Frequently Asked Questions

How can I obtain information about the Renton School District?

What school will my child be assigned to and how do I register my child for school?

Does the Renton School District have a preschool program?

When is Kindergarten registration and what is the age requirement for my child to enroll?

What is the age requirement for my child to enroll in first grade?

How can I obtain test scores for Renton schools?

What are the start and dismissal times at my child's school?

Does the Renton School District offer a full-day kindergarten program?

What are the immunization requirements for my child?

How do I request a copy of my high school transcript?

I live outside the Renton School District boundary and would like for my child to attend Renton Schools. What is the procedure for requesting an Interdistrict Transfer?

I live within the Renton School District boundary and would like for my child to attend a Renton school other than his/her regularly assigned "home" school. What is the procedure for requesting an Intradistrict Transfer?

Is there a gifted education program in Renton schools?

Is there a summer school program in Renton schools?

What should I do if I suspect my child has a disability?

What are the procedures for Special Education and related services?

How do I enroll my child in Traffic Safety Education?

How can I become a volunteer in Renton schools?

Where can I find out about emergency school closures due to bad weather?

How do I find out about school holidays, teacher conferences, and other important dates?

How do I report a concern about weapons in my child's school?

How can I find out about employment opportunities in the Renton School District?

How can I contact Renton's Superintendent or School Board members?

When are Renton's school board meetings?

Is the school lunch menu available online?

When is high school graduation?

Where can I obtain information about home schooling my child?

Does the Renton School District have a homeschool support program?

 


 

How can I obtain information about the Renton School District?

Are you new to the Renton area or have a child about to start kindergarten?  Visit the "Welcome New Renton Families" page for find your school assignment and much more information about Renton schools. If you have more questions call or e-mail the Community Relations Office at 425-204-2345.

What school will my child be assigned to and how do I register my child for school?

Contact Student Information Services at 425-204-2333 or send an e-mail. School assignment is determined by your home address so please provide your complete address with zip code. Registration takes place at the school. Contact your child's school first to find out what information to bring when registering your student. Locate school phone numbers, addresses, and driving directions and maps.

Does the Renton School District have a preschool program?

Yes, at Meadow Crest Early Learning Center; contact 425-204-2200.

When is kindergarten registration and what is the age requirement for my child to enroll?

Kindergarten registration is the first two full weeks of May with specific "Kindergarten Round Up" dates (which are kindergarten registration opporuntities) planned by each school. Your child must be five years old on or before August 31st to be eligible for kindergarten enrollment.

What is the age requirement for my child to enroll in first grade?

Your child must be six years old on or before August 31st to enter first grade. Additional information can be obtained from the Office of Elementary Education at 425-204-2347.

How can I obtain test scores for Renton schools?

Visit the State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) web site at http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/ for test scores, general assessment information, and demographics. You may also contact our Community Relations office at 425-204-2345 to request test scores for schools.

What are the start and dismissal times at my child's school?

View the start and dismissal times for all Renton schools.

Does the Renton School District offer a full-day kindergarten program?

Yes. As of the 2014-2015 school year, Renton School District is providing free, full-day kindergarten to all families at all schools.

What are the immunization requirements for my child?

Click here to view Immunization requirements.

How do I request a copy of my high school transcript?

Contact the registrar at the high school you attended, if after 1978. When schools are closed, or before 1979, send your written request to Renton School District #403, Student Information Services, 300 SW 7th Street, Renton WA 98057. There is a $5.00 fee for transcripts. Include your full name at the time of attendance and the year that you would have or did graduate, date of birth and the address that the transcript is to be sent, along with a phone number.

I live outside the Renton School District boundary and would like for my child to attend Renton Schools. What is the procedure for requesting an Interdistrict Transfer?

Contact your resident school district to request an Interdistrict Student Transfer Request form. Obtain your resident district's release and mail the signed form to Renton School District #403, Student Information Management Services, 300 SW 7th Street, Renton, Wa. 98057. Note: Submitting a request does not guarantee acceptance. Some schools' enrollment are at capacity. Contact Student Information Services at 425-204-2333; select Option 2 for more information regarding Interdistrict Transfer requests.

I live within the Renton School District boundary and would like for my child to attend a Renton school other than his/her regularly assigned "home" school. What is the procedure for requesting an Intradistrict Transfer?

For elementary (Grades K-5) requests, contact the school you want your child to attend and request an Intradistrict Transfer request form. Submit the form to the school.

