New Families - Enrollment Information



  • Dear New Family,

    We want to welcome you to the Mercer Island School District. Thank you very much for taking the time to register your child(ren) for the 2020-2021 year.
     
    If you would like to enroll your child for the 2020-21 school year, please see below for the required documentation, including Residency Verification.  New for the 20-21 school year - when submitting your child's completed CIS (Certificate of Immunization Status) form, it must be medically verified, either signed by a physician's office or downloaded from the WA IIS with the physician's information.  If your child does not have complete immunization records or is not in a conditional (temporary) status, your child will not be allowed to attend on the first day of school.  See the Immunization Requirements page for more details.
     


    New Families: To begin registering click on the Online Enrollment process.
     
    Home Language Survey
    As part of the online enrollment process, information from the Home Language Survey (HLS) is used to determine if testing is necessary for both foreign-born and U.S.-born English Language Learner students. Home Language Surveys translations can be found here. However, the HLS translations are for reference purposes only. Parents must fill out the English-language version of the Home Language Survey during their online enrollment process. 

    Families with children currently enrolled can log in to Skyward Family Access to enroll additional children.

    Before beginning online enrollment, parents must read the Establishing and Verifying Residency Form (3120 F1) and have the required documents outlined in it available to upload. The process will take approximately 20-30 minutes; parents can save as they go and do not have to complete it all in one sitting.

    • Copy of Official Birth Certificate or Passport (Required for all Kindergarten and 1st-grade enrollments).
    • Two (2) Proofs of Residency are required. - See 3120 F1 for acceptable forms of proof of residency.
    • Completed Certificate of Immunization (CIS) is required. (Enrollment applications will not be processed until this form has been completed.) (See Immunization Requirements).
    • Custody/Court Order if applicable
    • Restraining Order if applicable

    Reminder: Children must be five years old by August 31, 2020, to register for the coming school year, (2020-2021) (see policy 3110).

    Elementary Attendance Boundaries
    Elementary students will enroll in their home schools. To verify which school your student will attend, based on your home address, download a copy of the Boundary Map. You can also use our transportation tool called e-Link which helps families verify their student’s school and the school bus stop location nearest to their home address.

    The 3rd-5th grade Highly Capable program is at Lakeridge Elementary and West Mercer Elementary. Highly Capable students who live in the Island Park and Lakeridge neighborhoods attend Lakeridge. Highly Capable students who live in the Northwood and West Mercer neighborhoods attend West Mercer. 

    Contact the Transportation Department at David.Bynum@mercerislandschools.org or 206-236-3337, for questions about school boundaries.

    Immunization Requirements
    Washington State Law RCW28A.210.080 requires school-age children to receive specific immunizations in order to attend school. Proof of immunizations from a family physician or local health department is required. The parent/guardian needs to transfer this information to a Certificate of Immunization (CIS) form and sign the certificate to verify its accuracy and will upload a copy in the “Requested Documents” section of the online enrollment application. See the state Immunization Requirements.