Welcome New and Returning Students

Returning Students

Be prepared! Check out the following forms and information listed below prior to Open House.

On August 2nd at Open House, ALL returning students must provide a current proof of residence in the Briarlake attendance area. The only acceptable proofs of residency are as follows: a current utility bill (gas, water, electricity only), a current signed lease, or current signed mortgage. We cannot accept a mortgage agreement that has not closed.

New Students


NEW! Registration made easy (K-5 New to Dekalb)!

Go to http://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/online-registration/

** Pre-K summer registration is Mon.-Thurs. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Come in to the front office for assistance.**

See Additional Student Registration Information

Parents are strongly encouraged to register new students before August of each year.

Proof of Residency is required for all students, returning students must provide current proof of residency at the beginning of each school year. Parents/guardians must provide a photo ID to register a student.

DeKalb County School System, New Student Registration Information please click here. View informative at PDS TV 24, DeKalb County School’s streaming online video resource station .


Children may attend DeKalb County schools if they live within the boundaries of the DeKalb School district, are between the ages of 4 and 21, and have not graduated from high school. Three-year old Special Education children may also receive services. To be eligible for first grade, a child must be six years old by September 1 of a given school year. Although state law does not require students to attend kindergarten, it is excellent preparation for first grade, and we encourage parents to enroll their children. To enter kindergarten, a child must be five years old no later than September 1 of a given school year.

Proof of Residency: All persons wishing to enroll a student in any DeKalb School must show proof of residency in the correct attendance area of DeKalb County. A current utility bill (gas or electricity only), a current lease, or current mortgage agreement are the only acceptable proofs of residency. Phone bills, water bills, personal checks, credit card bills, driver’s licenses, expired leases, or old closing statements are not adequate proofs of residency.

Birth Certificate: An original birth certificate with seal must be presented for new students entering pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade. The hospital copy is not acceptable. If the child was born elsewhere in Georgia, call the Georgia State Office of Vital Records at 404-656-4901.


Form #3231: The immunization certificate is available from the DeKalb County Health Department or your private physician. Form #3231 is the only form acceptable for school entry and must be on file for every enrolled student. Form #3231 complies with current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Form #3300: The eye, ear, and dental certificates are available from the health department or your private physician/dentist. An eye, ear, and dental certificate (Form #3300) must be on file for every enrolled student.


No student will be denied enrollment in the DeKalb County School System for declining to provide her/his Social Security number or for declining to apply for such a number. A Social Security number will be requested, but providing it is voluntary. Appropriate forms are available for parents who either wish to make application or deny that request.

Transfer students whose records are complete at another DeKalb County school need only bring current proof of residency.


A final report card, which shows promotion/retention placement information, is required.


Students who were born in another country or for whom English is not their first language must register at the International Center.


For additional information regarding registration for school, please go to the DeKalb County Schools Website.