New Families

 Considering Byron Center Public Schools?


Thank you for considering Byron Center Public Schools for the education of your child(ren). On behalf of our 3,500 plus student population, our staff and our Board of Education, we welcome you and your family. We invite you to learn more about the educational opportunities at Byron Center Public Schools. From Early Childhood programs to college-level Advanced Placement classes, our goal is to graduate caring, educated adults with extraordinary involvement from parents, and an exceptional staff committed to the success of each student. We truly are "opening the doors of tomorrow for students today."

How to Enroll Your Child

We offer centralized enrollment at Byron Center Public Schools, including the summer months. The initial required forms are available below in PDF format.  To enroll your child(ren), the parent/legal guardian can bring the completed forms to the District Services Office, 8542 Byron Center Ave SW. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30AM to 3:30PM.  **PLEASE NOTE** - The parent or legal guardian must be present to enroll the student. If legal guardian, court documentation must be provided at time of enrollment.

NOTE - Once all the appropriate documentation is received, plan on your child starting school two days after registration to allow for processing.

In addition to those completed forms, you will need to provide the following documentation in order to confirm and complete your child’s enrollment:

  1. Your child’s state-certified Birth Certificate
    External Link If born in Kent County, click here for information on ordering online


    Two (2) Proofs of Residency in the  Byron Center School District as follows:
    One of the following:

    - Current Lease Agreement (including the page with landlord and tenant signatures)
    - Mortgage Statement (within last month)
    - City Assessor’s Tax Statement (current year)
    AND, one:
    - current Utility bill (within last month)

    If you reside with a Byron Center resident in a home/apartment/mobile home, you will need to provide the following:
    - Notarized Affidavit of Residence (form available at the District Services Office)
    - Owner’s driver license and two (2) proofs of their residence as listed above
    - If parent/ student’s names are not listed on lease, a Statement of Landlord form is required 
  3. Copy of your child’s immunization record
    PDF DocumentClick here for information current state required vaccinations.
  4. Picture ID for parent or guardian
  5. High School students must bring a transcript of credits earned

    Students entering seventh through twelfth grade will also meet with a school counselor to set up class schedules, etc. before entering school.

    Please have the following information with you as well:
    1. Emergency Contact Names/Phone Numbers
    2. Previous School Name/Address, Phone and Fax Numbers

It is very important that the emergency phone numbers and contacts be current in the event that we cannot reach you.  In addition to accident or injury, it is important that you have a designated person or network available for your child in cases of early school closings or inclement weather.  If your child has a medical condition i.e., diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, acute allergies (food, insect bites, animals), or physical disability, please inform the nurse, teacher, or school secretary to insure a safe, healthy school environment.

Kindergarten 2017-18 Enrollment Packet to Download

Enrollment Packet to Download

Other miscellaneous forms:
Health Appraisal Form

Request for Special Dietary Needs Accommodations

Childcare Information Form

Administering Medicines to Students


Be Involved
Our schools are successful because students and parents get involved in their school. Students are encouraged to participate in areas of interest such as clubs, sports and the arts to round out their academic educational experience. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child's school by attending parent/teacher conferences, participating as a volunteer, being active in the school PTO, and going to school events. Our district is strong because of the effort that our students, parents, and community make to be involved in our schools.