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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Open House Schedule (español) (pусский) | Transportation | Registration Forms | Русский | Español

For many students, the first time they experience school will be kindergarten. It is an exciting first step on a journey that will lead to their success in life. Help make this transition an easy one by completing the required kindergarten registration requirements.

Kindergarten & First Grade Uniform Entry Age

A child must be five years of age as of midnight August 31 of the year of entry to be entitled to enter kindergarten and six years of age as of midnight August 31 of the year of entry to be entitled to enter first grade. No exceptions will be made. A child's birth certificate must be presented at the time of enrollment.

Immunizations

Washington State law requires certain immunizations against childhood diseases of all students, regardless of age, who attend a public or private school or a licensed day care center. On or before the first day of attendance, proof of the student's (a) full immunizations, (b) initiation of schedule of immunization, or (c) certificate of exemption must be presented at the school. The legally required vaccines for students entering kindergarten are:

  • Five doses of DTP or DTaP vaccine.
  • Four doses of Polio (OPV or IPV) vaccine.
  • Two doses of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR).
  • Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine.
  • Two doses of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine.

Click here for minimal interval requirements for valid vaccine doses.

Certified waivers are permitted if parents have religious, medical, or personal objections. They must be on file with the school.

Please call your health care provider if you have questions or concerns.

Legal Custody Documentation

In cases involving court-ordered custody of children, schools must have on file current STATE OF WASHINGTON court documentation of the custody in order to assure compliance with any court orders.

Transportation

For the safety of our kindergarten students, it will be our policy (view in Russian and Spanish) to have a parent, guardian or sibling meet or acknowledge your kindergarten student when the bus driver drops them off at your student’s bus stop. If you feel it is not necessary to have a parent, guardian or sibling meet the school bus when we drop off your kindergartner, please put your request in writing to the bus driver. If we do not have a Kindergarten Release Form submitted to drop off your kindergarten student without a parent, guardian or sibling present, the bus driver will take your child back to their school and it will be your responsibility to pick up your child.

Emergency Information

In the event your student should become ill or suffer an injury, it is important for school personnel to be able to contact you during the school day. Please keep the office informed of your home, work, and alternate emergency telephone numbers. Should school be closed early due to bad weather or an emergency situation, it is also important to have an alternate place for your child to go in case no one is at home. Again, this is for the safety of your child and you are urged to determine an alternative plan and be sure your child knows it.

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