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    Open Enrollment for School Choice Window Extended
    Posted on 02/11/2021

    Open Enrollment for School Choice Window Extended

    The deadline to participate in Open Enrollment for School Choice has been extended to February 26.

     

    Applying for Another School

    If your student wants to apply to attend a school that is not their assigned school, you must submit a School Choice form. We encourage families to apply during the Open Enrollment period. Only forms submitted during Open Enrollment will receive tiebreakers.

    Applications received after Open Enrollment are prioritized based on the date the application is received.

    School Choice forms are available online or at the John Stanford Center. More information and the forms are available on the School Choice page.

    The results of Open Enrollment for the 2021-22 school year will be available online in April.

    If your student is currently attending an option school or another school that is not their attendance area school by choice, they can continue at this school until the highest grade offered at that school without having to apply during Open Enrollment again.

    Option School Transportation

    Families should be aware that SPS is exploring the reduction of transportation due to a budget shortfall.

    For school year 2020-21, before we knew about the pandemic in late February 2020, we were already projecting a transportation budget shortfall of $17.7 million. We anticipate these shortfalls to increase each year if the state's transportation funding model isn't adjusted. One budget cut under consideration is the reduction of Option School transportation.

    If families choose for their child to return to neighborhood school, they can make that change through May 31 for a guaranteed seat.

    The School Board and staff will be holding a Transportation Work Session on February 23 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. to discuss potential options.

    Have Questions?

    The Admissions team is available to help.

    Bilingual staff speak Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Somali. You can reach us by phone at 206-252-0760 and our customer service webpage. Or visit us at the John Stanford Center, 2445 3rd Ave. S between 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

    Assistance is available for families living in transition; please call 206-252-0660.

     

    Open Enrollment Overview Video

    Watch our open enrollment video to get an overview of the process.

     

    Reviewing Your Student's School Assignment

    School assignments are available in the Assignment Lookup Tool on the district website. To view your child's assignment, you will need your child's date of birth and student ID number. You can find your child's student ID by contacting Admissions at 206-252-0760 or checking your student's record on The Source.