Frequently Asked Questions
How are Parents & Students Notified About the September 2019 School Assignments?
September 2019 school assignments will be mailed to parents/guardians in June.
How can Parents/Guardians TRANSFER Their Child to a Different School if they Were not Eligible to Participate in the School Choice Process?
A Transfer Request Form is available online for currently enrolled students in grades prekindergarten through 12. Transfer requests must be submitted between March 15 and April 15, 2019. Parents/Guardians need to provide a reason for requesting a school transfer. School transfers are effective for the 2019-2020 school year. The nature of the transfer, the seating capacity in the requested grade, school and admission requirements will be considered when making a transfer determination. Transfer requests will be accommodated in the order in which they are received. All families will receive notification on the status of their transfer request by the last week of June.
Transfer Requests due to allegations of bullying must have supporting documentation (i.e., Police report, school investigation or DASA report, etc.).
How Can Parents/Guardians APPEAL the School Assignment That Their Child Received Through the School Choice Process?
The Appeal Process is available ONLY to Transition Students who participated to the School Choice Process. After the student’s school assignment has been received in the mail, a placement decision may be appealed by completing the Appeal of School Assignment Form online at yonkerspublicschools.org. The online Appeal must be submitted between June 15 and June 30, 2019. Appeals will be granted based on seat availability in the requested school and the nature of the request, including academic criteria.
Appeals from prekindergarten parents/guardians who selected a lottery school as the first choice cannot appeal for another lottery school, but can submit an appeal for a non-lottery school, contact Student Enrollment for information about Lottery schools.
Appeals from prekindergarten parents/guardians for students who are not part of the lottery and did not receive their first choice will remain on a general waitlist until October 31st.
If the request cannot be accommodated, the student will remain at his or her assigned school. All appeal responses are final for the current academic year. Student Enrollment will respond to all appeals by August 2019.