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March Placement Period

EPC Responses to Questions from SFSUD Parents Regarding Round One Offers

Lowell Assignment

All 2017-2018 Lowell High School offers and assignments have been made in Round 1. There are no assignments made to Lowell in Round 2.  There is no waiting pool or appeal process for Lowell.  For those are who interested, you may apply for Lowell in 10th, 11th or 12th grades. 

Twins in 2017-2018 Round 1

For the 2017-18 school year Round One application, all twins were linked and all were placed in a school together, including families who did not want their children linked in the assignment process. All families with twins were inadvertently linked.  This was human error. For these families with twins, EPC staff is available to provide one-on-one counseling and give them a priority if they are unhappy with their current assignment and wish to participate in Round 2. In the case for the twins, they would not have participated with the swapping mechanism in Round 1.  SFUSD did a thorough check of the algorithm and found that everything worked as it should in the assignment run.  In addition, the swapping mechanism worked properly for all individual students.

March Placement (Round One) Highlights

Placement letters mailed on March 20

Placement letters were mailed on March 20, and you should have received your assignment letter in the mail by now. If not, please bring a picture ID and one proof of address to the Educational Placement Center to request a duplicate letter. The Educational Placement Center is located at 555 Franklin Street and is open Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

After receiving your initial offer, you can accept the offer by registering at the school by April 21, 2017 or submit an Amended Application Form for the May Placement Period to try for a higher-choice school. If you do participate in the May Placement Period, we recommend that you still register at the school you were placed at. This will not affect your placement for the May Placement Period, and you get to keep your current assignment offer, unless we can offer you a higher-ranked school.  If you do not register, your initial offer will be canceled, and the seat will be made available to other students.

Placement options workshops

Learn more about what you can do after receiving your initial offer at the following workshops:

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 5:00-6:30 p.m., at 555 Franklin St
  • Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:00-10:30 am, at 555 Franklin St

March Placement Workshop Presentation | (Printer-friendly Version)

Participating in the May Placement Period

If you would like to participate in the May Placement Period, you must submit an Amended Application Form by April 21, 2017 listing any number of more preferred schools than your initial offer.

Offers for the May Placement Period will be mailed out on May 12, 2017.  If an assignment is offered to one of your amended choices, you will lose your previously accepted school.  There will also be a final waiting pool process where parents may submit a request for ONE school as openings become available prior to the first two weeks of schools’ opening. Parents must submit a choice form for every placement period in which they would like to participate.

The appeals process

Residency requirements

Families must meet residency guidelines as explained on the Enrollment Policies page. If the parent/guardian who has physical custody of the student(s) moves to a new address at any time after submitting the application for enrollment, s/he must submit a Change of Address form to the Education Placement Center within 14 days following the move. If the parent/guardian fails to submit a Change of Address form within 14 days of their move, the student’s enrollment may be revoked.

Students who move out of San Francisco shall apply for an interdistrict permit in the new district of residence if they wish to attend school in San Francisco. Interdistrict permits shall be processed in accordance with District procedure after assignment of San Francisco residents. Students who receive a school placement based on a specific address and subsequently move out of that address during the enrollment cycle may have their school assignment canceled.

  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 5:30-7pm, at 555 Franklin St

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