How to Decline Your School Assignment for Next Year

How to Decline Your Main Round Assignment

The deadline to ACCEPT a Main Round school assignment has passed. 

If you did not accept your assignment and you were not automatically enrolled (as stated in your assignment letter), you no longer have a school for next school year 2024-2025. Please contact the Enrollment Center for help. 

Families can still DECLINE their school assignment up until the first day of school (August 19, 2024). If you know your student will not be attending SFUSD next year, it is important that you decline their assignment — that helps SFUSD and other families who are still trying to get into schools.

To decline your assignment, please follow one of the options below: 

To Decline Using ParentVUE (from April 8 to May 24)

Follow these steps: 

  1. Go to and sign in to your ParentVUE account. 
  2. Click “Online Forms” on the upper right-hand corner.

3. Select “2024-2025 Decline Main Round School Assignment”

4. Read the instructions and follow the prompts.

You can review step-by-step instructions on how to decline your assignment on ParentVUE:

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You can also watch this video on how to decline your assignment on ParentVUE: 

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All SFUSD families, new or current, are provided a ParentVUE account. If you do not have an account yet, please visit to get started. 

If you need help with ParentVUE, please visit this help page.

To Decline by Email (through August 19)

All assignment letters will be mailed with a paper Response Form.

If you misplaced your paper Response Form, you can download and fill out a blank Response Form: 

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For the non-English languages, the response form is located on the second page. 

Decline the school assignment by completing the Response Form and email a scan or photo of the Response Form by August 19, 2024 to

Please make sure your scan or photo of the Response Form is clear and legible.

To Decline at our Office In-Person (through August 19)

You can also drop off your completed Response Form in-person at one of our offices. Our office is located at 555 Franklin Street, Room 100 (open Monday through Friday); and 1520 Oakdale Avenue, Room 13 (open Tuesday and Thursday). Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 

Need help?

You can Contact Us at 415-241-6085. Our office hours are 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 


To Learn More About Your School

If you want to learn more about your assigned school before you accept or decline your assignment, you may want to visit the school or speak with staff or parents. Many schools are offering tours for newly assigned families - sign up at or visit your new school's website for more information. 

View Main Round Accept or Decline flow chart

Flow chart showing accept decline options

View Spanish and Chinese versions of this chart. 

This page was last updated on April 8, 2024