Welcome New Families

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    English Language Learners (ELL) Program | Highly Capable Program


     

    Translation and Interpretation Services

    The Mercer Island School District provides limited English proficient parents with information in their own language so that they can make informed decisions about their children's education. This includes providing interpretation and translation services for vital meetings and communications. If you need assistance, please email Administrative Assistant Mary Newcomer or call 206-230-6336.
     

    Learning by Choice

    The OSPI Learning by Choice guide answers the commonly asked questions about the Learning by Choice law, options created by the No Child Left Behind Act, and other enrollment options available to students in public, private, and home-based instruction.  More info ...

     


    Special Education Preschool - Click here

     
     

    National Center for Homeless Education – A Guide for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers - English  |  Spanish

     

    Kindergarten

    Please download the 2017-18 Kindergarten Registration Packet for your child's school below.
    Please return the packet to your neighborhood school. You may also use these packets if registering for the 2016-17 school year.
     
    Reminder: Children must be five years old by August 31, 2017 to register for the 2017-18 school year (see policy 3110).
     
    SUMMER: The elementary schools are closed and will reopen on August 7, 2017. Office hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Fridays by appointment. Please call your school if you need an evening appointment.
     
    If you want to register before the schools reopen, you may take your registration packet to the district's Administration Building, 4160 86th AVE SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. The Administration Building summer hours are 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please call 206-236-3330 with questions.  
     
    Island Park Kindergarten Registration Packet  |  Lakeridge Kindergarten Registration Packet 
     
    Click here to learn about the elementary boundaries. For additional help determining your neighborhood school, use e-Link or contact Dave Bynum at 206-236-3337. 
     
    Translated Enrollment Forms: ChineseKoreanSpanish
     

    Grades 1-5

    Please download the appropriate packet below. Please return the packet to your neighborhood school.
     
    Grades 1-5 Registration Packet  (2017-18 school year)
     
    SUMMER: The elementary schools are closed and will reopen on August 7, 2017. Office hours will be Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Fridays by appointment. Please call your school if you need an evening appointment.
     
    If you want to register before the schools reopen, you may take your registration packet to the district's Administration Building, 4160 86th AVE SE, Mercer Island, WA 98040. The Administration Building summer hours are 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please call 206-236-3330 with questions.  
     
    Translated Enrollment Forms: ChineseKoreanSpanish
     
     

    Grades 6-8

    Registration can only be accomplished at Islander Middle School. Please contact the registrar at 206-230-6160 for appointment and questions. Please complete and bring in the Grades 6-8 Registration Packet (see link below). A copy of the student's most recent report card and any national testing scores would be helpful. 
     
    SUMMER: Islander Middle School is closed. The IMS Registrar will be available for registration appointments starting August 15, 2017. Office hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please leave a message for Marcy Berejka at 206-230-6160 for a registration appointment. 
     
    Grades 6-8 Registration Packet  (2017-18 school year)
     
    Translated Enrollment Forms: ChineseKoreanSpanish
     

    Grades 9-12 and Adult Transition Students

    Registration can only be accomplished at Mercer Island High School. Please complete and bring in the Grades 9-12 and Adult Transition Students Registration Packet to the Counseling Center at the high school (see link below).
     
    SUMMER: The Counseling Center is closed and will reopen on August 14, 2017. Office hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please leave a message for Barb Shephard at 206-236-4513 for a registration appointment.
     
    The Home Language Survey is available in multiple translations
     
    You will find helpful information in the High School Course Catalog and the High School Profile. 
    Students interested in sports should examine the MIHS Sports web pages and the Division I Academic Eligibility Requirements
     
     
    Translated Enrollment Forms: ChineseKoreanSpanish
     
     

    Comprehensive or Annual Nondiscrimination Statement 

    VOTER INFORMATION

    Our schools, as well as the City of Mercer Island town clerk, the Mercer Island Library and the Mercer Island Fire Station all have mail-in voter registration forms. You must be registered for 30 days before an election to be qualified to vote.

    Registered voters may apply for absentee ballots 45 days prior to any election by mail, telephone, or in person at the King County Elections Office. Call 206-296-VOTE (8683) or FAX 206-205-5080. There is also an absentee ballot request form available on-line on the elections page of the King County Elections web page.