Questions
1)  Where do I go to enroll or withdraw my child(ren)?
2)  How do I know which school my child will attend?
3)  I'd like my child to attend one of the STEM magnet schools (currently located at Westar and Freedom Elementaries). How do I apply to those STEM schools?
4)  What do I need to bring with when I enroll my child(ren)?
5)  What if I don't have a birth certificate for my child(ren)?
6)  What if I don't have a copy of my child(ren)'s immunization record or they are missing immunizations? Can my child(ren) start school?
7)  Where can I find an enrollment packet?
8)  How many proofs of residency must I provide?
9)  May I provide something other than what is listed on the proof of residency form - ie driver's license, home purchasing contract, utility envelope, etc.?
10)  What is a PHLOTE and why must I fill one out?
11)  Who do I contact if I have enrollment questions?
12)  How old does my child need to be before they are allowed to start Kindergarten?
13)  What if my child is not 5 before September 1st of the current school year/ Can they start Kindergarten anyway?
14)  Will my child start the same day I enroll him/her?
15)  I'm taking care of someone else's child (ie nanny, babysitter, grandparent, etc.). Can I enroll or withdraw the child because his parent is really busy or out of town?
16)  Must my child attend school?
17)  I don't live within the Liberty Elementary School District but would like to send my child to one of the schools within Liberty Elementary School District. What do I do?
18)  My question isn't here. Who do I contact?
 
Answers
1)  Q Where do I go to enroll or withdraw my child(ren)?
A
All enrollments and withdrawals will be processed at the district office.

Our registrar will be available at the district office between the hours of 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM. (summer hours may vary)

The district office is located at:

19871 W. Fremont Road
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Enrollment packets may be picked up at any of our school office, the district office or downloaded from our website.

If you have enrollment questions, please contact the district office at 623-474-6681.
2)  Q How do I know which school my child will attend?
A
You may contact the district office or any one of our elementary schools and we'll be happy to tell you in which school's boundaries you reside. If we cannot answer immediately, we will be happy to take your information and call you back as soon as possible.

If you do not reside within any of our schools' boundaries, please consider applying for open enrollment if you wish to have your children attend Liberty Elementary School District.
3)  Q I'd like my child to attend one of the STEM magnet schools (currently located at Westar and Freedom Elementaries). How do I apply to those STEM schools?
A
If you reside within the boundaries of Westar or Freedom Elementary, you simply fill out an enrollment form (located on our website, at our district office and at each elementary campus).

If you reside outside of the district boundaries or outside of the boundaries of either Westar or Freedom but live within the district boundaries, you must fill out an open enrollment form located on our website. On the open enrollment form, you can express and interest in either Westar or Freedom for STEM purposes.
4)  Q What do I need to bring with when I enroll my child(ren)?
A

When enrolling your child in the Liberty Elementary School District, you will need the following items:

  1. A completed enrollment packet - make sure all pages are filled out and that you have signed the enrollment packet.  REMEMBER - only a parent or legal guardian may enroll a student.
  2. A certified copy of your child's birth certificate
  3. One proof of residency which must be a current utility bill, lease agreement, or notarized letter indicating you are residing with another family.
  4. A copy of up to date immunizations
  5. A copy of your child's withdrawal form if you are coming from another school in Arizona.

If you have any questions concerning these documents, please feel free to call the school to which you will be enrolling or the district office.

5)  Q What if I don't have a birth certificate for my child(ren)?
A
According to Arizona Revised Statute 15-828, all new enrollments are required to provide a certified copy of the child's birth certificate.

If a certified copy of the birth certificate is not available, we are able to accept a baptismal certificate, application for social security number or original school registration records AND an affidavit stating why a copy of the birth certificate cannot be obtained.

If the student is a foster child or other ward of the court, we are able to accept valid documentation from that agency indicating that agency has custody of the child in lieu of a birth certificate.

Parents/Guardians have no more than 30 days to provide a copy of the birth certificate or the district is required to report the missing birth certificate to the local authorities.

A certified copy of the birth certificate has the raised seal and appropriate signature. The school will make a copy of the documentation and return it immediately.

The birth certificate is used to verify the spelling of the child's name as well as his/her age for placement in the appropriate grade level.
6)  Q What if I don't have a copy of my child(ren)'s immunization record or they are missing immunizations? Can my child(ren) start school?
A
According to Arizona Revised Statute 15-872, a student is not allowed to attend school unless proof of required immunizations has been provided to the school. It is possible for a parent/guardian to sign a waiver to exempt a child from immunizations if immunizing the child will cause health issues or is against his/her beliefs.

Please contact the district office at 623-474-6600 and speak with our District Nurse if you have questions about immunizations. Many local clinics offer free or low cost immunizations to children. Each of our elementary schools will be happy to connect you with our school health aides who can also answer your questions regarding immunizations.
7)  Q Where can I find an enrollment packet?
A

Currently you can find the enrollment packet at any of our elementary schools or district office.

Or, you may download the packet from our district website by clicking here .

8)  Q How many proofs of residency must I provide?
A

Arizona Revised Statutes require us to keep a valid proof of residency on file for all students.  Currently, you must provide one proof of residency upon enrollment and any time your address changes.

