Registering your child for school

To register your child for school you can download and complete the registration forms on this page, but you must take them in person to your local school. Registrations for Birchwood Elementary School can be turned into the District Office.

In-person registration is required to verify identification and age. For students who have not previously enrolled in Bellingham Public Schools you will need:

  • Your child's birth certificate or other official verification of age such as a passport, visa or DSHS Medicaid Voucher,
  • Proof of residency (your address), acceptable proof includes government issued documents, lease or rental agreement, utility bills,
  • Immunization records.

If you are registering your child for high school, you may pick up the forms at your local high school. 

Kindergarten Information

There are 14 elementary schools in Bellingham, all with full-time kindergarten programs. Kindergarten registration begins in March every year.  Please contact your neighborhood school to register. During the summer, families can register their child at the District Office.

School Registration Packets (Note: Translated forms will be added as available.)

Elementary School Registration Packet

Middle and High School Registration Packets

These packets include the following:

Below are additional registration documents that are completed annually prior to the start of school. Students and families can read the Students Rights and Responsibilities Handbook on our website or request a print copy from their school office.