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Open Enrollment

 

The Open Enrollment Lottery for the School Year of 2017 - 2018

BEGINS TODAY - December 5th, 2016 at 8 a.m.
and ends on January 20th, 2017 at 5 p.m. 

For Grades Kindergarten through 12th  

 

(Parents will be notified by letter of the Open Enrollment Lottery results in February 2017)

 

THE OPEN ENROLLMENT LOTTERY IS ONLY FOR RESIDENTS of SJUSD 

 

For an Open Enrollment Application Form please click on the link below:

 
 

To access the Online Application for Open Enrollment - please click on the link below:

 

 https://openenrollment.sanjuan.edu

 
 

To access the application for Unschool - please click on the link below:

 
 
 
What is Open Enrollment?
The San Juan Unified School District (SJUSD) is pleased to offer parents a choice of excellent schools. Families who reside in the San Juan Unified School District have the opportunity to enroll students in any of the District’s schools providing:
  • Space is available in the appropriate program. (Available space is determined by defined physical and program capacity of the school after placement of enrolled resident students) AND,
  • Families are willing to provide transportation.
Open enrollment is a process to request a school other than your neighborhood school or to return to your neighborhood school following a transfer. Once you receive your open enrollment results, you will be assigned to your school of choice which becomes your residence school or placed on the waiting list for that site. 
 
Open Enrollment is NOT on a FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED basis. A computerized random selection will determine which students are accepted for their choice schools.

Parents will need to submit a separate request for each child. 

Open Enrollment Brochure

 
Open Enrollment Brochure
 
 
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You DO NOT need to participate in Open Enrollment if. . .

  • You want your child to continue in his/her current school or school of residence
  • Your student is currently enrolled with an approved intradistrict transfer or previous open enrollment placement.

You MUST participate in Open Enrollment if. . .

  • You would like your student to attend a school other than your current school of residence.
  • You would like your student who currently attends a K-6 or K-8 school to attend 6th grade at a middle school.
  • You would like your student to attend a middle school other than their resident K-8 school for 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.
  • Your student qualifies for the High Achiever Program and you want him/her to attend a middle school other their resident school.
  • You would like your student to attend any of the following schools: Cowan Fundamental, Dewey Fundamental, Green Oaks Fundamental, Cambridge Heights Open, Mission Avenue Open, Orangevale Open (K-8), Arcade Fundamental (6-8), El Camino Fundamental (9-12).
  • Your student was overloaded to the school they currently attend, you have not filled out an intradistrict transfer, and you would like for him/her to remain at the overloaded site.
  • Your student is currently enrolled in a Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program at a school site other than your resident school and you would like them to continue at the same site for Kindergarten.

Online Submissions:


The online submission of an Open Enrollment Request is available only for students that are currently enrolled in the San Juan Unified School District. If your child is currently attending a private school or if he/she will be entering San Juan Unified for the first time, please complete and submit an Open Enrollment application form.

 

The Online Open Enrollment Application option will be available during the Open Enrollment period commencing on December 5, 2016 at 8:00 am and closing on January 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm. The Online Open Enrollment Application allows revisions to requests up to the final submission date of January 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm. The Online Open Enrollment application will not accept any requests or revisions after 5:00 pm on January 20, 2017. Open Enrollment requests made through the Online Open Enrollment Application will be automatically submitted to the computerized Open Enrollment lottery. Parents will be notified of the results of the lottery via US mail in February 2017.

 

Please note:

If you receive your Open Enrollment choice of school for 2017-2018, it does not guarantee that in future years a sibling will be placed at that school site or that your student will matriculate into the feeder school. Feeder schools are based on the resident address of the student and not on Open Enrollment placement.

 

Employees of SJUSD:

An employee of San Juan Unified School District "means any person in the service of San Juan Unified School district who is under any appointment or contract of hire.  This includes those individuals employed in regular positions, full time or part time, and does not include individuals hired as substitutes, school playground recreation aids, stipend or other short term positions."
 
Parents who are residents and employees of San Juan Unified School District are now able to submit their Open Enrollment requests online and claim their employee priority. An employee who requests the site where he/she works will receive the same priority as siblings do in the lottery. Employees requesting placement for their child at an alternative site via Open Enrollment will receive a secondary priority.
 
 

Open Enrollment Priorities:

Elementary School Priorities

First Priority
  • Siblings(s) of a student currently enrolled in the requested school and who will continue to attend the requested school through the next school year.
  • Students whose parent/guardian is assigned as an employee to that school as his/her primary place of employment.
  • Students who attend a resident school receiving Title 1 funds and is identified for program improvement, corrective action, or restructuring.
Second Priority
  • Students residing within a 40 percent superimposed radius of a nonboundaried, choice elementary school.  The radius is to be defined yearly by 40 percent of the total enrollment of each nonbaundaried, choice elementary school.
  • Students whose parent/guardian is an employee of San Juan Unified School District.
Third Priority
  • All students who are residents of the San Juan Unified School District and who do not qualify for priority one or two.

Middle and High School Priorities

First Priority
  • Siblings(s) of a student currently enrolled in the requested school and who will continue to attend the requested school through the next school year.
  • Students whose parent/guardian is assigned as an employee to that school as his/her primary place of employment.
  • Students who attend a resident school receiving Title 1 funds and is identified for program improvement, corrective action, or restructuring.
Second Priority
  • Students who have successfully completed fundamental or International Baccalaureate schools and wish to continue in a fundamental or International Baccalaureate program.
  • Students whose parent/guardian is an employee of San Juan Unified School District.
  • Students who reside outside the school’s attendance area, but in an attendance grid adjacent to the middle or high school attendance boundary.
Third Priority
  • All students who are residents of the San Juan Unified School District and who do not qualify for priority one or two.

Information Nights & Site Visitations - Please click on the link below for dates:

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Further questions can be addressed by school sites or San Juan Central at 916-726-5826.  
Last Modified on December 22, 2016
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