Frequently Asked Questions
How do I enroll my student?
Oak Harbor Public Schools uses an online process to enroll new students. Before beginning the online application process, families are encouraged to have the required documents available to upload into the application. The application can be saved throughout the process, but completing the application in one sitting expedites your request. Once submitted online, the completed application is available for school approval. Submitted applications cannot be approved until the school receives all required documents.
If you are a returning family to OHPS and you receive a message saying that you cannot use your email address, it is because that email address is attached to your prior account in our system. Please either contact your child's home school to have your email address removed from your prior account or enter a different email address.
If you already have a child enrolled in the district, please use the link inside Family Access to enroll another child.
How long will it take to complete the Online Enrollment?
The process takes approximately 20-30 minutes. You can save as you go and do not have to complete it all in one sitting.
What paperwork do I need to enroll my new student?
You need the following documents ready to upload into the online application to begin the enrollment process. You also have the option to take the required documents directly to the school. However, your child's application will not be approved until all documentation has been received.
- Birth Certificate or Passport (Required)
- Residence Verification – Purchase Papers/Property Tax Statement/Lease Agreement/Energy Bill – Gas, Water or Electric (Required)
- Signed Certificate of Immunization Status (CIS) (Required)
- Court Documents/Custody Arrangements/Parenting Plan/Adoption Decree/Restraining Order (Optional)
- Education Forms - 504 Plan/IEP/Health Plan (Optional)
- Prior School Records (Optional)
Why is there so much paperwork?
The paperwork required for enrollment has not changed. State law and district policy require we verify the birthdate of the enrolling student, the student’s proof of residency and that the student is fully immunized (or has the appropriate exemption).
How do I know which school my student will attend?
All new students will enroll in the school attached to their home address. Since our district has one high school, middle school, and intermediate school, families only need to verify the elementary school. Listing the incorrect elementary school will delay the application process. To find your child's school based on your address, click here.
SCHOOLS BY GRADE LEVELS
Hand-in-Hand Early Learning Center
Elementary Schools (Grades K-4)
Broad View Elementary
Crescent Harbor Elementary
Oak Harbor Elementary
Olympic View Elementary
Intermediate School (Grades 5-6)
Oak Harbor Intermediate
Middle School (Grades 7-8)
North Whidbey Middle School
High School (Grades 9-12)
Oak Harbor High School
When can my student start school?
Enrollment is always open for the "Current School Year." Enrollment for the following school year opens May 4, 2020.
After submitting my online application for this year, how long will it take for my student to start school?
Please allow up to three school days for the school registrar to process your application for the current school year. Please visit our Calendars page for specific dates when schools will be closed. Applications submitted during the summer are processed when office staff returns to work in August. Once the application has been processed and your school receives the required documents, you will be provided with the start date for your student.
I’ve applied for the next school year, when will I hear from you again?
Please allow up to 2 – 3 weeks for the school registrar to process your next year's application. Applications are processed on days when schools are open. Please visit our Calendars page for specific dates when schools will be closed. Applications submitted during the summer will be processed when office staff returns to the schools in August. You will receive an email when your application is approved.