Change of Address or Withdrawal

Have you moved?

If you have recently moved it is important to update your address with Seattle Public Schools. If you do not update your address with the Admissions department, it may result in your student(s) being dropped at the end of the school year.

Will my Student Change Schools?

Your student may have to change school assignments based on when you move and where your new home is located. In general, students must change to their new attendance area schools if they are assigned to theirattendance area school, are not grandfathered, and they move to a new attendance area.

  • If they move before the school year starts, they must change schools for the new school year.
  • If they move during the school year, they may finish the year at their current school, but they must change schools the next year.

In all cases, reassignments are subject to any special education services a student may require.Detailed move rules are available in the Superintendent?s Procedures for Student Assignment 3130 SP. Visit the policy and procedure webpage to read the procedure.

Please review the Move Rules chart to determine whether your student needs to change schools based on where you reside currently. Move Rules Chart

Change of Address Form

Please use the form below to change your address with the district.

Process to update your address:

  1. Open the Address Change Form Document in your preferred language linked below.
  2. Add your information to the PDF and save.
  3. Submit your completed form in the online form below.

Students Not Attending Next Year

Current resident students who will not be returning full time to Seattle Public Schools in September will need to inform their school.

You can find contact information on the School Directory webpage.


Report a False Address

We take many steps to ensure that our enrollment system is fair for all families. If you believe that a family has used an address other than the student’s place of residence to unfairly gain admittance to a school, please contact our office.

When reporting a false address, please provide as much information as possible, including:

  • Student Name
  • Parent/Guardian Name(s)
  • School Attending
  • What makes you think they are using a false address?
  • Where do you believe they are really living? (Any address and/or phone number information is helpful.)

We will investigate each report to the extent possible, and whatever information you can provide will assist us in this review process.

If we determine that an address was falsified in order to obtain an assignment to a particular school, the student’s assignment (and/or waiting list status, if applicable) is subject to revocation.

We know that reporting this information may be uncomfortable. However, we want families to feel confident that the same rules and standards are being applied in all situations, and that means requiring accurate address information from all families. Every effort will be made to keep this information confidential; however, we cannot guarantee confidentiality.

Additional Information:

Claims of false addresses are investigated using a variety of methods, including the possible use of SPS Security Staff to observe and report on an address in question. These observations help us verify or refute a student’s residence.

There are several factors which may allow a student to remain in their currently assigned school, even if they do not currently reside at the address provided. These may include Federal or State laws which protect certain classes of students, or Seattle Public Schools Board Policy which may allow assignment due to Special Education, English Language Learner, Safety Restrictions, or other services a student requires.


Contact us

Mail

Seattle Public Schools Service Center
MS 11-174
Seattle Public Schools
PO Box 34165
Seattle, WA 98124-1165

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Services team.

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