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How to Accept Your School Assignment

  1. Receive your assignment letter.
    Assignment offers are mailed to the applicant’s home address listed on their application.
  2. Accept or decline your school assignment.
    Students who do not accept their assignment by the deadline will be dropped from their assigned school. Therefore, we highly recommend that you accept your assigned school even if you choose to apply for other schools in the subsequent placement rounds. See Key Dates for more information.
  3. Connect with your school. 
    Look out for communication from SFUSD and/or your new school on next steps. Be ready to provide additional forms and documents to complete your assignment (emergency card, health records, etc.). Please do not go to your school or the EPC. 

Participate in Additional Rounds

Families who wish to get a different school than the one they are assigned may participate in subsequent placement periods. This allows families to list a new set of preferred school options that is processed through the student assignment process. Learn more about the different placement periods:

Medical or Family Hardship Appeal

The Medical and Family Hardship Appeals Committee is convened after each placement period and conducts a review of students who submit an appeal based on either medical or family hardship. If an appeal is approved, it is sent to the Educational Placement Center for assignment into a school that can meet the student’s needs and that has space available.

  • Appeals are granted on the basis of the documentation provided to the Appeals Committee, which is convened only for the purpose of conducting reviews at specific times in the enrollment cycle.
  • Appeals are considered only for cases where the students needs cannot be met at the assigned school.
  • Approved appeals are granted for ONE SCHOOL ONLY that can meet the student’s needs and cannot be used for placement into multiple schools.
  • Appeal forms can be obtained from the EPC or from the District’s website and returned at the appropriate deadline in order to be reviewed.

See appeals forms for more information.

Withdraw Your Application

If you need to withdraw your school assignment, please complete this form.