Enrollment

  • Registering during summer break: Please note that when registering during summer break, school staff are not on site to inform families when we are experiencing over-crowding in Sumner-Bonney Lake School District schools. Due to class size language, as stated in our Collective Bargaining Agreement, it is possible that your child’s grade level may be “capped” as we begin the new school year. This means there’s a possibility your child may be moved to another school for the 2023-24 school year in order to stay within the maximum class size limits established for SBLSD. If it becomes necessary to overflow your child to another school within our district, the school registrar will work with families and the Transportation Department to provide transportation for your child to and from the overflow school.  

    Welcome to the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District. To register your child for kindergarten through grade 12, please follow the steps below to access online enrollment through Family Access.

    Note:

    • Kindergarten registration for the 2023-24 school year is now open. See below to register or visit sumnersd.org/kindergarten for details.
    • Tuition-based preschool enrollment for the 2023-24 school year opens Feb. 1 after 9 a.m. Registering is based on space available. Please contact Early Learning Director Pam Stoner at pam_stoner@sumnersd.org

  • Step 1: Find your neighborhood school

    Students in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District are assigned to schools based on the location of their residence. If you are unsure which school your child would attend, go to this page and use an online school/bus stop lookup tool.

    Notes:

    • Kindergarten students who reside within the boundaries of Maple Lawn Elementary or Daffodil Valley Elementary will attend the Sumner Early Learning Center (located behind Sumner Middle School).
    • If you live in the Tehaleh community, it's possible your home is located within Orting School District boundaries. Find your resident school district.

    Step 2: Gather required registration items and prepare for upload

    (create an image file by scanning the document or taking clear photo)

    Verification of Residency: In order to verify residency within the Sumner‐Bonney Lake School District, ONE current document (dated within the past 30 days) from the list below MUST be provided showing parent/guardian name and physical address. Please note: Post Office box numbers are not acceptable as residence addresses:

    • Escrow papers, mortgage book or statement, or homeowner's association fees statement
    • Lease agreement/Rental contract and current rent receipt
    • Letter on apartment complex or mobile home park letterhead, signed by the landlord, stating the parent/guardian lives at the stated address
    • Phone bill (landline, not cellular) at the stated address
    • Residence insurance statement
    • Gas or electric bill
    • Cable TV bill
    • Garbage bill
    • Water bill
    • Verification of Social Services

    Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS): Effective 2020-2021 school year: new immunization documentation requirements per the Washington State Department of Health.

    ONE of the following documents must be uploaded to the enrollment site.

    • CIS form printed from IIS (Immunization Information System database (accessed through the IIS website: https://wa.myir.net
    • Hardcopy CIS form completed by hand and validated with a health care provider signature
    • Hardcopy CIS form completed by hand by parent and validated by school nurse or designee with vaccination records attached

    Kindergarten Only: Proof of birthdate

    Children entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before August 31. 

    Acceptable documents include, but are not limited to: birth, hospital, physician's, or religious certificates, adoption records, or previously verified school records. For other forms, please contact the school and we will help you get started.

    Step 3: Complete the online enrollment process by following the option below that best pertains to you

    Note: This process will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. As you work, you may save your progress and come back later.

    • Option 1- I currently have a student enrolled in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District

    Log-in to your Family Access account and click on the NSOE (new student online enrollment) button in the upper left.

    • Option 2- I do NOT currently have a student in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District

    Follow this link for New Student Online Enrollment to request access to the Sumner-Bonney Lake Family Access portal where you will complete the on-line enrollment.


    Home-School Registration

    If you are interested in declaring homeschool status or need access to Homeschool Running Start, click here

    If you need help or support with registration, email register@sumnersd.org.

Translated Registration Packets

  • Spanish

    Russian (coming soon)

    Ukrainian (coming soon)

More information

  • WAIVERS, including In-District, Out-of-District and Transfer Requests: www.sumnersd.org/waiver

    KINDERGARTEN information: www.sumnersd.org/kindergarten

    TEHALEH community: As new homes within the Tehaleh community are built, the district is working to verify resident school districts for each individual home. Click here for instructions on how to determine if your home is located in Sumner-Bonney Lake School District or Orting School District.