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 question regarding transfers, enrollment or registration, please contact Kim Fogarty at 714-843-3250 or at fogartyk@fvsd.us.

Important Registration Dates:
 
Due to the current school dismissal we will be extending the priority deadline for new and renewal inter-district transfers to Friday, May 15th.  We continue to receive approved transfers from surrounding school districts. If you have any questions or would like to electronically submit your completed transfer, please email it to Kim Fogarty at fogartyk@fvsd.us.  Thank you for your patience.  
  • Intra-District Transfer Window (February 3 - March 6, 2020)
  • Kindergarten Parent Information Meetings (February 19, 2020)
  • Kindergarten Round-up (February 27, 2020)
  • Registration for 2020-21 school year opens (March 2, 2020)
  • Inter-District Transfer Window Opens (March 2, 2020)

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.

Our registration for the 2020-21 school year will open March 2, 2020.  Please follow the registration link on our website, www.fvsd.us/apps/pages/Registration to begin the online registration process.

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 in to your home school with proof of residency documents attached.  The window for Intra-District transfer requests is February 2, 2020 through March 6, 2020.

 

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 March 1st for the following school year. Transfer requests for the current year are accepted on an on-going 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 3, 2020.

 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 (Courreges, Newland, Oka, and Talbert) will be impacted by the volume of Inter-District Transfer Requests for the 2020-21 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 3, 2020.
  • 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 3, 2020 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 edservices@fvsd.us.  FVSD staff will gladly provide assistance.

If you have any question regarding transfers, enrollment or registration, please contact Kim Fogarty at 714-843-3250 or at fogartyk@fvsd.us.

For information on the FVSD Residency Requirements, click here.