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Transfer Requests

 
REQUESTS TO TRANSFER STUDENTS
BETWEEN SCHOOLS AND/OR DISTRICTS
 
INTER-DISTRICT TRANSFER APPLICATIONS
The Inter-District Transfer is 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.
 
Frequently Asked Questions:
 
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.
 
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 approval is 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.  
 
OPEN ENROLLMENT
(January 1st-March 1st)
The Open Enrollment application window for Intra District Transfer request begins on January 1, 2019 - March 1, 2019.
 
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 (March 4th).

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 4th. 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 1st?
A: Your transfer will be processed as an intradistrict 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.
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, 2019. 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 1st 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 intradistrict 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 1st ?
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.x
 
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/MT. HEIGHTS 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.