Registering for school
Welcome to Vancouver Public Schools! We’re glad you’re here.
Registering for school doesn’t have to be difficult! Take a look at the required documentation below that you need to bring to your neighborhood school upon registration. Gathering this paperwork and filling it out before coming to the school will save you time. If you have children who will attend different schools, however, you will need to return the forms to each location.
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- Supporting documents
Please bring the completed registration packet with the following documents when registering your student:
School registration packet:
Kindergarten Only: Birth Certificate or passport for student(s)
For grades 1-8: Copy of most recent report card
For grades 9-12: Copy of most recent report card/or transcript of completed classes
IEP and current evaluation (if your child is receiving Special Services support) OR 504 Plan AND/OR Individual Health Plan (if your child has one).
Note: There may be a few additional forms that will need to be completed at the school at the time of registration.
2. Proof of Immunizations
Upon registration, you must provide current immunization information for your child.
- Required immunizations for preschool and school age children: (available in downloads in English, Spanish, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese)
- Certificate of Exemption (COE) form
3. Proof of Residency
To establish a student’s residence, the parent of legal guardian must provide one of the documents listed below:
- Mortgage Statement/Current Rental Agreement
- Government Issued Check or Correspondence
- Public Agency Document (DSHS, Courts)
- Current Payroll Check or Stub with Name and Address
- Utility Bill (Water/Sewer, Electricity)
- Driver’s License or other Official ID with Current Address
Note: If you cannot supply the documentation listed, you will be referred to Student Welfare and Attendance to determine an appropriate pathway for proof of residency that may include a home visit.
Please present the original, requested document(s) at the time of registration. A copy will be made and the original documents returned to you.
As part of the registration process, you will be required to read and sign the Residency Verification Affidavit form. Misrepresentation of residency information or failure to follow through with the statements in the affidavit will result in the student’s withdrawal from the school.