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Time is running out for parents and guardians who need to apply for an out-of-zone permit for the upcoming school year. The deadline to request the permit is Tuesday, May 31, 2022. The results will be mailed to parent/legal guardian by mid-July.

The Calcasieu Parish School Board's out-of-zone request for the 2022-23 school year is available 3 different ways:

1.) A fillable form online. Once the online form is completed, email it to cwainfo@cpsb.org with ALL required paperwork attached (see below)

2.) Pick up a form at the Child Welfare and Attendance Office, located at 2423 6th Street in Lake Charles. Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Call for more info at (337)-217-4230.

3.) Request forms to be mailed (NOT emailed) by sending an email to cwainfo@cpsb.org. Parents/legal guardians MUST include Your Name, Mailing Address, and the Number of Forms being requested.

****PLEASE NOTE: You DO NOT need to reapply if your child has already been approved for the 2020-2021 school year and will remain at the SAME SCHOOL. Out-Of-Zone WILL NOT be accepted at schools.

PAPERWORK REQUIRED TO APPLY FOR AN OUT-OF-ZONE PERMIT (Please provide your own copies)

1.) Two (2) current utility statements to verify the homeowner's address (1 must be an electric bill.) If the legal guardian is living with someone else and has no utility statements in his/her name, the person with whom the legal guardian is living must provide copies of their utility statements. A notarized statement from the person with whom the guardian is living verifies that he/she resides with the householder.

2.) Picture ID of the parent/legal guardian and homeowner if not the parent/legal guardian.

3.) Custody Papers - If your child has changed addresses because of separation and/or divorce, you may be asked to furnish a copy of a judicial order of custody.

4.) School Records/Transcripts
Enrollment in Calcasieu Parish Schools is temporary (up to thirty (30) days) pending receipt of all required records. The legal guardian is responsible for providing the required records to the school in a timely fashion. Failure to do so may result in your child being terminated from the school’s enrollment.

ON REGISTRATION DAY YOU MUST PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING PAPERWORK TO THE SCHOOL:

1.) Approved Out-of-Zone Permit

2.) Birth Certificate - An official copy of your child’s birth certificate (containing the raised seal) is required by Louisiana law and by Calcasieu Parish School Board policy. If you do not have an official copy, the school or this office can furnish you with the address needed to order one.

3.) Social Security Card - CPSB requires that a social security number (card) be furnished to the school. This number is necessary for the maintenance of all student records.

4.) Custody Papers (if applicable)

5.) Health Records or Immunization Records - A child transferring into a Calcasieu Parish School from another system (from within or from without the state) must submit a state-approved health card providing evidence of having been immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis, and other communicable diseases; or they shall present evidence that such immunizations are in progress. The state-approved health card may be obtained at the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit or the physician’s office.

6.) School Records/Transcripts - The report card and transfer records from the previous school, if available, as the receiving school may need this info to properly place the student. However, the receiving school will accept a student without school records/transcripts temporarily. The receiving school will request the records from the previous school. However, the final responsibility for the attainment of school records belongs to the parent/legal guardian.

PLEASE NOTEA Parent/Legal Guardian must accompany a child to school to register for the first time and furnish the required info needed by the school. Parents/guardians are advised to ask school personnel questions regarding school supplies, free lunch and bus transportation, etc.

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