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    Registration for Kindergarten and New Students
    Posted on 01/15/2021
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    Enrollment Dates for 2021-22 School Year

    If your child will be five by August 31, 2021, it is time to get ready to enroll for kindergarten. Registration for 2021-22 for students new to Seattle Public Schools began January 4.


    Welcome to Seattle Public Schools - 2021 from Seattle Public Schools (SPSTV) Vimeo.

    Early registration for kindergarten starts a connection to your school community.

    You will meet other families and learn about:

    • School activities and events
    • Before and after-school programs
    • Drop off and pickup schedules
    • Free and reduced-price meals
    • Tutoring and enrichment activities
    • Schools can prepare better for new students when they know in advance who has registered.

    Students living in Seattle are guaranteed an assignment based on their address or at the school best able to serve their needs. Read more about location of student services and programs. Look up your neighborhood school on our Address Lookup Tool webpage.

    Key enrollment dates

    • Enrollment for new students (including kindergarten students) for 2021-22 school year begins: January 4, 2021
    • Open Enrollment for School Choice: February 1-26, 2021
    • Non-Seattle Resident Enrollment: June 1 - August 31, 2021

    Register New Students

    Items you will need to register new students

    • Parent or guardian photo ID
    • Child's passport or birth certificate
    • Two (2) proofs of home address dated within past eight (8) weeks
    • Child's immunization (shots) record;

    All new student registration is completed online. Visit our Enroll My Student webpage.

    We are here to help. Visit us at the John Stanford Center, 2445 3rd Ave. S between 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. Bilingual staff speak Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Somali. You can reach us by phone at 206-252-0760 and our customer service webpage.

    Assistance is available for families living in transition; please call 206-252-0660.

    Open Enrollment and School Choice

    By registering early, families and students have access to lots of benefits. One benefit is families can participate in Open Enrollment and the School Choice Process.

    Each student in Seattle Public Schools is assigned to a school based on where that student lives. Students may apply to attend a different school through the School Choice Process. Open Enrollment and School Choice begins on February 1. Read more about Open Enrollment for School Choice.