SFUSD mails initial school assignment letters in mid-March each year. PPS-SF is ready to guide you through the next steps in the process.
Register at your assigned school.
If you are pleased with your assigned school, congratulations! You are done as soon as you register.
All families should register at their assigned schools by the deadline. Registering at your assigned school will not hurt your chances in next rounds and could possibly help your chances in future rounds.
Applying for May Placement Period (Round 2).
If you would like to apply for another school, then you should register at your assigned school and submit a May Placement Period application at the EPC by the deadline.
You should bring a photo ID, proof of address documentation and turn in the application in person at the Educational Placement Center (EPC).
Parents should only list schools on their May Placement Period applications that they want more than the school they were initially assigned in the March Placement Period. If the district is able to offer you another school in May Placement Period, you will automatically lose your initial assignment, even if you have registered your child at that school.
Applying for June Wait Pool (Round 3).
All families who apply for the May Placement Period receive a letter in mid-May. If you receive and assignment and are pleased with your assigned school, then you only need to register by the deadline. Congratulations!
If you do not register by the deadline, then your child loses the spot and you will have to start the process over.
If you would like to apply for another school, then you should register at your assigned school and submit a Wait Pool (Round 3) application at the EPC by the deadline. You may only request one school for the Wait Pool.
Wait Pool continues.
The August Wait Pool (Round 4) continues the Wait Pool process that began with June Wait Pool. If you submitted a Wait Pool form for June and did not receive an assignment to your Wait Pool school, your application stays active throughout the August Wait Pool unless you remove your name from the Wait Pool.