How to Register your Child for Kindergarten

How to Register for Kindergarten

Registering for kindergarten gives schools an idea of how many incoming kindergarten students to expect. This is especially helpful as schools determine how many classrooms they will need to have. Dates to register for kindergarten differ from school district to school district. Below is the list of the school districts in our service area. If you have any more questions about registering children for school, please contact the school district or your neighborhood school directly.

What to Bring to Register

All registrations begin in March
Here are some common items that you will need to register your child for school:
• Birth certificate
• Immunization records
• Proof of residence: driver’s License, piece of first class mail

Please check the school district information for additional forms you may need. To find your school district, search your address on School Digger.

Central Valley School District
Cheney School District
Deer Park School District
District #81 – Spokane Public Schools
East Valley School District
Freeman School District #358
Great Northern School District
Liberty School District #362
Mead School District #354
Medical Lake School District
Orchard Prairie School District
Riverside School District
West Valley School District

Central Valley School District

19307 E Cataldo Ave Spokane Valley WA 99016 (map) | 509.228.5400

Register online

What to bring:

    • Original state-certified birth certificate
    • Certificate of Immunization Status
    • Proof of Residency (An electric/utility bill addressed to one of the guardians you include as a contact that reflects the student and guardian’s address)

Additional information

Cheney School District

12414 S Andrus Rd Cheney WA 99004 (map) | 509.559.4599

Kindergarten registration will begin at 7:30am on Thursday March 1st. Children must be 5 by August 31st. Several forms can be completed in advance and can be found on the Cheney School District Registration webpage.

What to bring:

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Immunization Record
  • Proof of Address (i.e. utility bill)
  • Valid ID of the parent/guardian who is registering child

Deer Park School District

428 N Main Ave | P.O. Box 490 Deer Park WA 99006 (map) | 509.464.5500

Register at your elementary school during regular office hours.

What to bring:

  • Birth certificate
  • Updated immunization record

There are no online forms available at this time.

District #81 – Spokane Public Schools

200 N Bernard St Spokane WA 99201 (map) | 509.354.5900

Registration starts March 1. During the school year, register from 8:15am–3:30pm at your neighborhood elementary school. During the summer, register at the Spokane Public Schools (SPS) administration building downtown.

If your child is identified as a potential English Language Learner, you will need to register the student at the Family Registration and Orientation Center (F.R.O.C.) at 1807 N. Washington, C-101. Please call Debbie Battista at (509) 354-6263 to make an appointment.

What to bring:

  • Birth certificate or other verification of age, such as a passport or visa.
  • Proof of residency, i.e. current driver’s license or a current utility bill.
  • Student’s immunization records.
  • Registration forms. These are available at the school, or you can download the registration packet (includes Student Registration form, McKinney-Vento Questionnaire form, Certificate of Immunization Status, Health Record Part B, and the Home Language Survey.)

For choice options (Montessori, Apple, TEC, charters, etc.), applications must be submitted between January 1–February 15. Selections are made through a lottery process. For more information, please visit the school district enrollment steps page.

East Valley School District

3830 N Sullivan Rd Building 1 Spokane Valley WA 99016 (map) | 509.924.1830

A child must be five (5) years old by August 31, 2018 to enter kindergarten. Washington state law requires all students to be immunized before enrolling in school. Your child will not be assigned a classroom teacher until the immunization requirements are complete. If you have any questions, please contact your neighborhood school or the East Valley School District Administration Office at 509.924.1830.

What to bring:

  • A certified birth certificate from the Bureau of Vital Statistics (this is not the hospital issued certificate) Visit: http://www.doh.wa.gov or call 360.236.4313 or 360.236.4312
  • An immunization record showing
    • Varicella (Chickenpox) – 2 doses given on or after the 1st birthday AND 2nd dose must be given at least 28 days after the 1st OR documentation from a Doctor of disease OR blood test for immunity
    • DTaP/DTP/DT/TD – 5 doses if the last dose is given on or after the 4th birthday
    • Polio – 4 doses provided the last dose is given on or after the 4th birthday
    • MMR – 2 doses both given on or after the 1st birthday and 2nd dose must be given at least 28 days after the first
    • HEP B – 3 doses
  • Proof of in-district residence (utility bill, rental agreement, or completed choice forms)

For more information, visit the school district enrollment steps page.

