• When:  Monday, November 13, 2017 through Friday, December 1, 2017 (the Student Assignment Office will be CLOSED during the Thanksgiving Recess on November 20-24, 2017)

    Where:  Student Assignment Office, 1309 S. Mary Avenue, Suite 150, Sunnyvale, 94087

    Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm

    Movement Day: Monday, January 2, 2018


    The following CUSD school sites and specific grade levels are open during the Winter Request for Transfer Period: 

    Blue Hills - 4th and 5th

    CLIP** (at Meyerholz Elementary School) - 4th and 5th

    De Vargas - Kinder, 2nd, 4th and 5th

    Eaton - 3rd and 4th

    Eisenhower - 1st, 4th and 5th

    Garden Gate - 4th and 5th

    Home Study*** - K through 8th

    Lincoln - 2nd

    Montclaire - Kinder

    John Muir - Kinder, 3rd and 5th

    Nimitz - TK and 1st

    Regnart - TK and 5th

    Sedgwick - 1st, 2nd and 3rd

    Stevens Creek - TK and Kinder


    Any student who is in an alternative program school or a school other than his/her neighborhood attendance area school may apply to return to his/her attendance area school during this time.

    * Approval to attend a TK Site is approved for the current school year only. A CUSD Student will apply for Kindergarten at his/her attendance area school between January 31 – February 14, 2018.  If a current TK student would like to continue at his/her current TK Site, the parent, in order to be considered to continue at the TK Site, must participate in the Priority Open Enrollment (Lottery).  The CUSD Priority Open Enrollment (Lottery) will be between January 31 – February 14, 2018. Please visit: www.CUSDK8.org in early January for further information.


    ** Approval to attend the Cupertino Language Immersion Program located at Meyerholz Elementary School and Miller Middle School is approved only after the student is assessed for their current knowledge of the Mandarin language, both written and oral.  A program tour for the parents may also be required.


    *** Approval to attend CUSD’s Home Study program is approved after parent has met with program coordinator, Pam Pell. Parents can contact her previous to applying at pell_pam@cusdk8.org.


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)


    What is the purpose of the Winter Request for Transfer period?

    This is an opportunity for any CUSD parent to apply to move their child from the current school to another school within CUSD.


    When can I apply?

    The Winter Request for Transfer period is only from Monday, November 13, 2017 through Friday, December 1, 2017.


    Where do I apply?

    Student Assignment Office only located at 1309 S. Mary Avenue, Suite 150, Sunnyvale.


    What are the office hours?

    Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm only.


    May I apply for multiple schools?

    No. Parents may only apply for ONE school per Request for Transfer period. Multiple requests will result in the cancellation of all requests.


    May I apply to any school within CUSD?

    No. There are specific school sites and grade levels with availability.


    Do I have to live in the district to apply?

    Yes, only current CUSD residents may apply.


    My child currently attends private school.  May we apply?

    Yes. If you live in the CUSD attendance area, you may apply with complete proof of residence.


    May I pick up a Request for Transfer form in advance or after noted hours?

    No. Forms are only available in person during the Request for Transfer period and must be completed during the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


    How will I know if my application is approved?

    You will be notified by phone if there is adequate space available.  A copy of the Request for Transfer form will then be mailed to you as confirmation.


    Will I get a phone call whether my child is approved or placed on a wait list?

    No. Parents will only be notified if their request is approved and a space is available for their child at the requested school.  CUSD will not notify parents unless the request is granted.  There is no wait list for this period.


    Will I be notified by mail?

    No. Parent notification will only be by phone, and only if/when the form is approved and space is available for your child.


    When will the move occur?

    The move will occur on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.


    If my request is approved, may I change my mind and have my child stay at his/her current school?

    When notified a space is available, parents will have 24 hours to confirm acceptance of the space. Once accepted, parents may only change to a prior or different school during the next Request for Transfer period providing adequate space is available. Note: Subsequent Request for Transfer opportunities may not include all CUSD school sites and/or grade levels.


    What happens if I refuse the offered spot and later change my mind?

    Once a space if refused, a parent must wait for a subsequent Request for Transfer opportunity.


    Does sibling priority apply to this Winter Request for Transfer period?

    No, sibling priority does not apply during this time. Sibling priority is only considered during CUSD Priority Open Enrollment in February of every calendar year.


    If the Request for Transfer is approved, does the approved school site become our new assigned school?

    Yes. The requested school will become the child’s new assigned home school until completion of the highest grade providing the child continues to reside in the CUSD attendance area (or during a subsequent Request for Transfer period if applicable).  If the family moves to another location within CUSD, the requested school assignment will not change. However, a parent is required to notify the Student Assignment Office within 10 days of any address change. 


    If we are approved to attend a different elementary school, what happens when it is time for middle school?  Will my child be placed back to his/her original neighborhood middle school or the one assigned to the new elementary school?

    If approved to attend the requested elementary school, upon completion of 5th grade, student placement will revert to assigned attendance area school.  For example, if child attends De Vargas Elementary school (which matriculates to Hyde Middle school) and is approved to attend Montclaire Elementary school (which matriculates to Cupertino Middle school), upon completion of 5th grade, the child would attend Hyde Middle school, as the attendance area middle school. 


    What happens if I miss the Winter Request for Transfer period?

    You will have to wait for a subsequent Request for Transfer period to apply for a change of schools. Note:  Subsequent Request for Transfer opportunities may not include all CUSD school sites and/or grade levels.