• 2021-2022 EMS ISD Student Transfer Guidelines

    Open Campus List for the 2021-2022 Fall Semester

    • Copper Creek Elementary School
    • Lake Country Elementary School
    • Parkview Elementary School
    • Saginaw Elementary School
    • Willow Creek Elementary School
    • Ed Willkie Middle School
    • Prairie Vista Middle School
    • Saginaw High School

    Transfer Application Timelines

    Fall Semester 2021: Transfer request applications for the Fall Semester of the 2021-2022 school year will be accepted beginning on March 8, 2021 through April 9, 2021 through the Family Access portal and will be reviewed by the third week in April. Transfer request applications received outside of the above timeline may not be reviewed until all on-line transfer submissions have been considered.

    • For students residing within the EMS ISD school district and in accordance with FDA and FDB (LEGAL and LOCAL), any participation in UIL activities shall be in accordance with all applicable UIL regulations and other applicable District polices and administrative procedures. Resident students shall only participate in a high school athletic program at his or her zoned campus. Therefore, please check with the District’s Athletic Department regarding participation in UIL activities and programs.
    • In accordance with FDA and FDB (LEGAL and LOCAL), District and GoldStar Transit employees with children in the 8th grade must declare their child(ren)’s desired high school. District and GoldStar Transit employees’ children under certain conditions shall only be allowed to participate in a high school athletic program at his or her declared high school campus.
    • Transfer Eligibility Criteria.
      • In reviewing each submitted transfer application, the following eligibility criteria will be considered:
        • Student’s discipline and attendance history, including DAEP/JJAEP Placements, and any lapse in enrollment;
        • Current and projected campus enrollment;
        • Facility/building capacity;
        • Mandatory student-teacher ratios;
        • Current class sizes,
        • Current staff allocations, and
        • Any attendance zone modifications/changes.
    • EMS ISD does not provide transportation for students on an approved transfer, except as required by federal law.
    • Students on a previously approved transfer who desire to remain at the same campus, may continue to attend the same school, as long as the student meets all transfer eligibility criteria and their attendance zone has not been modified/changed. The originally approved transfer application will serve as the official transfer document and no additional transfer request will be required.
    • Students on an approved transfer that reside in an attendance zone that has been modified/changed; the attendance zone modification/change will result in the nullification of their approved transfer.
    • Approved transfer requests for students of non-resident District or GoldStar Transit employees are granted for one school year only. A new transfer application and transfer agreement must be completed, submitted, and approved each school year.
    • Dual Residence: Students who have an established primary residence in the district and establish a second residence through a Power of Attorney, guardian change, Affidavit of Legal Residency, rental/purchase agreement or through any other means of establishing a second residence, will be expected to attend the campus in the attendance zone in which their primary residence is located.
    • Transfer request approvals are only valid for that specific campus and does not include a continued progression to feeder pattern campuses.