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INTRAdistrict Transfers

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Updated: January 11, 2022

 
DEFINITION: An intradistrict transfer is for students currently enrolled in the District requesting to transfer to another school within the PVPUSD.
 

 

Elementary and intermediate student school placements are determined by the residential address on file for that student. All homes in the PVPUSD are assigned to a specific "school of residence", which we refer to as your "home school". Families of students entering grades TK-8, who wish to attend a different PVPUSD school, other than the home school, will have the opportunity to request for the 2022-23 school year. IntraDistrict transfer applications will be processed in accordance with established District policies and administrative regulations. Approval of transfer requests are subject to space availability.

 

PVPUSD offers three different types of IntraDistrict transfers:

  • Cornerstone Elementary School Lottery: A unique program that utilizes a parent participation model. The Cornerstone campus is a centrally located facility that does not have school attendance boundaries assigned.  Any student eligible to attend a PVPUSD elementary school has the opportunity to apply to attend Cornerstone.  More information about the program at Cornerstone can be found here.
  • Elementary IntraDistrict Transfer: Request to attend another PVPUSD elementary school other than the home school. Any student eligible to attend a PVPUSD elementary school has the opportunity to apply.
  • Intermediate IntraDistrict Transfer: Request to attend another PVPUSD intermediate school other than the home school. Any student eligible to attend a PVPUSD elementary school has the opportunity to apply. 
 
More information, frequently asked questions (FAQs) and application timelines are described below:

 

What is the timeline for the transfer request process?

 

 Cornerstone Elementary School Lottery:

It is recommended that currently enrolled (or pre-enrolled) students submit the application request in the spring.  Requests are approved based upon available space in the grade level and mandatory class size ratio span (TK-3) at the time the requests are processed.  For applications that are wait-listed in the spring, you do not need to apply again in the summer.  Wait-listed applications from the spring will be prioritized before approving applications submitted during the second opportunity window. Space availability will continue to be monitored through the summer and into the first week of school.

First Opportunity to Request an IntraDistrict Transfer:

Application Submission Window: March 5 - 31, 2022

Application Status Notification to Parents: April 20, 2022

Second Opportunity to Request an IntraDistrict Transfer:

Application Submission Window: July 15 – 30, 2022

Application Status Notification to Parents: August 6, 2022

 

Elementary IntraDistrict Transfer (Grades TK-5):

Elementary staffing is based on enrolled residential populations established/confirmed during the spring/early summer, determining capacity.  Elementary IntraDistrict Transfer Requests are approved based upon available space in the grade level and mandatory class size ratio span (TK-3) at the time the requests are processed at the requested school.  For applications that are wait-listed, we will continue to monitor space availability through the summer and into the first week of school.

Only One Opportunity to Request an IntraDistrict Transfer:

Application Submission Window: July 15 – 30, 2022

Application Status Notification to Parents: August 6, 2022

 

Intermediate (Grades 6-8):

It is recommended that currently enrolled (or pre-enrolled) students submit requests in February.  Approved requests are based upon available space at the time the requests are processed.  We do not carry a wait list for intermediate school applications that are not approved.  If your application in February is not approved, or your student was not eligible to participate at that time, you will have another opportunity to request a preferred school in the summer.  Available space is re-assessed for each application window.

First Opportunity to Request an IntraDistrict Transfer:

Application Submission Window: February 1 -  March 3, 2022

Application Status Notfication to Parents: March 10, 2022


Second Opportunity to Request an IntraDistrict Transfer:

Application Submission Window: July 15 – 30, 2022

Application Status Notification to Parents: August 6, 2022

 

When will I receive notification about my transfer request status?

Notifications of approval/denial will be sent via email by the end of the day on the date indicated above

 

How do I request a transfer?

Log in to your Aeries Parent Portal account.

After logging into the Parent Portal, please look for the link “Click here to complete a School Selection/Transfer Request” and follow the directions.

 

If you need assistance, please view the Help video


 

How many school selections can I make?
You can make up to 2 (two) selections for an elementary or intermediate transfer request. Your first selection will be understood as your first priority.

 

What if I am not sure?

By submitting a request, you are agreeing to accept the transfer if approved (i.e., space is available). Your existing spot at your current school will then be available to other students. It is recommended that you do not participate if you are unsure that your child wants to transfer or you do not want to give up your child’s current school placement.

 

I am happy with my current placement for next year, do I have to do anything?

No action is required if you have no interest in a transfer request.

 

What do I do if I have multiple students that want to transfer?

A request must be submitted for each student requesting a transfer. All new applications are processed individually and it is not guaranteed that each sibling application will have the same status.

 

Will I receive a confirmation notification after I submit a request?

Yes, you will receive an email shortly after your request is submitted confirming your selection.  You can always view your submitted requests in your Aeries Parent Portal under “School of Choice”.

 

How are applications processed?

 Applications are randomly sequenced (not based on date/time submission) and approved based on the count of spaces available to fill for each grade level.