Seattle Public Schools to hold special enrollment event with free sack packs, school supplies Aug. 28
In an effort to encourage parents to beat the last-minute rush to get their students enrolled for school, Seattle Public Schools is sponsoring an Enrollment and Back-to-School Give-Away event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Families enrolling at this time will receive free sack packs and school supplies donated by the Office Depot Foundation, on a first-come, first-served basis.
“It takes time to complete the enrollment paperwork, and the lines in our lobby increase as we get closer to the first day of school,” said Brandon Holst, services manager at the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence (JSCEE). “We hope that this special event will encourage families to enroll earlier so that their students will have school assignments before the first day of school.”
The enrollment event is scheduled for the day before the JSCEE building will be closed due to a district-mandated unpaid furlough day for all employees. The Wednesday, Aug. 29 furlough day is one in a series of unpaid days off aimed at offsetting reductions in state education funding. The JSCEE also will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3 for Labor Day.
Classes begin for all Seattle Public Schools students on Wednesday, Sept. 5.
The John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence is located at 2445 3rd Ave. S. You can find a map, driving directions, and bus routes to reach the John Stanford Center here. Downloadable enrollment applications can be found here.
Families of current students who are continuing enrollment at their assigned school DO NOT need to visit the John Stanford Center. Families of current students who wish to transfer schools can submit their enrollment applications via email, by mail or by using our 24-hour drop box located at the JSCEE south entrance, facing Lander Street.
Enrollment hours are 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
A flier about the event can be downloaded here.