Update, February 1, 2012: You can find the most current New Student Assignment Plan Transition Plan by clicking here.
As expected (though one week later due to the snowstorm), the Seattle School Board unanimously approved the proposal to shift the school boundaries here in Wallingford to address enrollment growth. The changes are for the 2012-13 school year, so if you have a child entering Kindergarten next fall, please read the information below. Kelly Bradford was kind enough to provide us with this report:
Last night the school board adopted a Student Assignment Transition Plan for 2012-2013. The part specifically relating to Wallingford permanently redraws elementary school attendance area boundaries:
- 45th becomes north boundary of JSIS
- B.F. Day boundary extends east to include both sides of Bagley (Corliss stays in JSIS boundary)
- Students living north of 45th and between Stone Way and 15th NE will be in the McDonald area.
For 2012-2013 only, entering kindergarten students in these areas that were formerly in the John Stanford area, and who have a sibling at John Stanford, will be guaranteed assignment to John Stanford if they request it as their first choice. Also for 2012-2013 only, entering kindergarten students in the area newly annexed to B.F. Day will be guaranteed assignment to McDonald if they request it.
Parents of entering kindergarten students in these areas should make sure they submit their enrollment paperwork on time. Go to seattleschools.org and look under Schools for the Enrollment page to find all the details, including an address-lookup tool to give you the information for your address – especially useful if you live between Corliss and Sunnyside. (Editor’s note: the address look-up tool will be available to use starting Tuesday, January 31: http://bit.ly/SPSaddresslookup.) Forms for choice requests will be available February 27 and must be submitted by March 9 to receive guaranteed assignment – after March 9, choice assignments will be on a space-available basis only. The school board will be watching with interest to see how many families choose the language immersion programs at John Stanford and McDonald. Pass the word to anybody you know with a student ready for kindergarten!
Now that plans are set for 2012-2013, it is a good time to let your school board members know what changes you would like to see for 2013-2014 and beyond. On seattleschools.org you can look under District for the School Board page to find all their email addresses.
Click here to read the Capacity Management and Transition Plan for 2012-13.