ENROLLMENT AND SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT
At the May 2, 2013 Board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved AR 5116.1, Intradistrict Open Enrollment. The parents/guardians of a student who resides within district boundaries may apply to enroll their child in any district school, regardless of the location of residence within the district.
Please click on the AR and BP links at the right for details.
INTRADISTRICT OPEN ENROLLMENT - AR 5116.1
Transferring Within BRSSD: Intradistrict Transfer Request.
The intradistrict transfer request process is closed for 2019-20. Please check back in the Summer of 2020.
Due to high enrollment, approval of Intradistrict Transfers is limited; all transfer requests must adhere to Board Policies on enrollment priority for neighborhood residents, class size, and consistency of program quality across all schools.
School transfers to begin at the start of a new school year : Intradistrict transfer requests are accepted during the month of July only. Notifications of decision are sent out by email and phone call 2 weeks prior to the start of school, you will have 5 days to accept or deny the transfer.
Students who have received approval for the Intradistrict Transfer will attend the desired school through the last grade offered at that school level.
Use the following form to apply for an Intradistrict Transfer and submit completed forms to Registration Services, located at the Belmont-Redwood Shores District Office.
Applications to transfer to a particular school will be available at the District Office approximately 4 weeks before the start of the fall semester. All applications must be received by the District office by the date specified on the application form, usually 2 weeks before the start of the fall semester. THIS IS NOT A FIRST-COME-FIRST-SERVED SYSTEM AND THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO TURNING YOUR FORM IN EARLY.
Approximately one (1) week before the start of the fall semester, the District will determine the amount of spaces, if any, available at each school site.
After the enrollment priorities have been applied in accordance with Board Policy 5116.1, if there are more requests for a particular school than there are spaces available, a random drawing shall be held from the applicant pool. A waiting list shall be established based on the drawing’s results to indicate the order in which applicants may be accepted if more openings occur. Students requesting a transfer to their first closest school shall remain on the waiting list until a transfer option is offered, the student enters middle school, or the student disenrolls from the BRSSD. Students requesting a transfer to a school that is not their first closest school shall remain on the waiting list until April 30 of the current school year. After that date, the waiting list will be deleted and any students who still wish to transfer are required to submit another Intradistrict Transfer form the following school year.
The Superintendent or designee shall provide notification to applicants as to whether their applications have been approved, denied, or placed on a waiting list.
Approved applicants must confirm their enrollment within 10 school days.
Once a student is assigned to a school pursuant to this process, he or she resides within that “attendance area” for the purposes of this BP 5116.1 and AR 5116.1 and such student shall not be required to reapply for readmission in subsequent years.
The time lines and procedures set forth in this regulation are subject to reasonable change by the Superintendent due to unforeseen circumstances.