Transfers

The Fountain Valley School District encourages students to attend their neighborhood “home” school as determined by the student’s home address.  If you are unsure of your child’s home school, please use our School Locator, found at the link below, for assistance. (School Locator Site

If you have any questions regarding transfers, enrollment, or registration, please contact Kim Fogarty at 714-843-3250 or at [email protected].

 
Important Registration Dates:
  • Intra-District Transfer Window (February 1 - March 17, 2023)
  • Transitional Kinder & Kindergarten Informational Video Release  (Thursday, February 16, 2023)
  • Transitional Kinder & Kindergarten Round-up (Thursday, February 23, 2023)
  • New Enrollment for the 2022-23 school year opens (Friday, February 24, 2023)
  • Inter-District Transfer Window Opens (Wednesday, March 1, 2023)
 

Returning FVSD Residents

If you are a resident of the Fountain Valley School District and you are returning to the District, we want to welcome you and your child/children.  We want to make the transition as smooth as possible by providing information regarding the registration process for the upcoming school year.  If you are unsure of your home school, please use the School Locator in the "District Info" drop-down menu or click here.

Enrollment for students for the 2023-24 school year is now open for new enrollment, intradistrict transfers, and interdistrict transfers.  To initiate the enrollment process, please visit the school site and let the office team know that you would like to enroll in FVSD for the 2023-24 school year.

Transferring within FVSD Schools

 

If you are a resident of the Fountain Valley School District and you are interested in attending a school in FVSD that is not your home school, please complete an Intra-District Transfer Form and turn it into your home school with proof of residency documents attached.  The window for Intra-District transfer requests is February 1, 2023, through March 17, 2023.

 

For information on the FVSD Residency Requirements, click here.

Transferring into FVSD Schools

If you are a resident of another district but would like to attend a school in the Fountain Valley School District, please go to your home district and complete an Inter-District Transfer Request.  If approved, the transfer request will be sent to FVSD.  You will be notified by FVSD if your transfer is accepted based on available space at your requested school site. The District begins accepting transfer requests on March 1st for the following school year. Transfer requests for the current year are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Inter-district transfer agreements are valid only for the school year granted; the agreement expires at the end of each school year and must be renewed annually.  Priority will be given to families that have submitted their Inter-District Transfer Forms by Friday, April 28, 2023.

 Approval is subject to space availability in the district, at a school site, grade level, or within a specific program.  An approved transfer into the District may not result in attendance at the site requested.

We anticipate that several FVSD schools will be impacted by the volume of Inter-District Transfer Requests for the 23-24 school year, resulting in the need to conduct a lottery.

  • In order to be included in the lottery, Inter-District Transfer forms must be received by the FVSD Business Office by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2023.
  • In the event there are more requests than spots available, a waiting list for the school will be established by the lottery.
  • Any requests received after Friday, April 28, 2023, will be placed on the waiting list for consideration on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
The Inter-District Transfer agreement may be revoked at any time by the District for the following reasons:
  • Student is excessively tardy or absent from school, or student is brought to school excessively early or left excessively late.
  • Student has poor academic performance.
  • Student fails to uphold appropriate behavior standards.
  • Insufficient space in the school and/or grade level.
  • False or misleading information was provided.
  • Student or parents fail to follow school rules.

The District will (a) notify parents submitting a current year request of its final decision within 30 calendar days from the date the request was received and (b) notify parents submitting a future year request of its final decision as soon as possible, but no later than 14 calendar days after the beginning of the school year for which the transfer is requested.

In the event a transfer is denied, parents have the right to appeal to the Orange County Board of Education within 30 days of the denial.

Failure of a parent to adhere to the timelines established by the District shall be deemed an abandonment of the transfer request.

In the event your family needs assistance with documents related to the Intra-District or Inter-District Transfer process, especially with support for languages other than English, please contact the Educational Services Department of Fountain Valley School District via phone at (714) 843-3200 or via email at [email protected]  FVSD staff will gladly provide assistance.

If you have any questions regarding transfers, enrollment, or registration, please contact Kim Fogarty at 714-843-3250 or at [email protected].

For information on the FVSD Residency Requirements, click here.

 
 
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NOTIFICATION OF REGISTRATION INFORMATION USES
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The information provided to Fountain Valley School District (FVSD), during the enrollment process will be used to determine that the student resides within the FVSD attendance boundaries, the school within those attendance boundaries to which the student will be assigned, and to identify unique educational programming services to which the student may be entitled. Information collected will be used for no other purpose, such as restricting or denying enrollment or treating a student differently in determining whether he or she satisfies any admission or enrollment criteria.
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NOTIFICATION OF
LANGUAGE SUPPORT
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The online registration system is translated into  Vietnamese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and Armenian.   In the event your family needs assistance completing the enrollment process for any reason, please contact the Educational Services Department of Fountain Valley School District via phone at (714) 843-3200 or via email at [email protected]