Registering for school

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Brand new to VPS

Registering for school for the first time in Vancouver can be done online. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Gather the required information described below.
  2. Submit an account request.
  3. You will receive an email with information on how to access the online registration form.

Parents/guardians must complete an application for each new student.

Families of current VPS student(s)

Registering a sibling or family member of a current VPS student can be done online.

If you currently have children enrolled in our district, you can log into your Skyward account to enroll another child.

Choose “New student online enrollment” from the lefthand sidebar of the Family Access menu.

Need help?

For help with information on this page, or if you would prefer to fill out the registration form as a PDF, call the Student Welfare and Attendance office at 360-313-1330 or email

Information to gather beforehand

Note: If you are living in transitional housing or if you are currently homeless, you do not need to complete the following registration steps. Please contact our HOPE program (Homeless Outreach Promoting Education), or ask your school principal for more information.   

1. Immunization information: Find out what immunizations are required in Washington state for preschool and school-age children. Children must be in compliance with Washington state immunization requirements before they can start school. This includes Kindergarten Jump Start participation.

  • If your child’s immunizations were completed in Washington state, register for or log into your MyIR account. You can download your child’s Certificate of Immunization Status (PDF) for school and child care entry. Alternately, a school staff member may be locate your child’s immunization details and have you confirm the information.
  • If your child’s immunizations were completed outside of Washington state, please download the Certificate of Immunization Status (PDF).
  • Certificate of Exemption (COE) form

2. Residency information: To establish a student’s residence, the parent of legal guardian must upload 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.

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.

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