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May Placement Period

May placements are dependent upon available openings after the March registration period that was completed in April. If there is more demand than seats available at your requested schools, the appropriate tie-breaker process will be utilized.

If you are applying for the first time in the May Placement Period, you will receive an assignment offer. Offers will be mailed out on May 18, 2018. If there is no space in any of your requested schools, your child will be offered a placement in the school closest to home where there are openings or will keep the assignment to the previous school or program. You have until June 1, 2018 to register for this new assignment by going to the assigned school with a copy of the assignment letter.

If you have participated in the March Placement Period, registered at the school in March or April, participated in this May Placement Period, and received a placement offer into one of your higher-choice schools, then your previous March assignment has been canceled.   You have until June 1, 2018 to register for this new assignment by by going to the assigned school with a copy of the assignment letter.

If the District is not able to offer you an assignment to any of your amended choice schools, you will not receive another assignment offer.  If you registered at the assigned school from the March Placement Period, you will maintain that school assignment. No further action is required.  If you did not register at the school offered during the March Placement Period, then your child’s assignment has been canceled and he/she does not have a school assignment.

Register and Confirm Your Assignment

If you do not register by June 1, 2018, this assignment will be cancelled.

School begins on August 20, 2018. Students who do not attend within the first three days of school will be withdrawn. If you have enrolled but do not plan to attend, please notify the school or contact the Educational Placement Center.

The Wait Pool Process

If you would like to continue to participate in the assignment process or would like to apply for a higher-choice school, you may submit a Wait Pool Form for ONE SCHOOL for the Wait Pool Process by June 1, 2018. 

Applications submitted for the Wait Pool process will stay active for all assignment runs conducted in June, August, and until the end of the enrollment process which ends on September 1, 2018. The Wait Pool process will be conducted in June through August, prior to the beginning of school, and continue throughout the first two weeks of school as openings occur.

Any assignment offer to any wait pool school will be final and the process will end. In other words, if you receive an assignment into the school listed on the Wait Pool Form, you may not apply for any other schools. Additionally, any previous school assignment will be canceled if an assignment can be offered from the Wait Pool. There will be no opportunity to choose between the previous school and the Wait Pool assignment offer.

This Wait Pool request will remain active in all Wait Pool assignment runs. To cancel this request, please email the EPC by June 1, 2018 (first wait pool run), or August 17, 2018 (final run) at

Once an assignment for the Wait Pool in August is offered, there will be no opportunity to return to the previous school.

The Appeals Process

If you have submitted a Medical or Family Hardship Appeal after the March Placement Period, it is not recommended that you submit another appeal for the Wait Pool Period UNLESS your circumstances have changed since the first appeal.

Available School Assignment Period (ASAP)

The Available School Assignment Period begins on June 27, 2018.  At that time, any student may be assigned immediately into a school with openings that does not have any waiting pool requests pending.  Students who receive an assignment through ASAP may still opt to submit a wait pool request as long as the request is submitted by August 17, 2018 at the very latest.

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 cancelled.

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