Residency Verification (Current Students Only)

All current SMUSD families must complete the 2020/21 residency verification process in order for continuing students to be properly registered. This annual process will be completed digitally via ParentVUE. Only one ParentVUE account is needed for all students in your home. Therefore, families with multiple children will submit one residency verification for all students living in the same household. Please note this process is for CURRENT STUDENTS ONLY. If you are new to SMUSD and need to enroll your child, please visit SMUSD's enrollment webpage.


Step 1: Prepare your documents

Please have the following information available and ready to upload:

  • Proof of residency: You will be required to provide two documents (one from each category below) to verify your residency in order to enroll your child in the designated school determined by the attendance area within SMUSD’s boundaries. Evidence of residency may be established by documentation showing the name and address of the parent/guardian within the district, including, but not limited, any of the following: (Education Code 48204.1)

Category One (must be dated within the last 30 days):

  • Property tax payment receipt
  • Rental property contract, lease or payment receipts

Category Two (must be dated within the last 30 days):

  • Utility service contract, statements, or payment receipts
  • Pay stubs
  • Voter registration
  • Correspondence from a government agency
  • Declaration of residency (Affidavit of Residence) executed by the student’s parent/guardian
  • Parent/guardian name(s) and contact information including email addresses and phone numbers
  • Emergency contact names  and phone numbers
  • Health information including the name of your healthcare provider and dentist. Health conditions and/or required medication(s) will need to be listed (if applicable). 
  • Proof of Immunization
  • Custodial/legal documentation (if applicable)    

Step 2: Log into your ParentVUE account to begin the residency verification process

You will need to set up one ParentVUE account to register your child(ren) online. Once you log into ParentVUE, you'll be asked to review and update your student's information:

  • Home address
  • Parent/guardian(s) name and contact information
  • Emergency contact names and phone numbers
  • Student health information
  • Immunization information

Step 3: Upload proof of residency and other required documentation 

  • All families need to provide two (2) proofs of residency each school year. See Step 1 for a detailed list of documents we will accept as proof of residency. 
  • Take a picture or scan your two residency documents and upload them to ParentVUE.
  • Take a picture or scan other documents and upload them to ParentVUE.
  • The registration process is not complete until you have provided all required information and uploaded all required documentation.
  • Due to social distancing guidelines, we cannot accept paper documents at this time.


  • Are you new to SMUSD and need to activate your ParentVUE account? Are you a current parent but have never logged into ParentVUE? For assistance with creating and/or activating your ParentVUE account, please visit SMUSD's ParentVUE Webpage.
  • Forgot your username or password? If you have a ParentVUE account and need to retrieve your username or reset your password, please visit: 
  • Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here: ParentVUE FAQ Page
  • Each school has a dedicated staff member available to assist parents with ParentVUE. Please contact your child's school if you need further assistance. For a list of school contacts who can assist with residency verification or ParentVUE, please visit: School Enrollment Contacts

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HELP! - How do I digitize my documents?

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