Sunday, April 15, 2012

Assignment Information Available on Monday, April 16th

From SPS:

School assignment information for the 2012-13 school year will be available to families beginning April 16 on the District’s enrollment website (www.seattleschools.org/enrollment) or by accessing an automated phone line at (206) 252-0212. You will need the student’s school ID number and birth date. Assignment letters will follow the week after spring break for all students who submitted an Open Enrollment application.

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

What time? Does anyone know if we can call at midnight?

Anxious parent

Fremont Mama said...

looks like it is online now....

www.seattleschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?sessionid=&pageid=172239

I just checked for my kids and their information for next year was there.

Susanne

Anonymous said...

Thank you Susanne!!

-StepJ

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Susanne!

No longer anxious mom

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GreyWatch said...

my son is happy he got into Ingraham. Thanks for the heads up with the online status.

Anonymous said...

Ack - where do I find my daughter's ID number?

Confused

biliruben said...

Yay!

Anonymous said...

Confused - I found my 6 year old's ID number on the Source.

Jenphil

biliruben said...

You can't access The Source unless you already have a kid in school.

The assignment letter has your kid's id below his name in the upper left.

Incoming Parent said...

You can call enrollment services if you don't have your student's ID number. They opened at 8:30 this morning. Our son starts kindergarten this fall and we didn't get an assignment letter, so we didn't have his ID number. Luckily he got into our first choice school!

Anonymous said...

Ingraham:
Can you please let us know if you applied there and didn't get in?
- To see our future next year

Anonymous said...

Number 11 on the wait list for Spectrum at our assignment school, for the third year in a row. Don't think we'll even bother applying next year.
North End Mom

Anonymous said...

Northendmom, what school is that?

-Another Northendmom

Maureen said...

To see our Future, My kid got into Ingraham as well (and so opened a spot for someone else at RHS.) My understanding is that IHS expected to have plenty of room this year.

Unknown said...

Disappointment in our house this morning. My son had his heart set on Hale, and we thought it would be a perfect fit for him. He's No. 25 on the wait list, so not much chance. I think that this is the first year that Hale has had a wait list.

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Anonymous said...

Wish us luck working with Enrollment Services, as they can't find our form, submitted on time via email (so glad I insisted on confirmation of receipt). They placed our Spectrum-eligible daughter in general ed at our reference school and 15th on the waiting list at our first choice, the school her brother attends. Does anyone know if sibling priority is still a tie-breaker?
--frustrated

Denny/Sealth parent said...

My daughter got into Ingraham as her 2nd choice. She's #3 on the Sealth waitlist - even as a current Denny student with a sibling at Sealth. Any knowledge if Sealth takes any from it's waitlist?

Anonymous said...

Northend Mom ...

Curious what Spectrum school?

My kiddo is #4 on the Spectrum way-list at Whittier for 2nd grade.

NW Mom

Anonymous said...

NW Mom and Another Northend Mom: This is for 3rd Grade at Whittier. Since K there has always been a wait-list of at least 10-15 kids for this age group. I wonder if it will be even bigger this year due to the MAP testing, and more families getting letters from the district?
North End Mom.

mirmac1 said...

It's official. K-5 STEM enrolls...226 kids.

Eric B said...

Our soon-to-be-9th grader got into Ingraham, opening a space at Ballard.

220+ kids in the first year open is a pretty dang good number. Do you know what the distribution among the grades is?

Fremont Mama said...

We were #5 on the first grade Spectrum waitlist at Whittier for the 2010-2011 school year and ended up getting a call 2 days before school started to say we got a spot. We ended up declining at that time and our daughter is now in APP, but just wanted to let some of you know that the waitlist can move.

Anonymous said...

frustrated -- I am not sure about sibling tiebreakers any more. I can't remember all the variations of the NSAP. But it might be worth trying to find out if they processed your daughter on time -- or whether the lost form means she never got into the regular process, and then just got screwed at the end by being "added in" after all the lotteries has occurred.

My oldest child applied for Spectrum 2nd grade (from a private school), and they blew it -- assigned him to Spectrum 1st grade instead (and then insisted that was what we had signed up for). Weelllll, no. We duly brought in the date-stamped form, and when they realized it was THEIR mistake (and we had found that out -- first, they tried to deny access to anyone who could confirm their screw up) -- they ended up simply placing him, by fiat, in the correct Spectrum class. This happened even though it had a waitlist -- and no, they didn't bump anyone already there; the enrollment folks just made room for us -- since it was clearly their mistake.

If you can establish that your child's form was lost and/or misprocessed, you might want to apply some gentle, insistent pressure for them to fix their error.

--Been down that road

Anonymous said...

correction: "after all the lotteries HAD occurred." Sorry.

- Been down that road

Linh-Co said...

Our 9th grader will also be at Ingraham leaving an open spot at Ballard.

Anonymous said...

There is no sibling preference for Spectrum. It is a lottery with middle school area being the first tie breaker.

a parent

Anonymous said...

