Saturday, February 18, 2017

Mid Winter Break

Next week school is off for all of SPS and its the last week of the open enrollment process. https://www.seattleschools.org/admissions/school_choice For those who are still considering their options here's a quick summary of what's new this year.

  • Robert Eagle Staff  Middle School is opening. If you're in the Whitman or  Eaglestaff M.S. reference zones, this will be your assigned middle school. This is being done as a geosplit so even current 6th and 7th graders at HIMS will move. 
  • Cascadia Elementary is opening. If you're in the North end except for the North East quadrant this will be your new site.
  • Decatur Elementary is opening. If you're in the Eckstein reference zone this will be your new site next year. 
  • Ingraham H.S. is still an option site and this year enrollment caps will likely kick in.
  • Madison Middle School is the pathway for West Seattle. Grandfathering exists for those already at WMS.

In all cases you can check your current assigned school here: http://www.seattleschools.org/admissions/registration/assignment_lookup_tool/

Note: you can always request admissions to a non pathway school during this process. Your chances are dependent on open space at that site. So for instance, if you're assigned to Madison MS but really want to go to Washington MS you would fill out the open enrollment form and request it.

Also as usual, you can still transfer in up until May 31st. Pathway schools are required to still accept any students that do so, all others are on a space available basis. However, if you've made your mind up, do not delay. Budgets and planning occur based on the initial numbers.


4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Tolley: we need to show that MTSS is improving things and people want to stay in their neighborhood school.
Enrollment: okay, no problem! We'll plan open enrollment during mid-winter break thereby cutting the enrollment window in half.

Problem solved

Anonymous said...

Madison is the pathway only for rising 6th graders (current 5th graders) in west Seattle. Rising 7th and 8th graders in West Seattle will still attend WMS.

Anonymous said...

I have an HCC 8th grader at Jane Addams who wanted to go to Roosevelt (our reference area school) for high school. I submitted that selection via e-mail and mailed it in as well. Any ideas when the update should be reflected in the Assignment tool? There was some mention of 48 hours on the site, but I suspect it will take much longer than that to process all requests. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Found an answer to my own question on the SPS site: The results of Open Enrollment for the 2017-18 school year will be available online through the Assignment Lookup Tool starting April 17, 2017. Each student who receives a new assignment through Open Enrollment will also be mailed a result letter. Waitlist moves will continue through May 31, 2017.