Open Enrollment within Snoqualmie Valley School District
The Open Enrollment window for the 2019-20 school year is
January 15, 2019 to February 15, 2019
The Open Enrollment period is the time each year when families may request to attend a school other than their assigned neighborhood school for the next school year (in-district transfers). Open Enrollment is only open to students who live within the Snoqualmie Valley School District. You may not apply for Open Enrollment if your student does not live within the Snoqualmie Valley School District. In this situation, you would apply for a CHOICE transfer. If selected through Open Enrollment, your student will attend the new school beginning the first day of school, in the next school year.You can apply for a transfer to any school within the district that has been determined to be "Open or has Limited Variances." Please note that at the Elementary or Middle Level, though a school may be identified as "Limited Variances," there may be grade levels within the school that are at enrollment capacity and those grade levels may be "Closed." Applications to these schools are not guaranteed acceptance. Refer to the charts below to determine whether a school you may be interested in is available for a transfer request.
Keep in mind the district will be re-opening Snoqualmie Middle School in the fall of 2019 and attendance boundaries have been determined. The feeder patterns are as follows:
- Students that live in the attendance area for Fall City Elementary or Timber Ridge Elementary will attend Chief Kanim Middle School
- Students that live in the attendance area for Cascade View Elementary or Snoqualmie Elementary will feed into Snoqualmie Middle School
- Students that live in the attendance area for Opstad Elementary or North Bend Elementary will feed into Twin Falls Middle School
Variances are limited
Due to increasing enrollment and the class size reduction initiative, many grade levels are now closed to new in-district transfers. Students currently attending a school other than their assigned neighborhood school may re-apply to a closed school and their applications will be considered. In schools listed as "Limited Variances", if the number of applicants exceeds the available transfer spaces at a particular grade level in a school, the process outlined below will be followed, and a lottery may be conducted after the close of the Open Enrollment period. The Student Placement Office will maintain a waiting list for those schools, if a lottery is necessary. The process for accepting transfer requests when an open school/grade level receives more requests than the specific number of available spaces at that school is as follows:
- First priority is given to students previously granted an open enrollment transfer request and currently enrolled in the requested school.
- Should spaces remain available, next priority is given to students with a concurrently enrolled sibling at the requested school. Should requests exceed spaces available, a lottery will be conducted.
- Should spaces remain after consideration of siblings, a lottery will be conducted for the remaining spaces.
No waiting list will be carried over from year to year.
The open enrollment period for the 2019-20 school year will be from January 15 to February 15, 2019.
Late applications will not be considered.
Parents are required to provide transportation for their student(s) who attends a school through an open enrollment transfer. Student(s) must continue to meet his/her school's attendance expectations. For this information, please refer to your school's Student Handbook.
The Student Placement office will approve or deny transfers based on:
•Projected enrollment numbers for the building and specific grade level at the requested school
•Projected staffing levels
Note: Closed means closed to all new Open Enrollment requests.
How to apply for Open Enrollment transfer:
Snoqualmie Valley School DistrictAttn: Student PlacementPO Box 400Snoqualmie WA 98065
- You may not request a school that has been identified with a "closed" designation unless your student is currently open enrolled there. Any new request submitted for a "closed" school will be returned.
- A separate form is required for each child.
- The district will notify you whether or not your variance has been approved. Typically, notification will occur within the May/June time frame.
When to apply:
- The SVSD Open Enrollment period takes place from January 15 to February 15, 2019. Apply any time during that period: no priority to your request is given based on the date of application so long as it falls within those dates.
- Late applications will not be accepted.
When to re-apply:
- Families should re-apply for Open Enrollment transfers annually during the Open Enrollment period.