Information for Parents

Registering for school


Aiken County

First of all, a valid US email address is needed for the parents (ex. ).

This will allow the parents to create a parent portal online where they can enter required documents and have communication with the teachers. There is a registration link in English and Spanish. The student will need a doctor and a dentist for their child to register and will have to provide the doctors’ names, telephone numbers, and addresses. The student will be zoned for a particular school based on where the family is residing.

Registration will need:

  • A copy of the child’s birth certificate
  • An immunization record.
    Disease immunizations include:


    • Hepatitis B
    • DTap (tetanus, whooping cough)
    • Polio
    • MMR (measles, mumps, rubella, requires three months in between two doses)
    • Varicella (chicken pox, requires three months in between two doses)
    • Tdap (the whooping cough booster)
  • Two proofs of residency
    These can include mail with an adult family member’s full name and an address to the apartment or rental house for things like:


    • car bills or car registration
    • water or electricity bills
    • paycheck stubs
    • w-2 statements after being hired
    • car insurance statements
    • bank statements
    • state supported services
    • Telephone or internet bill
    • Notarized letter from landlord
    • Magazines and junk mail will not be considered. This county allows scans (.doc, .pdf) to be uploaded when registering in the Parent Portal.

For using the bus system in Aiken county, a registered family member must be at the bus stop for students 2nd grade and younger.

There are ESOL (English as a Second Language) programs in Aiken. Their website can be found here:

They provide small group instruction to new English speakers to help build proficiency.

Columbia County

Parents must have an email address for registration online and student must be 5 years old (for kindergarten) or 6 years old by September 1 to enroll in Georgia Parents will need two proofs of residency like:

  • Car payment, tax form or registration
  • Rent bill or agreement from a landlord
  • A utility bill
  • A phone or internet bill
  • Paycheck stub
  • W-2 form after being hired

Required documents are:

  • A birth certificate or passport
  • A social security card (maybe a visa?)
  • Immunization report
  • A four point screening report (vision, dental, hearing, and nutrition) from a doctor
  • Address and phone number from a previous school

Social workers for Columbia County:

ESOL Services for Columbia County:


Richmond County

Student must have turned 5 years old for kindergarten and 6 years old for first grade by September 1, 2022. Parents are required to have an email and complete the online registration first, which can be found here:

Once the online registration is completed, parents are given an application or confirmation number that needs to be saved or written down.

Documents required after that are:

  • Address and phone number of old school and any old school records
  • Photo of legal guardian
  • Copy of visa
  • One utility bill AND one proof of residency like:
    • Rent bill or letter from the landlord
    • Rental agreement
    • Paycheck stub
    • Car warranty
    • Insurance letter
    • Car payment or registration
  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Completed eye, ear, and dental form from a doctor
  • Completed Immunization form (GA form 3231)
  • Completed Home language survey
  • Completed Parent Occupational Survey

Support Services can be found at:

ESOL services:

For Georgia residents enrolling children, both Richmond County and Columbia County require the student to be vaccinated for the following diseases:

  • Tetanus
  • Diphtheria
  • Tdap (pertussis)
  • Varicella
  • MMR (Measles, mumps, rubella)
  • Hepatitis B

Area playgrounds

Practice Speaking English While Your Child Has Fun

Visiting a local playground regularly is a great way to
meet other people who live in your area and improve
your English. While your children play, you will have
many opportunities to talk with and get to know
other parents who have children too. If you would
like one of our volunteers to meet you and your
child at a playground for the first time, let one of the
nursery leaders know and we would be happy to
figure out a time to meet for a play date.

Covenant Presbyterian Church Playground

Trinity On the Hill Playground

Columbia County Library Playground

Augusta Mall Playground

Imagination Station Children’s Museum

Evans Town Center Park

Columbia County Library

Covenant Presbyterian Church Playground

Location: 3131 Walton Way, Augusta GA 30909

This playground is gated, has plenty of shade, and has play structures suitable for preschool aged children. It is open to the public after 1:00pm Sundays through Fridays and all day Saturdays.

Trinity On the Hill Playground

Location: 1330 Monte Sano Ave., Augusta GA 30904

This playground is gated and has play structures suitable for preschool aged children. It is open to the public after 1:00pm Sundays through Fridays and all day Saturdays.

Columbia County Library Playground

Location: 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans GA 30809

This playground is located directly next to the Columbia County Library. It is not gated, but it does have a splash pad, walking trail, public restrooms, and multiple play structures for young children. It is open to the public at all times.

Augusta Mall Playground

Location: 3450 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta GA 30909

This indoor playground is great for preschool aged children and even babies who can crawl. It is surrounded by a small wall but is not gated. All of the play structures are padded to prevent hard falls. It is open 11am-7pm Monday through Thursday, 11am-8pm Friday, and 12pm-6pm Sunday.

Imagination Station Children’s Museum

Location: 965 Hickman Rd., Augusta GA 30904

This is an indoor play area for preschool-aged children and costs $12 to enter. It is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm-3:30pm and Monday-Tuesday from 9:30am-12pm.

Evans Town Center Park

Location: 7016 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans GA 30809

This park has a large playground for older children (ages 5-12) as well as a splash pad, walking trail, and public restrooms. It is open to the public at all times.

Columbia County Library

Location: 7022 Evans Town Center Blvd., Evans GA 30809

Although it’s not a playground, the Columbia County Library a fun place to take young kids to read, play with puzzles, and play computer games on a rainy day. They also host story time for children ages 0-2 some mornings. Check their website or call them for more details about story time.

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