SCHOOL CHOICE & LOTTERY NEWS

February is the lottery season for next school year.

  • The High School transfer period opened January 27th and will close on February 21st at 5pm. 8th grade students will have visits from Councilors and other staff from many of the high schools. There are still some tours and High School events in early February. See http://www.pps.k12.or.us/rsc/5306.htm for dates.
  • The K-8 transfer period opens February 3rd and closes on March 7th at 5pm. Due to space and crowding issues, PPS has decided to not open any Kindergarten Spanish Immersion lottery spots at Scott to children outside the neighborhood. This will likely limit the Spanish Immersion Kindergarten to 2 classes next year plus one English only Kindergarten class. However, if we can find enough native English speakers from the neighborhood interested in the Immersion program, Scott will accommodate them.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT SCOTT

Enrolling as many neighborhood students as possible is one way to keep our Spanish Immersion program going strong. 3 Spanish Immersion Kinder classes is much more desirable than the 2 that the district is promising. For example: Immersion classes have attrition over time, so it is helpful to have 3 sections to collapse into 2 if needed in the upper grades.

Make sure your neighbors are aware of the great things happening at Scott School by helping distribute flyers with an invitation to Kindergarten Round-Up. Meet on the covered basketball courts on Saturday, February 8th 10am for coffee and grab some flyers to distribute.

KINDERGARTEN ROUND-UP

And when are these round-ups happening?

Please encourage your neighbors with children turning 5 by September 1st, 2014 to attend a session and learn about enrollment options (neighborhood and Spanish Immersion) at Scott School. Dates and times of the sessions are:

    • Jan 30 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    • Feb 5 3:00pm – 4:00pm
    • Feb 20 5:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Feb 27 4:30pm – 5:30pm
    • Mar 12 6:00pm – 7:00pm
    • Apr 17 5:00pm – 6:00pm
    • Apr 30 12:30pm – 1:30pm
    • May 15 5:00pm – 6:00pm
    • May 30 11:00am – 12:00pm

Also note that many of these dates are just before a school event. Tomorrow, it is right before Literacy Night. Look at the sidebar to the right to see what is going on.

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