New Student Registration

Welcome to CRA!

In order to speed up the process and spend more one on one time during enrollment, please call ahead for an appointment and fill out the documents below and bring them with you.

  • 6th Grade Counselor – Emily Hilliard 406-324-2763
  • 7th Grade Counselor – Aaron Sieminski 406-324-2764
  • 8th Grade Counselor – Michael Madsen 406-324-2785

Registrar Candice Koch 406-324-2759

To enroll at CRA, the following must be provided:

  • Proof of address: lease agreement, a bill with parent’s name and the address, buy/sell agreement, etc
  • Current Immunizations (required immunization list is below)
  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Legal Guardianship (if not living with both parents)

If your student is new to the Helena School District we have an entry test for your student so we can ensure proper placement in classes. The counselor will schedule the day and time of the entry test when you register.

All New Students must have the following forms completely filled out.

  1. Release of Records
  2. Enrollment Registration Form
  3. Parent Signed Permission Slip
  4. Health History
  5. Grade Level Registration Form
  6. Special Education Release of Information
  7. Title XII Indian Education
    • Student Eligibility Certification Title XII Indian Education 506 Form is available at the Main Office

For additional health information, conditional and exemption forms for immunizations please visit the District Nurse’s site.

Montana State Law Immune Requirements as of 2015

6th grade:

  • 5 – DPT, DTaP, Dt, or Td (4 doses if 4th dose given on or after 4th birthday)
  • 4 – Polio – (3 doses if 3rd dose given on or after4th birthday)
  • 2 – MMR – given on or after 1st birthday
  • 2 – Varicella (chickenpox) 2 doses as of October 1, 2015

7th and 8th grade:

  • 5 – DPT, DTaP, Dt, or Td (4 doses if 4th dose given on or after 4thbirthday)
  • 4 – Polio – (3 doses if 3rd dose given on or after 4th birthday)
  • 2 – MMR – given on or after 1st birthday
  • 1 –Tdap (prior to entering 7th grade)
  • 2 – Varicella (chickenpox) 2 doses as of October 1, 2015
  • DTP = Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • DTaP = Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis
  • Dt = Diphtheria, Tetanus
  • Td = Tetanus, Diphtheria
  • Tdap = Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis
  • MMR = Measles, Mumps, Rubella

2015 School Law Update Helena Public Schools
New Law Changes Student Immunization Requirements
Notice of Immunizations Needed:

The 2015 Montana Legislature revised school immunization requirements for school attendance through the passage of House Bill (HB) 158. The law, signed by the governor and effective October 1, 2015 requires students attending school be vaccinated against varicella disease (chickenpox) and receive a booster of pertussis vaccine at 7th grade.

  • Students in kindergarten through 12th grade will need to have two doses of varicella vaccine. If a child had chickenpox, in lieu of receiving the varicella vaccine a student or parent can use any of the following evidence of immunity to varicella:
    1. Laboratory evidence of immunity or laboratory confirmation of disease
    2. Diagnosis or verification of a history of varicella disease(chickenpox) or herpes zoster (shingles) by a health-care provider (MD, DO, NP, PA)
  • Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis (Tdap) will be required for students prior to attending 7th Students currently in grades 8th-12th who have not received their Tdap will require a single dose.

Since the duration of immunity as a result of pertussis disease is not clearly established, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice do not encourage the use of history of illness as an exemption for pertussis vaccination. Montana’s rules will be consistent with this recommendation.

  • You may have your child’s immunization history assessed and needed vaccines administered at your child’s healthcare provider or at the local county health department. Additional information and varicella history documentation forms have been provided to local healthcare offices.
  • The changes to the law were made to bring Montana’s immunization requirements more in line with the most current immunization recommendations made by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP). Of note, Montana was the only state that did not require the varicella series and one of five not requiring a pertussis booster at middle school for attendance.
  • Additionally, the new requirements are intended to reduce the incidence of diseases like chickenpox and whooping cough both in school settings and in the community. Montana’s rates for both of these diseases are typically higher than any other state in the region.

For additional health information please visit the District Nurse’s site.