Freeman School District #358

15001 S Jackson Rd Rockford WA 99030 (map) | 509.291.3695

Registration Packets and Kindergarten Questionnaires can be obtained from the Elementary School Office (14917 S Jackson Rd) or online on the Parent Information page. Kindergarten Roundup will be held Friday, April 13, 2018. Please call the Office at 509.291.4791 for more information.

What to bring:

  • Student Records Request, noting any schools previously attended
  • Registration Form
  • WA Ethnicity & Race Form
  • Student Placement Questionnaire
  • Student Health Update
  • Verification of Residency
  • McKinney-Vento Questionnaire
  • Home Language Survey
  • School Bus Enrollment
  • School Bus Rules & Regulations
  • Certificate of Immunization
  • Birth Certificate
  • Kindergarten Questionnaire
  • Military Status Form
  • Internet/Network Opt Out Form

Great Northern School District

3115 N Spotted Rd Spokane WA 99224 (map) | 509.747.7714

No kindergarten registration information is available online at this time. To register, please call the District at 509.747.7714.

Vaccination requirement form

Liberty School District #362

29818 N Pine Creek Rd Spangle WA 99031 (map) | 509.624.4415

Students moving into Liberty’s borders may register at any time during the school year. Kindergarten Roundup the last Friday in April offers incoming kindergartners and their parents a unique opportunity to get a taste of what the coming school year might bring, including: riding the bus, meeting their teacher, touring the school, and making new friends. Kindergarten Roundup will be held Friday, April 27, 2018.  Contact the district office for more information.

Registration paperwork can be obtained from the Office at 29818 S North Pine Creek Rd or online at the school district documents and forms page.

What to bring:

  • State Certified Birth Certificate (photocopy is fine)
  • Student Registration Form
  • Student Health Update
  • Certificate of Immunization Status
  • Developmental Information for Kindergarten Students Questionnaire
  • School Bus Enrollment Form

Mead School District #354

2323 E Farwell Rd Mead WA 99021 (map) | 509.465.6000

You can register online or bring in a completed paper registration packet. Either way, you will need to complete/provide:

  • Registration form (2 pages)
  • Home Language Survey
  • Federal Ethnicity form
  • Residency Verification (2 pieces) –Mortgage Statement or Lease Agreement and current utility bill.
  • Network Contract for Students
  • Health Information & Emergency Treatment form
  • Washington State Immunization Record (Obtain immunization dates by contacting your doctor or the student’s prior school. Immunization dates are required at time of registration.)
  • Official state birth certificate (Kindergarten registrants only)

The process is different for Five Mile Prairie Elementary. Check out the enrollment site for more information.

Medical Lake School District

116 W Third St Medical Lake WA 99022 (map) | 509.565.3100

Registration can be done at any time of the year. Children must be 5 by August 31st. Packets are available at the school office and are available online.

What to bring:

  • Copy of birth certificate
  • Immunization Record

Orchard Prairie School District

7626 N Orchard Prairie Rd Spokane WA 99217 (map) | 509.467.9517

Registration materials are not currently available online and must be obtained from the school secretary. Orchard Prairie enrolls only about 12 Kindergarten students per year and priority is given to families already using the school. If you live outside the district, call the school any time after Christmas break to be put on a waiting list.

Riverside School District

34515 N Newport Highway Chatteroy WA 99003 (map) | 509.464.8201

What to bring:

  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization records

There are no online forms available at this time. Registration packets are only available at the school.

West Valley School District

2805 N Argonne Rd Spokane WA 99212 (map) | 509.922.5295

All Kindergarten students attend Millwood Kindergarten Center at 8818 E Grace Ave. Registration packets may be picked up at the Kindergarten Center, any West Valley Elementary School, or the District office. Registration materials must be returned, along with birth certificate and shot record, to the Kindergarten Center.  Call 509.922.5469 for additional information. Kindergarten Roundup will be held in late August, with details available closer to the time of the event.

What to Bring:

  • County birth certificate (not hospital copy)
  • Proof of address (driver’s license, utility or lease/rental agreement)
  • Immunization Certification (Immunizations must include 5 doses of DTP, 4 doses of Polio, 2 doses of MMR, 3 doses of Hepatitis B, 2 doses of Varicella)