Kindergarten Registration

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Student arriving at schoolWelcome to the Olympia School District! Whether you are new to the District, or your child has older siblings in OSD, we welcome you.

We have wonderful, nurturing kindergarten teachers who will help your child learn the fundamental basics in reading, writing, math, science and social studies, preparing them for success in first grade and beyond.

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-19 school year begins March 5, 2018. 


Countdown to Kindergarten set for February 10, 2018

The Olympia School District will hold its annual “Countdown to Kindergarten” informational event starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February 10 at Capital High School.

If you know of neighbors or friends who have a child entering kindergarten in the Olympia School District in fall 2018, please share this information with them and encourage them to attend this free event. Capital High School is located at 2707 Conger Ave. N.W. in Olympia.

The event begins at 10 a.m. in the high school theater with a welcome by Superintendent Patrick Murphy. Families will then have until 11:30 a.m. to visit school booths set up in the Commons and learn about a variety of topics related to kindergarten and school in general. Here are a few things you can learn about:

  • Registering for kindergarten

  • Using Skyward Family Access (Student Information System)

  • Riding the bus

  • Alternative kindergarten program options

  • Before and after school childcare

  • Community partner services


Where can I register my child for school?

Please visit your neighborhood school to register. Not sure which school your child will attend? Check our school boundary information here.

What do I need to bring with me to register?


  • A birth certificate (Kindergarten students must be 5 on or before Aug. 31, 2018)
  • Proof of residency (Please complete the Verification of Residency Statement and provide proof of residency as requested)
  • Immunization Status (This Department of Health School Chart shows required immunizations for students in Washington State)
  • Registration forms (These are available at the school, or you can download the entire registration packet or individual forms below)


Begin Registration

Families can begin the student registration/application process online, via Skyward Family Access. This initiates the registration/application process. Once this initial step is completed, the remainder of the registration forms will need to be completed on paper. Individual registration forms can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please note, ORLA Montessori, Lincoln Elementary and Hansen Elementary do not accept online registration applications. Please contact those schools directly for registration information.


All forms need to be printed, signed and returned to the main office of your resident school. You can not email these forms directly to the school or save this information online.

For student registration to be finalized, all forms must be complete.

Registration Packet:


How should I prepare my child for kindergarten?

There are lots of things you can do to make sure your child will enjoy their kindergarten class. Here are a couple of resources to get you started.