Students enrolling for the 2017-2018 or the 2018-2019 school year may enroll at any time using the Skyward Family Access system.
- Complete the online enrollment application using the Skyward Family Access system. Click here to enroll online.
- Complete and sign the Certificate of Immunization Status Form.
- Provide a copy of the child's immunization record.
- Provide a copy of the child's legal birth certificate.
Additional program details are listed below.
The primary purpose of our preschool program is to serve students with special needs. Developmental preschool is available for qualifying three and four year olds with delays in communication, social/emotional, adaptive, cognitive, and/or physical development. There is no cost for preschool students enrolled in special education.
The morning preschool session is 8:20 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. The afternoon preschool session is 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Preschool students attend 2 - 4 days per week, either morning session or afternoon session, depending upon their program enrollment.
All Preschool Applicants: The Early Childhood team will be conducting developmental screenings for applicants on Thursday, June 14, 2018 and Friday, June 15, 2018. All children must receive a developmental screening. You will be given information on how to sign up for this screening after submitting an enrollment application. You will be given the results of the developmental screening at the time of your appointment. Please plan on 1 hour and 15 minutes for this appointment.
Community Preschool: Very limited preschool spots are available to typically developing community peer model students who are 4 years of age on or before August 31, 2018. Children must reside within the Montesano School District boundaries and meet the conditions for enrollment. Tuition for community preschool is $85.00 per month and families must provide transportation to and from school. A sliding fee scale is available for families that qualify. We are expecting to be able to accept fewer community students than we have in the past. If more students register for community preschool than there are available spots, students will be selected by lottery. The application, legal birth certificate, and immunization record must be received by 4:00 p.m. on May 4, 2018. Applications received after the deadline will automatically be placed on the waiting list.
ECEAP: The Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP, pronounced "e-cap") helps children and families get ready for kindergarten. ECEAP is funded by Washington State and is free to qualifying families. It serves four-year-olds from low income families, or with developmental or environmental risk factors that could interfere with school success. ECEAP includes preschool education, transportation, health services coordination, and family support services. The program works closely with parents to support their children’s health and education and to meet family goals. ECEAP also helps families access medical and dental care and social services. We have a limited number of ECEAP slots allocated to our district. ECEAP slots are available for children who are 4 years of age on or before August 31, 2018. Children must reside within the Montesano School District boundaries and meet the conditions for enrollment. The application, legal birth certificate, and immunization record must be received by 4:00 p.m. on May 4, 2018. Applications received after the deadline will automatically be placed on the waiting list. Click here to view ECEAP income eligibility limits.
To be eligible for kindergarten, a student must be five years of age prior to September 1, 2018. Full-day kindergarten is offered to all students free of charge. Click here for additional information about the kindergarten program.
Out of District Students
If you reside outside the Montesano School District boundaries, you are required to annually submit an Interdistrict Transfer Application for each child for approval.
Annual Student Information Update
An annual information update must be completed for all students currently enrolled in the Montesano School District. Detailed instructions will be mailed home in early August for the upcoming school year.
An annual information update must also be completed for students who enroll after the start of the school year as part of the enrollment process.