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Step 2: Pre-enrollment Process

Karen Kendall Welcome Center
2045 Meyer Place • Room 110 -113 • Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(At the BESST Ctr. Adjacent to Rea El. School)

Phone: (949) 515-6743 & (949) 515-6740
Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday 8 am – 3 pm

Pre-enrollment Process: New Students or Returning Students after leaving the District for 12 consecutive months or more.

Part I The Online Pre-Enrollment process can be completed at home or at the computer lab (room 112) at the BESST Center after you have completed address verification and received an address verification number unique to your child. 

Before completing the pre-enrollment process online for your child, you will need the following information:

  • Parent/Guardian work address and phone number
  • A valid email address for Parent/Guardian with password
  • Emergency contacts information (relationship to student, name, address, phone numbers)
  • Physician’s name and contact information
  • Information on student’s health, issues, medications
  • Information of previous school attended

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Part II – The Pre-Enrollment Packet: If you completed the online Pre-enrollment at home, you must still come back to the Karen Kendall Welcome Center to finalize the packet before heading to your school site.

The following documents are required for entry into any of the Newport Mesa Unified School District schools. We cannot process your child’s pre-enrollment without the documents below:

  • Address Verification Golden Ticket & Manila envelope (provided in Step 1 at the Address Verification Office)
  • Proof of Age*
  • Student Physical Exam Form (Preschool, Transitional Kinder, Kindergarten, and 1st Grades) **
  • Tuberculosis Screening (Preschool, Transitional Kinder, Kindergarten, and 1st Grades) **
  • Immunization Card (Up to date for school entry)
  • Custody, Guardianship, Restraining Orders (if applicable)

* Proof of age can include a certified copy of a birth records or statement by the local registrar, or a county recorder certifying the date or birth, or a baptism certificate duly attested, or a passport, or when none of the forgoing is obtainable, an affidavit of the parent, guardian or custodian of the minor, or any other appropriate means of proving the age of the child.
** Physical exam to be completed  prior to school entry less than 1 year for Preschool, less than 6 months for Transitional Kinder and Kindergarten, and less than 18 months for 1st grade.

Please note that the school will also ask for a current report card or transcript, as well as any 504 and IEP information pertaining to your student in order to help place them in school. A records request form can also be obtained from either the enrollment website Schools Records Request Form the Welcome Center, or your local school.