Enrollment Information for New Students, Intra Dist Trans. and Non Res. Students

PERSPECTIVE NEW STUDENTS

 

 

Welcome to the Puyallup School District. If you are new to the area, this page provides valuable information that will assist you in enrolling your child in the proper school and program.

 

 

I just moved to the Puyallup area, how do I know where to register my student?

For school-aged children, the first step is to call the district administrative offices at (253) 841-1301. Provide the secretary with your home address and grade level of your student. From there you’ll be directed to the school where you’ll register your student.

 

 

How do I Enroll at Gov. John R. Rogers High School ?

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Perspective new students planning on enrolling or transferring to

 Rogers High School

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Perspective new students need to contact Mrs. Adams, Counseling Secretary at 253-841-8722 or adamsTL@puyallup.k12.wa.us to obtain a registration packet and information.

 

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You may download and print a copy of the Registration Materials  Rogers High School Registration Materials

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You may also pick up a registration packet in person at the Rogers High School Counseling Center Monday through Friday between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm.

  

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Additional Registration Information 

 

Do I need to schedule an appointment to register my child?
Yes, scheduling an appointment is always advisable. Call the school to which you’ve been directed and speak with the counseling department to schedule an appointment.

 

 

What do I need to bring when I register my child?
Proof of residency (one of the following forms is acceptable):

 

  • Copy of a current utility bill
  • Copy of lease/rental agreement
  • Copy of mortgage papers

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  • Copy of my student's transcript from last school
  • Copy of my student's withdrawl form/grades (if in the middle of a semester)
  • Copy of immunization records

  

 Parents of special needs students should also bring the following:

 

  • Copy of current IEP/special education evaluation and any other relevant evaluative information
  • Copies of relevant medical documentation

 

 

 

What can I expect when I meet with a counselor to schedule my high school student?

When you meet with any one of the school counselors, you can expect a high level of professionalism, respect, and understanding. The goal of our counselors is to assist in creating a program where your student’s individual needs are met and success is achieved.

 

 

 

What other forms will I be asked to complete?
Parent of special needs students will be asked to complete a few extra forms, including the following:

 

  • Exchange of Confidential Information. This form allows the district to request records from your student’s previous school district.
  • Prior Written Notice. Provided that your student's IEP is current, this notice proposes action to provide special education services to your student in their new Puyallup school.

 

 

Consent for Initial Placement in Special Education. Provided that your student's IEP is current, this consent asks you to acknowledge that your student will be receiving special education services. 

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**These forms will all be provided during the registration process.

 

 

 

 

 

IN DISTRICT OR OUT OF DISTRICT STUDENTS WISHING TO TRANSFER TO ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL 

  

Intra District Tranfer Instructions - (from one PSD High School to another PSD High School)

Resident students who wish to   attend a school other than their resident school in 2015-16 must complete the   appropriate Intra-District Transfer Application and submit them by the   deadlines indicated below. Applications can be downloaded from this page. Applications   are also available at school offices and the Puyallup School District   Education Service Center.

If the student is on a current   approved transfer, a transfer application is not needed for the 2015-16   school year. Transfers are considered valid for all years that the student   attends that school, unless the parent rescinds or the school revokes the   transfer. This means the elementary transfer is valid for grades K-6, the   junior high transfer is valid for grades 7-9, and the high school transfer is   valid for grades 10-12.

 

 High school applications and deadlines

For best consideration, submit the high school Intra-District Transfer Application by January   10, 2015. Applications will also be accepted on April 1 and June   1, 2015. Applications submitted after June 1 might not be considered   until after the fourth day of school in September.

 

 

Download the 2015-2016 High School Intra-District Transfer Application      

 

Parents who submit the application   by the January 10 deadline will be notified of conditional acceptance or   denial of new transfer requests by February 15. Parents who submit the   application by the April 1 or June 1 deadlines will be notified of   conditional acceptance or denial of new transfer requests in a timely manner   no later than June 30.

Applications submitted after the   final June 1 deadline might not be considered until after the fourth day of   school in September.

