Student Registration

Our registrar can help enroll your student at Thoreau Middle and more


Jill Hendelman
Phone: 703-846-8003
Fax: 703-846-8067

Register a Student New to FCPS

Registering a student who is new to FCPS at Thoreau Middle is a 5-step process. Please follow the instructions on the FCPS General Registration Requirements webpage (link below).

FCPS General Registration Requirements

The FCPS General Registration Requirements page will help you determine where to register: either at Thoreau Middle or at the closest Student Registration Welcome Center. You will also find complete details about the documents you will need, such as a birth certificate, and the forms you will need to complete.

A student's home address determines his or her middle school. To confirm that Thoreau Middle is your local school, use the FCPS Boundary Locator.  

Moving to Thoreau Middle from Another FCPS Middle School 

If your student is attending an FCPS middle school, but you will be moving to a new primary residence with Thoreau Middle as a base school, you will first need to contact the registrar at the current middle school to arrange to withdraw your student. Then you will need to contact the Thoreau Middle registrar to enroll your student.  

Items Needed for Registration (for Existing FCPS Student) 

  • Proof of Residency in Fairfax County - You will be required to show proof of residency during the registration process.
  • Proof of Parent Identity - When registering, the student must be accompanied by the parent or legal guardian with whom he or she lives in Fairfax County. Only a parent who is named on the child's birth certificate is eligible to enroll the student. The accompanying parent will be required to present government-issued photo identification.
  • Withdrawal Form - It is very important that you bring the Withdrawal Form (obtained from your current school) if you are moving during the school year. If you are moving during the summer, you will need the student's course selections and/or a transcript from your previous school so that your student can be placed in the appropriate classes.
  • Forms - You will need to fill out and submit the following three forms to the Thoreau Middle School registrar:

Moving to Thoreau Middle from an FCPS Elementary School Not Within Thoreau Boundary

During the school year, contact the registrar at the current elementary school if your 6th grade student is attending an FCPS elementary school, but will be moving from one FCPS middle school boundary to the Thoreau Middle boundary. At your current elementary school, you will need to complete the Student's Intention for Next School Year form. Then you will need to provide Thoreau Middle with the following:

See above--Items Needed for Registration (for Existing FCPS Student)--for additional details on what is needed to register.

If the school year has ended, please contact the registrar at Thoreau MS to submit the information/documents listed above. 

Moving to Thoreau Middle from an FCPS Elementary School Within Thoreau Boundary

If a student is attending an elementary school within the Thoreau MS boundary (Cunningham Park, Flint Hill, Louise Archer, Marshall Road, Vienna, and Wolftrap), he or she will not need to register. They are already registered within the system. 

Withdraw a Student from Thoreau Middle

To withdraw a student, contact our registrar to make arrangements to complete a Withdrawal Form. 

Student Transfer Information

A student is expected to attend the school that serves his or her attendance area. Transfer requests are considered for very specific reasons as outlined in FCPS School Board Regulation 2230.

Student transfer information is available if a parent would like to transfer a student from a base school to another school within FCPS. However, a school must be open to transfers, based on student capacity, etc.

If your student currently attends Thoreau MS and you have transfer questions, please contact our registrar.

Other Ways the Registrar Can Help

Please contact our registrar if you need to change parent information, such as email address, or student contact information such as name, address or custody.

The registrar also handles verification of enrollment and attendance, which is required by some foreign embassies.