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District Transfers

Frequently Asked Questions:
 
Q: Who applies for an Open Enrollment intra-district transfer?
A: 1) A parent that would like their child to enroll and establish residency at a school other
         than their school of residence.
     2) Those that are currently attending a school other than their school of residence due to
         an overflow situation or approval of a transfer in the previous year after the Open
         Enrollment period.

Q: What does an approval on Open Enrollment mean?
A: If you apply for your child to attend a school other than their school of residence during
     the window of “Open Enrollment” the requested school becomes your child’s permanent
     school and you will no longer need to apply yearly for your child to continue enrollment
     at the requested school.

Q: What if my child is going into Middle School?
A: If your child is being promoted from elementary to middle School and you would like to 
    request a middle school other than at a Middle School different than their designated
    school of residence you will need to apply for a new transfer.  *Promoting students
    matriculate to the next school based on their residence address, not the last school of
    attendance.

Q: What should I do if I wish to enroll my child back at their school of residence and
     cancel the Open-Enrollment approval?
A: Submit an intra-district transfer request explaining your child is on an Open Enrollment
     approval and you would like to cancel the approval and enroll back at the school of
     residence. 
 
Q: What is the approval based on?
A: Approval is based on Space Availability at the requested school site.

Q: How long will it take for my request to be processed?
A: Open Enrollment transfers are reviewed beginning March 31st. Parents will be notified by
     mail of their transfer status by May 31st.  * We ask that you please do not call the Student,
     Community & Personnel Support Department to check on the status of your transfer
     request, as this delays our ability to process and mail notices.

Q: What if I miss the deadline and process my transfer after March 5th?
A: Your transfer will be processed as an intra-district request POST Open Enrollment. This
     means your request will be reviewed for consideration. Every effort will be made to
     provide you with notice of approval or denial prior to the first day of school. However, we
     cannot guarantee it.
 
Inter-District Transfer Applications
There are two types of Inter-District Transfers:
  • Inter-District Transfer "IN" = An application to request a transfer for your child to a school inside of San Jacinto Unified School District, but you currently live within the district boundaries of another district. Please complete one application per child.
 
  • Inter-District Transfer "OUT" = An application to request a transfer from your student’s current school to a school outside of San Jacinto Unified School District.  Please complete one application per child.
 
 
Inter-District Transfer "IN"
Q: Who applies for an Inter-district Transfer “IN”?
A: A parent that would like their child enrolled at a school within SJUSD
     boundaries, but lives within the district boundaries of another district.          
 
Q: What must I do to apply?
A:
1) Complete an inter-district transfer request at the district I belong
         to asking for a transfer to the school/district I would like to
         enroll my child in.
     2) If approved, you will submit your signed approval to the San Jacinto
         Unified District Office.  You MUST attach a copy of your child’s most
         current grades, attendance and discipline records for your request to
         be considered.
     3) Failure to provide documentation in a timely manner shall be deemed
         an abandonment of the request.
 
Q: How long will it take for my request to be processed?
A: We will make every attempt to process your request as soon as possible,
     but by law we have up to 30 days to process your request.
 
Q: How will I know if I was approved or not?
A: You will receive a letter by mail in response to your request with
     notification of approval or denial. In case of a denial, your letter will
     include information on the appeal process.
 
Q: What is the approval based on?
A: Approval is not guaranteed. A permit may be denied if space is
    unavailable at the requested school site or your child has a history of poor
    attendance, behavior or academic achievement.  A permit may also be
    REVOKED if the student does not demonstrate satisfactory attendance,
    behavior and academic achievement.
 
Q: Can I file an appeal if my request is denied?
A: Your first appeal can be filed within 10 days of the date of denial to the
     Director of Student, Community and Personnel Support Department. You
     will receive a verbal response within 10 days of filing the appeal.  If denied
     by the Director, you have the right to file a second appeal in writing within
    10 days of the verbal denial to the Assistant Superintendent of Educational
     Services.  If denied by the Assistant Superintendent, you have a right to
     appeal the decision within 30 days to the Riverside County Board of
     Education For final decision. To initiate an appeal to RCOE, you need to
     contact the Riverside Office of Education, Safe Schools Division at
    951-826-6244 or www.rcoe.us.
 
Inter-District Transfer "OUT"
Q: Who applies for an Inter-district Transfer “OUT”?
A: A parent living within SJUSD boundaries that would like their child enrolled
     at a school belonging to a district outside of SJUSD boundaries.
 
Q: What must I do to apply?
A: 1) Complete and submit an inter-district transfer request at the San Jacinto Unified District
         Office asking for a transfer to the district I would like to enroll my child in.
     2) If your request is for:
        Employment- You MUST submit a check stub and a letter on company letterhead from
        your employer confirming employment and work schedule.
        Child Care- You MUST submit a letter on behalf of the child care provider/facility
        including contact information and stating the schedule/hours your children are in their
        care.
     3) Failure to provide documentation in a timely manner shall be deemed an abandonment
         of the request.
     
