Student Registration

Cumberland School Department now Accepts ALL Student Registrations via our online Student Registration Portal.

*Current Year Online Registration Is Open*

2024-2025 Kindergarten Registration Online Portal is Open

Cumberland School Department now Accepts ALL Student Registrations via our online Student Registration Portal.

Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 is open as of  March 15, 2024 for the 2024-2025 school year. 

If registrations are mistakenly entered for the wrong year, they must be resubmitted for the correct year as transfers are not permitted by the system.  

Please access the portal by visiting:; click the “student registration” tab and the 2024-25 school year option in Aspen for registrations for the 2024-2025 school year.

Please be sure to upload all necessary documents and that your registration is complete before submitting. Any incomplete registration will not be processed and will be returned.  Should you have any questions or concerns please contact Laurie Carr at 401-658-1600, x-303 or



Online Student Registration

Welcome to Cumberland Schools

We are currently registering incoming students for the 2024-2025 school year.  We welcome your child(ren) into the district and will do our best to accommodate them and get them enrolled as quickly as possible.  Registration appointments will be scheduled via email, and digital signatures will be accepted in lieu of in-person signatures.  We appreciate your patience as we adjust our registration process to accommodate social distancing. 

Please review all registration information below before starting the registration process.

The Online Registration Portal can be found here. (Aspen)

If you already have an Aspen account with a student in the district you can access the Online Registration using that account. When logged in go to Start a new Online Registration from the Aspen homepage.

Step 1 – Create an Aspen account by selecting the Request an Account Link

Step 2 – If you are new to the district and do not have another child in a Cumberland School select the I am a parent new to the district. 

Step 3 – Complete the online form with some basic information to create an account. Select Create My Account from the bottom of the form.

There will be a confirmation email sent to the account provided. 

Step 4 – Access Aspen with the account information that you created. Your account name will be the email address that you provided.

Step 5 – Select –  Start a new Online Registration from the Aspen homepage.

*All required documents should be uploaded to the Online Registration Portal under the Documents Tab. *

If you do not have a document scanner you can use a smartphone to take an image of your required document and attach them to the document section.

If you are using a phone or tablet you must switch to “desktop view” to proceed with registration. 



Registration Forms 

Admission to Kindergarten and First Grade

In accordance with RI General Laws § 16-2-27 (Eligibility for Attendance – Kindergarten)

Every child who has attained, or will have attained, five (5) years of age on or before September 1 of any school year shall be eligible to attend kindergarten during all the days that the kindergartens are in session during the school year. If a child is enrolled in kindergarten, the attendance requirements of  § 16-19-1 shall apply.

In accordance with RI General Laws § 16-2-28 (Eligibility for Attendance – 1st Grade)

Every child who has completed or will have completed six (6) years of life on or before September 1 of any school year shall be eligible to attend first grade during all the days that the public schools are in session during the school year. Every child shall be eligible to attend first grade only upon completion of a state-recognized or accredited kindergarten program.

The policy of the Cumberland School Committee is that students will enter school at the ages prescribed by Rhode Island state regulation.  Other than the one exception listed below, the September 1st requirement shall not be waived.


Those students who successfully complete an accredited kindergarten program as demonstrated by official grade reports and who have not turned 6 by September 1 and whose parent/guardian wish for them to enter grade 1, a letter requesting placement in grade 1 will be made to the Superintendent/Designee by May 1 of each school year.

By June 30, a final report card and letter of recommendation from the child’s kindergarten must be provided to the Office of the Superintendent/Designee.

Information will be reviewed by the Assistant Superintendent, submitted to the Superintendent for final approval and recommendation to the Cumberland School Committee at their first meeting scheduled in August of that year.

Cumberland School Department Policy J-1 Admission to Kindergarten and First Grade

Student Registration Questions and Answers

The following Q&A is intended to answer some common questions. Please contact the Student Registration Center directly if you require further information.

What Documentation Do I Need to Register?

Upload Bring the following documents:

  1. Proof of Residency: TWO FORMS REQUIRED (current documentation) Parents who are homeowners (choose 1): property tax bill, fire tax bill, water bill, new purchase and sales agreement.  Parents who are renting (choose 1):  lease agreement or rent receipt with your name and address and landlord’s name and phone number. Both homeowners and renters (choose 1):  gas, electric, cable or cell phone bill or credit card statement.  Please be advised we cannot accept licenses, vehicle tax bills or mortgage statements.
  2. Proof of Birth:  Birth Certificate or Passport for each child you are registering.
  3. Immunization Records for each child with month, day and year of shots for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (DTP); polio; varicella (chicken pox) or proof of disease; rubella, measles and mumps (MMR); Hepatitis B vaccine; proof of hearing screening; proof of vision screening; and proof of lead screening test; OR a certificate from a licensed physician stating that your child is not subject to immunization for medical reasons.  Please be advised that baby books are no longer accepted.

Please Note: upload your child’s most recent Report Card and/or Transcript when enrolling in the new school.


School Bus Transportation

Our public school bus transportation is provided by Durham School Services. As part of the registration process, we will notify Durham if your child is eligible to take the bus.

The Cumberland School Committee provides transportation for all students within the Town limits who reside so far from school as to make their regular attendance impractical.  In addition, the Committee provides transportation for students attending public or private non-profit schools beyond the Town limits providing the schools are located within the appropriate region and are established as regional schools as per the State statutes.

Students may be expected to walk the following distances to their school or bus stop given that the walking route is deemed safe:

  • Grades K through 5 – 3/4 Mile
  • Grades 6 through 8 – 1.5 Miles
  • Grades 9 through 12 – 2 Miles

The Committee annually approves all bus routes and bus stops within thirty (30) days after the opening of school and only such approved routes are to be followed.

If you need to make a change to your transportation routine, please fill out a Request to Change Transportation form and send it to Cumberland School Department, Mail to 2602 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 02864, fax it to 401-658-3257,  or Email ATTN: Tracy Walton / Cumberland Transportation Request. All requests will be reviewed, and you will be contacted as to whether the request has been approved or denied.

Download the Request to Change Transportation Form (PDF)

Cumberland Elementary School Boundary Map

Cumberland Middle School Boundary Map

How Do I Contact the Student Registration Center?

We are located at 2602 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 02864, in the Transitional Building at the Cumberland High School.

Telephone: 401-658-1600 x7
Fax: 401-658-4620


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