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Welcome New Students

Please Read: These forms are for NEW students who LIVE IN the Canton Local School District or for those with approved applications.

Steps to Register Your Child(ren) in Canton Local School District:

  • 1. Complete Online Registration - Please click the New Student Registration button below to create an account for your child(ren). Watch the video to the right of the page for help! Registration will not be complete until all required documentation has been collected.
2024-2025 new student registration

NOTE: Parents of students who currently attend preschool through Canton Local Schools do not need to re-register for kindergarten. You will receive a separate email with instructions.

  • 2. As you complete your online forms, you will need to upload the required documentation in the PowerSchool Parent Portal. Please name each file with your student’s FIRST and LAST name as it appears on the birth certificate, and the contents of the file (i.e. Sam Smith Birth Certificate.pdf).

    Items needed for registration are:
    • Child's Birth certificate
    • Two proofs of residency (see right or download here)
    • Parent / Guardian Photo ID
    • Vaccination records
    • Child's Student Social Security Card
    • Custody papers if applicable
  • Have questions? Call the district office at 330-484-8019 to talk with the registrar. 

Preschool families ONLY:

The  Wildcat Preschool offers early development learning  for children that  live in the Canton Local school district.  The program is  rated 5 Stars by the Ohio Department of Education. This is the highest rating a preschool can receive.  Wildcat Preschool includes free meals and transportation to and from Faircrest Memorial Elementary School.  Class rosters are filling up fast for the Fall of 2024.  Call 330-484-8022 for more information or to put your childs name on the waitlist for next year.  

  • Current pay stub 
  • Previous year tax return
  • Public assistance financial forms
  • Please also bring proof of income if you would like to be considered for zero or reduced tuition.  


Link to School Supply Lists 24-25 and other back-to-school information.


PROOF OF RESIDENCY is required of all students registering at Canton Local and must be submitted to the school with the registration form. Parents/Guardians must provide the school with TWO current (less than 3 months old) approved proofs of residency as listed below.
PLEASE NOTE: Post Office Boxes and Cell Phone Bills have no Service Address and therefore are not accepted.

Acceptable Utilities: Electric, Gas, Water, Sewer, Cable/Internet. The utility bill must show matching service and mailing address in the name of the Parent/Guardian.

Other Acceptable Documents: Monthly mortgage statement, lease/rental agreement (signed), pay stub, insurance statement, car payment statement, government agency letters, etc. with parent’s name and address.