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Important Information About School Choice Transfers


The Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District's (PYLUSD) final School Choice Transfer Application period for the 2020-2021 school year begins May 4, 2020 and ends May 15, 2020. During this time, parents of any current or incoming students who wish to attend a PYLUSD school other than his or her home school of residence for the 2020-2021 school year should fill out a School Choice Transfer Application. Application notifications will take place Friday, June 12, 2020.

Please note, PYLUSD school sites do not distribute nor accept School Choice Transfer Applications. In addition, once a student has been approved to their school of choice, that school becomes their designated school of attendance. This transfer will remain in effect through middle school. 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 his or her home school of residence.

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.

Interested families may complete a School Choice Transfer Application (beginning January 8, 2020 at 7:30 am) online at www.pylusd.org/schoolchoiceapp/ or in person at the PYLUSD Student Services office located at 1301 E Orangethorpe Ave., Placentia, CA 92870.

To learn more about School Choice Transfers, please call the Student Services Department at (714) 985-8670.

*Important Information Regarding Preppy K and School Choice Transfers

All PYLUSD elementary school sites will offer Preppy K starting the next school year. Therefore, the District will not accept Preppy K School Choice Transfer Applications for the 2020-2021 school year. However, if you have extenuating circumstances, please click here and complete the form. In the meantime, please be sure to register at your student’s home school. All requests are subject to space availability at the requested site. Please keep in mind that, even if your request is granted based on extenuating circumstances, you must still submit a choice transfer form next year for your student to continue attending that site. For questions regarding Preppy K students, please contact the PYLUSD Educational Services Department at (714) 985-8785.

School Choice Transfer Application Timeline
Final Application Period
Monday, May 4, 2020 - Friday, May 15, 2020
Initial Application Notification
Friday, June 12, 2020 

Student Services - What We Do

The Student Services Department is involved with student attendance, school transfers, suspensions, Safe School reports, Safe School plans, Calworks (students on state assistance), Threat Assessment, and discipline in general. 

The Student Services staff processes all expulsion cases that occur during the school year. Student Services assists schools with parent meetings, prepares all documents necessary for expulsion hearings, and participates in the hearings. Student Services is also part of the Threat Assessment team. This involves working with school personnel to investigate incidents that occur at the school and/or with students. Student Services handles numerous phone calls that range from custody issues to questions regarding the Education Code or Penal Code. Student Services is a service-oriented department.


Richard McAlindin
Executive Director, Instructional Support
(714) 985-8727

Rick Riegel

Administrator, Student Services
(714) 985-8670

Jason Pike
Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA)
(714) 985-8658

Samadi Dixon

(714) 985-8789

Carol Martinez
(714) 985-8724 

Erica Rubalcava
Office Coordinator 
(714) 985-8670