Open Enrollment

About Open Enrollment

Please call the EPC at 415-241-6085 to get an assignment during Open Enrollment.

What is Open Enrollment?

Families who need a school for 2021-22 can participate in Open Enrollment to be immediately placed into a school with openings. Any family can participate in Open Enrollment, whether you are new to the district, or have participated in the Main Round or Round 2 but seek a different school than the one you were assigned. For school year 2021-22, this enrollment period runs from July 19 through September 3.

Open Enrollment is a first-come, first-served process where students can enroll immediately into a school. This process is ONLY available for schools with open seats AND zero pending Wait Pool requests.

How to participate in Open Enrollment

Please call the EPC at 415-241-6085 to get an assignment during Open Enrollment.

Who can participate in Open Enrollment?

You can participate in Open Enrollment if you applied for Main Round or Round 2 but still seek a different school. Any family still looking for a school for the 2021-22 school year is welcome to participate.

When is the Open Enrollment period and how do I participate?

For School Year 2021-22, Open Enrollment starts at 8:00 a.m. on July 19, 2021 and continues through September 3. Due to COVID-19, our office will not be open for in-person visits. 

To participate, please call the EPC at 415-241-6085 to get an assignment during Open Enrollment. Enrollment counselors will help parents in order of their calls to enroll their child for school. 

What can I to make the process faster?

If this is your first time applying for the 2021-22 school year, we encourage you to complete an Online Application. This will help us process your school request more quickly. Here is the link to the Online Application, and here are instructions for how to complete it.

If I receive a school during Open Enrollment, may I still submit a request for another school?

  • Yes, if you receive a school during Open Enrollment (or received one from the Main Round or Round 2) you may still submit a Wait Pool Request
  • You will keep that school, unless you receive another school through the Wait Pool.

Do I need to submit documents for Open Enrollment?

  • If you participated in the Main Round or Round 2, then, no; we already have the necessary documents from you.
  • If you are new to SFUSD, or have not participated in the Main Round or Round 2, then, yes, we will need documents. You will have the opportunity to submit them after you complete your Open Enrollment Form.
  • Families who are unable to submit documents online can ask an EPC counselor for other options when the counselor calls you.
  • The documents required are: Parent/Guardian Photo ID, Student Proof of Birth (Birth Certificate or Hospital Record), Proof of Home Address (see acceptable documents here: sfusd.edu/schools/enroll/apply/required-documents)