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Welcome to SMUSD! We are happy you have chosen to enroll in the San Marcos Unified School District and look forward to partnering with you in your student’s educational journey. All new student enrollments will be processed through ParentVUE, a secure, online portal where you will electronically submit all required documents and complete all enrollment forms digitally using a WIFI-enabled computer, tablet, or smartphone. Once your student's enrollment is complete, stay connected by using ParentVUE to check grades, attendance, assignments, contact your child’s teacher, and more!

If you need any assistance during the enrollment process, please reach out to your neighborhood school directly; our schools are open and prepared to assist you throughout this process. Please follow the steps below to get started! NOTE:    If your student is currently enrolled in a SMUSD school and your student will be matriculating to a new school within SMUSD, there is no need to enroll as a new student; your student will automatically matriculate to their school of residence.  
Transitional Kindergarten
only available for students who turn 5 years old between September 2nd to December 2nd. Kindergarten is available for students who turn 5 years old on or before September 1st.


Step 1 - Ensure you have a valid email address
You will need a valid email address in order to create a ParentVUE account. If you do not have an email address, please create a free email account with your preferred service provider. 

Step 2 - Gather all required documents

Proof of Address 
click here to find your school of residence)
Please submit one document from each category below:

  • Category One (must be dated within the last 60 days and include address of residency and parent/guardian name):
    • Mortgage Statement or payment receipts
    • Rental property contract, lease, or payment receipts
    •  Property tax payment receipt
    • Grant Deed
    • Escrow Papers
  • Category Two (must be dated within the last 60 days):
    • Utility service contract, statements, or payment receipts
    • Pay stubs
    • Voter registration
    • Correspondence from a government agency
    • Declaration of residency (Affidavit of Residence / Afidávit de Residencia) executed by the student’s parent/guardian

Student's Birth Verification
Proof of Age: To verify your child’s age, please provide one of the following (Ed Code 48002)

  • Certified copy of birth record
  • Statement by the local registrar or a county recorder certifying the date of birth
  • Baptismal certificate
  • Passport
  • When none of the foregoing is obtainable, an affidavit of the parent, guardian, or custodian of the minor, or any other appropriate means of proving the child’s age. 

Parent/guardian(s) name and contact information

Emergency contacts and phone number(s)

Health information including the name of your healthcare provider, dentist, health conditions and/or medication (if applicable)

  • Physical Health Examination (TK/Kinder ONLY)- Please download and have your medical provider complete the Physical Health Examination Form.
  • Dental Health Examination (TK/Kinder ONLY)- California law requires that a student must provide proof of having received an oral health assessment by May 31st in either Kindergarten or 1st grade, whichever is your child’s first year in public school. Please download and have your dental provider complete the Dental Health Examination Form.

Proof of Immunizations 
California schools are required to verify immunization records for all new student admissions, including students entering TK/Kindergarten. Visit the California Department of Public Health's website for immunization requirements for TK/K-12 admission.

Previous school's address and phone number

Transcripts or last report card/withdrawal grades (if applicable)

Custodial documentation (if applicable)

Step 3 - Login to ParentVUE
When you login to ParentVUE, please be sure to select the 2021-2022 school year.

If your student is currently enrolled in a SMUSD school and your student will be matriculating to a new school within SMUSD, there is no need to enroll as a new student; your student will automatically matriculate to their school of residence and you will be required to complete the residency verification process.

New parent to the district? Click here to create a new ParentVUE account. Please remember you will only need one ParentVUE account per family. All children in your household will be listed under the same ParentVUE account.

Current SMUSD parents 
may login using their existing ParentVUE credentials.

Forgot your user name or password? 
Click here and enter your email address to retrieve your username or reset your password.

Having trouble?  Send us an email to parentvuehelp@smusd.org or call (760) 290-2593 and we'll be happy to help!

NEW STUDENTS (all Grades) - 2021/22 School YEAR

Registration for the 2021/22 school year is underway for students new to SMUSD. If you recently moved to the area and need to enroll your child in school, please following the enrollment steps above and contact your neighborhood school directly. Please note schools are closed for the entire month of July and will reopen in early August. If you need assistance with ParentVUE, please contact the ParentVUE Help Desk: parentvuehelp@smusd.org or (760) 290-2593.

Are you new to the area and not sure which school you should contact? Click here to find your neighborhood school

Current Students (ALL grades) - 2021/22 school year

Residency verification is required for all current students moving on to the next grade level and it must be completed prior to the start of the school year. Login to ParentVUE to begin the residency verification process.

Residency verification instructions and requirements can be found here.

If you need assistance with ParentVUE, please contact the ParentVUE Help Desk: parentvuehelp@smusd.org or (760) 290-2593.

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