• Registration

  • get registered!

    Whether you're new to Gwinnett County, transferring from another GCPS school, or returning to the district, we can't wait to meet you!

     

    Choose one of the options below to determine what you will need to register your child.

  • New to Gwinnett County Public Schools

    Step 1: Online Registration

    Families of students who are new to GCPS should begin by completing the district's online registration process. Access online registration from this link. You must complete and submit your entire online registration at the same time.

    You will need the following items to complete online registration:

    • Active e-mail address
    • Home address and phone number
    • Additional phone numbers for parents or guardians
    • Emergency contacts and their phone numbers (if applicable)
    • Medications and health concerns
    • Prior school information, including a school phone number
    • Discipline information
    • Student's Social Security Number (optional)

    Step 2: In-Person Verification

    Once online registration is complete, please schedule an appointment with our Registrar, Patti Nelson at 770-995-7133.

    You'll need to bring several documents with you to ensure your student can be registered in one visit. Please contact us if you have any questions about the required documents.

    Documents Required for Enrollment:

    • Student's birth certificate
    • Student's Social Security card
    • Immunization record (Georgia Form 3231)
    • Hearing/Vision/Dental (Georgia Form 3300)
    • Final previous school year's report card showing proof of grade or withdrawal form from the previous school
    • Proof of residency in the form of your lease or deed AND a gas, water, or power bill
    • Any special education or gifted eligibility information (as applicable)
  • New to the Discovery Cluster

    Step 1: Obtain a Change of Status Form

    The GCPS school from which the student is withdrawing will provide the Change of Status form (along with a withdrawal form) to the family requesting the change.

    Parents of students transferring from one GCPS school to another will complete the Change of Status Form, submitting it along with proper documentation to the new GCPS school.

    Step 2: Visit Richards Middle

    Once you have properly withdrawn from your previous school, please contact the RMS Registrar, Patti Nelson, to schedule an appointment at 770-995-7133.

    Proof of Authorized Person to Enroll

    The following persons are authorized to enroll students:

    • Parent (natural or adoptive)
    • Legal guardian (must provide legal documentation)
    • Foster parent approved by a state agency

    The person authorized to enroll must present one of the following:

    • Driver's License
    • State-issued identification card
    • Passport
    • Other official photo identification
  • Re-enrolling in Gwinnett County Middle Schools

    Students who have previously attended a GCPS school at any point in their academic career already have a student ID number and are considered re-enrolling students.

    Parents of re-enrolling students must complete registration using paper forms. Online registration is not an option as it would create a duplicate record of your student in our systems.

    Please contact the Registrar, Patti Nelson, to schedule an appointment.

    You will need to come to school for in-person verification and submission of documents.

    You will need to provide the school with copies of the following documents:

    • Student's birth certificate
    • Student's Social Security card
    • Immunization record (Georgia Form 3231)
    • Hearing/Vision/Dental (Georgia Form 3300)
    • Final previous school year's report card showing proof of grade or withdrawal form from the previous school
    • Proof of residency in the form of your lease or deed AND a gas, water, or power bill
    • Any special education or gifted eligibility information (as applicable)

    Proof of Authorized Person to Enroll

    The following persons are authorized to enroll students:

    • Parent (natural or adoptive)
    • Legal guardian (must provide legal documentation)
    • Foster parent approved by a state agency


    The person authorized to enroll must present one of the following:

    • Driver's License
    • State-approved identification card
    • Passport
    • Other official photo identification
  • 7th Grade Immunization Requirements

    Click here to access the 7th Grade Immunization requirements

  • Current RMS Students: How to Update Your Info

    You can update your phone numbers and emergency contact information through your Parent Portal account!

    (If you do not have a portal account, please visit the Richards MS front office to complete the Parent Portal Form)

    In your Parent Portal, click Update Student Information on the top right, or click the blue "here" link on the dashboard.

      update student information       here blue link

    Choose a child from the dropdown at the top left.  You will need to update each child individually.

    Click Student Info on the left navigation.

    student info

    Click Edit Information at the top of the screen.  Now you can edit phone numbers and emergency contacts.  Don't forget to save your changes at the top of the screen when you are finished!

    If you have a change of address, please contact our registrar at 770-995-7133 or via e-mail, patti.nelson@gcpsk12.org.

     

  • Rising 6th Graders

    Rising 6th Graders who attended Alford, Baggett, Benefield or Cedar Hill last year do not need to register.  Stay tuned for more information about our Open House in late July.

    Click here to access important documents for Rising 6th Graders.

  • Online Withdrawal Process

    We wish your child the best during the transition to a new school. Our school system has an easy-to-use, secure online withdrawal process that will allow you to complete the form required for withdrawing your child. Once you complete and submit the online withdrawal form, you will be contacted by a school representative to verify your id and to provide you with any additional information necessary to complete the withdrawal if needed for your child.

    *Are you using Chrome, Firefox or Safari? Follow the steps below!

    • Click on the link below.
    • Click the download button in the top right corner to download the form to your computer.

    download button

    • Go into your computer files, and open the downloaded form with an Adobe application.
    • Fill out the form.
    • Click on the submit button at the bottom of the form. 

    If the submit button does not work, please attach the completed form to an email and submit to patti.nelson@gcpsk12.org or iris.knipping@gcpsk12.org.

    RMS Online Withdrawal Form for Chrome, Firefox, or Safari

    *Are you using Internet Explorer (IE)?

    · Click on the link below
    · Fill out the form
    · Click on the submit button at the bottom of the form

    Click here to access the RMS Online Withdrawal Form for Internet Explorer.