How to Enroll


Your child must be 5 years old, on or before September 1st to be enrolled into Kindergarten.

2020-2021 Kindergarten Enrollment Dates

2020-2021 Kindergarten Enrollment Link

March 17th
Centennial Elementary
815 Burrell Avenue
March 18th
Whitman Elementary
1840 9th Avenue

**Please bring Original Birth Certificate, Updated Immunizations & Proof of Residency

Proof of residency must be 1 of the following showing parent/guardian name with current address and proof must be dated no more than 30 days prior.

  • Utility Bill
  • Cable Bill
  • Rental/Lease/Home Agreement
  • City of Lewiston Property Tax Assessment Notice
  • Homeowners/Renters Insurance

If you are unable to provide one proof of residency from the above list, you must then provide 3 proofs of residency from the following list below and be dated no more than 30 days prior.

  • Driver’s License or State ID
  • Auto Insurance
  • Paycheck Stub
  • Bank Statement
  • Credit Card Statement
  • Letter or Document from a Federal/State Agency

For more information on immunization requirements, please visit www.healthandwelfare.idaho.gov

Elementary Students (K through 6) register at the District Office, 3317 12th St. Please contact the District Registrar at 208-748-3032 between the hours of 7:30am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday, to schedule an appointment.

Please note: Summer hours: 7:00am-3:30pm

Kindergarten Registration is held in March for the coming year. Idaho State law states students must be 5 years of age on or before September 1. Original Birth Certificates and current immunizations are required for registration. Call 208-748-3032 for locations and times.

Determine Student Eligibility

All children enrolling in kindergarten must be five years old on or before September 1 of the school year in which the child enrolls. For a child enrolling in first grade, the child must be six years old on or before September 1 of the school year in which the child enrolls. A five-year-old child who has completed a private or public out-of-state kindergarten for the required 450 hours, but has not reached the “school age” requirement shall be allowed to enter the first grade.

Secondary Students (7-12) register at the school they will be attending.

  • Registration Information 2019-2020
  • Junior High Placement (grades 7 through 9) call 208-748-3032 for information regarding specific school registration.
  • High School (10th grade through 12) registration is at Lewiston High School 1114 9th Ave. Hours 7:55 am to 2:25 pm. Call 208-748-3100 for an appointment.

For resident children with disabilities who qualify for special education and related services under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), “school age” begins at the age of three and may continue through the semester in which the student turns 21 years old or receives a regular high school diploma by completing requirements comparable to regular graduation requirements.

Verification Requirements

Parents registering their children for the first time in a Lewiston public school must provide proof of age, identity, immunizations, unless temporarily housed.

Students who have previously attended school should bring their school records, if available. Students receiving special education services should bring a copy of the current Individualized Education Program (IEP).

– Proof of age, identity

  • A certified copy of the student’s birth certificate or other reliable proof must be provided. We cannot accept hospital birth certificates or faxed copies from previous schools outside the District.
  • Contact the vital statistics department of the state where your child was born if you do not have a certified birth certificate.
  • Other reliable proof is provided, rather than a birth certificate, that proof shall be accompanied by an affidavit explaining the inability to produce a copy of the birth certificate. Other reliable proof of a student’s identity and birth date may include a passport, visa or other governmental documentation setting forth a child’s identity.

– Immunizations

  • Idaho Immunization Law states that children of grades pre-school through 12 shall provide proof of immunization, or sign an exemption at the time of first enrollment in an Idaho school. Your child’s immunizations must be on record for your child to be present at school. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to provide proof of immunizations to the school.

– Residency

  • The legal residence of the student’s parent/guardian determines the student’s designated attendance area. Examples of acceptable proofs of residency: current property tax bill; current rental lease; pay stubs bearing the residential address; car registration; current utility bill; government or official correspondence to the residential address. Verification may be requested by the District if it appears the parent/Guardian no longer resides in the Lewiston School District.

– Divorced parents

  • Please bring a copy of any divorce decree or custody agreement pertaining to the child

– Custodial guardians

  • Please bring your “Power of Attorney” document. Must be renewed every year.

– Enrolling from out of our District

  • Please bring your recent transcripts and/or report cards.

The District strives to place students at the school in their home attendance area. If the home attendance area school is full in that grade, the student is placed at a different school with lower enrollment numbers. Students receiving Special Services will be reviewed by the Special Services Department before being placed in a school.

