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INTRAdistrict Transfers

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


Families of students entering grades TK-8 will have the opportunity to request placement at a different school within the District for the 2020-21 school year based on space availability.  If you are not interested in a transfer there is no further action required and you can disregard this message.


. Please note the following important information and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).


What is the timeline for the transfer request process?


Intermediate (Grades 6-8):

- February 1 -  February 28
- July 15, 9:00am - July 30, 12:00 midnight
It is recommended that currently enrolled students submit requests in February.

Cornerstone Lottery (Grades K-5):  (scroll down for more information)
          - July 15, 9:00am - July 30, 12:00 midnight


Elementary (Grades TK-5): July 15 at 9:00 a.m. - July 30 at  12:00 midnight


When will I receive notification about my transfer request status?

Notifications of approval/denial will be sent via email.

      • February Intermediate Requests:  March 3, 2020
      • Cornerstone Elementary Lottery:  April 17, 2020
      • July Elementary and Intermediate Requests:  August 5, 2020


How do I request a transfer?

Log in to your Parent  Aeries portal account.  Follow the directions and link near the top/center section of the page.  For additional detailed instructions, please view the Help Video


How many school selections can I make?
You can make up to 2 selections. Your first selection will be 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 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 made for each student.


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

Yes, you will receive an email.

Cornerstone Lottery
The next request window will be July 15, 2020 - July 30, 2020. These requests can be made through the Aeries Parent Portal.
For the 2020-21 school year, students have an opportunity to enroll at Cornerstone at Pedregal, which utilizes a parent participation model. The application will be processed in accordance with established District policies and administrative regulations. Approval of transfer requests are subject to space availability. 
To participate, parents can access their Aeries Parent Portal beginning March 1, 2020 to complete the request to enter the lottery for Cornerstone.
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
Lottery requests are approved based on available space at the school.