Just got Seattle Public Schools‘ news release about open enrollment starting March 2. It mentions district reps will be at the Delridge Library to take applications March 11, if you’d rather apply in person instead of by mail (or at an out-of-West Seattle location). Read on:
Open Enrollment for the 2009-2010 school year
March 2 – 31, 2009
Seattle – Seattle Public Schools announced that Open Enrollment dates for the 2009-2010 school year begin Monday, March 2 and run through Tuesday, March 31, 2009. Due to the capacity management/building closure process, the enrollment calendar for this year was adjusted from its January – February timeframe to March to ensure that families have time to consider options and to prepare registration and application materials prior to the rescheduled Open Enrollment period. Seattle Public Schools welcomes new and returning families for the 2009-2010 school year. Most schools offer tours and/or information sessions, and this information is available at enrollment centers or on the District web site at www.seattleschools.org/area/eso/schooltours.html.
Families may apply for enrollment during the Open Enrollment period of March 2 – 31, 2009 to receive priority assignment for the 2009-2010 school year. Open Enrollment is the time when families register and apply for school for children entering kindergarten in September 2009, for students going from elementary to middle school or middle to high school next year, for all other students who wish to change schools, and for students who will be new to the district in September 2009.
There are a number of program highlights for the upcoming school year including new international programs at Concord Elementary and Denny Middle schools, and a new K-8 school at the Jane Addams building. The Montessori program at T.T. Minor moves to Leschi Elementary and will expand to K-4 (expanding to K-5 in 2010-2011). In addition, high schools throughout Seattle have increased the number and array of Advanced Placement courses while focused academics and signature programs continue into their second year at Aki Kurose Middle School and Rainier Beach High School (performing arts and media production) and Cleveland High School (science, math and technology).
The new K-8 school at Jane Addams, led by Co-Principals Debbie Nelsen and Christopher Carter, will open in fall 2009 to serve elementary and middle school children in the Northeast cluster. In addition to a rigorous general education program, the K-8 school will offer Spectrum, special education and bilingual services. Music and world languages will be an integral part of the program. On-site before- and after-school childcare will be provided by the Pinehurst Child Care Center. The school will also be offering a full-day Kindergarten with an anticipated fee of $225 per month (subject to change). The fee is waived for students eligible for free/reduced price meals. There will be informational nights held at the Jane Addams building on March 5 and 17 from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Enrollment Services Information
Enrollment Services are now centralized at Seattle Public Schools headquarters. Enrollment specialists
are available to answer questions about the enrollment process or timeline. Families enrolling students
for the 2009-10 school year may visit or contact Enrollment Services at John Stanford Center, located
at 2445 Third Avenue South (3rd and Lander). Tel: 206.252.0760. Fax: 206.252.0761. Recorded Information Line: 206.252.0410. Registration and application materials may be submitted in person, by fax, or by mail to:
Seattle Public Schools
PO Box 34165
Seattle, WA 98124-1165
As our continuous commitment to provide quality customer service to our families, Seattle Public Schools will be at the following community libraries during the month of March so parents may submit their school application for the 2009 – 2010 school year. Please be sure to bring all necessary documents to register your child.
• Northgate March 10 4:00 – 5:30
• Delridge March 11 5:30 – 7:00
• Columbia March 12 5:30 – 7:00
• Douglass Truth March 17 5:30 – 7:00
• Montlake March 18 5:30 – 7:00
• Queen Anne March 19 5:30 – 7:00
• Magnolia March 24 5:30 – 7:00
The Bilingual Family Center at Aki Kurose Middle School is open for families needing assistance in a language other than English. Aki Kurose is located at: 3928 South Graham Street (Room 104). Tel: 206.252.7750. Fax: 206.252.7751. Both locations are open 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended hours on March 30 and 31 until 8 p.m.
The information families need to register and apply, including forms, is available at Enrollment Services, the Bilingual Family Center, or the District’s Web site at www.seattleschools.org/area/eso/story.dxml.
Express Drive-through: If families have a pre-printed application, they may drive through at the John Stanford Center Parking Lot, Monday through Friday from 10:00 – 11:30am only. Drive-through will not be available on March 30 or March 31. If requesting a stamp receipt, applicants should bring their copy with them.
To be eligible for Kindergarten for the 2009-10 school year, children must be five (5) years of age by August 31, 2009. Documents required for new students include: proof of the child’s birth date (through Grade 1), photo I.D. of the parent/guardian, two additional documents for proof of address, and immunization records. An application form, registration form and a Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) form are also required.
Current students wishing to change schools must submit a School Application form. If the student’s address has changed, a Registration form and two address validation documents are also required.