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Open Enrollment 2022-23


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TK-12 November 1 - November 30, 2021

Open Enrollment is the annual application process for an NVUSD student to request to attend a school other than their resident school. Out-of-district students may also apply through the annual open enrollment process. 

Open Enroll

 


Frequently Asked Questions

What is open enrollment?
Open enrollment is an option to apply to a school other than a student’s resident school.

Can out-of-district families participate in open enrollment?
Yes! Families who do not live in the NVUSD attendance boundary are welcome and encouraged to complete an open enrollment application.  

How do families complete open enrollment?
Families use the online enrollment system at nvusd.schoolmint.net.  

When will families be notified of open enrollment offers and/or waitlists?
Families will be notified in December.

How do River 6th and 7th grades students remain at Unidos Middle School? Current River students will automatically promote to the next grade at the Unidos Middle School. River families may contact the Enrollment Center if they would like to attend their resident middle school.  

How do families not in the dual language immersion program, who are not currently attending River, apply to the Unidos Middle School? Families are encouraged and welcome to complete an open enrollment application.  

How do families in the dual language immersion program enroll into Unidos Middle School? Dual language immersion students will automatically be enrolled into Unidos Middle School.  

How do NVUSD families apply to New Tech High?
It is important for NVUSD families to receive a NVUSD lottery priority. NVUSD families not currently enrolled in NVUSD first complete school registration into the student's resident high school and then families simply complete open enrollment. 

How do out of district families apply to New Tech High? Families are encouraged and welcome to complete an open enrollment application.  

What if my child is in homeschool, a private school, Stone Bridge Charter, or not enrolled in a NVUSD school and I want to participate in open enrollment?
If your child is living within NVUSD boundaries, you will need to complete school registration into your child’s resident school and then complete open enrollment. This ensures your child receives a NVUSD resident priority.  

Are special education students eligible to participate in open enrollment?
Yes, NVUSD values equity and therefore all families are welcome to complete an open enrollment application. The special education department will work with families to ensure the instructional program offered at the requested school meets the student's needs as prescribed in the Individual Education Plan (IEP). Many special education students will be placed at a particular school based on their IEP, without the need for open enrollment. 

Is transportation provided to open enrollment students?
Parents/guardians are responsible for providing transportation to open enrollment schools.  

May we change our minds if we accept an open enrollment seat?
An open enrollment student becomes an official student of the new school. Families may apply to return to resident schools during the next annual open enrollment period or submit an intra-district transfer due to hardship. At NVUSD, we have set teacher-student ratios for optimal learning environments, therefore a student might not be able to return to the resident school when requested.  

Why are school registration and open enrollment in the Fall of each school year rather than at the end of each school year?
During the fall after school registration and open enrollment closes, the district has to notify families, complete the student management system and determine waitlists. The timeline also allows families to accept/decline placement offers and helps prepare them for the transition to a new grade or school. January through April is needed to determine staffing needs at each school and hire additional staff as needed. 
 

Browns Valley and Shearer Enrollment 2022-23

Will Shearer offer 6th and 7th grades next year?
Shearer has 6th grade this year and will offer both 6th and 7th grades next year if there is sufficient enrollment interest.

Will Browns Valley offer 6th and 7th grade next year?
Browns Valley will offer both 6th and 7th grades next year if there is sufficient enrollment interest.   

How will interest and capacity be determined? Middle school staffing equals 1 teacher for 32 students. There may be sufficient interest for two classes per grade level, so 2 teachers for 64 students. However; interest must reach a 1:32 ratio for each classroom or a randomized lottery will be conducted and a waitlist generated.  

Can non resident families apply to Shearer and Browns Valley?
Yes, families may complete an open enrollment application, but priority will be given to resident families of the schools.  

How do currently attending families of Shearer or Browns Valley enroll? The Enrollment Center will survey the currently attending Shearer and Browns Valley students and the currently attending students will select an option to remain. 

How do 6th grade Browns Valley and Shearer resident families open enroll to their resident school for 7th grade if the open enrollment system does not allow a family to apply to a resident school?  Families wishing to open enroll to a resident school will need to use the address of their currently attending school as a resident address to then locate their resident school as an open enrollment choice in the menu. 

Do Browns Valley families, who applied for 6th grade 2021-22, receive an open enrollment priority for Browns Valley 7th grade? Yes, if the family completes an open enrollment application for BV 7th grade, 2022-23. 

When is middle school open enrollment?
November 1 - November 30.  

When will families know if enrollment interest supports these schools to have 6th and 7th grades?
Families will be notified early December and if there is not sufficient interest, families may readjust their choices. 

Where will students attend middle schools if these two schools do not offer 6th and 7th grades?
Families with a Browns Valley or Shearer open enrollment application and families with a Browns Valley or Shearer survey response will receive a phone call in early December and be afforded the opportunities to make an adjustment to choices prior to the NVUSD open enrollment lotteries. 

Middle School Enrollment 2022-23

Are there any school changes for the resident families of American Canyon, Silverado or Redwood Middle Schools?
No

Do Harvest resident families need to register into new middle schools?
No, Harvest resident students will automatically be enrolled into 6th, 7th, and 8th grades at their new resident middle schools, either Silverado or Redwood.

When will Harvest resident families know their new resident middle schools?
Early October. Harvest resident families will receive one-on-one support to include in-person, email, phone call, text, and Parentsquare communication. 

Who will attend Unidos Middle School?
Priority will be given to Dual Language Immersion students (BP 5116.1) and currently attending River students, yet all middle school students may apply.

How do River 6th and 7th grades students remain at Unidos Middle School? Current River students will automatically promote to the next grade at Unidos Middle School. River families may contact the Enrollment Center if they would like to attend their resident middle schools. 

Do Harvest resident families and currently attending River families receive open enrollment priorities? Yes per NVUSD BP 5116.1 students impacted by school closures will receive a priority. 

What if a student participates in Open Enrollment but does not get offered an Open Enrollment seat? Standard practice for students not offered an Open Enrollment seat is to place the student into the resident school and families may complete an intra district application for hardship. We understand this is a challenging time for families, and the Enrollment Team will work with currently attending River families to either place at a resident middle school or offer again the option to remain at Unidos.    

How do families not in the dual language immersion program, who are not currently attending River, apply to Unidos Middle School? Families complete open enrollment. 

How do families in the dual language immersion program enroll into Unidos Middle School? Dual language immersion students will automatically be enrolled into Unidos Middle School. Dual language immersion families may contact the Enrollment Center if they would like to attend their resident middle schools.  

How can families apply to make a school change after the Open Enrollment period? After January, when Open Enrollment has concluded, NVUSD has promoted students in Aeries, teacher staffing of classrooms has begun, and schools begin building master schedules, a family will need to complete an intra district transfer, and select family hardship, to request a change in school placement.