Lake Washington School District (LWSD) recently reached an agreement with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on a new three-year contract.
ATTENTION: New student registration is completed at your neighborhood school. Please see our Registration page. If you have questions, please call your neighborhood school.
To start kindergarten in September 2019, your child must be five years old on or before August 31, 2019.
Kindergarten Registration 2019-20:
Kindergarten Registration begins on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 1-7 p.m. at all neighborhood schools.
LWSD offers free all-day Kindergarten for all students
All Kindergarten classes are all day classes. The state of Washington requires that school districts provide the option of kindergarten part-day attendance. Parents/guardians interested in part-day attendance for their child should contact their principal. Mid-day transportation will not be available.
Children younger than five may qualify to enter kindergarten early
Some students do not meet the state age guidelines for kindergarten but they may still be highly capable and ready for school. The Kindergarten Early Entrance process uses a formal and informal assessment to determine if your child meets or exceeds specific criteria in the areas of mental ability, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, auditory discrimination, visual discrimination, and emotional/social development. Parents who are interested in this option for their child should follow the instructions for early kindergarten entrance.
Emerson K-12: a program that partners with families to provide instruction to students
Emerson K-12 is a parent partnership program that partners with families to educate children under the auspices and with the support of the LWSD. Emerson K-12 values and monitors learning that happens both at school and at home. Kindergarten students are on site at least 2.5 hours a week for supervised instruction and complete additional hours of instruction at home. For more information, please visit the Emerson K-12 website or call 425-936-2311.
Discovery Community School
Discovery Community School (DCS), an elementary choice school, also offers a Kindergarten option. Entrance into DCS is by lottery and district bus transportation to choice schools is not provided. Parents interested in DCS must register for Kindergarten at their home school in addition to applying for entrance into DCS through the choice school lottery process. Information on this process can be found here.