Valid proofs of residency include:

  • a copy of a rental or lease agreement
  • a copy of a recent utility bill
  • a notarized statement from the owner/renter of the property in which you are currently residing.  A copy of this statement can be downloaded from our documents section.
9)  Q May I provide something other than what is listed on the proof of residency form - ie driver's license, home purchasing contract, utility envelope, etc.?
A

No. You must provide one proof of residency listed on our proof of residency form. It is important that we are able to verify the home address to ensure that we properly record the student's enrollment.

If you do not reside within our district, please feel free to explore our Open Enrollment option. Every effort will be made to expedite your open enrollment application should you choose to fill one out.

Acceptable proofs of residency are:

  • a copy of a rental or lease agreement
  • a recent utility bill (examples are gas, electric, water, telephone)
  • a notarized statement from the owner/renter of the property in which you are living.  A copy of an appropriate form letter to use can be downloaded from our documents area.

Please note we cannot accept receipts, envelopes, escrow papers, cell phone bills, checking or savings account statements or any other proof not listed above.  If you have questions about acceptable proofs of residency, please contact the district office at 623-474-6681 or the school your child will attend.  We'll be happy to answer your questions!

10)  Q What is a PHLOTE and why must I fill one out?
A
A PHLOTE is a form that schools in Arizona are required to have new enrollees fill out with the rest of the registration packet. PHLOTE stands for Primary Home Language Other Than English.

This form is used to determine if students enrolling with the Liberty Elementary School District should be tested for participation in our ELL (English Language Learners) program.

Once the student enrolls, the PHLOTE is sent along with the registration form to our ELL office if a language other than English is indicated on the form. The student will be evaluated to see if he/she qualifies for ELL services.

If you have questions regarding ELL testing or services, please contact our district office at 623-474-6600.
11)  Q Who do I contact if I have enrollment questions?
A
You may contact any of our elementary schools or district office. We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. Our student information specialist at the district office can be reached at 623-474-6681.
12)  Q How old does my child need to be before they are allowed to start Kindergarten?
A
According to Arizona Revised Statute 15-821, a child must be 5 years old before September 1st of the current school year. If your child will not be 5 before September 1st of the current school year, but you would like to have them evaluated for early entrance kindergarten, please contact the Special Services Department at 623-474-6671. We'll be happy to explain the process for testing of children for placement into the Early Entrance Kindergarten program.
13)  Q What if my child is not 5 before September 1st of the current school year/ Can they start Kindergarten anyway?
A
The district has a policy in place where students who do not meet the age requirements for Kindergarten or First Grade can be tested to determine if they are eligible for early entrance kindergarten or first grade. There is an evaluation and testing fee that is paid by the parents/guardian of the prospective student. Please contact 623-474-6671 (our Special Services Department) for additional information and to begin the evaluation process.
14)  Q Will my child start the same day I enroll him/her?
A
If it is in the best interests of the child to start the same day, we will do our best to ensure he/she can start on the same day they enroll. However, typically we start the child the following school day after a completed enrollment packet is submitted before your child can start school. We need to make sure we have appropriate paperwork, immunizations, curriculum resources and an opportunity to notify the teacher of the new student.
15)  Q I'm taking care of someone else's child (ie nanny, babysitter, grandparent, etc.). Can I enroll or withdraw the child because his parent is really busy or out of town?
A
Arizona Revised Statutes prohibit enrollment or withdrawal of any child by anyone other than a parent or legal guardian. The only exception to this rule is if the person enrolling or withdrawing the child is pursuing temporary or permanent custody of the child(ren). Proof of the attempted guardianship must be provided to the school district within 30 days. Once guardianship has been achieved, paperwork must be provided to the school your child attends.

We apologize for the inconvenience, however, it is important for us to follow this law to protect the safety of the child enrolling or withdrawing.
16)  Q Must my child attend school?
A
According to Arizona Revised Statute 15-803, it is unlawful for any child between the ages of 6 and 16 to fail to attend school unless home schooled or in the company of the parent/guardian or other person designated by the parent/guardian.

Please help us provide the best education to your child(ren) by enrolling them today if they are between the ages of 6 and 16. If your child is 5 before September 1st of the current school year, they are eligible to attend kindergarten. If you have any questions regarding enrolling your child, please feel free to either contact the district office at 623-474-6683 or any one of our elementary schools.
17)  Q I don't live within the Liberty Elementary School District but would like to send my child to one of the schools within Liberty Elementary School District. What do I do?
A
Please check out our Open Enrollment FAQs in this same website area. We offer an Open Enrollment process for students who would like to attend our school district but do not live within our boundaries. It is based on space available and a first come first served basis.

The application can only be filled out online and is available in the FAQ section along with other valuable information if you are considering Open Enrollment.
18)  Q My question isn't here. Who do I contact?
A

If your question was not answered here, please feel free to call the Student Information Specialist at the District Office. The Student Information Specialist can be reached by calling 623-474-6681 or emailing registrar@liberty.k12.az.us

You are also welcome to call the school your child will attend and ask any office personnel your question. They will be happy to answer your questions!