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INTRA-DISTRICT TRANSFER AND OUT-OF-DISTRICT WAIVER APPROVAL CRITERIA

Transfer and waiver 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 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 (District transportation is provided only if desired school is
   within their attendance area)
.
 
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 (waiver requests only).

If the student on an approved transfer or waiver does not meet these criteria, the principal will communicate expectations to the parent and student, and the transfer or waiver may be revoked.

Due to overcrowding and high enrollment, not every school in the Puyallup School District is open for intra-district transfers and non-resident waivers. Listed below are schools whose enrollment is closed for the 2021-22 school year (lists are subject to change).

Applications for enrollment in a closed school will be denied unless your student meets one of the exception criteria listed below. If you wish to enroll your student in a closed school, please provide a 1st and 2nd choice of schools that are currently open. 
The following exceptions may apply: 

 Siblings of a student currently attending and returning to the same school for the next school year
 
Children of district employees
 
Non-resident waiver renewals (students continuing at their current school)


APPLICATION DUE DATES FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

Secondary Transfer and Waiver Applications will be accepted each year beginning Dec. 10 (applications will be automatically denied if submitted before this date). Applications will be reviewed on Jan. 10, Apr. 10, and June 1. For optimal consideration for the next school year, submit applications by Jan. 10. Acceptance or denial of applications received by Jan. 10 will be communicated to parents by Feb. 28. Applications submitted after the third due date in June may not be considered until after the fourth day of school in Sept.

Elementary Transfer and Waiver Applications  will be accepted each year beginning Feb. 14 (applications will be automatically denied if submitted before this date). Applications will be reviewed on Mar. 1, May 1, and June 15. For optimal consideration for the next school year, submit  applications by Mar. 1. Acceptance or denial of applications received March 1 will be communicated to parents by Apr. 15. Applications submitted after the third due date in June may not be considered until after the fourth day of school in September.

Submit the completed applications via email, USPS or in person. Waiver applications must be complete to be accepted.

Puyallup School District
Attention: Waivers
Education Service Center
302 Second Street SE
Puyallup, WA 98372



APPEALS

Parents have the right to appeal a denied transfer or waiver application. Submit a letter to [email protected] within five business days of receipt of the denial notification. The appeal will be forwarded to the Executive Director of Elementary or Secondary Schools for review. A meeting or phone call shall be held within fifteen school business days after receipt of the request.  A written decision will then be issued.

Puyallup School District
Attention:  Waivers
Education Service Center
302 Second Street SE 
Puyallup, WA 98372


INTRA-DISTRICT TRANSFER REQUESTS

The following schools' enrollment for the 2021-22 school year is closed to intra-district transfers due to overcrowding and/or high enrollment (subject to change).

• Ballou Junior High
     • Ferrucci Junior High
      • Kalles Junior High (8th Grade)
      • Stahl Junior High
      • Puyallup High School
      • Rogers High School (10th Grade)

FORMS

2021-22 Elementary Transfer (English) (Spanish)
2022-23 Elementary Transfer (English) (Spanish)


2021-22 Junior High Transfer (English) (Spanish)
2022-23 Junior High Transfer (English) (Spanish)

2021-22 High School Transfer (English) (Spanish)
2022-23 High School Transfer (English) (Spanish)


RECINDING A TRANSFER

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



OUT-OF-DISTRICT WAIVER REQUESTS

These schools' enrollment for the 2021-22 school year is closed to out-of-district waivers due to overcrowding and/or high enrollment (subject to change).

• Ballou Junior High
     • Ferrucci Junior High
      • Kalles Junior High (8th Grade)
      • Stahl Junior High
      • Puyallup Digital Learning
      • Puyallup High School
      • Rogers High School (10th Grade)


1. Complete a Non-Resident Application for Enrollment
    for applicable school year.

2. Obtain a Release of Attendance from your
    resident district. 


3. First time applicants must submit the following as well:
• Transcript
 Immunization record
 Previous school discipline record (if there are no
   discipline issues, provide a signed and dated
   statement from the previous school
   indicating such)
 Attendance record
 State assessment records
 Kindergarten: A copy of the child's birth certificate
   and immunizations


FORMS

2021-22 Elementary (English) (Spanish)  
2022-23 Elementary (English) (Spanish)

2021-22 Secondary (English) (Spanish)  
2022-23 Secondary (English) (Spanish)