupils in School.
Proof of Residency
The District requires at least three (3) documents demonstrating proof of residency. The following list of documents are examples of documentation accepted by the District. The District will not require disclosure of any of these documents as a condition of enrollment, and all eligible students will be admitted into the District provided that the documentation submitted is sufficient to demonstrate residency:
Examples of Proof of Residency Documents
Must have one of the following:
• Original deed or property tax bill, or
• Copy of lease or signed notarized letter from landlord/property owner
In addition to the above, must have two additional proofs of residency:
• Original of current month or prior one month’s utility bill
• Bank or mortgage statement
• Bill or pay stub
• Vehicle registration
• Photo identification, such as driver’s license or passport (for the purpose of proof of address only)
Moreover, if you are seeking to enroll a student pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:38-1(b) and N.J.A.C. 6A:22- 3.1(a)2, please complete and submit forms RPS-REGISTRATION-AFFIANT, Affidavit of Domiciliary and Affidavit of Non-Resident Parent/Guardian which are available upon request.
NOTE: ENTRANCE AGES
Preschool Disabled – A child is eligible for entrance into a program of special education who has attained his/her third birthday and has been found by the Child Study Team to be eligible for a program for the preschool disabled in accordance with rules of the State Board of Education.
Preschool - A child is eligible to enter the lottery for entrance into our tuition preschool program that will have attained the age of three years on or before October 1st of the year in which entrance is sought and must be toilet trained.
Kindergarten – A child is eligible for entrance into kindergarten who will have attained the age of five years on or before October 1st of the year in which entrance is sought.
First Grade – A child is eligible for entrance into first grade who will have attained the age of six years on or before October 1st of the year in which entrance is sought.
Online Registration Preschool through 8th grade
Registration Form for grades 9-12 - All initial registration must go through the Riverdale Board Office and you will be referred to Pompton Lakes High School.