The district will accept student transfer applications for the 2013-14 school year from February 1 until March 15. Those applications received by the deadline will be notified of the district decision by April 30. Approval or denial of requests is based on criteria outlined in board policy 3131 for resident and 3141 for nonresident students.
Requests received after the deadline will be considered as follows:
Applications received by the March 15 deadline will be notified by April 30.
Applications received by June 15 will be notified by June 25.
Applications received by August 15 will be notified by August 30.
Applications received after August 15 will be decided on a case-by-case basis and may have to wait until actual enrollment counts in September before receiving notification.
Parents will provide transportation for students who voluntarily attend a school outside their attendance area.
For students who live in a neighboring district (e.g., Eatonville, Bethel, North Thurston) and would like to attend a Yelm school. Please obtain a signed Release of Attendance from your home school district before applying for Non Resident status in Yelm.
For students who live in the Yelm Community Schools District and would like to attend a neighboring district. Once filled out and signed by the parent, bring it to our district office for a release signature.
A Note About "Feeder" Schools
Something to think about before requesting a transfer is that our elementary schools have designated "feeder" middle schools. If you request an elementary school that feeds into a middle school outside of your home attendance school, you will either have to continue to request transfers and transport your child to and from school, or your child will have to separate from his or her peer group when moving up to middle school.
Fort Stevens Elementary
Yelm Middle School
Yelm High School
Ridgeline Middle School
Mill Pond Elementary
State Laws on Family Choice
Learning by Choice(a publication created by the state Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction)