Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

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Frequently Asked Questions

Updated: April 11, 2023
Enrollment is only required when the student enters the school district at any grade TK or higher (Preschool is not considered “enrolled”, as the paperwork requirements are different for preschool vs. primary and secondary grade levels). Re-enrollment is ONLY required in the event the student withdraws from PVPUSD and then returns. 
Registration, or “Back to School” Registration is an annual process where parents will verify information on file, sign required annual documents (federal, state, district and school-based), along with other school-specific PTAs, clubs, boosters, spirit gear, and other school information. This process occurs annually in August for all students—both new and returning to PVPUSD. 
Residents of PVPUSD may enroll any time during the school year, however we do not enroll students who will attend less than 20 days within the school year. The cutoff date to enroll for the 2022-23 school year is May 10, 2023.  
Enrollment for the 2023-24 school year will begin on February 1, 2023 at 9 a.m. Complete the online enrollment form to begin the 1st of a 2-step enrollment process.  
For more information about enrolling, CLICK HERE. 
*Please note: Attendance at the school of residence (elementary or intermediate) is not guaranteed and is based on available space 
No, the student will automatically matriculate to next grade/school of residence. 
For matriculating 8th grade students, during the month of February, the parent will need to select a high school 
California law requires that all students attending public schools meet the state vaccination requirements. Click here to view the current requirements 
We must verify that the student is a resident PVPUSD. If the student lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, there are a few areas of the city that are officially LAUSD residents. Not sure? CLICK HERE for more information.  
Complete the “Enrollment Process for PVPUSD Residentsprocess and bring the required documents to the office to verify the student’s legal information and provide residency verification.  
Once enrollment is completed, Student Services staff will be in contact regarding next steps needed (either to begin the formal assessment process or to hold a transition meeting). 
Complete the Application for a Release From PVPUSD (to attend a school in another district) 
    1. CLICK HERE to access the application.
    2. Gather required documents (age validation and proof of residency) 
    3. District staff will review the request (Allow 15 business days for processing) 
    4. An official letter will be mailed to the residence provided and requested district**
**In the event your application is denied, you have the right to appeal the decision of the District. Please click on the following link for additional information: 
Los Angeles County Office of Education Permit Appeal 
We have several options to attend PVPUSD Schools: 
NOTE: We HIGHLY recommend enrolling in your district of residence until you receive an approval email from us. Applications are approved based on available space in the program your student requires. In the event the application is not approved then the student would still be in process in the district of residence. 
Enrollment Based on Parent Employment: Parents works a minimum of 10 hours per week Monday – Friday at a business that is physically located within the attendance boundaries of the district. For more information, CLICK HERE 
Grandparent Permit: Grandparent of student(s) lives within the PVPUSD boundaries. For more information, CLICK HERE 
Active Duty Military:  A parent or guardian is considered on “Active Duty Military” status; or is no longer active duty but previously enrolled a student on “Active Duty Military” status AND that student has remain enrolled in PVPUSD, AND you want to enroll a new sibling. For more information, CLICK HERE 
Victim of Bullying: The student has been a victim of bullying in school and there is official documented evidence of the incident(s); either in the school’s student information system OR official police report. For more information, CLICK HERE.   
Continuing Enrollment: The student was formerly a resident (or attended based on any reason listed above) and no longer qualifies to attend PVPUSD. A student may qualify if the student has been continuously enrolled in PVPUSD for three (3) years, has maintained an academic average of 2.5 GPA, has maintained good attendance (less than 18 total absences in the current school year), and maintains good citizenship, including without education code violations. For more information, CLICK HERE. 
Students turning 5 years old between September 2, 2023 through April 2, 2024 are eligible to attend Transitional Kindergarten 
Students turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2023 are eligible to attend Kindergarten 
Students turning 6 years old on or before September 1, 2023 are eligible to attend Kindergarten, if not completed, or enter in the next grade level the student is in process of completing. Documentation is required from the current school of attendance (report card, etc).  
No – Due to the changes with Assembly Bill 130, PVPUSD will adhere to the birthday cutoffs as outlined HERE, effective 2023.