Registering your child for school

To register your child for school you can download and complete the registration forms at the bottom of this page, but you must take them in person to your local school (note that Birchwood Elementary School is temporarily closed). In-person registration is required to verify identification and age. Please bring your child's birth certificate or other official verification of age such as a passport, visa or DSHS Medicaid Voucher for students who have not previously enrolled in Bellingham Public Schools. If you are registering your child for high school, you may pick up the forms at your local high school. 

Kindergarten specific 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.

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.