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New Student Registration

Registration for the 2021-2022 school is now open!



NOTE: please be sure to select the correct school year when completing the online registration


You may upload all pertinent documents via the online registration portal. 

HERE ARE SCREENSHOTS to assist with the document upload process.




Please email jdicarlo@vtsd.com to be placed on the waitlist.



This program is open to Vernon Township residents only. The child must be at least 3 years old on or before October 1, 2021 and toilet trained. The program is a 2-1/2 hour session that is held 5 days a week. You have the option of a morning or afternoon session. No full day sessions are available Parents must transport child to and from school. 


After you complete the on-line tuition preschool registration and upload the pertinent documents, a $50 deposit is required to hold your spot. There is a $3,500 yearly cost for tuition preschool, to be paid in monthly installments of $350 August through May (deducting the $50 deposit in May). Please note that space is limited. Placement is based on a first come first serve basis. You can send the $50 deposit (payable to Vernon Township Board of Education) to: 

Walnut Ridge School

Tuition Preschool Registration

P.O. Box 190

Vernon, NJ  07462

*Please be aware that at this time the 2021-2022 preschool location has not been determined*



Children who will be five years old on or before October 1, 2021, are eligible to register for the 2021-2022 school year. The first step in registering your child for school is to complete the online registration. In-person registration dates are to be determined. If you have not completed the online registration, please do so. 

ATTENTION: Students currently enrolled in our preschool program DO NOT need to complete this online registration process, whether they are attending another year of preschool or are moving on to Kindergarten.



  • THE REGISTRATION PROCESS: email bokeefe@vtsd.com or call 973-764-2890
  • PROOF OF RESIDENCY: to arrange for document drop off in person at the Vernon Township Board of Education Offices email kdowd@vtsd.com or call 973-764-8025
  • IMMUNIZATIONS AND/OR PHYSICALS: email our nurse at kforrest@vtsd.com or call 973-764-2890


IMPORTANT: To register your child you will need the following


All proof of residency forms need to be presented in accordance with New Jersey State Law in order to allow the registration of students into the Vernon Township School District.  The State of New Jersey specifies in code, the various forms of documentation that are acceptable as proof of residency.  At least two forms of documentation are required.  These include:

  1. Proof of Residency (submit at least one of the following):
  2.  Deed 
  3.  Lease Agreement (current)
  4.  Vernon Tax Records
  5.  Current Mortgage Statement
  6.  If you reside with an individual or family within Vernon Township, and the home is not in the name of the parent or guardian, you must contact Karen Dowd in the Board Office for completion of Affidavits.  Email kdowd@vtsd.com or call 973-764-8025.


  1.  Proof of Residency (submit at least one of the following):
    1. Utility bill (within three months and must have current address)
    2. Drivers’ license indicating current address


SCHOOL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS The following documents are also required: 

  1. Original Birth Certificate with seal
  2. Immunization records (See below)*
  3. Academic records  (if transferring from another district)
  4. Custodian/Guardianship Papers (if applicable)



  1. Upload documents when registering online HERE ARE SCREENSHOTS to assist with the document upload process.
  2. Email documents to kdowd@vtsd.com 
  3. Contact Karen Dowd at 973-764-8025 or kdowd@vtsd.com to arrange for document drop off in person at the Vernon Township Board of Education Offices.

* Immunization Records (Doctor’s certificate of immunization against the following):

DPT – 4 doses DPT – 4 doses – Fourth dose must be on or after fourth birthday; if not, a fifth dose will be needed
Polio – 3 doses Polio – 3 doses – Third dose must be on or after fourth birthday; if not, a fourth dose will be needed
MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubeola) – 1 dose (after 1st birthday Measles (Rubeola) – 2 doses of a measles containing vaccine; the first dose must be after the first birthday 

Mumps – 1 dose

German Measles (Rubella) – 1 dose

HIB – 2 doses (1 dose after 1st birthday) Hepatitis B – 3 doses
Varicella – 1 dose (after 1st birthday) Varicella (Chicken Pox Vaccine) — 1 dose after 1st birthday or documentation that child had the disease
Pneumococcal – 2 doses (1 dose after 1st birthday)
Influenza – for age up to 59 months to be received between 9/1 and 12/31 of each year (may begin school before receiving vaccine) 

Note: A physical check-up from private medical doctor will also be needed prior to first day of school

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