Student Requests for Change of Schools (RCS)

Enrollment and Placement Services will begin accepting RCS (request for change of school) applications for the 2019-2020 school year (current year) on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 through April 2020. 

 Request for change of school applications, for the next school year 2020-2021, will be accepted beginning   January 3, 2020 through March 13, 2020.  NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

We understand that different sets of circumstances arise that require students to opt to attend schools other than their assigned home schools. The Enrollment and Placement Services department oversees Requests for Change of Schools (RCS) and does everything possible to ensure that the students in our district obtain the best education possible in productive and safe learning environments, and thus we strive to grant transfer requests whenever possible. However, such grants are always based on space availability.

District Guidelines for a Transfer

Board Policy No. 5117

(Para ver esta información en Español, oprima aquí.)

Every effort is made to transfer a student under the following circumstances. Board of Ed Policy 5116.1 states that the District desires to provide enrollment options that meet the diverse needs and interests of District students. Priority for attendance outside of a student's attendance area shall be given as follows:

  • If circumstances exist at a student's home school that might be harmful or dangerous to the student in the current attendance area, including threats of bodily harm or threats to the emotional stability of the student.
  • Priority may be given to siblings of students already in attendance in the requested school
  • Priority shall be given to students whose parent/guardian is assigned to the requested school as his/her primary place of employment.
  • Priority shall be given to meet the child care needs of an elementary level student.
    • Requested site must be the residence school for the day care provider
    • A Day Care Placement form must be completed and attached to transfer request.
  • To allow students to remain with a class graduating that year from an elementary, middle, or senior high school.
  • To allow a student to complete a school year when his/her parents/guardians have moved out of the district during that year.
  • Health and safety when the student is endangered and all means have been exhausted at the home school.

For all other requests for change of school outside a school's attendance area, the transfer committee shall use a random, unbiased selection process to determine who shall be admitted. Enrollment decisions shall not be based on a student's academic or athletic performance.

Request for Change of School (RCS) are granted ONLY if space is available

How to Request a Change of Schools:

1. Download, fill out and submit the Request for Change of Schools form via email or in person (digital signature required) If you wish to email the RCS form, please email RCS form to Nancy Castaneda:

Request For Change of Schools Form (English)
Solicitud Para el Cambio de Escuela (Español)

2. The transfer committee will review and process your request within 45 days. 
You will receive a letter in the mail notifying you if your request is approved 
or denied.

3. If approved, you have 5 business days from date of approval to take your 
approval letter to the school you are requesting your student to attend and 
complete the required enrollment process. Transfer approval maybe be revoked if you fail to enroll within the 5 days.

4. If denied for no space,no appeals can be made. You may call the Enrollment and Placement Services office at 909-889-7576 on the 3rd Monday of each month to check 
space availability.

NOTE: For students ages 11 or younger if your request for a change of school is 
due to daycare please download, complete and submit the following form along with the RCS application (digital signature required): 

Statement of Daycare Placement (English)
Declaración de Asignación a una Guardería (Español)

Leonard Buckner, Assistant Director

Guadalupe Estrada Huffer, Secretary

Nancy Castaneda, Senior Bilingual Clerk

781 W 2nd Street Suite A
San Bernardino, Ca 92410

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m- 4:00 p.m

Ph: (909) 889-7576

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