Early Entrance for Kindergarten Information

Stanwood-Camano School District EARLY ENTRANCE: PARENT/GUARDIAN INFORMATION 2022-2023

Early Entrance Procedures: Research on early entrance to school indicates that a few children are ready for a school experience at an earlier age than the state uniform entry age of five by August 31. It is the philosophy of the Stanwood-Camano School District that there may be a need for rare exceptions to the policy on entrance age. A child whose fifth birthday falls between September 1 and November 30 may be eligible for kindergarten enrollment if that child is developmentally ready to succeed in the program.

Stanwood-Camano School District staff must assess early entrance candidates’ readiness. Students will be assessed in at least five areas: 1) concepts; 2) motor; 3) social development; 4) language; and 5) self-help. Readiness criteria as specified by the D.I.A.L. (Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning) assessment tool will be used to make recommendations based on the child’s performance. The nonrefundable fee for this assessment is the responsibility of the parent. An exemption can be made for families who are eligible for federal free or reduced meal status.

Please ask about the special form necessary to qualify for this exemption.
A “Request for Waiver of Entry Requirements for Kindergarten” and “Early Entrance Assessment Parent Questionnaire” should be delivered to the Stanwood-Camano School District Administration & Resource Center, 26920 Pioneer Hwy., Stanwood, WA 98292, along with the $100 nonrefundable fee (checks to be made out to: Stanwood-Camano School District) and candidate’s proof of birth date. For spring assessment, parents need to submit their request by June 10, 2022, assessments will be scheduled for the week of June 13th. For families moving into the district after June 10, parents need to submit their request by August 15, 2022, assessment schedule August 19, 2022. Early entrance testing will be held at The Stanwood-Camano School District Administration and Resource Center, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292.

Spring assessments: June 13, 2022, beginning at 9:30 a.m. by appointment
August assessments: August 19, 2022 beginning at 9:30 am by appointment

Communication of the Decision:
The principal is responsible for a decision on early entrance. Notification of enrollment status will be given within ten (10) working days following the early entrance assessment. If a child qualifies for early entrance, the teacher and principal will observe the child throughout a six-week trial period. Staff will report to the parent on the child’s adjustment and progress. If it is determined that early entrance for a particular child is not appropriate after all, the child may be withdrawn from the program after a conference with the parents. The principal will notify the parents of the final decision regarding their child’s eligibility to continue in the kindergarten program.

Please see attached links below for more information and/or to register for early entrance to kindergarten assessment.

If you would like more information on early entrance to kindergarten, please call Rona Olson, 360-629-1237. 

To Obtain a birth certificate: 

It’s easy to get a birth certificate in Snohomish County, even if you weren’t born here. The Snohomish Health District’s Vital Records office can provide official copies of birth certificates for anyone born in Washington State from 1907 to the present. Snohomish County residents can visit us in Everett to get a birth certificate.

The cost of birth certificates: 
$20, payable in-person by cash, check, debit card, or credit card. There is an additional fee for online orders.

There is an $8 charge for records that are searched for and not found as allowed under state law.

Information that is needed: 

  • Name of child
  • Child’s birth date
  • City of birth
  • Father’s full name
  • Mother’s full maiden name

By mail: 

Send a completed birth certificate order form with a check or money order payable to SHD or Snohomish Health District to:
Vital Records
3020 Rucker Avenue
Suite 104
Everett, WA 98201


Go to VitalChek to order a birth certificate online with a credit card. There is a credit card processing fee of $13.50.

You can expect to receive your birth certificate in approximately 2 to 3 business days. UPS delivery is available at an additional cost.


Visit the Snohomish Health District, where you can fill out the birth certificate order form, pay the required fee (cash, check, credit and debit cards are accepted), and pick up your birth certificate immediately.
Vital Records
3020 Rucker Avenue
Suite 104
Everett, WA 98201

Issuing hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please arrive no later than 4 p.m. to begin the birth certificate process.