FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Who should participate in the Open Enrollment program?
A: Only those families who live in the East Whittier City School District attendance area, and wish to have their child enroll in a district school other than his/her school of residence, should participate in Open Enrollment.
Q: How do I determine my son's/daughter's school of residence?
A: Students can determine their school of residence by going to www.ewcsd.org under the heading of Family Resources and clicking on Attendance Maps.
Q: How do I participate in the open enrollment option for my son/daughter?
A: Obtain a permit from the East Whittier City School District office during the open enrollment period.
Q: Am I assured the school I request during open enrollment?
A: No. Some of our schools are projected to be at or above enrollment capacity*. If requests for a school during the open enrollment period exceed the school's capacity, permits for the schools listed will be accepted based on a random lottery. You will be notified in May if your child's permit has been accepted as part of the lottery process. Otherwise, your permit will be processed as an intradistrict permit and accepted based on the date it was submitted and the priorities for acceptance as indicated in Board Policy.
*Please note we are not accepting kindergarten permit applications for Leffingwell or Ocean View.
Q: If I want my son/daughter to attend the same school as a sibling, and it is not the school of residence, do I submit an Open Enrollment application?
A: Yes. You need to complete an intradistrict permit application during the open enrollment window.
Q: Is transportation provided to the new school?
A: No. Transportation is the responsibility of the parents/guardians.
Q: Do open enrollment permits need to be renewed each year?
A: No, however, you need to submit a Notification of Return form online each year. This year's deadline dates are April 16th for intradistrict permits and May 16th for interdistrict permits.
Q: How do I register for transitional kindergarten?
A: Transitional kindergarten (TK) will be offered at three elementary schools for the 2018-2019 school year. A TK application is required to be considered for a TK space. All students who live in the East Whittier City School District attendance area are eligible to attend TK at one of the following schools if their 5th birthday falls between 9/2/13 through 12/2/13.
Evergreen (Full-Day) Mulberry (Half-Day) Orchard Dale (Half-Day)
Please use the form below if you want to be released from EWCSD to attend a school in another district. Complete and return form to firstname.lastname@example.org.