Kindergarten Registration Information
Welcome to the Olympia School District! Whether you are new to the District, or your child has older siblings in the OSD, we welcome you. We have wonderful, nurturing kindergarten teachers who will help your children learn the fundamental basics in reading, writing, math, science and social studies, preparing your child for success in first grade and beyond.
How should I prepare my child for kindergarten?
There are lots of things you can do to make sure your child will enjoy their kindergarten class. Here are a couple of resources to get you started.
What paperwork do I need to fill out?
Kindergarten registration begins March 28, 2017. Registration packets will be available on March 27, 2017. Below are the basic forms you will need. In addition to filling out the following forms, please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate and proof of residency (such as a utility bill).
Download the entire registration packet here
The registration packet contains these forms:
- Student Registration Application*
*Parents have the option of completing this form only "Student Registration Application" online by clicking this link.
- Home Language Survey (English) (Multiple Languages - OSPI)
- Student Housing Questionnaire (Spanish) (Multiple Languages - OSPI)
- OSD Verification of Residency Statement
- Student Health Form
- Department of Health School Chart
- Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) (English, Spanish)
- Certificate of Exemption (COE)
All new registration packets should include the OSD Home Language Survey. If a language other than English is indicated then a translated Home Language Survey from the OSPI Bilingual program must be offered and attached to the OSD English version.
Each year, school districts in Washington State are required to report student data by ethnicity and race categories to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
What if my child has a life threatening condition?
Additional information is required prior to your child attending school. Please complete and return the supplemental Life Threatening Conditions Form.
According to RCW 28A.210.320: Children with life-threatening health conditions - Medication or treatment orders - Rules, the medication or treatment order must address the life-threatening condition and it must be on file with the school prior to the child attending school. Under the law, "life-threatening condition" means a health condition that will put the child in danger of death during the school day if a medication or treatment order is not in place.
The law provides that a child may not attend school in the absence of a medication or treatment order if the child has a life-threatening condition that might require medical services to be provided at school.
What time does school start and end for my child in kindergarten?
Verify with your child's school on exact start and end times. Visit our school websites for more information
What about lunch?
Visit OSD's Child Nutritional Services for information on meal payment, qualification for free or reduced meals, menus and District nutrition in our schools.
How do I get my child set up with busing?
If your child will be riding the bus to and/or from school, please fill out the Kindergarten Transportation Registration Form. Our Transportation Department will contact you before school starts for your child to discuss pickup and drop-off times and other pertinent busing information.
We encourage you to discuss safety and bus rules with your child, and begin preparing him or her for future busing with the OSD. Visit Transportation for more information.
What about Olympia Regional Learning Academy Montessori Program?
ORLA Montessori is a comprehensive educational program that focuses on a student's natural curiosity and fosters individual thinking and community through songs, games, problem-solving and numerous hands-on activities. The program supports students in kindergarten through fourth grade. To learn more information about ORLA Montessori and enrollment opportunities, visit ORLA's website.
Are there other alternative/options programs?
At the elementary level, Lincoln and Hansen Elementary School offer alternative/options programs. Please visit our Alternative Education page for more information about both Lincoln Options and the Hansen Alternative Program (HAP).