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School Choice Transfers (Students Residing in District)

Submit a Request (Starting Jan. 11)


Interested families may complete a School Choice Transfer Request beginning on January 11, 2023, online in the Aeries Parent Portal (instructions below) or receive in-person assistance completing the online request at the PYLUSD Student Services office located at 1301 E. Orangethorpe Ave, Placentia, CA 92870. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Overview


The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD) School Choice Transfer Request period for the 2023-2024 school year begins Wednesday, January 11 and ends Friday, February 22, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.
During this time, parents of any current or incoming students who wish to attend a PYLUSD school other than their home school of residence for the 2023-2024 school year should fill out a School Choice Transfer Request. Request notifications will take place on or before Friday, March 31, 2023, via the email provided on the request. 

The district will only offer one School Choice Transfer Request period for the 2023-2024 school year. Transfer approvals are subject to space availability. In any situation where the number of requests exceeds the space available, approval of transfers will be determined by a random and unbiased selection process. Requests received during the school choice window are not processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Please note, PYLUSD school sites do not distribute nor accept School Choice Transfer Requests. In addition, once a student has been approved to their school of choice, that school becomes their designated school of attendance. For approved transfers TK-6, this transfer will remain in effect through middle school. Families who currently have a choice transfer in place through middle school do not need to submit a new request. Current 8th graders attending a middle school on a School Choice Transfer will need to reapply if they wish to attend a PYLUSD high school other than their home school of residence.


Transitional Kindergarten School Choice Information


Current Transitional Kindergarten students on a School Choice Transfer will need to complete a School Choice Transfer for the 2023-2024 school year. Students will be sent back to their home school of attendance for kindergarten unless another School Choice Transfer Request is submitted and accepted for the subsequent school year. Beginning the 2023-2024 school year, Transitional Kindergarten students on a School Choice Transfer will have their transfer remain in effect through middle school. For questions regarding Transitional Kindergarten students, please contact the PYLUSD Student Services Department at (714) 985-8670.


Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) School Choice Information


Current GATE-identified students attending GATE Magnet Schools do not need to request a School Choice Transfer. Students waiting to hear about qualifying for GATE must adhere to all GATE policies regarding magnet school placement when notified by the GATE Office. Visit www.pylusd.org/gate/ or contact the GATE Coordinator for further information at (714) 985-8675.

 

Instructions for How to Submit School Choice Transfer Request in Aeries Parent Portal

 

For Currently Enrolled Students (Most Common)

  1. Beginning on January 11, log in to the Aeries Parent Portal.
  2. Click on the student you would like to submit a School Choice Transfer Request. 
  3. Be sure you have selected the correct student.
  4. Click Student Info.
  5. Click on the School Choice Transfer Request Form.
  6. Complete the request.
  7. Repeat for every student as necessary.

 

To Add a New Student to an Existing Aeries Parent Portal

  1. Beginning on January 11, log in to the Aeries Parent Portal.
  2. Click Student Info.
  3. Click on the School Choice Transfer Request Form.
  4. Click on Add New Student/Sibling to existing Aeries Parent Portal account.
  5. Complete the general information for the new student then click save. 
  6. Information for at least one parent/guardian is required. This includes email address and phone number.
  7. You will be returned to the School Choice Transfer Request screen.
  8. Click on Create a New School of Choice Request.
  9. Be sure to have the correct student profile while processing this request.
  10. Complete the request.
  11. Repeat for every student as necessary.

 

For New Students Whose Parents Do Not Have a PYLUSD Aeries Account

  1. If you do not have a student currently enrolled in PYLUSD, create a NEW Aeries Parent Portal account.
  2. Provide email and create a password.  
  3. A verification email will be sent to your email address from [email protected].
  4. Beginning on January 11, log in to the Aeries Parent Portal.
  5. Complete the General Information section for the new student then click save. 
  6. Information for at least one parent/guardian is required. This includes email address and phone number.
  7. You will be returned to the School Choice Transfer Request screen.
  8. Click on Create a New School of Choice Request.
  9. Be sure to have the correct student profile while processing this request.
  10. Complete the request.
  11. Repeat for every student as necessary.

Questions?


Need help filling out a School Choice Transfer Request in the Aeries Parent Portal? Call the Student Services Department at (714) 985-8670 or the Technology Help Desk at (714) 985-8733.