Tammany High School

Secondary Grades 10-12
Tammany High School is the school designed to assist students in developing academic and work readiness skills, with the goal of earning a high school diploma.
These programs are designed for students in grades 10 – 12 who qualify by satisfying the following criteria:

  • Meet the at-risk eligibility criteria as designated by the State of Idaho
  • Have dropped out or are at risk of dropping out of traditional high school
  • Are struggling in a traditional school setting
  • Are teen parents
  • Have a goal of achieving a high school diploma


  • To assist those students who have dropped out or are at risk of dropping out of traditional school in graduating from high school
  • To assist students in developing skills necessary to become contributing and productive members of our community
  • To assist students in improving their basic skills while working toward a high school diploma

Belief Statements

– All Students:

  • have the ability to learn
  • have unique strengths, abilities, and learning styles
  • have the ability to be creative problem solvers and decision makers
  • have the ability to make positive contributions to our school and community
  • are our most valued resource and everyone has shared responsibility in developing that resource

– Learning is:

  • continuous, inside and outside of the classroom
  • lifelong
  • challenging
  • most effective when a staff is caring and holds high expectations
  • enhanced when students are actively involved in their school and community

– All people deserve to be treated with respect, dignity, and honesty.

– Our school provides a safe environment that is clean, inviting, and flexible in meeting the needs of individuals.

– Education

  • gives students the foundation to become lifelong learners and contributing members of our community
  • reinforces character development and work ethic
  • is a process that requires continuous improvement

– Our curriculum is meaningful and challenging and guides instruction to ensure all students reach their potential.

Open Enrollment

We recognize the desire of some parents/guardians to enroll their children in a school other than their neighborhood school, from either within or outside of the Lewiston School District. If you are interested in applying for admission to a school in our District, please follow these Open Enrollment application procedures. Section 33-1402, Idaho Code, requires annual application for open enrollment on a form provided by the State Department of Education and available at all schools and the Central Services office.

In District Open Enrollment

  1. Fill out the In District Open Enrollment Application
  2. Return the completed form to the District Office ( 3317 12th St) or email to District Registrar
  3. Your application will be reviewed by the Assistant Superintendent’s office and a decision to approve or deny will be made. In District applications are based on space availability at the receiving school.
  4. Transportation to the nearest bus stop to go to the requested school, or to the requested school, if busing is not available, is the parent’s responsibility.
  5. Open enrollment applications will be accepted at any time throughout the year. Reviews are done as follows.

Application For – Deadline and Reviews
Elementary – August 1st and Quarter
Grade 7 – February 15 and Semester
Grades 8 – 9 – August 1st and Semester

Out of District Open Enrollment

  1. Fill out the Out of District Open Enrollment Form
  2. Return the completed form to the District Office ( 3317 12th St) or email to District Registrar
    • First time applicants must also attach accumulative records.
  3. Your application will be reviewed by the Assistant Superintendent’s office and a decision to approve or deny will be made. Out of District applications are based on enrollment numbers, attendance and academics. Transportation is provided by parents.
  4. Open enrollment applications will be accepted at any time throughout the year. Reviews are done as follows.

Application For – Deadline and Reviews
Elementary – August 1st and Quarter
Grades 7 – 12 – August 1st and Semester


Factors which may cause an Open Enrollment Application to be denied include:

  • a school, grade, or program(s) has lack of available space and/or staff; Actual student enrollment will be considered before approving a Non Resident Open Enrollment application request. As a guide, the District has established the following class sizes as target numbers for year to year operation.

22:1 Grades K-3
25:1 Grade 4-6
26:1 Grades 7-12
16:1 Alternative High School

Class ratios used for admitting students with disabilities into the District’s Special Education Program shall be:

16:1 Special Education Services
24:1 Speech Language Pathologist Services
24:1 Physical/Occupational Therapy

  • the student has been suspended or expelled from school;
  • the student has a history of documented disciplinary infractions within the past 3 years; or
  • information on the Open Enrollment Application has been misrepresented or was incomplete.

Revocation of Open Enrollment

The Assistant Superintendent reserves the right to remove an Open Enrollment student at any time because of unacceptable behavior, false or misleading information on the open enrollment application, lack of academic progress, or poor attendance.

Enrollment Forms

Acceptable Use 4063

District Medication Policy

District Medication Form

Elementary Handbook

2019-2020 Enrollment Form


Free or Reduced Meal Application

Free or Reduced Meal Questionnaire

Idaho Migrant Parent Employment Survey

McKinney Vento Information for Parents and Guardians

Statewide Home Language Survey

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