•  2017-2018 In-District Transfer Frequently Asked Questions 

    1.   When can I submit my transfer request? Transfer requests will be received from Monday, February 13, 2017, through Friday, May 5, 2017.
     
    2.  When will I be notified if my transfer is approved? Consideration for these requests will not occur until after May 22, 2017.
     
    3.  How will I be notified if my transfer is approved? Approval notification is sent through the mail.
     
    4.  What if I missed the transfer deadline? Transfer requests will not be accepted after the Friday, May 5, 2017. The district will resume receiving transfer requests from September 4, 2017, through September 22, 2017. Consideration for these transfer requests will not occur until after September 25, 2017. Transfer requests will not be accepted after September 22, 2017.
     
    5.   How are the transfer requests processed? Transfer requests are processed in the order in which they are received and are granted based on available space per district guidelines.
     
    6.   Will I have to apply for a new transfer each year? No. Students who attended and completed the previous year on an approved transfer and desire to remain at the same campus may continue to attend the same school as long as the parent and student reside in the district, meet all transfer eligibility requirements and there is available space. The originally approved transfer request will serve as the official transfer document and no additional transfer request is required unless a change in attendance zones occur.
     
    7.   What if we move to a different attendance zone? You will need to notify your child’s campus as well as the Student Services office of your new address. The transfer will remain in effect as long as you are still living in the EMS ISD and as long as you are not affected by an attendance zone change.
     
    8.   I have one child on an approved transfer to a campus that is now closed for transfers and they have a sibling entering kindergarten. Can the sibling attend the same campus? Students who completed the 2016-2017 school year on an approved transfer and who are enrolled at the same campus for the 2017-2018 school year that have a sibling desiring to attend the same campus may submit a sibling transfer request to attend the same school. If we are unable to approve the request, the district will attempt to offer a campus in which all siblings can attend.
     
    9.   What if I want to withdraw my transfer? You will need to notify Student Services that your student will be returning to their home campus. Student Services will notify both campuses that the transfer is being withdrawn.
     
    10. Can my child ride the bus on a transfer? Transportation is not provided for students on an approved transfer.