Steps to Enroll New Students

  • The following steps outline the process for enrolling new students in grades 1-12. If you are registering a kindergarten student, please find additional information on the Kindergarten Students page.

    Step 1: Find Your School

    Families must register new students at their boundary school. The KSD school boundaries map may not be accurate for all addresses.

    Please confirm your boundary school by contacting the school or KSD Transportation team at (253) 373-7442 before moving on to step two.

    Step 2: Collect Required Documents

    Student Identification and Proof of Age

    • Birth certificate or
    • Passport or
    • State identification (ID) card or
    • Another form of legal identification which includes the student’s name and birthdate

    Parent Identification

    • Driver’s license or
    • State identification (ID) card or
    • Another form of legal identification which includes the parent’s name and photo

    Proof of Address

    • Lease or purchase agreement or
    • Utility bill (cable, electricity, water, or home telephone) not more than one month old

    The district maintains the right to ask for additional documents if there is a concern about any document used to establish an address. See Policy and Procedure 3110 and 3110P for more information.

    Step 3: Complete Enrollment Forms

    Forms are available online or can be picked up at your school or the Kent School District Administration Center.

    1. Student Information and Enrollment Form
    2. Washington State Department of Health Certificate of Immunization Status
    3. Health History Form
    4. Housing Survey
    5. Race and Ethnicity Form
    6. Home Language Survey
    7. Military Service Survey
    8. Parent Questionnaire
    9. Emergency Dismissal Plan (only needed for grades K-6)

    Optional Forms

    • Eligibility Certification for Indian Education Program (as applicable)
    • Release of Student Information to Military Recruiters (high school only)
    • King County Library System Student Account Information
    • Application for Free and Reduced-Price Meals
    • Student Handbook Acknowledgment

    Step 4: Complete Registration at Your School or the KSD Administration Center

    Once you have completed steps 1-3 as completely as possible, please return documentation and finish the enrollment process at your school* identified in step one.

    *Elementary and middle schools do not accept new student enrollment during the summer break.

    Enroll Grades K-8 Over the Summer for 2019-2020

    During the summer, parents and guardians of students in kindergarten through eighth grade can enroll for the 2019-2020 school year by visiting the Student and Family Support Services (SFSS) office at the Kent School District Administration Center (12033 SE 256th Street A-300, Kent, WA 98030). 

    Student and Family Support Services will be accepting registrants between 10:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the following dates:

    • July 16-18
    • July 23-25: A Spanish-speaking registrar will also be available this week
    • July 30 - August 1

    The SFSS office will be closed between 12:30-1:30 p.m. each day for lunch. 

    Please call (253) 373-7235 for more information. 

    Enroll Grades K-8 Over the Summer for 2019-2020

    High School offices are open during the summer and students are encouraged to enroll directly at their designated high school.

    Learning by Choice

    The Office of the Superintendent of Public Education has developed a guide to help parents understand their child’s enrollment options in the state of Washington.

Last Modified on June 21, 2019