 

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In-district transfer approval criteria

Applications will be considered on   a first-come, first-served basis and are contingent on the following   criteria:

      
  • There is adequate capacity in the school; acceptance of the transfer should not cause a hardship on resident students.
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  • The student demonstrates regular attendance, academic effort, and conformance with school disciplinary standards.
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  • The parent is willing and able to provide timely transportation.
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  • The school offers a program suitable to meet the educational and other needs of the student.

 

If the student does not meet these four criteria, the principal will communicate expectations to the parent and   student. If the transfer is to be revoked, the parent will be notified on or around May 1.

 

Submitting   an appeal

Parents have the right to appeal a   transfer application that is denied. A letter, e-mail, or phone call should   be submitted to Administrative Assistant Karen Howard at 253-435-6726 within   five business days of receipt of the notification. A meeting will be scheduled within 15 business days to address the appeal.

 

Rescinding a transfer

Transfers are considered valid for   all years that the student attends that school, unless the parent rescinds or   the school revokes the transfer. This means the elementary transfer is valid   for grades K-6, the junior high transfer is valid for grades 7-9, and the   high school transfer is valid for grades 10-12. If the student is on a   current approved transfer, a transfer application is not needed for the   2015-16 school year.

Parents who wish to rescind a   transfer and enroll their child in the resident school should fill out a Request to Rescind form or submit a rescind   letter as soon as possible.

 

Contact information

Submit new transfer applications   or send requests to appeal a decision or rescind a transfer to the following   address:

Chief Academic Officer Puyallup School District Education Service Center 302 Second Street SE  Puyallup, WA 98372

 

For questions or comments, contact   Administrative Assistant Karen Howard at 253-435-6726.

 

 

 

 

Out of District (Non-Resident) Transfer Waiver Request Instructions 

 

  

The Puyallup School District allows for students living outside the district to request a waiver to attend school in this district. The Non-Resident Application for Enrollment must be submitted annually.

 

Out-of-district waiver criteria

 Non-resident applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis and are based on the following criteria:

 

  • There is adequate capacity in the school; acceptance of the transfer should not cause a hardship on resident students.
  • The student demonstrates regular attendance, academic effort, and conformance with school disciplinary standards.
  • The parent is willing and able to provide timely transportation.
  • The school offers a program suitable to meet the educational and other needs of the student.
  • The request does not cause a financial burden to the Puyallup School District.

 

Application procedure

 The following is the procedure for applying for an out-of-district waiver:

 

  1. Obtain a Release of Attendance form from the resident district.
  2. Complete the Non-Resident Application for Enrollment, which is available for download in the Application forms and deadline windows section below on this page. Applications are also available at district school offices and at the Puyallup School District Education Service Center.
  3. If this is a first-time application, also provide the following information:
    • transcript
    • immunization record
    • resident school discipline record (if there are no discipline issues, provide a signed and dated statement from the resident school indicating that there are no discipline issues)
    • attendance record
    • state assessment records

     

  4. Submit the application, the release, and the necessary additional information by the due date to:

                    Puyallup School District

                    Attention:  Shelly Teele

                    Education Service Center

                    302 Second Street SE
                    Puyallup, WA 98372

 

Applications must be fully complete to be considered.

 

Application form due dates:

Secondary. For optimal consideration, submit the 2015-16 Secondary Non-Resident Application for Enrollment by January 10, 2015. Additional due dates are April 10 and June 1, 2015.

Out-of-District Waiver


 

Parents will be notified of acceptance or denial of the application within 45 calendar days after the due date.

 

Applications submitted after the third due date in June may not be considered until after the fourth day of school in September.

 

 Appeals

Parents have the right to appeal a waiver application that is denied. A letter should be submitted to Secretary Shelly Teele within five business days of receipt of the notification. A meeting will be scheduled to address the appeal.

 

Contact information

 Submit completed waiver application packets or send requests for appeal to the following address or email Teelesa@puyallup.k12.wa.us:

 

Puyallup School District

Attention:  Shelly Teele

Education Service Center
302 Second Street SE
Puyallup, WA 98372

 

For questions, contact Secretary Shelly Teele at (253) 841-8796.