All NEW students for the current  2022-2023 school year need to register in person at the school that they would attend.

Pre-registration for kindergarten and students new to Salem City Schools for the 2022-2023 school year is taking place online at the following link:

Salem City Schools Registration  (click here first)-This process takes about 24 hours after you complete to be approved to move to the next step. 

Once pre-registration is complete and reviewed which might take about 24 hours you will receive an email with details about continuing the registration process through the ParentPortal.

You will receive an email similar to the following to help you navigate the remainder of the registration process.


During this phase you will be asked to use Salem's PowerSchool ParentPortal  (If you don't have a ParentPortal account then create a new one) and then Link your ParentPortal account to your student (see account information below) You will need to read all the directions to complete the process.

___STEP 1:  SETUP A POWERSCHOOL PARENT PORTAL ACCOUNT & LINK TO YOUR STUDENT___ (after email saying first process complete)
IF you do NOT already have a PowerSchool ParentPortal account, you can set one up by doing the following:
1. Open the internet browser on your computer and go to Salem's ParentPortal at
2. Click on the "Create Account" Tab
3. Click on "Create Account"
4. Fill in the information requested for your desired username and password.  Please use your EMail Address as your username!
5. Using the pieces of information below, enter your student's full name, Access ID, and Password in order to establish the relationship between you and your student.

IF you already have a PowerSchool ParentPortal account:
1.  Log in to Salem's ParentPortal at
2.  Click on ACCOUNT PREFERENCES at the bottom of the left-hand menu
3.  Click on the STUDENTS tab
4.  Click on the ADD button (Upper right part of the window)
5.  Use the ACCESS-ID and PASSWORD located at the very bottom of this email to link your account to your new student.

1.  Log in to ParentPortal
2.  If you have more than one student, be sure to select the appropriate student name in the blue bar at the top of the ParentPortal.
3.  Click FORMS on the left-hand menu.
4.  Click on the ENROLLMENT Tab
5.  Complete forms starting with the form titled "A-StudentInfo" and continuing through "J-Enrollment Complete"
6.  When you submit one form you will automatically be taken to the next form until they are all completed.
7.  Progress is saved as you move from form to form.  You can come back and complete the forms later.
8.  The last form will ask you to verify that you have completed the forms with all of the information you are able to provide.  When you select "I HAVE completed the Registration forms" and click the SUBMIT button then the School Secretary will be alerted and will begin to process the Registration.

Please complete all forms as soon as you are able.  If you have questions or need assistance please contact the school office of the school you anticipate your child will attend.  School offices are generally open from 8 am to 3 pm.

Thank you for completing these Registration documents!
Please call the school with any enrollment issues.

Date and Time: 02/22/2022 10:06:59 am

This is an example of what you will see:

Access ID: Userid789

Access Password: l328769c9

Student Name: Jane Doe

PowerSchool Address:

Frequently Asked Questions

Question:  How do I determine which school my student will attend?

Answer:  To verify Salem Residency and determine which school your student will attend please visit our Salem Address Verification website, enter the student's physical address, and then click on the address link.  The names of the schools served by this address will appear near the top of the  next page. You are required to provide documentation of the student's residence within the enrollment service area.

Question:  How do I register my Andrew Lewis Middle School or Salem High School student?

Answer: Students new to Salem City Schools need to use the online registration form. You will be required to complete the registration process in person at Andrew Lewis or Salem High School to ensure all class selections are done properly.

Question:  What documents will I need to register my child?

Answer:  Proof of residency (mortgage statement, rental/lease agreement, real estate tax bill, utility bill, cable bill, check stub with address), Driver's license, Birth Certificate, any custody paperwork we need, student physical, student immunization record

Question:  Can I register a Pre-School student through this link?

Answer:  Pre-School registration is a multi-step process.  The initial step in this process is to submit an application through the United Way’s Smart2Start website.  Then, only after having been formally admitted to the VPI program, you register your student in the Pre-Enrollment portal using the instructions that will be sent to you.  If you have questions, please contact Salem’s preschool coordinator, Megan Crew at 540-389-0130.

Question:  How do I know my registration is complete?

