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Registration, Withdrawal, and Transcript Requests

The Guidance Department manages registration, withdrawal, and school records, including transcript requests, for all current and former Staples High School students.

Registering Your Child at Staples

If you would like to register your child, please contact Fran Geraci, guidance secretary, at 203-341-1225 or fgeraci@westport.k12.ct.us. Submission of all registration paperwork is required before an appointment will be scheduled with a school counselor to complete enrollment and select courses. In the meantime, you may wish to review the Staples High School course catalog and web site to learn more.

Residency Requirements

Permanent residency (physical presence with an intention to remain) in the Town of Westport is the primary requirement for enrollment at Staples High School. Living with a Westport resident - even a close relative - for the purpose of attending Staples High School is forbidden under Connecticut law and Westport Board of Education policy. Also in accordance with Connecticut school law, being a land owner, tax payer, or business owner in the Town of Westport does not confer residency privileges for school purposes.

Proofs of Residency and Other Forms

Registration for students entering grades 9-12 for residents new to Westport is conducted through the Staples guidance office.

When registering their child, parents/guardians must be prepared to prove residency by providing the following documentation:

  • A rental lease or proof of home ownership (deed to home, mortgage statement, current property tax bill)
  • Secondary proofs in the form of:
    • Two current utility bills (land line telephone, water, electric, gas, oil, or cable television - not cell phone) AND
    • Photo ID (parent/guardian's CT driver's license, State ID card, or passport showing current Westport address)
    • New residents must provide secondary proofs within one month of enrolling their child.

Also required for registration are:

  • Student's birth certificate, passport, or adoption papers
  • Proof of guardianship (if applicable)
  • Academic records (transcript/report card and standardized and state test results)
  • Acceptable Use Agreement (included in registration packet)
  • Student Email/Gmail Authorization (included in registration packet)
  • New Enrollee Verification of Residence (included in registration packet)
  • Westport Public Schools Registration Card (included in registration packet)
  • Release of Student Records (included in registration packet)
  • New Student Questionnaire (included in registration packet)
  • Notice of Student Admission Form (included in registration packet)
  • Health Forms (State of Connecticut Health Assessment Record, Student Medical Emergency Form, Health and Developmental Questionnaire; included in registration packet)

Future Residents

Many times families would like their children to attend Staples prior to the closing on their new Westport property. This is allowed under certain circumstances, and with certain stipulations:

  • Future residents may provide a contract of purchase with closing date, a construction contract with anticipated move-in date, or a dated rental agreement. This contract or agreement must be signed and dated by both parties.
  • Future residents must apply for admission through the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.

Unusual Circumstances

Occasionally circumstances arise which require a living arrangement different from those outlined above. In such cases, as with all changes in residence, your child's school office must be notified immediately. Legal documentation must then be completed through the Superintendent of Schools office in order for the student to remain in school.

Non-Resident Students

With the start of the 2000-2001 school year, the Westport Public Schools stopped accepting new non-resident tuition students, except for the children of Board of Education employees and special education students placed by their school districts through the Special Education department.

Arrangements for foreign students must be made through the Office of the Superintendent of Schools.

Withdrawing Your Child From Staples

If you would like to withdraw your child from Staples, please complete the Notice of Withdrawal form and return in person to the guidance office. All textbooks, library books, equipment, uniforms and other school property must be returned and accountabilities resolved by the date of withdrawal. If you have any questions about this process, please contact your child's school counselor or Fran Geraci at 203-341-1225.

Requesting a Transcript

Requesting a transcript if you graduated from or previously attended Staples

If you are a Staples High School graduate or previously attended Staples and are interested in applying to other institution(s) as a transfer student, it is possible that the institution(s) will require an official copy of your high school transcript as part of your application.

Per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law #93-380), we cannot release a transcript without the student’s consent and signature.

In order to have your transcript sent, mail the Transcript Release Form including the name and address for each recipient/college along with $5 per transcript (checks made payable to Staples High School) to the address below:

Staples High School
Guidance Department
Attn: Susan Fugitt
70 North Avenue
Westport, CT 06880

Email, fax, or phone transcript requests will not be accepted.

When making your request, allow at least one week for processing the transcript, plus mailing time. During very busy times of the year, it may take up to two weeks to process a transcript request. Naviance is not used for online submission of transcripts for graduates or previous attendees; hard copies of transcripts are mailed from the Guidance Office to the institution.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Guidance Office at 203-341-1225.

Requesting a transcript if you are a current Staples student applying to private high schools, summer programs, or the NCAA Eligibility Center, or are requesting your transcript for purposes other than applying to colleges

If you are applying to private high schools or summer programs, it is possible that the institution(s) will require an official copy of your high school transcript as part of your application. Per the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law #93-380), we cannot release a transcript without the student’s consent and signature. In order to have your transcript sent, submit the Transcript Release Form, an addressed Staples H.S. envelope (10"x13") for each recipient or provide the link to upload the transcript, and $5.00 fee per transcript to Mrs. Fugitt in the Guidance Office between the hours of 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

In order to determine eligibility, the NCAA requires an official transcript at the end of grade 11 and a final transcript after graduation from Staples. (Note: if you have attended more than one high school, you must request an official transcript separately from each high school.) In order to request a transcript to be sent to the NCAA, complete the NCAA Eligibility Center Transcript Release Form and return to transcript secretary, Mrs. Fugitt, along with $5 for processing. The final transcript will be sent automatically for any student who requested their transcript to be sent at the end of grade 11; no additional request is necessary upon graduation.

When making your request, allow at least one week for processing the transcript, plus mailing time. Please note that during very busy times of the year, it may take up to two weeks to process a transcript request.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Guidance Office at 203-341-1225.

Requesting a transcript if you are a current Staples student applying to college

Please visit our College Planning and Applications page.

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