Where can I register my child for school?
During the school year, you can register at your neighborhood school.
Not sure which school your child will attend? Check our school locator
, or the School Boundary Map link to the left.
For more information, please call your school office or the Administration Building at 354-5900.
What do I need to register?
A birth certificate
or other official verification of age (such as a passport, visa or DSHS Medicaid voucher) is required for students who have not previously enrolled in school. Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Aug. 31; first graders must be 6.
Does Spokane Public Schools offer full-day kindergarten?
Yes! SPS will offer full-day kindergarten at all its elementary schools starting in the fall of 2013.
For the first week of school – Tuesday, Sept. 3 through Friday, Sept. 6 – kindergarteners will end at 11:30 a.m. to help them transition into their new school schedule. Meetings will be held in the afternoons for parents/guardians to connect with teachers and share information about their student. A school representative will call to arrange the meeting toward the end of August.
School starts at 9 a.m. every day except Thursday, when it starts at 9:30 a.m. to give teachers time for collaboration.
Beginning Monday, Sept. 9, kindergarteners will have the same 9 a.m.-3 p.m. schedule Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday as first through sixth graders, with all Thursdays (including Sept. 5) starting at 9:30 a.m.
Does Spokane Public Schools offer child care?
Spokane Public Schools offers before- and after-school childcare through our Express program
What will happen if my student does not speak English?
Students registering with Spokane Public Schools who indicate that their first learned language is not English are given a placement exam to determine eligibility for the English Language Development (ELD)
program. This placement test must be given within 10 days of the student's entry into the school district.