Seattle Public Schools will continue its Early Enrollment through Jan. 31 for students entering kindergarten this September, or for any new student entering school next fall.
If you file your early enrollment forms by Jan. 31, you’ll get your initial school assignment letter in March. If you miss early enrollment, you can still enroll your child during Open Enrollment, which begins March 15.
Assignment letters will confirm continuing assignments or provide notification of new assignments for 2011-12. These are initial assignments, and nothing further is required if the family wishes to keep the initial assignment. If a student wishes to attend a school other than the school listed in the initial assignment letter, then they need to submit a choice application during Open Enrollment.
Fall 2011-2012 will be the second year of the District’s New Student Assignment Plan, which assigns students to an attendance area school based on residential address. Any student new to Seattle Public Schools this fall will initially be assigned to their attendance area school. If the family is satisfied with that assignment, no further action is needed. However, families have the option, during open enrollment (March 15-31, 2011), to apply to attend an option school or another attendance area school. All applications received during open enrollment will be processed together and final assignments will be mailed before the last day of this school year.
It’s also school tour time. Click here to see the list of elementary schools for the Whitman Middle School attendance area: Adams, Broadview-Thomson, Daniel Bagley, Greenwood, Loyal Heights, North Beach, Northgate, Salmon Bay, Viewlands and Whittier.
If you don’t know your attendance area school, plug your address in here.