Military Families

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Welcome to Clover Park School District (CPSD)! We proudly serve students pre-K through 12th grade living on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and in the city of Lakewood. CPSD operates six elementary schools on base, and nearly a third of our students are military dependents.

Relocating to a new base and starting a new school can be stressful. Our goal is to support your family in smoothly transitioning to a new school.

Month of the Military Child

Each April we celebrate the Month of the Military Child and our military-connected children and youth. This year’s theme is “Military Children and Youth: Standing Strong and Proud."

Show your support for our military-connected students by wearing purple, engaging in fun, celebratory activities, expressing your experience with others and sharing encouraging messages.

Purple Up! at CPSD Schools

April 15 - Wear purple and check with your school for activities!

JBLM Events and Activities

 From scavenger hunts and game nights to Facebook prompts and essay competitions, JBLM has plenty of activities for our military students to participate in this month! Please visit the JBLM website to find fun activities your family can participate in to celebrate Month of the Military Child.

Military One Source Virtual Events 

Military One Source is continuing to provide virtual events throughout the month to support military parents and help military children thrive. Visit their website for a list of virtual events and dates.  

Learn more about how we support the unique needs of our military families. 

Enroll in School

You can easily enroll your student for school online. Your student’s home school will then follow up with you to complete the process. Here are simple steps to enroll your student:

  1. Click on the Online Enrollment Link to start the enrollment process
  2. Ensure your child has required proof of immunizations

Additional links

If you need assistance, you may contact the school or Elementary Education (grades K-5) at 253-583-5160 or Secondary Education (grades 6-12) at 253-583-5165.


Virtual Learning

A virtual learning option is available for families through a state-approved Alternative Learning Education (ALE) provider who choose this option for their student: 

Interested families please contact Roz Smith at 253-682-7847.


We are happy to answer questions you may have about our school district. Please call Community Relations at 253-583-5040 or email [email protected].

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