Kindergarten Registration Information 2020-2021


  • Elementary students will enroll in their home schools. Families can find out their home school location via e-Link, or by downloading a copy of the Boundary Map. For questions about school boundaries, contact Julie Naylor in the Transportation Department, 206-236-3335.

    We encourage families to enroll as soon as possible. This helps us forecast class sizes and staffing needs for the coming school year

    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, 2019, to register for the current year (2019-2020). 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.

    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.