General Enrollment Requirements

Under state guidelines a child must be five years old by August 31st to enter kindergarten. Registration requires a birth certificate or piece of identification to verify the child’s birth date. Record of immunization is also required at enrollment. Please click here for more information on required immunizations. To determine which school your child should attend please click on this map. The district requires students or their parents to provide proof of residency within the district, such as copies of phone and water bills or lease agreements. The school district will not require proof of residency or any other information regarding an address for any student who is classified as homeless under the provisions of the federal McKinney-Vento Act. A district will not inquire into a student’s citizenship or immigration status or that of his/her parents or guardians.

When enrolling a child who has previously attended another school, the district will request records from the child’s previous school and will require parents to disclose:

  • Student’s legal name

  • Any history of placement in a special education program;

  • Any past, current or pending disciplinary actions;

  • Any history of violent behavior or convictions,

  • Adjudications or diversion agreements related to a violent offense, a sex offense, inhaling toxic fumes, a drug offense, a liquor violation, assault, kidnapping, harassment, stalking or arson;

  • Any unpaid fines or fees from other schools; and

  • Any health conditions affecting the student’s educational needs

Please note that if your child has a potentially life threatening illness such as diabetes or asthma a health plan will need to be in place before a child is able to attend school.

The enrollment forms necessary for each school and/or grade level differ so please pick up an enrollment packet in the front office of the school where your child will attend. Every effort will be made to enroll and start your child as quickly as possible. In addition if your child receives special education services under IDEA please contact Sally Wallace at 501-1909 to schedule an intake.

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Kelso School District • 601 Crawford Street • Kelso, WA 98626 • Phone: (360) 501-1900

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Kelso School District #458 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Tim Peterson, Director of Human Resources, the school district's Title VII Officer and ADA Coordinator. People of disability may request reasonable accommodation in the hiring process by contacting, Tim Peterson, Director of Human Resources, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 or (360) 501-1924.

Inquiries regarding compliance procedures regarding students may be directed to Don Iverson, Director of Student Services, the school district’s Title IX Coordinator or Denise Freund, Director of Special Programs, the school district’s Section 504 Coordinator, 601 Crawford Street, Kelso, WA 98626 (360) 501-1900.