Answer:  You will complete a preregistration form online. This form will be processed and an email will be sent to you with instructions to access a Parent Portal. In the portal, you will complete the needed forms for registration. You will be notified by phone or email once all documents are received and approved.

Question:  How do I request a registration consideration for a student living outside of Salem City School limits?

Answer:  The New Nonresident Student Application and the Returning Nonresident Student Application need to be completed with ALL supporting documentation sent  to Dr. Forest Jones, Director of Administrative Services, at Salem City Schools Administrative Offices, 510 South College Avenue, Salem, VA 24153, by June 30th.


Kindergarten Requirements:

Information related to your child’s registration for kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year.

Age Entrance Requirements

At the time of enrollment, the child must be five years of age or reach his/her fifth birthday on or before September 30th of the school year to be eligible to attend school.

Birth Certificate Requirements

The person enrolling the child shall present, upon admission, a certified copy of the child’s birth record. If a certified copy of the pupil's birth record cannot be obtained, the person so enrolling the pupil shall submit an affidavit setting forth the pupil's age and explaining the inability to present a certified copy of the birth record. The child shall be admitted into the public schools if it is determined that the person submitting the affidavit presents information sufficient to estimate with reasonable certainty the age of such child. If a certified copy of the birth record is not provided, the administration shall immediately notify the local law enforcement agency. The notice to the local law enforcement agency shall include copies of the submitted proof of the pupil's identity and age and the affidavit explaining the inability to produce a certified copy of the birth record.

Entrance Physical Exam Requirement

Each student admitted for the first time must present a physical exam (given by a licensed physician, physician’s assistant, or a licensed nurse practitioner) dated within 12 months prior to the student's first day of entering school.

Immunization Regulations

Diphtheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis (DTaP, DTP) – A minimum of 4 doses.  A child must have at least one dose of DTaP or DTP vaccine on or after their fourth birthday.

 Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) – Effective July 1, 2019, a booster dose of Tdap vaccine is required for all children entering the 7th grade.

 Hepatitis A Vaccine – Effective July 1, 2021, a minimum of 2 doses is required.  The first dose should be administered at age 12 months or older.

 Hepatitis B Vaccine – A complete series of 3 doses of hepatitis B vaccine is required for all children.  However, the FDA has approved a 2-dose schedule ONLY for adolescents 11-15 years of age AND ONLY when the Merck Brand (RECOMBIVAX HB) Adult Formulation Hepatitis B Vaccine is used.

 Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR) Vaccine – A minimum of 2 measles, 2 mumps, and 1 rubella. (Most children receive 2 doses of each because the vaccine usually administered is the combination vaccine MMR).  First dose must be administered at age 12 months or older.  Second dose of vaccine must be administered prior to entering kindergarten but can be administered at any time after the minimum interval between dose 1 and dose 2.

 Polio Vaccine – A minimum of 4 doses of polio vaccine.  One dose must be administered on or after their fourth birthday.

 Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine – All children born on and after January 1, 1997, shall be required to have one dose of chickenpox vaccine administered at age 12 months or older.  Effective March 3, 2010, a second dose must be administered prior to entering kindergarten but can be administered at any time after the minimum interval between dose 1 and dose 2.

 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine - Effective July 1, 2021, a complete series of 2 doses of HPV vaccine is required for students entering the 7th grade. The first dose shall be administered before the child enters the 7th grade. After reviewing educational materials approved by the Board of Health, the parent or guardian, at the parent's or guardian's sole discretion, may elect for the child not to receive the HPV vaccine.

Meningococcal Conjugate (MenACWY) Vaccine - Effective July 1, 2021, a minimum of 2 doses of MenACWY vaccine. The first dose should be administered prior to entering 7th grade. The final dose should be administered prior to entering 12th grade.



Any child whose immunizations are incomplete may be admitted conditionally, if the parent or guardian provides documentation at the time of enrollment, that the child has received at least one dose of the required immunizations and has a written schedule for completing the remaining doses within 90 days.  If this requirement is not met, the child may be excluded.

Thank you for your attention and should you have questions, please direct these to the Building Principal in your child’s attendance area.