FAQs About Boundary Implementation

2019-02-15T09:55:57+00:00February 13, 2019|Boundary Adjustments, District News, News, Parents, School Board, School News, Schools, Staff|

Question: How will I know if my student has been assigned to a new school next year?

Answer: All parents/guardians of students assigned to a new school should receive a letter from the district before Feb. 20. If you think your address is in a change area, you think your school assignment has changed and you haven’t received a letter, please contact your school. You can also click here to check the resources online and see if you’re in a change area and what the adjustments are for that area.

Q: In the new boundaries, my 11th grade student would stay at North Salem High School but my 9th grade student would go to South Salem High School. Can they both go to South?

A: Yes. If you turn in the Boundary Adjustment Sibling Request form by March 1, 2019, your older student can attend the new school assignment (South Salem) with your younger student. The request will be automatically approved if students meet the grade level criteria. Your older student can ride the bus if they are eligible for transportation and there’s space available.

Sibling Form – English
Sibling Form – Spanish

Q: How do I know if my student is eligible for bus transportation?

A: The State of Oregon has established criteria for eligibility for bus service. Generally, elementary students who live one or more miles away from the school, and secondary students who live 1.5 or more miles away from the school are eligible for bus transportation. Bus routes and address eligibility will be available later in the summer.

Q: In the new boundaries, my 11th grade student would stay at North Salem High School but my 9th grade student would go to South Salem High School. Can they both go to North?

A: Maybe. To request to send your 9th grade student to North Salem instead of South Salem, please complete an in-district transfer request (IDT) and turn it in between March 1 and 31, 2019. There’s no guarantee the request will be approved and parents/guardians are responsible for providing transportation to and from school – the district does not provide bus service for students attending school on an approved IDT.

Q: My student is entering first grade and attended Hammond last year for Kindergarten. The boundary adjustments are shifting her to Hayesville. Can she stay at Hammond?

A: To request your student entering Grade 1 in 2019-20 attend the school she’s currently attending
(Hammond), please complete an in-district transfer request (IDT) and turn it in between March 1 and 31, 2019. There’s no guarantee the request will be approved and parents/guardians are responsible for providing transportation to and from school – the district does not provide bus service for students attending school on an approved IDT.

Q: Where can I find maps of the new school boundaries?

A: Once final, new maps of school attendance area boundaries will be posted on the district website on the School Boundary Maps page: https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/school-boundary-maps/. They will also be available on school websites.

Q: What if my student is already attending another school for a program or on an approved IDT?

A: The boundary changes do not affect students whose address is in a change area but are already attending a different school on an approved IDT.

Q: Where can I get an IDT form or another Boundary Adjustment Sibling Request Form?

A: You can pick up additional forms at your student’s current school.

Still have questions? Visit our Boundary webpage, or contact your school.

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