For secondary requests (Grades 6-12), obtain an Intradistrict Transfer request form from the school your student is normally assigned to and submit the form to the Office of Secondary Education, Kohlwes Education Center, 300 SW 7th Street, Renton, WA 98057; telephone 425-204-2397. Program and space availability are the major considerations for approval. You will be notified by May 30 for high school, or after school starts in September for middle school, as to whether our request can be accommodated. Some middle school approvals are granted prior to May 30. Requests must be renewed when changing levels/schools.

Is there a gifted education program in Renton Schools?

Renton's gifted education program is called the "Discovery Program." Information about the program is available on the Gifted - Discovery Program website.

Is there a summer school program in Renton Schools?

With funding from the Friends of renton School foundation, and other state funding, Renton School Distrcit is offering summer school programs to students in need of additional education assistance. also, a fee-based summer school is offered on a "first come, first served" basis. Each comprehensive secondary school will hold its own individual remediation summer school program. Please contact your student's school for dates, times, and enrollment information.

What should I do if I suspect my child has a disability?

A student or child, whether or not enrolled in school, may be referred for a special education evaluation by any source. You may make this referral to the school that the child attends or would attend. For students aged birth to three, referrals should be called in to KidCare at 1-800-756-KIDS. For referrals for developmental screening and special education for children ages three to five, contact the Child Find office located at Hillcrest Early Childhood Center at 425-204-2210. The best times to call are 9:30-11:30 AM and 1:00-3:30 PM.

What are the procedures for Special Education and related services?

A student or child, whether or not enrolled in school, may be referred for a special education evaluation by any source. You may make this referral to the school that the child attends or would attend. For students aged birth to three, referrals to special education can be made to the Childfind office located at Hillcrest Early Childhood Center at 425-204-2210.

How do I enroll my child in Traffic Safety Education?

Traffic Safety registration forms are available in the counseling centers at all high schools including Black River and Sartori Education Center. If you need additional information, please visit the Traffic Safety web page or call 425-204-2312.

How can I become a volunteer in Renton schools?

To find out about volunteer opportunities in Renton schools, contact Barbara Fujita at 425-204-2860.

Where can I find out about emergency school closures due to bad weather?

The district will call all parents (and email those who have provided an email address) no later than 6 a.m. with information about school closures due to inclement weather. Also, the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/renton.schools) and Twitter page (twitter.com/Renton_Schools) are great sources for school closure information and other great things happening in schools throughout the district.  Additionally, the Public Schools Emergency Communications System (PSECS) web site at http://www.schoolreport.org provides a report of school schedule changes due to adverse weather conditions and other emergency situations for member school districts, colleges, and private schools. Our transportation web page contains additional emergency closure information.

How do I find out about school holidays, teacher conferences, and other important dates?

The Renton School District calendar is available on line for viewing or downloading. You may also e-mail Community Relations to request a Renton School Calendar.

How do I report a concern about weapons in my child's school?

The Renton School District has a confidential Weapons Hotline at 425-204-2468 that is available to anyone wishing to report information about weapons in the schools. You may also contact the building principal.

How can I find out about employment opportunities in the Renton School District?

Visit the Human Resources web page to view position openings, or you may call the Job Line at 425-204-2305. Certificated applicants may apply by submitting an online application. To request a classified application packet for specific positions, call 425-204-2350, e-mail our Personnel Services Department, or visit us at 300 SW 7th Street, Renton, WA 98056 Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

How can I contact Renton's Superintendent or School Board members?

Our Superintendent's office can be contacted at 425-204-2340, or e-mail the Superintendent or school board members.

When are Renton's School Board meetings?

Meetings of the Renton's Board of Directors are published on our web site each year in August for the coming school year. Click here to view the dates and locations for school board meetings.

Is the school lunch menu available online?

The elementary schools lunch menu is posted monthly on our website. Click here to view the menu.

When is high school graduation?

High school graduations are usually scheduled one week prior to the last day of school.  For specific dates, times and locations, a schedule will be posted to the front page in the spring or you can contact your high school directly. 

Where can I obtain information about home schooling my child?

Contact the Superintendent's office at 425-204-2345 for information on home schooling. Click here to download the home school declaration form.

Does the Renton School District have a homeschool support program?

The H.O.M.E. Program, located at Spring Glen in the Cascade/Benson Hill area of Renton, is a parent partnership program for K-12 students. For more information, visit the H.O.M.E. Web site.

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