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2019-20 TUSD Transfers

2019-2020 Priority Transfer Application Window (January 14 through February 1, 2019)

The link to the online transfer application will be available on this web page on January 14 at 8am.


STUDENT TRANSFER OFFICE:
300 South C Street Tustin CA, 92780 (Backside of Building A)
ALL applications will be processed equitably

PLEASE SEE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY BELOW

TYPES OF TRANSFERS

TUSD Residents
Out of District Residents
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    2019-20 Transfer Information

    AT-A-GLANCE

    School Tour Dates

      • All Schools (EXCEPT MAGNET: see below)
        • January 15 (9 and 11 AM)
      • Magnet Schools
        • January 16 (9 and 11 AM)
          • GATE Magnet at Columbus Tustin MS
          • STEAM Magnet at Heritage ES
          • GATE Magnet at Tustin Memorial
          • Dual Immersion Magnet at Veeh ES

    Application Eligibility

      • Eligible to Apply ?
        • NEW to TUSD (NOT ENROLLED)
          • District Residents
          • Out of District Residents
        • Continuing Out of District Students (CURRENTLY ENROLLED) do not need to apply for a transfer to remain at the same school. A 2019-2020 permit from the district of residence must be submitted to TUSD. Only apply for a transfer if you are requesting a different TUSD school.

    Application Process

      • The link to the online transfer application will be available on this web page on January 14, 2019, at 8am.
      • Office of Student Transfer:
        • 300 South C Street Tustin CA, 92780 (Backside of Building A)
        • Starting January 14, 2019, at 8am, transfer applications may also be completed with support at the Student Services office.

    ALL applications will be processed equitably

    Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

    Age Requirements for 2019-20 School Year: Student turns 5 on or between September 2 and December 2, 2019.
    • TUSD Residents
      • Enroll at the school of residence starting January 22, 2019.
      • A transfer may be requested during the enrollment process and is NOT part of this application process.
    • Out of District Residents
      • Follow procedures for THIS application period.
      • While you may request specific schools, you are applying for acceptance to the TUSD TK Program and may be offered placement at another school within the TUSD.
      • Final placement will based on space availability AFTER TUSD Residents.

    Priority of Processing

    Applications are NOT first come, first served. Applications are processed through a random and unbiased manner based on the following priorities and are approved to qualified students based on space availability at school sites and grade levels. If there are more qualified applicants than spaces, a lottery is held. (SEE FAQs about Lottery Process)


    1. Any transfer students continuing at the same school
    2. TUSD residents whose parent/guardian is a TUSD employee at the requested school*
    3. TUSD residents whose parent/guardian is a TUSD employee
    4. TUSD residents who live in a designated priority area (Check School Locator on TUSD website)
    5. Siblings of continuing TUSD residents who will continue to attend requested school
    6. New TUSD residents
    7. Out of District residents whose parent/guardian is a TUSD employee at the requested school*
    8. Out of District residents whose parent/guardian is a TUSD employee
    9. Out of District residents continuing with TUSD and requesting a new school
    10. Siblings of Out of District residents who will continue to attend the requested school
    11. New Out of District residents

    Terms and Conditions

    Only one (1) application may be submitted per school year and once submitted, it cannot be changed or withdrawn after submission;

    1. TUSD’s placement decision is final;
    2. If approved, your student may not be permitted to transfer to any other school in the District during the 2019-20 school year and may be denied enrollment at the school of residence if capacity has been reached;
    3. Mid-year transfers of enrolled residents are not accepted;
    4. A transfer permit may be denied or revoked for any of the following reasons:
      1. truancy, excessive tardiness or class cuts
      2. poor behavior/citizenship
      3. providing false or incomplete information
      4. space availability;
    5. All California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) rules and regulations regarding transfers and athletic eligibility are applicable;
    6. Transfer students are not eligible to participate in the school bus transportation program. It is your responsibility to provide safe and timely transportation to and from school;
    7. All information provided to TUSD relating to this transfer request is certified to be complete, true and correct and you agree with all conditions related to this application.
    8. Approved transfers must pre-enroll if new to TUSD or register if a continuing TUSD student changing schools by the date included in your approval notification; failure may result in the loss of your approved seat to another student.


    Transfer FAQs

    Are Applications processed "First Come/First Served?"

