Jack Anderson Elementary

NEW STUDENTS (Students who did not attend JAE last year) :  Enrollment Documentation

Do you have a student who is new to JAE? 

NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION IS JULY 19, 2023 (9 am - 12 pm at JAE). This is only for new students (or homeschool students) that did not attend JAE last year. If you have a student entering kindergarten but missed K registration, you are welcome to register on July 19th. 

Enrollment Checklist:  click here 


Registration is a two-part process for Sumner County Schools. You will need to register online AND at the school. Please see detailed information below.

Online Registration:

Below is the Skyward Family Access link for NEW STUDENTS.


The online New Student Registration Guide can be found here. 

Additional resources to help with Skyward can be found here. 

Registration at JAE:


When you come into the office to register your child, we will verify and copy your proofs of residence, and we will make copies of shot records, birth certificates, custody information, etc. 

If you prefer to complete the Skyward online registration process before you arrive, please see  https://sumnerschools.org/index.php/registration

Our enrollment policy requires that you provide the following documentation before your child is eligible to attend school at Jack Anderson Elementary. Tennessee State Law requires the first two items and the Sumner County Board of Education requires lat two items.

▪ Certified Birth Certificate (not Mother’s Copy)
▪ TN Shot Record with proof of a physical (you can click here to access the Sumner County Health Department to have your child's immunization transferred to Sumner County)

▪ Driver's License/Photo ID of Primary Residential Parnet to identify parent/guardian enrolling a child
▪ Two Current Proofs of Residency in Primary Residential Parent's Name confirming that you reside within the Jack Anderson Elementary School Zone. See acceptable forms of residency below.
*Custody Papers if Applicable
Acceptable Proofs of Residency
(Proofs of Residency must be dated within 60 days of the day you register to demonstrate in-zone status.)
▪ Legal document/lease showing proof of residency for a specific address (Notary public or typed/handwritten letters from the landowner are not accepted)
▪ Current bill assigned to a specific address—electric, gas, water. (Cell phone, medical, and credit card bills are not accepted)
For new student enrollment inquiries, please contact:

Mrs. Stephanie Defazio, Attendance Clerk 615-264-5830

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**Please Note:  To Enroll - You Must Currently Be Residing In the Jack Anderson Elementary School Zone.  Builder Contracts/Letters Can NOT Be Used As Proof Of Residency.

If you have questions regarding enrollment, please contact Stephanie Defazio.

Residency:  Please see required items for proof of residency.  If circumstances beyond your control prohibit you from providing these, Sumner County School District will allow your child to register for classes with the understanding that the parent/guardian will have three (3) school days to complete the residency requirements.  At the end of the school day, on the third (3rd) day, if the required documentation has not been turned into the school administrative office; your child will not be allowed to return to school until the documentation is complete.  At this time the Truancy Division of Sumner County School will be notifies that your child is truant from school.  If you do not own/rent your own residency and are declaring to JAE that you reside with another family, you must appear with the homeowner and complete a Residency Affidavit.  The Homeowner must be present and provide (2) utility bills in their name.  A Truancy Office from Sumner County Schools will verify residency. Dowload Residency Affidavit Here

NOTE:  A Truancy Officer may verify your residence at any time during the current school year

Custody:  If you child is not living with BOTH biological parents, we must have a copy of custody papers to verify that the child is living with the primary residential parent.  This is for your child’s protection, as well as to protect the school from liability.  Frequently, copies of these papers that you may have given a previous school will not be in your child’s school record.  Some schools keep these in a separate file and do not transfer them in the student’s record.

**If there is anyone whom your child should not have contact, you must furnish us with documents to declare that. 

Immunizations:  Out of State Immunizations must be transferred to a current TN Immunization Form at the Sumner County Health Dept or a Doctors Office. Click here to access the Sumner County Health Department website to transfer you child's immunization to Sumner County.

Birth Certificate:  Your child must be registered under the name given on the birth certificate.  If there has been a name change, please supply us with either a copy of the new birth certificate or the court order of the name change.

TN Code Annotated 49-6-5106 states “Use of name of birth certificate-A student shall be enrolled in school under the name that appears on such student’s certificate of live birth, or certificate of birth by adoption, if such adoption occurs prior to the child’s entrance into school…Court-ordered name changes will be entered on the student’s record upon receipt of appropriate court document.”

Withdrawal From Previous School:  We will request records from your child’s previous school.  You will need to go there to return all books, and pay any outstanding charges.  That school may hold the school records until this is done, and we will not be able to receive the information from them that we need.

Lunch Waiver:  If your child was on the program at the Sumner County School from which he/she is transferring, then the program will still be in effect here.  If you are transferring from a school outside Sumner County, you must reapply on the Sumner County form.  If you have a child in more than one school, the application only needs to be filed at one school.  There may be several days pass before your application is approved.  Any questions about the lunch waiver program should be directed to the JAE café manager.

Mission Statement

Jack Anderson Elementary is committed to:

  • -Enriching every student, every day, in integrated learning experiences that are relevant and necessary for the next level of success.
  • -Empowering learners to interact with purposeful dialogue as they ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve.
  • -Ensuring a collaborative culture exists to increase the capacity of staff as we evolve in professional and leadership opportunities.
  • -Entrusting strong community partners who provide guidance and assistance ncecessary for sustaining innovative progress.

Vision Statement

Jack Anderson Elementary is an exuberant learning community that focuses on enriching the academic, social, and emotional success for every student, every day.