Q: How long will it take for my request to be processed?
A: We will make every attempt to process your request as soon as possible, but by law we
     have up to 30 days to process your request.
 
Q: How will I know if I was approved or not?
A: In case of a denial, you will receive a letter by mail with notification of the denial, the
     reason, and the process to appeal. If your request is approved, a copy of your approvals
     sent to the requested district. If the request is approved by the requested district, they will 
     contact you with enrollment information.
 
Q: What is the approval based on?
A: The Superintendent’s Designee may approve inter-district transfers for the following reasons:
      Child Care Needs/Employment
      Special Circumstance
      Family Continuity
      Change of Residence
      Senior Student
 
Q: Can I file an appeal if my request is denied
A: Your first appeal can be filed within 10 days of the date of denial to the Director of
     Student, Community and Personnel Support Department. You will receive a verbal 
     response within 10 days of filing the appeal.  If denied by the Director, you have the right
     to file a second appeal in writing within 10 days of the verbal denial to the Assistant 
     Superintendent, Educational Services.  If denied by the Assistant Superintendent, you
     have a right to appeal the decision within 30 days to the Riverside County Board of
     Education for final decision. To initiate an appeal, you need to contact the Riverside Office
     of Education, Safe Schools Division at 951-826-6244 or www.rcoe.us.
 
Q: What are the district board policies on inter-district transfers?
A: Access to our Board Policies is found here.  
Intra-District Transfer Applications
 
The POST Intra District Transfer is an application to request a transfer during the POST Open Enrollment period; from your student’s current SJUSD school to a school within San Jacinto Unified School District. The transfer deadline to submit the request is June 30, 2023. Please complete one application per child (form found below). .  
 
Frequently Asked Questions:
 
Q: Who applies for an intra-district transfer POST Open Enrollment?
A: 1) Those who missed the March 31st Open Enrollment deadline and wish to enroll their
         child at another school other than their school of residence.
     2) Those who throughout the school year have a change in residence and now wish to
         continue at the same school site. 
 
Q: What is the approval based on?
A: Approval is not guaranteed. Your transfer may be denied if space is unavailable at the
     requested school site or your child has a history of poor attendance, behavior or
     academic achievement.
 
Q: Will approval of a POST Open Enrollment transfer give me permanent placement for
     the following school years as well?
A: No, approval of an intra-district transfer POST Open Enrollment is only valid for one
     school year and may also be REVOKED if the student does not demonstrate satisfactory
     attendance, behavior and academic achievement.
 
Q: When should I expect a response if I submit my transfer after March 31th ?
A: These requests will be reviewed for consideration beginning July 1st. Every effort will be
     made to provide you with notice of approval or denial prior to the first day of school.
     However, we cannot guarantee it.
 
Q: When should I expect a response if I submit my transfer after July 1st?
A: These requests will be placed on hold and reviewed for consideration beginning
     December 1st.  We will make every attempt to process your request as soon as possible,
     but by law we have 30 days from the review date to process your request.
 
Q: Can I still submit an intra-district transfer after December 1st?
A: Intra-district transfer requests received after December 1st are processed on a case by
     case basis under the following circumstances:
      Special Circumstances
      Child Care
      Change of Residence
      Employment
      Space Availability
    *We will make every attempt to process your request as soon as possible, but by law we
      have 30 days from the review date to process your request.
 
Mt. View High & Mt. Heights Academy Transfers
       (Alternative Education)
 
Q: Who applies for an intra-district transfer to Mt. View or Mt. Heights?
A: 1) A student that does not meet the criteria for a referral to any of the two Alternative
        Education programs (MVHS or Mt. Heights Academy).
     2) A parent with a Special Circumstance request.
 
Q: If my child is behind on credits do I complete a transfer request?
A: No, if your request is for credit deficiency, your child must meet with the assigned
     Counselor for assessment and evaluation. If your child meets the criteria, a referral to
      Alternative Education may be approved and processed by the school site Counselor.
 
Q: Who is approved for a transfer to Mt.View or Mt. Heights?
A: Students that have been fully assessed by the school site Counselor and Administrator
     and upon review of the Director of the Student, Community and Personnel Support
     Department have been found to have a Special Circumstance or demonstrate
     characteristics that will allow them to succeed in the Alternative Education setting.
No Child Left Behind - Program Improvement Choice
(Intra-District Transfer)
 
Q: What right does a parent have to request a transfer to a school that is not in Program Improvement?
A: All parents/guardians of students attending a Program Improvement (PI) school have the
    right to request a transfer of their child(ren) to a non-PI district school with district-paid
     transportation.
 
Q: What is my request based on?
A: Space Availability at the school site requested.

Q: Can anyone apply for this type of transfer?
A: No, only those that belong to a school that has been identified as a PI school.

Q: When can I apply for this type of transfer?
A: Once a school is identified as a PI school, you receive a notification by mail with
     information on what sites you may request to transfer to and what the specific deadline
     for submission is?
 
Q: If I missed the deadline, can I still apply?
A: No you may not. Only those that are new to the district and received the notification upon
     registration may apply after the original deadline.