Frustrated,

Sibling is the first tie-breaker for entrance to the school that your son attends. (First choice on your appliation for younger child.) This is if your son attended the school last year and will attend again this coming school year.

For Spectrum you first need to gain admittance to the school for the Gen. Ed. program(sibling tie-breaker applies), and next go through the Spectrum tie-breakers for admittance to the Spectrum program. For Spectrum the first tie-breaker is Middle School Service Area, followed by lottery number.

Be sure that an issue is on file for your application. You can check by contacting Enrollment Services and they can let you know it has been assigned to someone for investigation.

If assigned to an investigator your enrollment application will be reviewed and someone will get back to you in 2-3 weeks with the result. If you did not receive credit for the sibling tie-breaker with your initial assignment it will be corrected in the investigation and your location on the wait-list adjusted.

Following the investigation of your application - if you still believe your application was not corrected in accord with the enrollment rules and tie-breakers you can file an appeal.

-StepJ

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the advice, everyone. I sent SPS the proof of receipt and was told that our daughter is now enrolled in our neighborhood Spectrum. No comment on the waiting list.

StepJ, this is probably a dumb question, but how does an applicant for Spectrum "first gain admittance to general ed"? Is that an automatic step or must it be specified as a choice on the form?

Confused!

-Frustrated

Anonymous said...

Frustrated mom ... did they place her in Spectrum or just at the school? Wasn't there a wait-list for the Spectrum class?

NW mom

Scott J. said...

Our child is 6th on the waitlist for Spectrum at Lafayette (where she already goes) for second grade.

We're assuming that 6th is probably too far down the list to make it. Does anyone out there have recent and similar waitlist experience for Spectrum at Lafayette they can share?

Thanks
SJ

Anonymous said...

Last year we were waitlisted 10th for 2nd grade Spectrum at Lafayette and moved 2 spaces at best.
--Hoping your luck is better than ours

Anonymous said...

Frustrated,

It's an automatic step that happens when you apply for Spectrum at a school outside of the one you attend.

-StepJ

Anonymous said...

My daughter goes to a private grade school but will be going to Hale for high school. She has 2 friends from her class that are outside of Hale's area and applied for Hale instead of Roosevelt whose area they live in. One is 6 on the waitlist and the other is 13. Any idea how likely they will get in? Neither will go to Roosevelt but will go private instead if they don't get into Hale.
Future Hale Parent

GreyWatch said...

Future Hale Parent - hard to say. I would guess #6 will get in, but it's a matter of when. I heard that last year the high schools made an effort to move their lists quickly so kids had time to enroll in sports and get their schedules in order. The year before, I had heard of a lot of kids who eventually got into schools the first week. Either way, her friends may end up paying a few months tuition (private school is usually due in July or August).

Anonymous said...

Will the enrollment office try to make switches for kids on the waitlist? For example, if a Roosevelt-area kid is on the Hale waitlist and a Hale-area kid is on the Roosevelt waitlist, does the district make any attempt to switch these kids?

Eckstein parent

Anonymous said...

Eckstein parent, I would guess not especially if the school is already at capacity or higher.

Future Hale Parent

Anonymous said...

Any word on how many APP kids ended up assigned to the accelerated IB program at IHS? Were students waitlisted or did they allow all applicants to enroll? I also wonder how many students who had not previously been signed up for APP got in, and if those students had any priority for enrollment since they don't have a guaranteed spot at GHS.

IBX Watcher

Bruce B said...
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Charlie Mas said...

The District should recognize a larger number of APP high school options, such as IB at other schools, STEM, and The NOVA Project.

Anonymous said...

We haven't heard of anyone not being assigned to Ingraham that requested it.

I am also interested to see where the numbers end up. As a WMS APP family, we haven't heard of any WMS families choosing Ingraham, but did get the feeling that a large contingent from Hamilton was making that choice.

I am excited and hopeful that it turns out well for both schools and I will finally have something positive to say about this district!

WMS Mom

GreyWatch said...

@ ibx watcher. I don't think you could have enrolled in ibx without app status. Last chance to test into app is 7th grade. At least that's what we were told.

Anonymous said...

GreyWatch, 8th graders who had not previously been assigned to APP were allowed to test in to IBx this year (not Garfield APP cohort), but only if they had MAP scores that were over 95% in both math and reading. I got the impression that no MAP score restrictions were placed on APP kids already enrolled at HIMS or WMS, but I could be wrong about that?

IBX Watcher

mirmac1 said...

Does anyone know of a single place where we could see:

#s enrolled where (12-13)
#s on waitlist where

Anonymous said...

I know of 2 Spectrum kids from Eckstein (one from Hale's area and the other from Roosevelt's area) that got into Ingraham's program.

I too would like to see enrollment projections and waitlist numbers.

Future Hale Parent

Anonymous said...

This is probably a basic question:
If a student in the Ballard area applied to say Hale during open enrollment and got in, is that Ballard spot already taken by another open enrollment student, or is it still listed as full and will now be given to someone on the Ballard waiting list?
I hope that was clear...?
--Don't know how this works