- Is there a cost involved for kindergarten?
No, there is no longer a cost for kindergarten.
- Where do I register for kindergarten?
You register at your home school. If you don’t know which is your home school, you may either call the closest neighborhood school or call the Instruction office at 206.393.4211. If you are applying to Cascade K-8 Community School, you still need to register at your home school as well as Cascade K-8 Community.
- What do I need to bring when I register my child?
Birth certificate or passport
Immunization records – IMMUNIZATIONS MUST BE COMPLETE BEFORE STARTING SCHOOL
Verification of address, such as tax statement, utility/phone bill (Shoreline residents only)
Emergency contact numbers, cell phone numbers etc.
Phone numbers for doctor
- Does it matter when I register my child?
Registration for in-district students begins on Monday, February 2nd. At the end of February, if there are more than 46 students registered, there will be a drawing establishing the first two kindergarten classrooms. Registration for those living outside of Shoreline will also begin on February 2nd. At the end of the month a drawing will determine the wait list for non-residents. Those registering after the last day in February will be added to the wait list as they register. Our intent is to give families more than one day to register.
- How many kindergarten classrooms are there at each school?
Each of our nine elementary schools has a minimum of two kindergarten classes. Seven of our schools have either three or four kindergarten classes.
- How many students are in a kindergarten class?
Traditionally the kindergarten classes have 23 students.
- Is transportation provided for kindergarten students?
Eligibility for transportation is based on the distance from your home to the school. If you live outside of the 1-mile walk area or in an area designated as a hazardous walk area by the district, your student will be eligible for bus transportation. Please go to the Shoreline School District website (www.shorelineschools.org), click on Departments, and then Transportation to look up your bus stop on e-link.
- What happens if more than 46 students register?
If there are more than 46 students registered at the end of February, there will be a drawing on Monday, March 2nd to determine which students will be placed in the first two classes. You will be notified no later than Monday, March 9th as to the outcome of the drawing.
- What if my child is not one of the 46 students?
Students not drawn for the class will be put on a wait list in the order their name is drawn. If your child does not initially make it into the class, you may apply for a resident transfer to attend another school that has room (the resident transfer paperwork needs to be submitted to the Instruction office). If a spot opens up at your home school, the next person on the wait list will be called and moved into the spot.
- Would additional classes ever be added?
We will add additional classes if we have a sufficient number of registrations and there is capacity in the building. For the 2014-15 school year, seven of our schools have more than two kindergarten classes.
- What if I want my child to go to a different school in Shoreline?
You need to register at your home school and complete a Resident Transfer form and submit it to the Shoreline School District Instruction office. The Resident Transfer form may be downloaded from the Shoreline School District website (www.shorelineschools.org), District Information, Enrollment. If your resident transfer request is granted, you are required to transport your child to & from school.
- What if I live outside of the Shoreline School District?
Registration for students living outside of the Shoreline School District will begin on Monday, February 2rd. You must register at the Instruction office (18560 – 1st Ave NE). At the end of the month, we will have a drawing to determine your place on the wait list. If you register after February, your student’s name will be added to the wait list when you register. You will need to complete a Non-Resident Transfer form, which may be downloaded from the Shoreline website. If your non-resident transfer request is granted, you will be required to transport your child to & from school.
- If I submit a resident or non-resident transfer request, when will I receive an answer?
You will be notified no later than 45 days after you submit the transfer. It is possible that your letter will say that currently we don’t have a spot, but that we will keep you on a wait list.
- Is there before and after school care?
There is before and after school care available at all school sites. Please contact the Shoreline Children’s Center at 206.393.4256 for information about the cost and to register.
- What if my child is not yet 5 years old by August 31?
Children whose birthday falls between September 1 and October 31 may qualify for early entrance. Parents are responsible for having their child evaluated by a Washington licensed psychologist. For information about the process, please contact Cathy Allred at 206.393.4211 before contacting a psychologist.
- When will we receive information from the school about the new school year?
Most schools send a back-to-school letter towards the end of August, which includes a supply list. Many schools also post the supply list on their website.
- When does the school office open in August?
School offices should be open by August 10th.
For more information, please contact your home school or Cathy Allred in the Instruction office at