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    2017-18 Start of School Forms and Information
    Posted on 08/16/2017

    Welcome back!

    First day of school for 1st through 12th grades is Wednesday, Sept. 6.
    First day of school for kindergartners is Monday, Sept. 11.
    Visit the 2017-18 school year dates for more information.


    Below we have pulled together many required documents and critical information to help staff, families and students prepare for the upcoming first day of school.

    2017-18 Forms to be Returned to Schools

    504-2 Survey to Identify Disabled Studentspdf icon

    Emergency Information and Student Releasepdf icon

    FERPA Preschool, Elementary, K-8, Middle School pdf icon

    FERPA High School pdf icon 

    Health Informationpdf icon

    Housing Questionnairepdf icon

    Indian Education Program, Title VII (new students)pdf icon


    General Information

    2017-18 School Year Calendar

    Read the key school year dates and school term dates.

    Superintendent's Welcome Back Letterpdf icon

    Advanced Learning

    Advanced Learning Notification (Elementary and K-8)pdf icon

    Seattle Public Schools offers several services and programs for students who meet eligibility requirements for an advanced curriculum. Read more about Advanced Learning.

    Athletic Information

    Seattle Public Schools offers diverse athletic opportunities middle and high school students. Read more about athletics.

    Attendance

    Compulsory Attendance "Becca Law" (all students)pdf icon

    Students are not able learn required subjects when they are absent from school. They miss critical instruction for understanding key concepts and fall behind quickly in completing assignments. Read more about attendance.

    Bell Time Changes

    See all bell schedules.

    Child Care

    Read more about before and after school child care resources.

    College and Career Readiness

    The SPS strategic plan outlines the goal of all students prepared for college, career and life. Read more about College and Career Readiness Resources.

    Read more about Career and Technical Education

    Read more about Skills Center

    College Bound Online Application

    Discrimination Complaint Procedures

    Discrimination is unfair or unlawful treatment of a person or group because they are part of a defined group, known as a protected class. Read more about SPS safeguards against discrimination.

    Discrimination Complaint Procedures Noticepdf icon

    Discipline

    A climate of respect for the rights of others is essential to maintain a school environment in which teachers can teach and children can learn without undue interference. Read more about discipline.

    Early Learning

    At Seattle Public Schools, our vision is for every child to experience a quality, cohesive and joyful learning experience from preK through third grade that will provide the strong foundation needed to succeed in school and life. Read more about early learning.

    Enrollment

    Admissions enrolls new students, manages student transfers between schools (if applicable) and processes choice applications. Read more about enrollment.

    Enrollment forms including Change of Address and Admission forms.

    Waitlist information can be found on our registration webpage.

    Health

    Vaccines Required Meningococcal and HPV noticepdf icon

    We are committed to assuring a safe and healthy environment for all learners. Read more about Health Services, find health forms and resources.

    Read more about Teen Health Centers.

    Homelessness

    The McKinney-Vento Program staff can help students and families who are experiencing homelessness. Read more about the McKinney-Vento Program.

    Huchoosedah Indian Education

    Huchoosedah Native Education applies annually for federally funding through the Title VII Indian Education Formula Grant program that assists Native American, Alaskan Native, and American Indian students in Seattle Public Schools in grades K-12. Read more about Native Education.

    Lunches and Breakfast

    Free and Reduced Price Meal Application

    Meal Prices
    Elementary Students: Breakfast $2, Lunch $3
    Secondary Students: Breakfast $2.25, Lunch $3.25
    Adults: Breakfast $3.25, Lunch $4.75

    Paying for School Meals Online: PayPams
    Note: the online service requires the student ID number

    School Meal Menus Online: Nutrislice

    Read more about Nutrition Services at Seattle Public Schools.

    Safety and Security

    The Safety and Security Department help the district maintain a safe and secure environment for all students, staff and visitors. Read more about safety and security.

    School Messenger and Communications Preferences

    Schools and the district office uses School Messenger for phone notifications for non-emergency related announcements. Read more about phone and email notification to families.

    Student Section 504 Procedures

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a Federal civil rights law that is designed to eliminate disability discrimination in programs and activities that receive Federal funds. Read more about Student 504 Procedures.

    Student Accident and Insurance

    Student Injuries and Insurance information letter.pdf icon

    Visit the SPS Risk Management for more information.

    Student Portal

    The Source: student schedules, assessment scores, attendance, library information, and secondary student grades. 

    Schoology: online tool that teachers may use to communicate classroom work and student assignments. 

    Online Resources for Academic Support: Seattle Public Schools students have access to a wide variety of online resources.

    Special Education

    Learn more about the full range of services we offer at our Special Education Services webpage.

    Student Rights and Responsibilities

    Basic Rules for All Students

    Student Rights and Responsibilities including translations

    Transportation and Bus Information

    Read more SPS transportation services.

    See the Walk Zones for elementary schools.

    Youth Orca Program Applicationpdf icon

    The Transportation Department is mailing a letter to families who are receiving bus services at the end of August. If you don't receive notification before the start of school contact the Transportation Department at 206-252-0900 or email transdept@seattleschools.org.

    Volunteering

    Volunteering webpage with application, background check information, handbook and more.