Answer: Yes, you are. The McKinney-Vento Act’s provisions on immediate enrollment are clear.

(i) IN GENERAL.– The school selected in accordance with this paragraph shall immediately enroll the homeless child or youth, even if the child or youth—
(I) is unable to produce records normally required for enrollment, such as previous academic records, records of immunization and other required health records, proof of residency, or other documentation; or
(II) has missed application or enrollment deadlines during any period of homelessness.” 42 USC §11432(g)(3)(C).

“(1) The terms `enroll’ and `enrollment’ include attending classes and participating fully in school activities.” 42 USC §11434a(1)
The phrase “participating fully in school activities” is the key here.  Unless varsity sports are not a school activity, then there is no legal basis for the argument that immediate enrollment applies only to junior varsity sports. More information is available in our brief “Full Participation in Extra-Curricular Activities for Students Experiencing Homelessness.”

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