Open Enrollment

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     THE OPEN ENROLLMENT LOTTERY DATES FOR 2018-2019

     

    Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 @ 8 a.m. to

    Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 @ 5 p.m.

     

    Open enrollment applications will be available on Monday, December 4th at 8 a.m. on this website, at San Juan Central and at every school site.  You may also apply online at that time for enrolled students in grades 1-12 or for continuing Kindergarten students matriculating from a TK program in 2017-2018.

     

    For Grades Kindergarten through 12th  

     

    (Parents will be notified by letter of the Open Enrollment Lottery results in February 2018)

     

    THE OPEN ENROLLMENT LOTTERY IS ONLY FOR RESIDENTS of SJUSD 

     

    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.  ALL waiting lists expire on December 31st each year.
     

    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 student they wish to submit for the Open Enrollment Lottery. Parents may select ONLY ONE SCHOOL for their choice in the Open Enrollment Lottery. 
     
     

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

    • You want your student to continue in his/her current school or school of residence
    • Your student is currently enrolled with an approved intra district 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 than 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 submitted an intra district 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 student 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.  Parents should verify that their request has been processed by selecting the option for the confirmation to be sent to their email address.

     

    The Online Open Enrollment Application option will be available during the Open Enrollment period commencing on December 4, 2017 at 8:00 am and closing on January 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm.  The Online Open Enrollment Application allows revisions to requests up to the final submission date of January 19, 2018 at 5:00 pm. The Online Open Enrollment Application will not accept any requests or revisions after 5:00 pm on January 19, 2018.  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 2018. 

     

    Please note:

    If you receive your Open Enrollment choice of school for 2018-2019, 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 an 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 aides, 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 in the lottery.  Employees requesting placement for their student at an alternative site via Open Enrollment will receive a secondary priority.

     

    Elementary School Priorities

     

    First Priority

    • Sibling(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 whose school of residence for the following year receives Title 1 funds and is identified for program improvement, corrective action or restructuring.  Schools that qualify for this priority for the 2018-2019 lottery are listed in the link below:

    List of Schools Qualifying for Title 1 Funds & Identified for Program Improvement

    Second Priority

    • Students residing within a 40 percent superimposed radius of a non-boundaried choice elementary school.  The radius is to be defined yearly by 40 percent of the total enrollment of each non-boundaried 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

    • Sibling(s) of a student currently enrolled in the requested school and who will continue to attend the requested school through the next school year
    • Student whose parent/guardian is assigned as an employee to that school as his/her primary place of employment
    • Students whose school of residence for the following year receives Title 1 funds and is identified for program improvement, corrective action or restructuring.  Schools that qualify for this priority for the 2018-2019 lottery are listed in the link below:

            Schools Qualifying for Title 1 Funds & Identified For Program Improvement

    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
     
     

    What if you missed the Open Enrollment Lottery?

     

    Residents of SJUSD would need to submit an INTRA district transfer request during the priority window of March 1- May 1, 2018 to request a different school for the school year of 2018-2019. 

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Further questions can be addressed by school sites or San Juan Central at 916-726-5826.  
Last Modified on November 6, 2017