Registration for the 2012-13 school year is underway... NOW! Bremerton School District looks forward to offering your child a quality education, every day. To enroll, you will need to provide the following information:
The State of Washington requires all children entering kindergarten or sixth grade to have a series of three Hepatitis B vaccinations as well as immunization against Polio, Diphtheria/Tetanus, Rubella, Mumps, and Measles, and Varicella (Chickenpox) before they enter school. Starting this year, sixth grade students are required to have an additional Tetanus (Tdap) vaccine. A second measles immunization (MMR) is also required before your child can enter kindergarten or the sixth grade.
If parents/guardians choose to exempt their child from one or more of the required vaccines, they must complete the Certificate of Exemption (DOH 348-106). All exemptions must have a licensed health care provider sign and date the form where indicated. A health care provider does not need to sign the form for parents/guardians who show membership in a church or religious body that does not allow medical care from a health care provider. Additional information is available at www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/Immunize/providers/exemption-FAQ.htm.
An additional vaccine called Gardasil is now available for girls and young women ages 9 and up. This vaccine can help protect against some strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted disease which can cause cancer. Many health officials recommend this vaccine, but it is not required for school.
The District requires proof of immunization before your child can be officially enrolled. If your child has not received their immunizations or if you would like more information on the HPV vaccine, please contact your doctor or health department at 360.337.5235
Enrollment for Non-Resident Students
Students who live outside the District’s boundaries are welcome to attend Bremerton Schools, as long as the school has sufficient space and parents are willing to provide transportation. A Non-Resident Application must be approved and on file with the District, before a student can be registered for classes.
For more information about non-resident enrollment, please contact Denise Neshem, Administrative Assistant for Curriculum and School Support at 360.473.1006.
Bremerton School District’s Open Enrollment Policy #3130 allows elementary students to live in one school attendance area and attend school in another attendance area based on approval by Building Principal and the Superintendent. Open enrollment is granted on space availability. Parents must complete an Open Enrollment Application and submit it to desired school.
Bremerton Schools are proud to offer one of the best FREE All-Day Kindergarten programs in the state! This program is available to children who live in or have child care in the Bremerton School District attendance area and Jackson Park residents. Out-of-district students can also attend this program, as space permits. To find out more about FREE All-Day Kindergarten and our Spanish Immersion program, please visit our Kindergarten page.
Early Entrance Kindergarten
Children who turn five between September 1st and October 31st may also be eligible for Kindergarten, if they pass an Early Entrance Test (scholarships are available for free and reduced lunch program participants). There is an $80 non-refundable fee for this test. No make-up tests will be given. REGISTRATION for testing will be held at the Administration Building (134 Marion Ave N) - check back for summer dates for registration and testing.
The testing takes 1.5 hours to complete using the DIBELS (Dynamic Inventory of Basic Early Literacy Skills) and the DIAL-R (Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning).
To find out more about our Kindergarten or Early Entrance program, please call Special Programs at 360.473.1061.
Release of Student Information / Photo Release
In accordance with federal and state laws, the Bremerton School District may release student directory information for various purposes. Additionally, the Community Relations Department and district staff may take photographs of students and school activities which may appear in various District materials, including the District’s website (www.bremertonschools.org), newsletters, yearbooks, calendars, etc. Parents and eligible students have a right to opt out of the inclusion of information about their student by completing a Release of Student Information & Photo Release “Opt Out” Form and submit it to your child's school.
For all other questions about registration, please call 360.473.1061.