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Mission Statement - "Igniting Potential"
The Rumson School District ignites the potential of its learners by growing, inspiring, and cultivating personal excellence academically, socially, and emotionally.

Student Services

Special Services
Special Education Accommodations
Homelessness
Educational Services for Immigrant Children

Educational Services for Immigrant Children

Enrollment of Students Based Upon Immigration Status

District Liaison
Dr. Michael Snyder,  Director of Student Services  
Contact Information:
msnyder@rumsonschool.org
732-842-0811

5111 Eligibility of Resident/Non-Resident Students

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The Rumson School District is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all our students and families. We celebrate the diversity of cultures within our community and ensure equal access and opportunity for all. We are sharing the following information to help families understand more about immigration and its impact on our children.

Federal and state laws prohibit school districts from denying the enrollment of students in public schools on the basis of the youngsters’ or their parents’ immigration status. Accordingly, we do not require students to disclose or document their immigration status; we do not make inquiries of students or parents that may expose their undocumented status; nor do we engage in any practices that may hinder the right of access to our public schools. New Jersey also prohibits us from barring any student from public elementary and middle schools on the basis of the children’s immigration or visa status.

School districts are aware that unaccompanied minors may be eligible for services under the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Program and/or the federal Migrant Education Program. During the enrollment process, school districts should ascertain the relevant information to determine children’s eligibility for participation in these programs. School districts must not delay or deny attendance based on their non-receipt of the following:

  • A certified copy of the child’s birth certificate or other proof of identity.
  • Medical information.
  • The child’s prior educational record.

Please contact the Office of Student Services with any questions. If you would like to learn more about the educational services for immigrant children, please check out the following resources from the New Jersey Department of Education: