Q. Do I need to file an Intra-district request?
A. An Intra-district transfer request is necessary in the following circumstances:
*if the student wishes to enroll in a school other than their home school of attendance.
*if the student moves to another attendance area and wishes to stay at their current school of enrollment.
Q. When can I file an INTRA-district transfer request?
A. Intra-district transfer requests are accepted only between February 15 and March 15 for the upcoming school year. These are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and are marked according to time and date received, so the earlier they are received, the better the chance is for it to be approved.
Q: What if February 15 is a holiday and your offices are closed?
A: We will accept the forms on the next business day that our offices are open.
Q. Do I need to fill out a new INTRA-district transfer request each year?
A. Your letter that you receive will tell you how long your request was approved for. Please make note of this and keep the letter in a safe place in case you need to reference it in the future.
Q. Do I need to file an INTER-district transfer request?
A. An Inter-district transfer request is necessary in the following circumstances:
*if the student no longer lives within the DUSD boundaries and wishes to stay at their current school of enrollment in DUSD.
*if a student living within DUSD needs to attend school in a district other than DUSD due to parent employment or child care needs.
Q: If my student already has an application for the current year, do I need to fill an application out for 2016-2017?
A:For continuing students, residing in Alameda County: Unless a student is transitioning from elementary to middle, or middle to high school, applications are not required for the 2016-2017 school year. This means if they are continuing at your school - and they have a signed approved application on file, they are fine for the 2016-17 year and do not need to reapply.
For student living outside of Alameda County, a new request is required each year.
For new students: New requests for students requesting an inter district transfer request into our district are accepted beginning April 1. Be sure that your student is enrolled in their school of residence until you receive written notification that your request was approved.
Q. When will I know if my Inter-district request has been approved?
A. Current requests are processed weekly and parents will be notified by mail once their application has been approved or sent to the receiving district. Typically this process can take up to 2 weeks. For new requests for the 2016-2017 school year, you should hear some time during July or early August of the decision. Students should be registered in their school of residence in the event the request is not approved.
Q. Why was my request for an Intra not approved when the school told me they have space available?
A. Grade-level capacity at each school is established each year based upon many factors, including staffing, availability of facilities, and growth. Schools cannot give a guarantee that there is definitely space and the application is approved. All approvals come from the district office, Office of Student Services.
Q. What if I file an Intra/Inter-district transfer request and then I change my mind?
A. A transfer request may be rescinded by the parent/guardian any time before the student begins attending the school. The parent/guardian should contact Judi Fall
in Educational Services at 925 828 2551 ext 8096 or by clicking her name to send an email.