Incoming kindergarteners and students of all grades who are new to Seattle Public Schools can get a head start on the enrollment process for next year starting on Monday. Early Enrollment goes through Jan. 31, 2012.
SPS enrollment facilitators will be at several Seattle Public Library locations and neighborhood community centers from Oct. 3-25 to help parents fill out forms and answer questions. You can also enroll your child during Seattle Public Schools’ Family and Community Symposium on Saturday, Oct. 15, at Garfield High School (interpreters provided).
Early enrollment allows families to avoid long lines during the busy spring and summer enrollment periods. While early enrollment does not impact where a student is assigned to school – under the new student assignment plan, assignment is based on the student’s home address – it is offered as a convenience to families, enabling them to get the enrollment paperwork completed ahead of time.
In addition, families who have students enrolling early – as well as existing students – will receive their school assignment notification in early 2012, prior to the Open Enrollment period in the spring. Students may apply to attend a different school of their choice during Open Enrollment.
The nearest enrollment events to Phinney Ridge-Greenwood are:
- Monday, Oct. 3: 5:30-7 p.m., Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave. NW
- Tuesday, Oct. 4: 5:30-7 p.m., Northgate Library, 10548 5th Ave. NE
- Thursday, Oct. 13: 5:30-7 p.m., Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N.
- Monday, Oct. 24: 5:30-7 p.m., Green Lake Library, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.
The full list of all early enrollments sites is here.