Seattle Public Schools Early Enrollment for 2013-2014 starts this week

Incoming kindergarteners, students new to SPS can enroll through Jan. 31, 2013

press release:
Incoming kindergarten students and other families new to Seattle Public Schools for the 2013-2014 school year can get a jump on the enrollment process starting this week. Early enrollment is offered through Jan. 31, 2013.

Early enrollment allows families to avoid long lines during the busy spring and summer enrollment periods. While early enrollment does not impact where a student is assigned to school – under the new student assignment plan, assignment is based on the student’s home address – it is offered as a convenience to families, enabling them to get the enrollment paperwork completed ahead of time.

“Early Enrollment streamlines the enrollment process so that parents and guardians can focus on preparing their students for school,” said Brandon Holst, John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence (JSCEE) Service Center Manager.

Resources for families with incoming kindergarteners can be found online at http://bit.ly/QSCdM5.
Students who are already attending Seattle Public Schools don’t need to participate in Early Enrollment. All students who want to enroll in a different school will be required to submit a school choice application during the district’s open enrollment period, which starts in late February or early March (exact date still to be determined).

Parents can enroll their students at the JSCEE Service Center, 2445 3rd Ave. S., Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. In addition, SPS enrollment specialists will be at the Seattle Public Schools locations listed below beginning Monday, Oct. 8 through Oct. 29, to enroll students:

All early enrollment times are from 5:30-7 p.m., with the exception of Saturday, Oct. 20. Dates and locations are as follows:
o Monday, Oct. 8 – Cleveland High School, Room 1201

o Thursday, Oct. 11 – Chief Sealth International High School, Library

o Wednesday, Oct. 17 – Ingraham High School, Library

o Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Chief Sealth International High School Family Symposium

o Wednesday, Oct. 24 – Nathan Hale High School, Library

o Monday, Oct. 29 – APP @ Lincoln, Cafeteria

Parents should come prepared with photocopies of the following required documents:

o Two documents verifying address. Must be dated within the past 60 days and include the parent’s name. Examples of documentation include telephone, utility, or cable bills; mortgage statement; insurance documents; DSHS or court documents; or residential leases (must include property address and the signatures of the parent and landlord).

o Certificate of Immunization Status

o Birth certificate, passport, or other legal document verifying the student’s date of birth

o Photo ID of the parent or guardian

It is not necessary to appear in person to enroll your student, unless you have questions or need special services. We encourage families to enroll their students by sending their application by U.S. mail to JSCEE Service Center, MS 11-161, Seattle Public Schools, PO Box 34165, Seattle, WA 98124-1165, by email to ServiceCenter@seattleschools.org or by fax to the Service Center at (206) 252-0761.

Applications and details are available at www.seattleschools.org/enrollment, or call (206) 252-0760.

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