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SPUSD 2022-2023 Registration Begins in Mid-February

SOUTH PASADENA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT REGISTRATION BEGINS IN MID-FEBRUARY
 
Schools Welcome Prospective Students for the 2022-2023 Academic Year
 
     SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (January 25, 2022) – Registration to enroll children in South Pasadena elementary schools for the 2022-2023 school year will begin February 16, 2022. Parents/guardians interested in registering their children should first visit their home school to pick up a registration packet and schedule an appointment for an in-person meeting. The meetings will be scheduled between February 28-March 4, 2022 for families who have other children in the District or March 14-18, 2022 for new families. The child’s home school is determined by the attendance area boundaries for each school, and addresses may be verified here.
 
     To improve the likelihood that siblings will attend the same elementary school, siblings of current students will be allowed to register first. When parents/guardians complete their registration meeting during the designated dates with the required paperwork, they are ensured an equal chance of being placed at their home school during the new family lottery, regardless of when the initial meeting takes place. The date and time of registration will only be used to determine school placement (as space permits) for children who register after March 18, 2022.
 
     With the statewide expansion of the transitional kindergarten (TK) program, children who turn five between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023 also will be eligible to register for the TK program offered this fall. Eligibility dates for transitional kindergarten this year are for children born between September 2, 2017 and February 2, 2018. During the next four years, eligibility for the local TK program will expand by two months each year. More information about the TK program may be found on the SPUSD website.
 
     School registration is a multi-step process and should be followed as outlined below:

SIBLINGS OF CURRENT STUDENTS (TK-5):
  1. Starting February 16 at 9 a.m., visit your home school (Arroyo Vista, Marengo, Monterey Hills) in person to pick up a registration packet and schedule an appointment between Monday, February 28 and Friday, March 4. Please read the printed packet carefully before completing the online forms.
  2. Once you have read the packet and scheduled your appointment, then go to the online registration portal at https://my.spusd.net, review the instructions, and fill out the online AIR registration form;
  3. Print two copies of the completed form and bring them to your in-person, registration appointment;
  4. Finish the registration process during the scheduled appointment.
    • Parents/guardians must submit all required paperwork including residency verification documents.
    • Please wear a face covering during the appointment and follow all health and safety guidelines.   
STUDENTS NEW TO THE DISTRICT (TK-5):
  1. Determine the home school for your child - view attendance area boundaries and verify addresses here.
  2. Starting February 16 at 9 a.m., visit your home school (Arroyo Vista, Marengo, Monterey Hills) in person to pick up a registration packet and schedule an appointment between Monday, March 14 and Friday, March 18. Please read the printed packet carefully before completing the online forms.
  3. Once you have read the packet and scheduled your appointment, then go to the online registration portal at https://my.spusd.net, review the instructions, and fill out the online AIR registration form;
  4. Print two copies of the completed form and bring them to your in-person, registration appointment;
  5. Finish the registration process during the scheduled appointment.Parents/guardians must submit all required paperwork including residency verification documents.
    • Parents/guardians must submit all required paperwork including residency verification documents.
    • Please wear a face covering during the appointment and follow all health and safety guidelines. 
STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION (DI) PROGRAM:
  1. Determine the home school for your child - view attendance area boundaries and verify addresses here.
  2. Starting February 16 at 9 a.m., visit your home school (Arroyo Vista, Marengo, Monterey Hills) in person to pick up a registration packet and schedule an appointment. Please read the printed packet carefully before completing the online forms.
    • Children with siblings in the District should schedule their appointment to finish registration between February 28-March 4.
    • Children new to the District should schedule their appointment to finish registration between March 14-18.
  3. Once you have read the packet, then go to the online registration portal at https://my.spusd.net, review the instructions, and fill out the online AIR registration form  – NOTE INTEREST IN DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION, POSSIBLE OLDER SIBLING ENROLLMENT IN THE DI PROGRAM and LANGUAGE FLUENCY;
  4. Print two copies of the completed form and bring them to your in-person, registration appointment;
  5. Finish the registration process during the scheduled appointment.
    • Parents/guardians must submit all required paperwork including residency verification documents.
    • Please wear a face covering during the appointment and follow all health and safety guidelines.
     Required documents at the registration appointment include three current proofs of residence, two copies of the printed AERIES Internet Registration (AIR), original birth certificate or passport for the child, original immunization records for the child (officially translated, if in another language), and photo identification of the parent/guardian registering the child.
 
     After sibling and new family registrations take place, two different lotteries will be held. First, the Dual Language Immersion (DI) lottery will be held to establish the DI kindergarten classes at Marengo (Mandarin) and Monterey Hills (Spanish), and then the new family lottery will be held to establish priority among the new families who have registered at each home school. The DI lottery will take place on Wednesday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m. Results from the DI lottery will be emailed by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, 2022. DI commitment forms are due to the Marengo or Monterey Hills by 12 p.m. on April 19, 2022. The new family TK/K lottery will take place on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. These lotteries are open to the public and will be held in the District Office Board Room.    
 
     If parents would like a child to attend a school other than the designated home school, they must complete an open enrollment form, available at the school office, or downloadable here and turn it in to their home school where they registered, prior to April 29, 2022 by 4 p.m. The open enrollment lottery will take place in early August, and those placements, if possible, will be made just before the start of the 2022-2023 school year.
 
     Families with new middle or high school students may register their students at the school sites beginning April 18, 2022 by appointment. Please check the school or District websites for more information.
 
About South Pasadena Unified School District
Established in 1886, the South Pasadena Unified School District (SPUSD) serves approximately 4,800 students within five schools including three elementary schools, one middle school and one comprehensive high school in South Pasadena, California.  Nestled in the West San Gabriel Valley, SPUSD has earned a reputation for providing high quality public education, attracting families who value challenging academic programs and outstanding teachers. Consistently recognized for superior performance, SPUSD students earn honors at the local, state and national level. The District draws vital support from parents and community members through the South Pasadena Educational Foundation, local PTAs and booster clubs.
 
For more information, contact: South Pasadena Unified School District, Office of the Superintendent, scarroll@spusd.net.