School registration process
Original post made by Lillian Kvitko on Feb 23, 2007
on Feb 23, 2007 at 8:39 pm
I have heard: The school registration places currently enrolled PAUSD students and then they place new students registering into PAUSD. We registered for 6th grade last year and did not hear until middle of June for final placement. The school office staff are very helpful, but the central attendance office staff were a bit scary. I am sure the central attendance office is very busy, but they show no concern for the parents anxiety about knowing what school the children will attend. For me our work scheduled depended on where my kids would be located, also for peace of mind its nice to know.
You might want to contact the school you are zoned for. They should have some idea of enrollment and space available from the prior year. It would give you some idea of your chances of being over flowed and where you are likely to be sent, if overflowed. You can always visit a few schools based on the results. Good luck.
on Feb 24, 2007 at 10:16 am
If the kinder registration deadline was 2/2 - technically your application was late. Aside from that - the secretary of the elementary school which is you neighborhood school should know if there is a waiting list for next year, it depends on if the current 4th grade is full (someone would need to leave), if there are already kids on the waiting list, etc. If the 4th grade is full, the secretaries seem to have a good idea of what schools are not full in a particular grade, though they may not feel comfortable sharing this info. Good luck and remember your child will enjoy any of the elementary schools in Palo Alto!
on Feb 24, 2007 at 12:26 pm
When you got your school placement in June for 6th grade was it for your assigned school or were you over flowed to another middle school? I was not aware of over flowing for middle and high schools. The central attendance people did tell me that we should be able to get into one of the near by schools: Palo Verde, El Carmelo, Fairmeadow, or Hoover. We are very worried that we would have to go across town to Barron Park or Escondido. I am going to Palo Verde on Monday to try to research the situation a bit further.