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May Placement Period

If you would like to apply for a different school assignment, you may participate in the May Placement Period. You will be placed in another assignment process for schools that have openings after the March Placement Period. You must submit a May Placement Application Form by April 5, 2019.

Notifications for the May Placement Period will be received during the week of May 20. If you are assigned to a new school, you will be immediately dropped from your previously assigned school.

Flowchart for families who want to apply for a different school

Withdrawing from SFUSD

If at any time you need to leave SFUSD because you’ve moved, are attending private school, or other reasons, please contact the Educational Placement Center at

Hardship Appeals

Families who cannot attend their assigned school due to unique hardships may file for a Placement Appeal. 

Additional Options for Applying for New School Assignments

Wait Pools

After the May Placement Period, students who wish to attend schools that don’t have any openings can submit a wait pool request by May 31, 2019 and EPC will check periodically to see if any seats are available in these schools. If seats open, EPC will conduct a wait pool run to fill those openings.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment begins on June 26, 2019.  At that time, students can ask to be assigned to a school with openings that does not have any pending wait pool requests.  Students who are assigned through Open Enrollment may still submit a wait pool request for another school if submitted by August 14, 2019.  Open Enrollment will continue for the entire school year for any student wishing to enroll immediately into a school with openings and no pending requests.

Get Help

For more information about your options after the March Placement Period, please attend one of the following enrollment workshops:

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