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We are eager to welcome new families to
Spokane Public Schools!

New students who live within SPS attendance boundaries will need to complete the SPS student registration forms and submit them to their neighborhood school.

For more information, please call your school office or the Administration Building at 354.5900.

Summer Registration (June 18 - August 14)

New student registration for elementary and middle schoolers who want to attend their neighborhood school continues through the summer at the administration building, 200 N. Bernard.

Staff can assist with the registration process from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Please note that registrations cannot be accepted until all immunizations are complete.

High school registrations are accepted at neighborhood schools throughout the summer. Please call high schools for summer hours.

Parents and guardians are urged to contact their school office after August 16 to verify enrollment and to obtain specific school information. For further assistance, please contact 354-5900.

If your child’s first language or the language spoken at home is not English, please contact Debbie Battista at 354-6263 or to make an appointment to register for school.

What do I need to bring with me to register?

  1. A birth certificateExternal Link or other official verification of age (such as a passport or visa) is required for students who have not previously enrolled in school. Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Aug. 31; first graders must be 6.
  2. Proof of residency. This can be a current driver's license or ID, or a current utility bill.
  3. Registration forms (these will be available at your school too). These are available at the school, or you can download the entire registration packet here.

Why do I need to provide this information?

The registration form provides important information that allows SPS to:

  • Distribute important information to you, including your student's academic progress (report cards) and attendance records.
  • Respond appropriately in the event of an emergency.
  • Provide and evaluate student supports such as language services.
  • Honor the racial/ethnic and/or cultural identity of students.
  • Pursue and distribute resources to strengthen instruction for all students.
  • Ensure compliance with civil rights laws.

When does school start?

The 2019-20 school year begins Thursday, Aug. 29, for grades 1-12. Kindergarteners start Wednesday, Sept. 4, to allow kindergarten teachers and parents time for Family Connections conferences.

Does Spokane Public Schools offer full-day kindergarten?

Yes! SPS offers full-day kindergarten at all its elementary schools. Find out more about SPS kindergarten here.External Link

Does Spokane Public Schools offer child care?

Spokane Public Schools offers before- and after-school childcare through our Express program. External Link

What if my child has a life-threatening allergy?

Watch the video below to learn what you need to do when registering your child, what a 504 review is and how to get one, what happens in an emergency, allergies in the lunchroom, allergies in the classroom, and more. You can also visit this page for more information.

What will happen if my student does not speak English?

Students registering with Spokane Public Schools who indicate that their first learned language is not English are given a placement exam to determine eligibility for the English Language Development (ELD) program. External Link This placement test must be given within 10 days of the student's entry into the school district.

Thank you for choosing
Spokane Public Schools!