Start of School Forms

Lincoln Bell Schedule

School Hours: 8:50 a.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Wednesdays: 8:50 a.m. – 2:25 p.m.

Reminder Sept. 6 is not an early release Wednesday. Early release will occur every Wednesday except for the first week of school.

ASB Cards/Universal Supply Fee/Yearbook

ASB Cards ($50)

Purchase ASB Card

We encourage all students to purchase an Associated Student Body (ASB) card. ASB card sales are our primary source of funding for all our extracurricular activities: clubs, athletics, after-school activities, etc. Students who purchase an ASB card will be eligible for various discounts throughout the year. Students who participate in any WIAA athletics or are active members in any clubs are required to purchase an ASB card.Scholarships are available to students to cover a partial or full cost of the ASB card. 

Universal Supply Fee ($85): The universal supply fee is optional but encouraged as part of our partnerships with our families and community. Families in need of financial support can opt to pay an amount that supports their individual budgets. 

Support Universal Supply Fee

Back to School 2023-24

First Day of School 

  • 1st – 12th grade students Wednesday, Sept. 6
  • Preschool and kindergarten students Monday, Sept. 11

View all 2023-24 school year dates.

View all start and end times for SPS schools.

Back to School Checklist 

Please click the following sections below for general back-to-school information provided by the district. Additionally, please check with your student’s school for specific information.

New Student Enrollment

Will your child be 5 by August 31? Will your family be new residents of Seattle? Then it’s time to enroll for next school year.

Learn more about enrollment

Student School Assignment Lookup Tool

Students may apply to attend a school other than their attendance area school through School Choice. To view assignment information using The Student Assignment Lookup Tool.

You will need the student’s identification number and birth date to use the student assignment lookup tool. You can find your student’s ID number by signing in to The Source.

Have you moved? If you have recently moved it is important to update your address with Seattle Public Schools. If you do not update your address with the Admissions department, it may result in your student(s) being dropped at the end of the school year.

Read SPS student assignment and family move rules.

Child Find

Child Find is a process to locate, identify and evaluate any child from birth to age 21 with an established or suspected disability. Early identification of disabilities assists parents, students, and schools in the design of appropriate educational services and supports. Read more about Child Find.

504-2 Survey to Identify Students with Disabilities

Additional Services for Students Find information and links to many services that special education students may access, related topics, and related departments.

Complete the Student Data Verification form Sept. 6-30, 2023

The student data verification form enables parents and guardians to update their household and student information online. This form includes the important student health information, emergency and family contact information, and much more.  

To access, log in to your Source account and select Student Data Verification form from the navigation menu.

Under FERPA, SPS may disclose appropriately designated “directory information,” unless you notify SPS in writing that you do not want the information released in accordance with the procedures outlined on the FERPA form.

If a parent/guardian would like to exclude a student’s information under FERPA, which includes district photography and video, they must complete and submit the FERPA form to their student’s school by October 1.

Notice of anticipated 2023-24 Surveys and parent/guardian rights

Anticipated 2023-24 surveys include:

Read more about the surveys and options for parents/guardians 2023-24 Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment Annual Notification of Rights.

Schedule immunization and physical appointments with your healthcare provider as needed. Check your student’s vaccination records or contact your health care provider to be sure your student has received all their required vaccines.  

If you received a letter from Health Services about vaccines your student needs for school, please make sure they receive the immunization(s) listed in the letter. Send the immunization record to the school nurse or have your health care provider fax the record to the nurse.  Learn more about student immunization requirements.

Authorization for Medications Taken at School and other Health Services forms are found on the department page.

Annual Student Health Information

This form is also available in The Source through the Student Data Verification Form.

HPV Immunization

Washington State law requires that parents/guardians of students in grade 6th-12th be provided information about Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the availability of a vaccine.

2023-24 High School Course Registration Introduction

New this year, Seattle Public Schools created a document to help students and families navigate the high school course registration process!

The introduction guide is designed to help students and families make informed decisions as students plan for high school classes and beyond. This information is a complement to the information provided by high school counseling teams.

College and Career Planning with Naviance 

Naviance is used to support our students in middle and high schools and their families. With Naviance, students can explore college and career paths, analyze skills and talents with career and personality assessments and develop plans to stay on track and reach academic goals.  

 Naviance Opt-Out Window Families that do not want their student to use Naviance can opt out by changing their preferences in the Source. The 2023 opt out window will be August 28 – September 29. 

Learn more about Naviance.

Indian Education Program Title VI (new students only, return only if applicable)

Breakfast and lunch will be served at no cost to those students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

Additionally, Seattle Public Schools has several schools that will offer free meals (breakfast and lunch) for all students.

Learn more about how to apply for nutrition assistance, add money to your student’s account, or check menus and allergy information.

Learn more about SPS Student Devices 

All students can receive an SPS device at the beginning of the school year.  

Read more about SPS student laptops and iPads.

Check out the Affordable Internet Program 

Students and families in need of internet access should apply to the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households.  

Learn more about ACP.

iPad Student Forms

Laptop Student Forms

Technology Support for Families

Families: Sign up for your parent/guardian Source account 

The Source displays student attendance, assessment sources, and progress reports. It is also how families can access School Pay to pay for student fees (ex. yearbooks and ASB cards).  

Learn how to create a parent or guardian Source account.