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ENROLLMENT & DISTRICT TRANSFERS

 

Regular Enrollment

The following forms and documents are required to enroll in Amador County Public Schools (ACPS).

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)-Kindergarten Enrollment

Transitional Kindergarten (TK)

For students whose fifth birthday falls between September 2 and December 2, 2019.

Kindergarten

For students whose fifth birthday is on or before September 1, 2019. Please bring a legal birth certificate, immunization records and proof of residency.  Registration is on-going after the designated dates. We encourage early sign-ups!

Vaccinations

California schools are required to check immunization records for all new student admissions. Visit the Health Services page for more information.

Medication

If your student is required to take medication during the school day, please provide the following forms:

  • Parent/Physician Request to Assist Administration of Medication – a form provided, completed and signed by student’s physician
  • Consent to Self-Administration of Medication – required only if a student uses an inhaler or injected epinephrine

A student cannot be enrolled until all required paperwork is received by ACPS.

Interdistrict Transfer

Families that reside in the Amador County Public School (ACPS) attendance boundaries but wish to attend school in another district must obtain approval from ACPS as well the district they wish to attend. A parent or guardian initiates the process by submitting an ACUSD Interdistrict Attendance Application to us.  If the application is approved, the parent or guardian then submits the same approved application to their district of preference.

Intradistrict Transfer 2020-21 School Year

Families that reside in the Amador County Public School (ACPS) attendance boundaries and wish to attend a school that is not their child’s home school (school assigned based on residence) within ACPS attendance boundaries must obtain approval from ACPS. A parent or guardian initiates the process by submitting an Intradistrict Transfer Request Form to their child’s home school.  The application must be approved by the home school administrator and the preferred school administrator, as well as the District.

Submit an Intradistrict Transfer Request (ITR)

  1. A parent/guardian who would like his/her child to attend a school in another attendance area within the district may submit an Intra-District Transfer Request (ITR). Request forms are available at the home school. Requests also need to be completed for siblings of students already in attendance at the school of request.
  2. The ITR application process is initiated at the home school of attendance. School staff will accept and date stamp the application beginning November 18, 2019 and ending December 20, 2019 (please see 8th grade exception below). Parents will be notified by January 17, 2020 regarding the status of their application.
  3. Exception: Parents/guardian of 8th grade students submit the ITR application to the Educational Services Department at the District Office.
  4. Parents/guardians must complete the regular enrollment paperwork and provide necessary documentation at their home school (school of residence).
  5. The home school principal reviews the application, the reason(s) for the request, and the history of the student. The principal makes their recommendation.
  6. Following the deadline for submission of applications, the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services and a committee will review all applications, assess each school’s student capacity and student enrollment projections to determine space available, approve applications by lot from the eligible applicant pool until space is no longer available, and inform school principals of the decisions.
  7. Upon approval, the parent/guardian will be contacted, who will then need to register the student at the school of approval. A copy of the application will be sent to the school of residence by the Educational Services Department. The ITR is in effect for the duration of the school year. The ITR will become tentatively effective five days prior to the first day of school to ensure that students residing in the attendance area have an opportunity to enroll.
  8. Approval of the ITR may be revoked and the student transferred to the home school for the following reasons: (a) falsification of address, medical or legal verification, or (b) unsatisfactory behavior, attendance, and /or academic performance. This decision is the responsibility of the principal/ designee and that decision is final.
  9. In the event a parent/guardian would like to appeal the decision, the parent/guardian must submit his/ her appeal in writing to the Superintendent of Schools.

Special Education Students & Students with Section 504 Accommodation Plans

 Parents/guardians of students with disabilities will follow the same ITR process as parents/guardians of nondisabled students, subject to Board policy and regulations. However, the district must ensure a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for students with disabilities. Therefore, prior to finalizing the approval of a transfer for a student with disabilities, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team or the Section 504 team and/or the Director of Special Education will be required to determine if the student can be provided FAPE at the school of choice.

Balancing Elementary Classrooms or School Size

  1. Should a school or classroom within a school become impacted at any time during the school year, the following procedures will be implemented: Transfer of students shall be based on the last students to register in the affected grade levels and on a case by case basis.
  2. In the event the principal finds it impossible to implement the above, the principal will review the situation with the appropriate district administrator to determine other alternatives.
  3. Redirection back to the school of residence:
    1. During the first 10 days of the school year, the student residing within the attendance area of the school shall have priority over students attending the school for the first time on
      IAPs.
    2. In the event a school is over-enrolled during the first 10 days of school, students tentatively enrolled on a IAP at the affected grade level shall return to their school of residence.
    3. In the event the school of residence is overloaded, said students may be re-directed to another school.
    4. After the first 10 days of school, the students tentatively enrolled on an IAP are considered as residents of that school for that school year.
    5. Any deviation from this process shall be discussed with and approved by the appropriated district administrator.
  4. Communications with teachers, parents, and students:
    1. It is the responsibility of the sending principal to contact the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services who will locate a school that has space available.
    2. It is the responsibility of the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services to notify the sending parent.
  5. Transportation Arrangements:
    1. If a student living within an attendance area is redirected to a school outside the attendance area by the district, the sending principal shall arrange for transportation with the appropriate district administrator.
    2. Either the transportation department or the sending school will notify the parent/guardian regarding bus arrangements.

Timelines & Contact Information

  • ITR’s for the 2020-2021 school year will be considered between November 19, 2019 and December 20, 2019 or within a 15 day period after a student moves from one boundary area to another boundary area within the ACUSD. Late requests will not be accepted without an appeal
  • Efforts will be made to complete this process prior to the start of the school year.
  • Questions regarding ITR’s may be directed to the office of the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services at (209) 257-5334.