Families with a child who will be five-years-old by Aug. 31, 2023, are welcome to enroll their scholar online when Kindergarten registration opens on January 17, 2023.
Online Kindergarten enrollment can be found here: Online Registration. Contact your child’s school for assistance.
Families can also register in person at the child’s school during regular hours. The following documents are required at the time of registration:
Your child’s birth certificate
- Proof of your address (rental agreement, purchase agreement, or utility bill)
- Your child’s immunization records for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, hepatitis B, and varicella (chickenpox)
If your child has life threatening conditions such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, and seizure disorders, a meeting will be scheduled with the school nurse to confirm that all medications, medical supplies, and health care provider orders are in place prior to the first day of school.
It is also suggested that parents provide:
- Two emergency contacts, including addresses and phone numbers
- Physician, dentist, and child care addresses and phone numbers
If you miss the registration period, it’s NOT too late to enroll your child. Just go to your neighborhood school during regular school hours.
Kindergarten Jump Start
All elementary schools hold Kindergarten Jump Start in the spring. Jump Start is an evening event that allows families to meet their kindergarten teachers, building administrators and staff, while getting an overview of the full-day kindergarten program and becoming familiar with the school building. It is a wonderful time to welcome new and returning families.
Jump Start dates for all elementary schools will be coming soon!
K Camp is a summer camp for incoming Kindergarteners that will occur before school starts. This camp gives scholars a chance to get used to their classroom, learn the layout of the school, engage in activities and get to know their kindergarten classmates and teachers.
Locations, dates and times are coming soon.
Parents who wish to enroll their kindergarten-aged student at a school outside of their neighborhood, but within Federal Way, should fill out a Choice Enrollment form during the choice lottery window.
These forms are available at all elementary schools or at the Educational Service Center, Business Services Office, 33330 8th Ave South, Federal Way.
For more information on choice enrollment, please view our page on choice enrollment - https://www.fwps.org/Page/7375
All-day Kindergarten Programs at All Schools
All elementary schools offer all-day kindergarten programs.
Research shows that students who attend kindergarten for a full day consistently make greater academic progress, especially in key areas such as literacy and math, as well as social and emotional growth.
All-day kindergarten students are better prepared to meet the academic demands of future grade levels, and are less likely to eventually need intervention or future additional assistance.
First Day of Kindergarten
The first day of Kindergarten will be posted on the 2023-2024 school calendar for FWPS.
All kindergarten families will be contacted by their child’s school to schedule a short Family Connection Conference with their child’s teacher prior to the first full day of kindergarten.