New Student Registration

Steps to Register New Students

1. Determine your neighborhood school

Students must register at their "home" or neighborhood school, according to the attendance boundaries. Go to school and bus finder for information on what your “home” schools are, including elementary, middle school and high school, based on your address. If you need assistance determining which school your student will attend, please contact the Lake Washington School District transportation department at 425-936-1120.

2. Establish Residency

State law requires that a student reside within the district boundaries to be eligible for enrollment, or have been approved for an interdistrict transfer. Residency is the physical location where the student spends the majority of their time. This is generally defined as the location where a student spends at least four nights a week.

To verify residency, parents/guardians must provide at least one item from the list below. All addresses on the documents must match the address of your Lake Washington School District residence. You will need to present original documents. Copies will be made when you enroll.

  • Utility bill. Dated within the last 60 days. Accepted Utilities include: Water, Gas, Electricity, Sewer or Garbage. Cable, Internet and phone bills are not accepted.
  • Mortgage statement, dated within the last 60 days.
  • Property Tax Bill (must have been received in the mail, not printed off website).
  • Current Homeowner's Insurance Policy Declaration
  • Government correspondence, such as vehicle registration, letter from Social Security, Immigration, Unemployment, Health Finder Exchange, USPS Change of Address Confirmation letter, or election ballot.
  • Redacted 1099 or W-2 with SSN and dollar amounts blacked out.
  • We do not accept: phone bills, cable bills, internet bills, driver's licenses or credit card/bank statements.
  • New Renters must bring a signed lease agreement signed by both parties and proof of paid first month's rent.
  • New Homeowners must bring closing documents including the statutory warranty deed and settlement statement.
  • If your family has shared living arrangements (e.g. renting a room in a house, living with another family, etc.), you must provide the following documentation:
    • The parent/guardian must provide: Photo ID
    • The primary resident/owner of the shared home must provide: Photo ID and one address verification document from the list above.
    • A notarized letter by the primary resident/owner, declaring that the parent/guardian and their student(s) share the home, and agreeing to notify the Lake Washington School District if there is any change in the status of the residency of the persons listed in the letter, or themselves.

During the enrollment process, you will be required to carefully read, agree to, and sign an Address Verification Form. Misrepresentation of residency information or failure to follow through with the statements on the Address Verification Form will result in your student's reasignment to a different school, or withdrawal from the district.

3. Documents to bring

We require the following documents to register:

  • Proof of child's birth date, such as a birth certificate or passport
  • Proof of residency, as described in step 2
  • Records of Immunizations — students must meet state immunization requirements. Bring proof of immunization from your family physician or a local health department. The parent or guardian then transfers this information to a certificate of immunization and signs the certificate to verify its accuracy.
  • Emergency contact information — bring information such as the student's birth date, address and home phone, mother and father's employer and work phone numbers, name and phone number of emergency contacts other than parent/guardian (ideally this person or people will live near the student), student's doctor's name and phone number, names of any medications student takes and any medical condition student may have.
  • Previous school information — If a student is transferring from another school, it is helpful if the parent brings the name, address and phone number of the previous school.
  • Academic History (if available) — Students transferring from another school should bring academic records. The school may also ask if the student has been in any special programs in their previous school such as English Language Learner, special reading program, etc.

Schools enroll students based on age. For example, according to Washington State's uniform entry age, a child must be eleven years of age as of midnight, August 31, of the year of entry to be entitled to enter sixth grade. If a parent wishes to enroll the student in a grade other than what corresponds to the child's age, documentation from the child's previous school must be provided.

4. Forms to complete

5. Submit your registration paperwork


Registration Forms

Please pick up a Registration Packet from school, or print and complete the following forms to bring with you at registration:

Course Selection Forms

Use these forms when registering your child for the School Year 2018-2019 (next year).

Please fill out the appropriate form for the grade your child will be entering:

Find course descriptions and requirements in our Course Catalog.

Contact Us

Contact Information

  • Office hours: 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Phone number: 425.936.2460
  • Fax number: 425.385.3934

Our Staff


Is your student ...

New to the Lake Washington School District?

Please visit the New Student Registration Tab.

Returning to the district from private school, home schooling, another district, etc?

If your student attended a Lake Washington School in the past, withdrew to attend a private school, a public school out of the district or to receive home instruction, is now living in our attendance area and wishing to enroll in Rose Hill Middle School, please follow the instructions for New Student Registration.

Out of our attendance area, but looking to attend Rose Hill Middle School?

Students who live in the district

Rose Hill Middle School is currently CLOSED to In-District Transfers. For more information about in-district transfers, please see

In-district variance options

Students who live outside the district

Rose Hill Middle School is currently CLOSED to transfers from out of district, also known as Choice Transfers. For more information on transfers between districts, please see

Between district transfers information

Currently attending another LWSD school, and moving to the Rose Hill Middle School attendance area?

You have options!

  • If you wish that your child keeps attending their current school, contact their Registrar and ask if the school will consider accepting an in-district variance.
  • If you have decided to transfer your child to Rose Hill Middle School:
    • Please notify your student's current school when you will be moving, and what your child's last day at their school will be.
    • Call our Registrar to make an appointment. To enroll your student, you will need to bring:
      • An address verification document, such as a utility bill (water, sewer, gas, electricity or waste), sale or rental agreement. This document must show parent name and address. We do not accept phone, cable, internet bills, driver's licenses or bank statements.
      • Your student's schedule at their current school, or your student's last report card.


Useful Links

Leaving RHMS

Leaving RHMS

  • During the Summer break, please contact the District's Summer Registration Office. If you need records, contact us after August 22.
  • Please notify our Registrar at least three days in advance of your child's last day of school. The notification must be done by the parent/guardian.
  • Please provide the name/address/phone number of your child's new school.
  • If you will be needing copies of your child's records, we require 48 hours advance notification. Records must be requested in person by the parent/guardian, and they can be picked up personally, or mailed. We do not send records via email.