As you prepare to register your student, it is important to be aware of the Puyallup School District requirements for enrollment so that the process can go smoothly.
In addition to completing the Online Enrollment Application in step 3, we also require the additional documents below to finalize your student's enrollment with the Puyallup School District.
These forms can be completed, uploaded, and submitted electronically with your student's Online Enrollment Application in step 3, or provided when you meet with staff at your student's school.
It is the parent's/legal guardian's responsibility to provide the following documents:
1. Verification of Residency
You must provide ONE current document from the following list. The document must be dated within the last 30 days.
2. Birth Certificate
The Puyallup School District requires a copy of your child's birth certificate to register kindergarten and first grade students. If you do not have your child's birth certificate you can visit the Washington State Department of Health Vital Records web page to request a copy (if your student was born in the state of Washington).
3. Immunization Record
Washington state law requires all students attending public schools to be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, mumps, hepatitis B, varicella and rubella before registering for school. The following web page includes immunization requirements for the 2016-2017 school year and immunization forms in other languages from the Washington State Department of Health:
For more information about immunization requirements, call the district’s Special Services and Programs office at (253) 841-8700 or the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department at (253) 798-2987.
Link to form can be found here: Immunization Record
4. Transcript or last report card
For second through twelth grade students
5. Withdrawal information from previous school
Withdrawal information requested may include the following documents where applicable:
6. OSPI Home Language Survey
The Home Language Survey is given to all The primary purpose of the Home Language Survey is to help identify students who may qualify for support to help them develop the English language skills necessary for success in the classroom as well as who may qualify for other services.
Link to English form can be found here: OSPI Home Language Survey - English
Link to Spanish form can be found here: OSPI Home Language Survey - Spanish
The OSPI Home Language Survey can be found in other languages here: OSPI Home Language Survey - Other Languages
The OSPI Language Survey asks if your student's grandparent(s) or parent(s) have a Native American tribal affiliation. If you answer yes to this question there is an additional Indian Education form that needs to be completed for your student.
Link to the Office of Indian Education TITLE VI Indian STUDENT ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATION form can be found here:
Title VI Indian Student Eligibility Certification Form
Information about the Indian Education Title VII Program can be found on the following web page:
Indian Education Title VI Program
7. Student Housing Questionnaire
In cooperation with the federal McKinney-Act 42 W.S.C. 11435, this confidential questionnaire is used to help determine if your student might be eligible for additional support or services. Click the following link to view the Puyallup School District McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance web page.
Link to form can be found here: Student Housing Questionnaire
8. Student Health History
The Puyallup School District Health Services team believes that optimal health is essential for maximum utilization of educational opportunities; therefore, the health status of the child bears a direct relationship to the quality of his or her educational achievement.
Important: If your child has a life threatening condition such as asthma, diabetes, seizures, or severe allergies, please call your new school nurse to set up an appointment to formulate an Emergency Action Plan for the current school year. This must be completed before your child can attend school. RCW 28A.210.210.320.
For more information and additional forms visit the following Special Services web pages:
Forms for Parents and Health Care Providers
Link to form can be found here: Student Health History
Students With Special Needs
Parents/legal guardians of special needs students will also need to provide the following:
Additional Special Services resources can be found here: OSPI Guidance for Families: Special Education in Washington State
If you have additional questions regarding student enrollment please call (253) 435-6726
or (253) 840-8971.