Arbor Heights Elementary

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Community Update — Jan. 31, 2024

Community Update • January 31, 2024

Kindergarten and New Family School Tour

Tuesday, February 13 from 8:00-9:00 AM – Join us in the front office to begin the tour with introductions and Arbor Heights STEM School highlights! Please contact, Karen Ferraro at klferraro@seattleschools.org or 206-252-9250 to RSVP.

Open Enrollment for 2024-25

Key Dates:

  • February 1 – February 29 Open Enrollment School Choice priority applications will be accepted (tiebreakers apply).
  • March 1 – May 31 School Choice late applications will be accepted (NOT eligible for tiebreakers).
  • April 16 Open Enrollment results will be available online.
  • June 3 – August 31 Non-resident applications will be accepted.
  • August 31 Waitlists for the 2024-25 school year will dissolve.

New to Arbor Heights? Access new to Arbor Heights student enrollment forms.

What do I need to register? Parents/guardians will need to complete the online registration for each student and submit the following documentation.

  1. Parent/guardian’s Photo ID or Passport
  2. Two pieces of address verification (dated within the past eight weeks)
    • Acceptable verification: current utility or cable bills; mortgage information; additional insurance documents; or documents from public agencies such as courts or the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). Lease or rental agreements can be used if you include the first page and the signature page
    • Not acceptable: Copies of envelopes are not acceptable for address verification.
  3. Student’s Certificate of Immunization Status or Certificate of Immunization Exemption. Visit our Immunizations webpage for more details.
  4. Proof of Student’s Age (students entering kindergarten or 1st grade, or applying to our Special Education Preschool program only): Provide documentation of student age (Birth certificate, hospital records, passport, current DSHS records, or court records are acceptable documents for a child’s birth date.) *Parents/guardians without one of the above documents are advised to contact the Admissions Center prior to enrollment to determine what substitute might be acceptable.

Families Experiencing Homelessness: Students experiencing homelessness are not subject to provide address verification or required documents. Visit our McKinney-Vento Program webpage for more information.

Arbor Heights PTSA Information

  1. Public School Funding 101: Please join us for a conversation about how local schools are funded and how community members can support improvements at local public schools. Speakers include Seattle school board president Liza Rankin and Vivian van Gelder, Advocacy and Policy Manager at the Seattle Council PTSA. 
    • This event seeks to raise awareness among the West Seattle community about how Washington schools are funded and the impacts to local schools. The aim is to help community members understand ways they can advocate for improvements at local schools.
    • When: Monday, February 5 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm
    • Where: Genesee Hill Elementary cafeteria, 5013 SW Dakota St
    • On-site childcare available. Light refreshments will be served. The presentation will be in English. A recording will be available after the meeting.
  2. Arbor Heights Auction!
  3. Spring After School Enrichment
    • Afterschool Enrichment is seeking parent volunteers to lead after-school clubs for the upcoming spring session. Whether you’re passionate about art, D&D, Minecraft, gardening, sewing, or any other interest, we want to hear from you! Complementary class for your child available. Interested? Contact Erin Stearns at erin.ahenrichment@gmail.com

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