San Francisco families of four and five-year olds will be the first to benefit from the district’s new enrollment system. This fall, incoming kindergarten applicants will receive preferential placement if they live within neighborhood school “attendance areas.”
Here’s an excerpt from the SFUSD website:
SFUSD Application Deadline: “New Elementary Attendance Areas for San Francisco Public Schools
The San Francisco Board of Education has approved new elementary school attendance areas. The new school borders will be used as a factor in determining student placement into San Francisco’s public elementary schools.
In the school placement policy adopted by the Board last spring, elementary school students will be assigned to schools based on the choices parents submit in their application. When demand for a school exceeds capacity, the district will use a new set of tie-breakers to determine which students will be offered placement in those high-demand schools. Where a child lives will play a more prominent role than in the previous system.” Read more
SFUSD Application Deadline: Click the following links, if you want to find your attendance area or see more enrollment information.
Want to talk with someone directly? You can also walk into the the Education Placement Center at 555 Franklin St. Depending on the time you arrive, you may have to wait, but you’ll get to speak one-on-one with a knowledgeable enrollment counselor. I have done this several times to get specific questions answered and highly recommend it. Click here
to get hours and contact info.
And remember, SFUSD applications for the 2011-12 school year are due February 18!