We are excited to welcome your child and family to our schools!

For prospective kindergartners: Any child who will be five by Aug. 31 is eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall. Those interested in applying for RSD preschool or pre-K options should contact the Early Learning Center at (509) 967-6082 to begin the enrollment process. 

Kindergarten Registration

Additional Enrollment Information

All online forms must be completed before they are submitted. Consult our boundary maps to learn which school your child will attend and provide that information on the online form. 

Once the online forms are submitted, you will be contacted by your child's boundary school to set up a time to visit the school and provide the following records to complete your child's enrollment. You may also email the needed records to your school's main office. Required records are:

  • Age- and name-verifying documents (i.e. birth certificate; previously verified school records or any other government documents; a religious, hospital, or physician's certificate showing date of birth; an adoption record, etc.)
  • Medically verified immunization record (one of the following):
  • Proof of residency (utility bill, lease agreement, etc.)

Families who lack Internet access at home may contact their child’s boundary school for assistance in completing the online enrollment process.

Questions? Contact your child's boundary school.

Enrolling In Pacific Crest Online Academy

For students living in Richland School District: complete the Pacific Crest Online Academy transfer request form and send to Principal Paul Shaber at Paul.Shaber@rsd.edu 

For students living outside Richland School District: Contact your resident district to begin the choice transfer process. If your resident district utilizes the OSPI Choice Transfer Request form, fill out these fields as stated below:

  • Nonresident School District: select Richland School District from the dropdown menu.
  • Requested School: select Special Programs from the dropdown menu.
  • Requested Program: type Pacific Crest Online Academy
  • Reason for Transfer: select To enroll in an online school/program

Tapteal Bilingual Classrooms

Bilingual Classrooms (Kindergarten & First Grade) are at Tapteal Elementary for the 2024-25 school year. This program will instruct primarily in English, with Spanish used to scaffold and enrich learning. Classes will be filled via a lottery, with Tapteal boundary students receiving priority. 

Classroom Lottery Sign-Up