Transfer Requests

 
Key Dates for Student Transfer Requests for the 2023-24 School Year
 
Wednesday, February 1, 2023  
INTRAdistrict (in-district) Transfer Request Form for SCSD Residents Opens, 12:00 pm
  • For students to request a transfer between schools within SCSD - Google Form will be linked here in January 2023
  • Please see below for more information on the transfer process
Wednesday, February 1  
INTERdistrict (out-of-district) Transfer Requests Submitted Via Email or Mail
  • Interdistrict Transfers to transfer into or out of SCSD may be submitted starting on this date via email to [email protected] or mail
  • Please see below for more information on the transfer process
Friday, March 3   Intradistrict and Interdistrict Transfer Deadline, 4:00 pm
Friday, March 17   Transfer Status/Waitlist Notification Emailed and/or Mailed to Parents
TBD   First Day of the 2023-24 School Year - All transfer waitlists expire


Intradistrict Transfer Requests for SCSD Residents Wishing To Transfer to Another School Within SCSD
Students who live within the SCSD boundaries wishing to transfer to another school within the District are required to submit an Intradistrict Transfer Request.
 
Beginning February 1, 2023:
  • SCSD will begin accepting 2023-24 Intradistrict Transfer requests for students that are registered and live within the San Carlos School District boundaries on February 1.
  • The deadline to submit an Intradistrict Transfer Request is Friday, March 3.
  • Please email [email protected] if you would like to request a transfer after the March 3 deadline.
 
What Happens After the March 3, 2023 Deadline:
  • Parents who apply by the deadline will receive a transfer status/waitlist notification email by Friday, March 17.
  • Intradistrict Transfers are limited and approved in the spring after New Student Registration has ended and space availability can be determined.
  • Siblings and students of employees will receive preference into their requested school.
  • Students who are given the approval to transfer will remain enrolled at the new school through the highest grade level offered at that school and will continue on that track for upper elementary and middle school, as their transfer school becomes their new “home” school.
 
Additional Information:
  • All transfer requests must adhere to Board Policies on enrollment priority for neighborhood residents, class size, and consistency of program quality across all schools.
  • Once a transfer request is approved, if you wish to return to your original “home” school, you must apply for an Intradistrict Transfer to return. The request will only be granted if there is space available in the grade level requested.
  • Parents requesting mid-year transfers must meet with the student's current school principal to discuss the reasons for the transfer request and must work with the Principal, or the Principal's designee, to resolve any issues prior to submitting an Intradistrict Transfer Request.
  • All transfer waitlists expire once the 2023-24 school year begins.
  • If you have questions about your intradistrict transfer request, please email [email protected].
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Interdistrict Transfer Requests for Non-SCSD Residents Wishing to Transfer Into SCSD
To request to transfer from an outside school district INTO the San Carlos School District (SCSD), please follow the Interdistrict Transfer processes outlined below.
 
Beginning February 1, 2023:
  • SCSD will begin accepting and processing Interdistrict Transfer requests for the 2023-24 school year on February 1, 2023 via email at [email protected] or mail.
  • Students who live outside of the SCSD boundaries wishing to attend school in SCSD, must apply for and receive an approved Interdistrict Transfer from their District of Residence (home school district) before enrolling.
  • We recommend parents contact their Home School District in January to request a transfer out. If the District of Residence approves the request, they will send the paperwork to SCSD for processing.
 
What Happens After the March 3, 2023 Deadline:
  • All Interdistrict Transfer requests will be placed on a waitlist. Transfer students are approved on a space-available basis and will only be considered after all in-district students have been placed. Siblings of current students and employees will receive priority.
  • Parents who apply by Friday, March 3 will receive a transfer status/waitlist notification email or a letter will be mailed Friday, March 17. Some districts do not provide SCSD with parent email addresses - if that is the case, a letter will be mailed home.
  • SCSD will notify parents/guardians of its final decision as soon as possible, but no sooner than May 2023. Some requests may not be granted until June 2023.
 
Additional Information:
  • We highly recommend that you register with your home school district to assure you are registered for school in the fall.
  • Once the school year begins, the transfer waitlist expires and we no longer accept Interdistrict Transfer requests for the year. Transfers will not be granted after the first day of school.
  • Annual Renewal - New and continuing students must submit an Interdistrict Transfer request and receive approval from their home district each year. If you received an Interdistrict Transfer prior to 2020, you do not need to complete this process, as your child has been grandfathered into our District through 8th grade.
  • If you have questions about your interdistrict transfer request, please email [email protected].
 
CURRENT STUDENTS - Process for students currently attending an SCSD school who have recently moved out/will be moving of the District:
  • Please contact your current school office to inform them of your new address and contact information.
  • If you would like to continue attending a San Carlos school, you must apply for and receive an approved Interdistrict Transfer from your new District of Residence (home school district) to continue for the remainder of the current school year.
  • If the District of Residence approves the request, they will send the paperwork to SCSD for processing and approval.
  • Annual Renewal - students must submit a request and receive approval from their home district each year.
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Interdistrict (Out-of-District) Transfer Requests for SCSD Residents Wishing to Transfer to Another District
To request a transfer out of SCSD to another school district please follow the process outlined below.
 
Transfer Request OUT of the San Carlos School District
  • Students who live within the boundaries of SCSD that would like to attend school in another school district must first submit an Interdistrict Transfer Request to the District Office. Please email the completed form to [email protected].
  • Transfers must be approved by SCSD before submission to the district desired. Approval to leave the San Carlos School District does not guarantee that the district in which you wish to enroll will approve the request.
  • Once approved by SCSD, we will forward your paperwork to the requested school district. They will notify you of the final outcome of your request. 
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