Oregon Resident New Student Enrollment

New Student Enrollment Process

  1. Contact Kris Schinharl - 410-693-0661, ext 3301 for a link to start the registration process and information regarding the required documents to enroll.
  2. Complete the online registration.
  3. Once the online registration has been received you will receive an email confirmation containing details with the next steps to finalize your child's enrollment. Your child's enrollment is not considered complete until after all the required documentation has been submitted.

The following documents are required:

  • Birth Certificate - copies are accepted, birth record is not acceptable
  • Proof of Residency - You must provide two substantial proofs of residency in your name. To see a list of acceptable proofs of residency please CLICK HERE
  • Custody Papers (if the child is NOT living with both biological parents listed on the birth certificate) - This must be an Entry of Judgement containing file/date stamp and signed by the judge or magistrate. This cannot be a notarized statement or agreement between parents/relatives/grandparents, etc. The entire court document must be submitted.

Registration Information


    The following information is for OREGON RESIDENTS ONLY. If you're looking for Open Enrollment for the 2024/25 school year, please contact Kris Schinharl @ 419-693-0661 ext 3301. Students that do not live in the Oregon City School district must apply for open enrollment and follow the Open Enrollment process.

    In recent years, due to large kindergarten enrollment numbers, some students were place outside of their home school.  Seats are filled based on the order the online enrollment is completed AND all required documentation has been received.  It is important to schedule a meeting in March to submit all documentation.

    • March 14 - Parent Zoom Meeting at 6:00pm - https://zoom.us/j/91369601243
    • March 15-28 - Individual Parent Appointments for Enrollment.  You will schedule a 20-minute appointment to submit all required documents and finalize your student’s enrollment.  When you successfully complete online registration, you will be provided a link to schedule your appointment.  This link will also be e-mailed to you as part of your enrollment confirmation.

    New Kindergarten Parent Info (2024-2025 School Year

    Oregon Residents who need to enroll a K student should contact Kris Schinharl at 419-693-0661, ext 3301.


    Returning student registration for the 2024-2025 school year will open on July 19th.  All returning students in grades 1-12 must be re-registered. You will use the PowerSchool Parent Portal to access PS Enrollment Re-registration. If you don't have a parent portal established already, you must set one up first.  Look for a separate email with instructions to do so.

    Important points of information before you get started:

    • To properly plan for your child's return to school, it is very important that we receive your registration by Thursday, August 1.  

    • All OCS users will need a PaySchools Central account to manage fees, lunch balances and/or apply for free & reduced lunch.  If you did not set this up last year, you will need to create an account.  You will need your student's ID# to add them to your new account.  For more information, visit this linkWe strongly encourage all parents to use PaySchools Central for a contactless payment transaction. 

      • The system is FREE for all transactions.  There are no fees charged to you and you can use credit card or ACH (checking) to pay online.
      • When adding student(s) to your PaySchools Central account, you will need your student(s) ID#(s).  This can be found in your PowerSchool Parent Portal.  You will want to have this ID# for all of your students before establishing your PaySchools account.  This info can also be viewed on the Returning Student Registration confirmation page by printing a copy of the "Returning Student Registration" data for your records.  The first item listed on this document will be your student's ID#. 
    • Supply Lists - Supply lists for grades K-8 can be found at the following link: Supply Lists

    Completing Registration:

    For best results, use Google Chrome as your browser. Internet Explorer will not work. You can also use a tablet, or smart phone, but a computer provides a more user-friendly experience.

    **How do I get started? **Visit https://oregon.ps.nwoca.org/public/home.html and login to your PowerSchool Parent Portal. From the Parent Portal, select the student you wish to register along the top.

    1. Select the Returning Student Registration link on left menu
    2. Enter your student's DOB to confirm you have the correct student (Format must be MM/DD/YYYY)
    3. Complete form and submit

    For information about preschool or if you suspect your preschool aged child has a disability and you live within Oregon City School boundaries, please contact the Wynn Center School at 419-698-8003, option 1.

    More information about preschool can be found at the link below:

    Preschool Services