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    Important information for Incoming Kindergarten Siblings and Rising 5th Graders for 2021-22 school year.

    For Incoming Kindergarten Siblings

    Enroll your incoming kindergarten sibling with Seattle Public Schools. Online registration began Jan 4, 2021. Please visit www.seattleschools.org. Under Enroll tab, complete the first step of the enrollment process. Be sure to list all siblings currently attending McDonald Int’l in grades K-4, as tie breaker preference is given to new students with siblings who will also be attending McDonald Int’l in 2021-2022.

    If you want to apply to McDonald International School, you must also submit a School Choice Form to Admissions during Option School Open Enrollment Feb 1-26, 2021, indicating McDonald International School as your first choice. This form will become available February 1  on www.seattleschools.org under Enroll. Participating in Open Enrollment does not guarantee assignment, but the first tie-breaker is sibling preference.

    Regarding Heritage seats for new kindergartners who already have siblings at McDonald Int’l. Families do not need to indicate the incoming kinder student is a heritage speaker (home language other than English) on the SPS enrollment forms. Incoming kinder siblings will be assigned to McDonald Int’l before other applicants, as the first tie breaker is sibling preference. Once assigned, siblings are also given preference for the language track of the older child(ren).

    5th Graders Rising to Middle School

    If you live within the Hamilton International School boundaries, your child will automatically be assigned to Hamilton.

    If you live outside the Hamilton International boundaries and you want your child to continue with language immersion at Hamilton, you must submit a School Choice form to SPS Feb 1-26, 2021 for Hamilton. This is an automatic guarantee assignment if you apply during Open Enrollment.

    If you live outside the Hamilton Int’l boundaries and you prefer that your child attend the middle school assigned to your home address, you do not need to do anything. Your child will automatically be assigned to that school.

    Please be aware that transportation to middle school is based on home address. It is possible your child may not be eligible for yellow school bus transportation to and from middle school. Middle or high school students who live outside of the school bus service area will receive an Orca (bus) card for public transportation.