    • ALL Applications submitted during the Priority Period (JAN 14 - FEB 1) are NOT FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED;
      • Applications are processed through a random and unbiased manner.
      • Transfers are granted to qualified students based on space availability. If there are more qualified applicants than spaces, a lottery is held.

    • ALL Applications submitted as of March 15th and after are processed based on "space available" basis at the requested site.
      • What does this mean?
        • A school or grade may become closed based on the number of seats available.
        • These applications will be processed on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.
        • If there is no space available at your requested site, the TUSD will make every effort to find a Tustin school that works for your student and family.

      • Applications submitted after March 15th will receive notification AFTER all priority applications have been processed.

    Students with an IEP

    ALL NEW Students with IEP:

    In order to support your student's educational goals and services, please provide a copy of the most recent IEP as well as any amendments to the office of Student Services

    Check Back for Updates

    Out of District Students

    Step 1: To request a new or different school for 2019-2020, complete a transfer application online or at the Student Services office. CURRENT Out of District students who wish to continue with TUSD at the same school do not to reapply as a transfer, but the documents listed below in step 2 are required.

    Step 2: Submit the following document below either online or in person (Student Services Office):

    ALL OUT OF DISTRICT STUDENTS

    • A signed Interdistrict transfer Agreement commonly referred to as a “release” or “permit” from your district of residence.
    • All Special Education Students need the most current signed IEP (If applicable)

    ·ALL STUDENTS NEW TO TUSD IN GRADES 2 through 12 MUST ALSO SUBMIT:

    • a current transcript or last report card
    • a current attendance record
    • a current discipline report.
      • If unavailable, a statement of the student’s discipline record on school letterhead, signed and dated by school office personnel, is permitted.

    I have more than one student

    An application MUST be submitted for EACH Student requesting a transfer.

    What is an Interdistrict Transfer Agreement and is that different from a permit or a release?

    An Interdistrict Transfer Agreement is document used when a parent wishes to enroll their student(s) at a school that is not their school of residence and that is not in their district of residence. All out of district students obtain releases annually to attend TUSD schools. The words "Permit," or "Release" are used to describe Interdistrict Transfer Agreement. They are all the SAME thing.

    Are there any closed schools (not accepting transfer applications) for next year?

    • Closed Schools
      • Beckman High School (CLOSED)
        • Students attending BHS in 2018-19 may continue at BHS on a transfer in the 2019-20 school year.
        • Out of District students must obtain a release from their district of residence to continue enrollment.

      • Red Hill Elementary (Only accepting kindergarten transfers)
        • Students attending RHE in 2018-19 may continue at RHE on a transfer in the 2019-20 school year.
        • Red Hill Elementary is only accepting new transfers for kindergarten.
        • Out of District students must obtain a release from their district of residence to continue enrollment.

    • Schools Approaching Capacity
      • Benson Elementary, Beswick Elementary, Nelson Elementary, Orchard Hills K-8, Hewes Middle, & Pioneer Middle.
      • The schools listed above are currently open for 2019-20 transfers but are approaching capacity. If you select one of the schools above as your 1st choice, it is highly recommended that you select a school that is not approaching capacity as your 2nd choice.

    Is every school a "lottery school?"

    The best way to answer this question would be to say that each school and each grade within each school has the potential to become a lottery. TUSD Lotteries do take into account the established priorities for processing applications.


    Lotteries are conducted whenever the number of requests exceeds space available.

    Simple Example:
    • Franklin School (Sample)
      • 10 Seats Available in Grade 5
        • 7 TUSD Resident Applicants
          • No Lottery Needed
          • ALL 7 TUSD Residents Approved
        • 10 Qualified Out of District Applicants
          • 3 Remaining Seats
          • Lottery Held for remaining 3 Seats
            • 3 Approved
            • 7 Denied or Posible Second Choice School
      • 25 Seats Available in Grade 4
        • 5 TUSD Resident Applicants
        • 5 Qualified Out of District Applicants
        • ALL 10 Applications Approved
          • No Lottery Needed

    How are the Lotteries Conducted?

    Lotteries are conducted utilizing AbleBits, a computer generated random number generator to ensure a random and unbiased result. TUSD Lotteries do take into account the established priorities for processing applications.

    Updated: 11/07/2018

    2019-20 Transfer Information

    COMPLETE DETAILS:
    PROCESS AND PROCEDURES
    PRIORITIES
    TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    Updated: October 30, 2018