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In-District Transfer

Resident students who wish to attend a school other than their resident school in the next school year must complete the appropriate in-district transfer request and submit it by the deadlines indicated below.

Due to overcrowding and high enrollment, not every school in the Puyallup School District is open for in-district transfers. Enrollment at the following schools is closed for the 2022-23 school year (this list is subject to change).

  • Carson Elementary (Grade 6)
  • Fruitland (Grade 4)
  • Northwood (Grade K, 1 and 5)
  • Pope Elementary (Grades 4 and 5)
  • Shaw Road (Grade 4)
  • Sunrise (Grade 6)
  • Zeiger (Grade 4 and 5)
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      • Aylen JH (Grades 8)
        • Ballou JH (Grade 7)
      • Ferrucci Junior High (All Grades)
        • Glacier View JH (Grade 7 and 8)
      • Kalles JH (Grade 7 and 8)
      • Stahl JH (Grade 7 and 8)
     
    • ERHS (Grade 10)
    • PHS (Grade 10)
    • RHS (Grade 10)
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Transfer requests for one of the above schools will be denied unless your student meets one of the exception criteria listed below. If you wish to enroll your student in one of the above schools, 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)


IN-DISTRICT TRANSFER APPROVAL CRITERIA

Transfer requests 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. (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.

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

APPLICATION DUE DATES FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR

Junior High and High School In-District Transfer Requests will be accepted each year beginning December 10. Applications will be reviewed on January 10, April 10, and June 1. For optimal consideration for the next school year, submit applications by January 10. Acceptance or denial of applications received by January 10 will be communicated to parents by February 28. Applications submitted after the third due date in June may not be considered until after the fourth day of school in September.

Elementary In-District Transfer Requests will be accepted each year beginning February 14. Requests will be reviewed on March 1, May 1, and June 15. For optimal consideration for the next school year, submit requests by March 1. Acceptance or denial of requests received March 1 will be communicated to parents by April 15. Requests submitted after the third due date in June may not be considered until after the fourth day of school in September.

IN-DISTRICT TRANSFER REQUEST FORMS

2022-23 Junior High Intra-District Transfer Request (English)  (Spanish)
2022-23 High School Intra-District Transfer Request (English)  (Spanish)
2022-23 Elementary Intra-District Transfer Request (English)  (Spanish)


RESCINDING 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.


APPEALS

Parents have the right to appeal a denied or revoked transfer request. 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