new Students - 2021/22 School Year  

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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
 (Find your school of residence here)
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) 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. You can find this form here.

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 this 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 this form.

Proof of Immunizations 
California schools are required to verify immunization records for all new student admissions, including students entering TK/Kindergarten.

Previous school's address and phone number

Custodial documentation (if applicable)

Step 3 - Login to ParentVUE
When you login to ParentVUE, you will have the option to enroll a student for the 2020-2021 or 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.
New Parent to the district? Create a new ParentVUE account here.

Current SMUSD Parents 
may login using their existing ParentVUE credentials here.

Forgot Password? Click here!

Having trouble?  Send us an email to parentvuehelp@smusd.org and we'll be happy to help!

NEW STUDENTS (all Grades) - 2020/21 School YEAR

Registration for the 2020/21 school year is ongoing 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.

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

Current Students

Residency verification is required for all current students moving on to the next grade level. This process usually begins a few months prior to the beginning of the new school year. 

Click here for residency verification instructions and requirements

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