Will your child turn 5 by August 31?
A child who will be five years old on or before August 31 is eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the next school year.
Enrollment for Dieringer School District is completed online.
If you are unsure if you live in the Dieringer School District, please review our District Boundary Map.
2023-24 School Year
Please enroll your student utilizing our student software system - Skyward.
If you are new to our district, please enroll using our New Student Online Enrollment Portal.
Please review the required fillable enrollment documents, complete these forms, and save them to your computer. You will upload/attach these documents during the enrollment process. Also, please attach your child’s Birth Certificate and proof of residency; either a deed, lease, mortgage agreement and two of the bulleted items on the Residency Affidavit Form.
If you are new to the Dieringer School District, the Student Online Enrollment Portal can be accessed by clicking on the following link to start the enrollment process:
This link will initiate an Account Request. Please fill out the required fields and submit the request. Your account information will be emailed to you for your Family Access account login.
If you currently have student(s) enrolled in Dieringer, you will complete your enrollment by using your Skyward Family Access account. Family Access requires a login name and password. If you have forgotten your login name or password, a link on the login page will allow you to enter your email address and your credentials will be emailed to you. Once logged in, you will click on the tab in Family Access called “Enrollment - next year" to start the enrollment process for the 2022-2023 school year. (if applying mid-year for the current year, select 'Enrollment - current year'.
Please go on to "STEP 2" to read information from our District Nurse, Terry Woodall, explaining the Washington State requirements for immunizations for school, illness information, and requirements for medications at school.
All immunizations must be medically verified. You may register to access your family’s immunizations on the Washington Immunization Information System at https://wa.myir.net. These are medically verified immunizations.
Please note: your student will not be fully enrolled until you submit the Registration application plus all other documents and receive confirmation from the school office.
Information for Parents from Our School Nurse
Welcome to our Dieringer Heights family! Below are some important health topics for school.
Washington State immunization law (RCW 28A 210-120) requires every student to be fully immunized to attend school, unless a Certificate of Exemption is on file. Since August 1, 2020, the law (WAC 246-105-050) requires all students to have medically verified immunization records. This means you must provide a Certificate of Immunization Status from the Washington State Immunization System (WAIIS) or must complete a blank CIS form with attached records from a doctor’s office, pharmacy, etc. Your student will be assigned a teacher after we receive either complete medically verified records, proof of conditional status (this means your student is progressing toward full immunization and the minimum required time between vaccines has not passed), or a completed Certificate of Exemption. Children of active duty military parents must turn in documentation of immunization but have 30 days in which to get all required immunizations. If your student is in foster care or is experiencing homelessness, you may enroll with incomplete records.
You may sign up to obtain your family’s immunization records from the Washington Immunization Information System (which are medically verified records) at https://wa.myir.net/
In our area, free immunizations are available through the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Visit this website to make an appointment: https://www.tpchd.org/healthy-people/immunizations/for-children.
If your child has a significant health condition, please notify me so we can discuss whether a plan of care is needed for school. Any life-threatening health conditions such as anaphylaxis or severe food/bee sting allergy, severe asthma, diabetes, or seizures, require a nursing care plan, any needed medications, and doctor’s orders for medication to be at school before your student attends. This is per Washington State law (RCW 28A.210.320).
If your student needs prescription or over-the-counter medication during school hours, please ask your child’s doctor to complete a ‘medication at school’ form. Most offices have their own forms, but we have them on our website if needed. Linked here is our page for Medication Administration. You will find the Medication Administration Form as well as other information. A responsible adult must bring medication to school; it is against district policy for students to carry medication on their person except in very limited situations. Cough drops that contain menthol are considered an over-the-counter medication; pectin- based cough drops or mints are an acceptable alternative and do not require a ‘medication at school’ form. We also keep mints in the nurse’s office.
Please keep your child at home when s/he is sick – this includes severe colds and cough, flu, fever, diarrhea, vomiting, undiagnosed skin rash, and pinkeye. If your child develops a fever of 100 degrees or more, is vomiting, or has diarrhea, keep her/him at home until s/he is symptom free for 24 hours without medication. When your child is home ill, please call the school. This helps us monitor disease outbreaks that may be contagious and ensures accurate attendance records. If your child becomes ill or injured at school, we will contact you, so it is very important that we have current contact information at school.
The above illness information may change for the 2021-2022 school year due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns.
Enrolling in the Dieringer School District requires the following documents:
- Birth Certificate
- Certificate of Immunization Status - (see our health services page for more information)
- Proof of Residency; either a deed, lease, mortgage agreement AND two of the bulleted items:
- Current Property tax bill (addressed to residence address)
- Current Redacted 1099 or W-2 (amounts & Social Security number blacked out)
- Current Government correspondence
- Two consecutive months of the same utility bill dated within the last 3 months (either water, sewer, gas, electric or garbage; the mailing and service address must be the residenceaddress)
- If you reside in a rental property please submit 2 months’ receipts or cancelled checks, or online banking proof of lease payment
*State law requires that a student reside within the District boundaries and be able to prove residency or have been approved for a Choice Transfer/Inter-district Transfer (these documents are also required for Choice Transfers) in order to enroll in school.
- Two emergency contacts, including phone numbers
If your child has a life-threatening condition including allergies, asthma, diabetes and seizure disorders, contact the district nurse before the first day of school. The nurse will confirm all medications, medical supplies and healthcare provider orders are in place. Please contact: Terry Woodall, RN
The address where a student spends the night a minimum of 4 nights out of the week. For your student to be enrolled, you must establish residency within the boundaries of the Dieringer School District. To establish a student’s residence, the parent/legal guardian must supply documentation as listed above.
Please Note: You may alternatively present the original requested document(s) to the school office if you are unable to upload this required documentation. Copies will be made and the original documents handed back to you. If you cannot supply the documentation listed in either option, contact the Office Manager at your school. Enrollment will not be complete until all required paperwork is completed.
These documents will be uploaded into Skyward Family Access when enrolling your student.