UPDATE: Voluntary Transfers

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April 10, 2020

RE: SCSD Voluntary Transfer Application Process

Dear Parent/Guardian:

Thank you for your ongoing support of the SCSD during these unprecedented times. In addition to navigating our way through the end of this school year, we are also in the process of planning for the 2020-21 school year.

Every spring, the SCSD allows for Voluntary Transfer (VT) Application requests to be submitted for consideration. Due to the Governor’s order to close schools and to practice social distancing, the Voluntary Transfer Application process will look different for the 2020-21 school year.

After much consideration, the District will extend an automatic application submission to current students with an approved Voluntary Transfer contract for one additional school year.

Students Entering Grades 1st - 6th - If your student(s) was approved to attend an elementary building in the SCSD via an approved Voluntary Transfer for the 2019-20 school year, no further action is needed at this time. Your application has been automatically submitted on your behalf.

Students Entering Grade 7 - If your student(s) is transitioning from 6th grade to 7th grade, and have a current, approved Voluntary Transfer Contract, additional information is needed at this time. Please email Central Registration at richardsonpa@scsdoh.org with your preferred middle school building request. 

Students Entering Grade 8 - If your student(s) was approved to attend a middle school building in the SCSD via an approved Voluntary Transfer for the 2019-20 school year, no further action is needed at this time. Your application has been automatically submitted on your behalf.

Students Entering Kindergarten - If you have a student entering kindergarten, please notify Central Registration of their sibling(s) 2019-20 approved Voluntary Transfer status. The District will make every effort to keep all siblings in the same building. Kindergarten Registration information details will be shared soon.

All returning applicants will be notified of the District’s decision of your VT request by July 31, 2020.  

With the uncertainty of building access during the pandemic, NO NEW Voluntary Transfer Applications will be accepted for the 2020-21 school year. The District will revisit this decision during the 2021-22 school year.

Per the current Voluntary Transfer contract, the following requirements will remain in place for the 2020-21 school year.  Any student not complying with the following expectations may be subject to cancelation of their contract. 

  • Your student may have to be transferred back to his/her home school at any time during the school year, depending on classroom space.
  • If your student requires Special Education Services, he/she may be transferred back to the school that provides the appropriate services, if the school requested cannot provide the same.
  • Transportation is NOT provided for students attending a building on a Voluntary Transfer.
  • All rules, regulations, and policies apply to students to the same extent as they apply to residential students. Students are expected to adhere to all attendance and discipline policies. 
  • Voluntary Transfers may be revoked if the student is suspended for ten (10) consecutive days or expelled.

If you wish to cancel your student’s Voluntary Transfer application for the 2020-21 school year, you must notify Central Registration by June 1, 2020 by emailing richardsonpa@scsdoh.org or by calling 937-505-2828. If you choose to cancel a current VT contract, your student automatically will return to their home school for the 2020-21 school year.

Again, thank you for your ongoing support and patience during this time.

Sincerely,

Dave Lyle

Supervisor, SCSD Central Registration