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Step 2: Requirements for Enrollment

As you prepare to register your student, it is important to be aware of the Puyallup School District requirements for enrollment so that the process can go smoothly.

In addition to completing the PowerSchool Enrollment New Student Registration form in Step 3, we also require additional documents to finalize your student's enrollment with the Puyallup School District.

These forms can be downloaded below or from the form in PowerSchool Enrollment and then completed, saved, uploaded, and submitted electronically with your student's PowerSchool Enrollment New Student Registration form in Step 3.

It is the parent's/legal guardian's responsibility to provide the following documents:


 1. Verification of Residency  

You must provide ONE current document from the following list. The document must be dated within the last 30 days.

  • Escrow papers, mortgage book or statement, homeowner's association fees statement
  • Lease Agreement and current rent receipt
  • Rental Contract and current rent receipt
  • Letter on apartment complex or mobile home park letterhead, signed by the landlord, stating that parent/guardian lives at the stated address
  • Gas bill
  • Electric bill
  • Water bill
  • Cable TV bill
  • Garbage bill
  • Phone bill for a land line at the stated address
  • Residence insurance statement
  • Verification of social services
  • Verification of living with another person. This person must be listed as a contact on the Enrollment Form.

  • Link to form can be found here: Verification of Residency


 2. Birth Certificate

 The Puyallup School District requires a copy of your child's birth certificate (or the equivalent, such as adoption record, a certified statement of a physician, or an immunization record with a birthdate - Board Policy 3110) to register kindergarten and first grade students. If you do not have your child's birth certificate you can visit the Washington State Department of Health Vital Records web page to request a copy (if your student was born in the state of Washington). 

  3. Immunization Record

 Washington state law requires all students attending public schools to be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, measles, mumps, hepatitis B, varicella and rubella before registering for school. The following web page includes immunization requirements and immunization forms in other languages from the Washington State Department of Health:

For more information about immunization requirements, call the district’s Special Services and Programs office at (253) 841-8700 or the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department at (253) 798-2987.

Link to form can be found here: Immunization Record

4. Transcript or last report card

2nd-8th grade = Last report card
9th-12th grade = Transcript (a report card is insufficient)

 5. Withdrawal information from previous school

Withdrawal information requested may include the following documents where applicable:

Withdrawal grades
Attendance reports
Discipline data

 6. OSPI Home Language Survey

The Home Language Survey is given to all The primary purpose of the Home Language Survey is to help identify students who may qualify for support to help them develop the English language skills necessary for success in the classroom as well as who may qualify for other services.

Link to English form can be found here:
OSPI Home Language Survey - English
Link to Spanish form can be found here: OSPI Home Language Survey - Spanish
Link to 2023-2024 & Beyond English form can be found here: OSPI Home Language Survey - English
Link to 2023-2024 & Beyond Spanish form can be found here: OSPI Home Language Survey - Spanish
Link to 2023-2024 & Beyond Russian form can be found here: OSPI Home Language Survey - Russian

The OSPI Home Language Survey can be found in other languages here: OSPI Home Language Survey - Other Languages

The OSPI Language Survey asks if your student's grandparent(s) or parent(s) have a Native American tribal affiliation. If you answer yes to this question there is an additional Indian Education form that needs to be completed for your student.

Link to the Office of Indian Education TITLE VI Indian STUDENT ELIGIBILITY CERTIFICATION form can be found here: 
Title VI Indian Student Eligibility Certification Form

Information about the Indian Education Title VII Program can be found on the following web page:
Indian Education Title VI Program

7. Student Housing Questionnaire

In cooperation with the federal McKinney-Act 42 W.S.C. 11435, this confidential questionnaire is used to help determine if your student might be eligible for additional support or services. Click the following link to view the Puyallup School District McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance web page.

Link to form can be found here:
Student Housing Questionnaire  

8. Student Health History

The Puyallup School District Health Services team believes that optimal health is essential for maximum utilization of educational opportunities; therefore, the health status of the child bears a direct relationship to the quality of his or her educational achievement.

Important: If your child has a life threatening condition such as asthma, diabetes, seizures, or severe allergies, please call your new school nurse to set up an appointment to formulate an Emergency Action Plan for the current school year. This must be completed before your child can attend school. RCW 28A.210.210.320.

For more information and additional forms visit the following Special Services web pages:

Special Services

Link to form can be found here: Student Health History 

    Students With Special Needs

    Parents/legal guardians of special needs students will also need to provide the following:

    Additional Special Services resources can be found here: OSPI Guidance for Families: Special Education in Washington State

    If you have additional questions regarding Student Enrollment please call (253) 435-6726

    or (253) 840-8986.