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SMUSD Attendance Boundary Committee Update

SMUSD Attendance Boundary Committee Update

On October 19th, the District’s Attendance Boundary Committee held its first meeting.  The meeting is comprised over more than 100 individuals, with representation from each school in the District.

The Committee is tasked with providing two recommendations.
  • Recommendation #1:  Propose adjustments to current attendance boundaries to optimize student at capacity at each school.
  • Recommendation #2:  Propose an implementation plan / schedule for the Board-approved attendance boundary adjustments.
At the first meeting, the Committee heard presentations from District staff and its demographer (Davis Demographics) regarding the following topics:
  • Current District and School attendance boundaries;
  • Historical and projected enrollment growth;
  • Residential development and student generation rates;
  • Criteria for school boundary planning;
  • The role of the demographer; and
  • Next steps.

On November 9th, the District’s Attendance Boundary Committee held its second meeting. During the first part of the meeting, Davis Demographics provided information about factors that impact attendance boundaries and how adjusting boundary lines impacts available capacity at each school.

Davis Demographics also shared an elementary scenario, middle school scenario and high school scenario to consider regarding possible adjustments to the current attendance boundaries.  These scenarios are NOT official recommendations from the District Board, staff or Davis Demographics.  But, rather, they were something to consider in order to foster dialog and conversation.

Following the presentation by Davis Demographics, Committee members had an opportunity to work together to provide their own possible recommendations.

The recommendations submitted are being examined for common themes.  Draft maps will be generated and shared with Committee members at its next meeting on December 7th.

As a reminder, these meetings are closed to the public.  However, if you have any specific questions or concerns regarding the Attendance Boundary Committee, you may submit them HERE.

Double Peak School Updates

Double Peak School
Intra-District Transfers 
The window is now open through March 27th.  Applications are available at the SMUSD District Office – Student Services.
PTO Meetings
January 26 & February 9 at 6:00 pm at the District Office
The goal of these meetings will be to develop bylaws, organize a board, and move forward on our 501 (c)(3).
TK & Kindergarten Enrollment Packets
Enrollment packets will be available at San Elijo Elementary and Discovery Elementary.  Please indicate that you are in the Double Peak attendance boundary. If you are applying for an intra-district transfer, you must enroll at your home school.
Students Within the Double Peak Attendance Boundary
Students who are currently at San Elijo Elementary, Discovery Elementary, Woodland Park Middle School, and San Elijo Middle School and are in the Double Peak attendance area will not need to enroll for Double Peak.  All paperwork will be transferred from the current school.  You will be receiving a letter in the mail in March with more information.
Grandfathering
If you currently have a 4th, 6th, or 7th grader at San Elijo Elementary, Discovery Elementary, Woodland Park Middle School, or San Elijo Middle School (and are zoned for Double Peak) and are planning on exercising the grandfathering policy to stay at your current school, you must complete an intra-district transfer form at the SMUSD District Office.