We are glad you are here and working to get your student enrolled in our schools! The fastest and easiest way to enroll is using the Skyward New Student Online Enrollment (NSOE) method which will ask some basic questions to make sure your student gets enrolled at the correct school and identifies any additional services they may need.
Each student in the district is required to attend the school designated for the geographic attendance area in which he or she resides.
The Board supports the "Open Enrollment" concept and authorizes its implementation at the elementary and middle school level. "Open Enrollment" is a process which allows, under certain conditions, a student to attend a school other than his/her school in the district. Details about the process for open enrollment may be found in Procedure 3131 and Policy 3131
Open enrollment may be granted if:
A financial, educational, safety, or health condition affecting the student would be reasonably improved as a result of the transfer;
Attendance at another school in the district is more accessible to the parent's place of work or to the location of child care; or
There is some other special hardship or detrimental condition affecting the student or the student's immediate family which would be alleviated as a result of the transfer.
In order to safeguard the school community from the spread of certain communicable diseases and in recognition that prevention is a means of combating the spread of disease, the SKSD board requires a student to present evidence of his/her having been immunized against diseases: as required by the State Board of Health (RCW 210.080). Immunizations must be recorded, signed and kept up to date by parents on a Certificate of Immunization Status for Washington State (see below). This form is required at registration and kept on file at school.
Current immunization requirements for school entry may be found here.
Starting August 1, 2020, all immunization records turned in to schools or childcare centers are required by state law to be medically verified. Immunization records must be turned into the school on or before the first day of attendance. This means immunization records turned in to the school must be from a health care provider, or you must attach paperwork from a health care provider to your handwritten form that shows your child’s records are accurate.
Your child cannot attend school until you provide these records. Here are some examples of medically verified immunization records:
A CIS filled out by you or another parent/guardian with medical records attached.
A CIS printed by a health care provider or school from the Washington State Immunization Information System.
A CIS printed from MyIR which is a free Department of Health online tool that allows families to view and print their official immunization records themselves. Go to https://wa.myir.net/register to begin the sign-up process.
If your child already meets immunization requirements and has records on file with the school, you do not need to do anything. If you aren’t sure, or if you have any questions, please contact the nurse or office staff for your child's school.
Kitsap Public Health District- KPHD provides recommended immunization for all ages. No child under the age of 19 is turned away due to inability to pay.
Mary Bridge Mobile Immunization Clinic - The MultiCare Mary Bridge Mobile Immunization Clinic provides free immunizations to all children from birth through 18 years of age. The clinic provides all vaccines that are recommended by the CDC. For more information about the Mobile Immunization Clinic, call 253-403-1767. To schedule an appointment, please call 253-792-6630. The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department maintains a monthly calendar of where to find the Mobile Immunization Clinic.
Exemptions from Immunization
The district will allow for exemptions from immunization requirements only as allowed for by Washington State Law (RCW 28A.210.090). In 2011, a bill went into effect in Washington State that requires a licensed health care provider to sign the Certificate of Exemption for a parent or guardian to exempt their child from school and child care immunization requirements. The signature verifies that the provider gave the parent or guardian information about the benefits and risks of immunization. In 2019, measles, mumps, or rubella may not be exempted for personal/philosophical reasons per state law.