Enrollment

Please direct enrollment questions to our Bear Creek school office at 425-408-4100 if the information you need isn't on this page. Below, you'll find information that applies throughout the school district.

As of July 28, 2019, a new state law removes the personal and philosophical option to exempt children from the MMR vaccine required for school and child care attendance. Learn more...

Enrollment Overview

Students may register year-around (except July) at the school they'll be attending.

To determine your child's attendance area , which is based on address, enter your student's grade and address into VersaTrans eLink  or call the Transportation Department at 425.408.7900. School service area maps are online.

Early Childhood

The Northshore School District offers a variety of early childhood programs for children age three to five. Additionally, the district works with development centers to provide services for children age birth to three who qualify for specially designed instruction. While early childhood programs are not located at every elementary school, they are open to all children in the district. Learn more by visiting the district's Early Childhood page.

Kindergarten

Students entering kindergarten must be five years old on or before August 31. Students who are five by November 30 may apply and test for early entrance into kindergarten.
 
Required Documents:

Proof of birth
List of immunizations
Proof of residency
Social security number (optional) 

Elementary Schools

Required Documents:

Proof of birth
List of immunizations
Proof of residency

Secondary Schools

It is recommended that new students contact their service area school for additional information about the registration process prior to registering.

Required Documents:

Proof of birth
List of immunizations
Proof of residency
Withdrawal sheet or report card from previous school
Unofficial transcript (high schools)

 

 

Which School Do I Attend?

To determine your child's attendance area , which is based on address, enter your student's grade and address into VersaTrans eLink  or call the Transportation Department at 425.408.7900. School service area maps are online.

Required Forms

Please complete the following required forms and bring them with you to your home school when enrolling your child. Some schools may have additional forms specific to their building that you will complete during the enrollment process.

All Grades

Enrollment Form
Immunization Certificates

Visit our Immunizations page for a full list of required immunizations.

Health Registration Forms

 

Required Vaccinations

The date of immunizations or illness must be on file with the school nurse prior to school entry.

Washington State's School Immunization Law RCW 28A.210.080 requires documentation of immunization at the time of school registration. A completed certificate of immunization status (CIS) (Spanish) or certificate of exemption (COE)(Spanish) signed by the parent/guardian must be on file at the school on or before the student's first day at school.  It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to obtain the required documentation, complete the form AND turn it in to the school before the student can start school.

Minimum Entry requirements for school attendance:

Washington State Immunization Information System (WAIIS)

The Northshore School District is part of a state immunization record tracking system that includes immunization data from area doctors’ offices and health care providers. The district is transitioning all immunization documentation and record keeping to the Washington State Immunization System (WAIIS).  This information system makes it much easier for us to get copies of your child’s immunization record, a requirement for school entry under Washington State law.  This information is used solely to help protect your child and prevent disease by improving the quality and timeliness of records and services in our community. The information can only be shared with entities authorized by Washington law (RCW 70.02) to receive it, such as doctors, nurses, public health entities and schools (Family Educational Records Privacy Act). In addition, the information can only be used for immunization record keeping.

Parent permission is required to share immunization information with WAIIS which can be provided by signing the CIS form. In an effort to update the WAIIS with your child’s current immunization records, we require healthcare provider verified documentation of some or all of your child’s immunizations.

Parents and guardians have access to the WAIIS through a new web portal called MyIR. This secure online system pulls data from the WA Immunization Information System (WAIIS) and will auto populate your child’s Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) with immunizations contained in the IIS. Parents can print, sign, and submit the CIS to the school or preschool/child care. Information about this new system can be found at Immunizations - WA State Department of Health

Homeless Services

Homeless Services - McKinney-Vento Act

Students living in homeless situations have a right to:
 

  • Get help with enrolling in school from the district liaison or other school contacts to continue academic success
  • Continue in the school they attended (referred to as the school of origin) before they became homeless or the school they last attended, if that is the parent’s choice and is feasible
  • Get transportation to and from school of origin
  • Receive free school meals
  • Receive additional services such as ELL, Special Education, Title I, preschool, Elementary Advanced
  • Program (EAP), career/technical education

Contact Us

Northshore School District
Homeless Liaison and Director of Student Services
Dr. Christopher Bigelow
425.408.7726
cbigelow@nsd.org

Additional information about
homeless services is available through:
 
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Melinda Dyer
Program Manager, Homeless Children and Youth
360.725.6050
Melinda.dyer@k12.wa.us