NEW STUDENT TRANSFER REQUEST PROCESS
All families wishing to request a transfer MUST FIRST REGISTER their child at their school of assignment by completing the New Student Registration process. Parents/guardians will have the option to request a transfer after submitting a completed online PowerSchool new student registration form. Parents/guardians may request up to two (2) schools of choice. All transfer requests received by the deadline of 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 20 will be entered into the school/program lottery. Transfer request status emails will be sent out by the end of the business day on Friday, February 1, 2019. Transfer requests received after the deadline will automatically be added to the transfer request list in the order received. The transfer request deadline applies both to magnet schools and schools of assignment. A transfer request is not a school registration and is not a guarantee of enrollment.
WHAT IF I WANT MY CHILD TO ATTEND A DISTRICT-WIDE MAGNET SCHOOL WITH THEIR SIBLING?
District-wide magnet schools (College Park, Fiesta Gardens, North Shoreview Montessori & Parkside Montessori) do not take registration at their school sites. You must first follow the steps to register at your school of assignment. Upon completion and submission of the online PowerSchool new student registration form, you will then have the option to apply for a transfer online, requesting sibling preference, to attend the district-wide magnet school by December 20, 2018.
TRANSFER REQUESTS—CURRENTLY ENROLLED STUDENTS
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A TRANSFER FOR MY CURRENTLY ENROLLED SMFCSD STUDENT?
The Transfer Request Window opens at 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, December 3 and closes at 4:00 pm on Thursday, December 20, 2018. Parents/guardians may apply for a transfer at ANY TIME during the transfer request window in order to be entered into the school/program lottery. Transfer request status emails will be sent out by the end of the business day on Friday, February 1, 2019. Transfer requests received after the deadline will automatically be added to the transfer request list in the order received. Please note: in order for your request to be processed, you will need to enter your child’s student ID number in the transfer request form. Please locate it before filling out the transfer request form. Student ID numbers can be found on report cards, student ID cards, and class schedules. A transfer request is not a school registration and is not a guarantee of enrollment.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY TO THE DISTRICT’S MAGNET PROGRAMS?
If applying to College Park, Fiesta Gardens, or the District Montessori Program for grades 1-5, students will need to be assessed by a teacher and the Principal before being accepted into the program, kindergarten-aged students do not need to be assessed. Students applying to the Abbott Middle School Spanish immersion program and Bayside Academy Mandarin immersion programs must have completed the elementary immersion program at Fiesta Gardens for Abbott and College Park for Bayside Academy 6-8.
Plan to attend the school of assignment unless you receive communication that the transfer has been granted. Transfer requests are granted only if there is room in the school and grade level requested. All transfer requests expire on the first day of school for the 2019-2020 school year. Transfers will not be granted after that day.