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Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten Enrollment: Parents living in the Firelands school district with children who will be five years old by August 1, 2020 should plan on registering for kindergarten during one of the following registration days (please do not register online early):
• March 3, 2020 – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
• March 4, 2020 – 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

On both days, the Board of Education office will be open for registration assistance. The office is located at 112 North Lake Street in South Amherst.

Parents living out of the district should apply for open enrollment starting February 3. This step must happen prior to kindergarten registration. More information about open enrollment is below.

Final acceptance for kindergarteners via open enrollment will be confirmed by email from the Firelands Board of Education.

Kindergarten screening is a separate event that is scheduled for Thursday, May 21. Children will be signed up for a kindergarten screening time slot during the registration process.

If you are planning to attend one of these registration events, please plan to bring your child’s birth certificate, 2 proofs of residency, parent/guardian photo id, shot records, and custody papers (if they apply). If you have any questions about the registration process,
please contact the elementary school office at (440) 965-5381.

Open Enrollment



Open Enrollment: Starting Monday, February 3rd, the Firelands Local School District will be accepting open new K-12 enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents from any school district in Ohio are welcome to apply, but space is limited and will be awarded on a first come, first served basis. Enrollment is tuition free, but parents must pay for all school fees.

If a grade level closes, we will still encourage parents to complete the open enrollment application and we will maintain waiting lists until July 1st. On July 1st, open enrollment will end for the 2020-2021 school year.

This year we are using an online application, application opens on February 3rd at 7:30 am,  that is easily accessible and will allow you fill it out and submit it without having to come in person. All forms are submitted electronically and time-stamped. This online application does provide space for you to upload documents in PDF format, such as IEP, WEP or 504 plans. Parents of high school students also need to submit their last report card. The application will be posted at http://www.firelandsschools.org under the “student registration” section. There will be a news article on the front page of the website as well, linking you to the application location.

Official notification of your status will come from the Superintendent’s Office by email
throughout the process. Please contact Sue Schaefer in the Superintendent’s Office at 440-965-5821 if you have questions or are having any problems with the electronic form. We will provide a Google Chromebook at the board office if you wish to come in person and apply here.
RETURNING Open Enrollment Parents: If your child was open-enrolled last year, you must confirm that they are continuing by filling out the quick online form. It will be
found in the same location, on the “student registration” page of the website. You will receive confirmation of their continued open-enrollment by email from the Superintendent’s Office. You will also be sent an email about this process through

 Open Enrollment Links:

New Open Enrollment Applications (link: https://forms.gle/DHfEnSh6JNQp72QQ8)


Returning Student Open Enrollment Applications (link: https://forms.gle/itUtiXfHDw8M6hH29)


Parents/guardians with students in grades 1-12 next year will be notified by March 1st of their child’s open enrollment status.

Parents/guardians of new kindergartners will be notified by April 1st  of their child’s open enrollment status.

New Student Online Registration 1-12
Welcome to our online student registration!

The following documents can be uploaded directly into your online account, emailed to our registrar at jswiers@firelandsschools.org, or brought to the Firelands Board of Education at 112 N. Lake St. in South  Amherst:

Child’s birth certificate

Immunization records

Parent/Guardian photo id

Two proofs of residency

Special education documents, if applicable

*Court papers including custody arrangements, if applicable, must be hand delivered to the Board of Education (112 North Lake Street, South Amherst, Ohio)

To use this online registration you will need to create a log in, password, and pin code: 

      Parent Log In ID:  This will be your EMAIL ADDRESS

      Parent Password:  Unique to you with at least 6 characters

      Pin Code:  You create this unique 4-digit code


              *You do not need a student number or invitation code to proceed                               

             *Follow the “Enroll a new student” prompt

              *Disregard any options to “link your children”

All information must be received in order for your application to be processed.
Ready to get started? Follow the link below for the Firelands OneView Portal to be taken to the online student registration platform and please select "Create a new account."
For assistance with student registration please contact Ms. Jackie Swiers at (440) 965-5821 ext 1024 or jswiers@firelandsschools.org
Welcome to Firelands! 


Back to School Forms-Current Students
 Please follow the link below to create and/or update your student's information. 
All Back to School forms are now completed online. Letters will be sent home with username and password information. Please refer to the letters in order to login into the portal. To access the portal once your have received your information please click Firelands OneView Portal. The Back to School update replaces yearly paper forms and must be completed for all students prior to the first day of school. 
Please note that this does not apply to newly registered students as the process was completed during registration. 
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