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Student Registration
Health Certificate Forms
Registration Info and Requirements
Verification of Guardianship
Frequently Asked Questions
M. Ann Levett, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Savannah-Chatham Co.
Public School System

208 Bull Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 395-5600

Driving Directions:

208 Bull Street
(Admin. Offices)

2 Laura Avenue
(Board Meetings)

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Required Documentation of Legal Guardianship

In order to register a student in a Savannah-Chatham County Public School, you must be the parent or legal guardian of the student. Please note that notarized letters are not accepted for proof of Legal Guardianship.  If you are the legal guardian, you must present a current copy of the court order signed by the Judge of Clerks of Probate Court. This court order is entitled TEMPORARY LETTERS OF GUARDIANSHIP OF THE PERSON OF MINOR.

If you do not have this court order, you must petition the Probate Court for Temporary Letters of Guardianship. You may initiate this process by contacting an attorney or:

If you have additional questions regarding the legal guardianship process, please contact:

Probate Court, Judge Harris Lewis
133 Montgomery Street, Room 509
(912) 652-7265

Other appropriate records for verification of guardianship are as follows:
  • A temporary order for placement through Probate Court
  • Placement documents issued through Juvenile Court and/or DFACS
  • Parents currently serving in the military may obtain a Military Power of Attorney for Parental Acts from the legal office on their military base.
You will be given a letter or an initial petition which you must take to the Student Affairs Office, Savannah-Chatham County Board of Education – 208 Bull Street, Room 311. If the papers are in order, you may be given a letter to the Principal allowing you to register the student at your attendance zone school.

Please note, as guardian you are responsible for providing the school with proof of Final Guardianship appointment (see paragraph 1 above) within 30 days. Failure to provide this final documentation may result in the withdrawal or reassignment of the student.