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Why Enroll at La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools?

Welcome to La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools, where we have unique and dynamic programs and instructional pathways to engage and inspire all children! La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools is proud to serve out students and families with caring teachers and staff members and innovative instruction.

In addition to robust and caring neighborhood schools with award-winning teachers and programs, La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools is also proud to offer academies with specialty programs to enhance each child’s strengths and unique interests. Learn about great options for enrollment here:

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Enrollment for 2020-2021 School Year

Beginning Monday, April 27, 2020 enrollment for the 2020-21 school year can be completed entirely online at the following link: .  In addition to completing the online forms, you will need to upload a scanned copy or a photo of the following documents in order to complete enrollment:

  • Copy of your child’s Immunization record 
  • Two proof of residency verification documents (examples of verification documents can be viewed here) 
  • Copy of Birth certificate 
  • For Kindergarten ONLY- Physical Exam Form (Due before 90th day of first grade) and Dental Exam Form (Due May 31st of first year in public school)
  • If Applicable- Most Recent IEP
  • If Applicable- Most Recent 504

To promote health and safety, online enrollment is highly encouraged. However, if you need in-person assistance, our school offices will also be open on Thursdays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM beginning Thursday, April 30, 2020.  Families who are unable to enroll online may visit the school on those days, pick up an enrollment packet to complete, and bring required documentation in person to the school.  Health and social distancing protocols will apply.  For enrollment questions, please contact your school of residence.

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Enrolling Your Child In School

To enroll your child, pick up a Registration packet at the school your child will attend beginning March 2nd for the upcoming school year. Proof of legal age is required for children entering kindergarten (or first grade if the child is not attending kindergarten). You will need your child’s birth certificate, immunization record, and two proofs of residency. Contact the school for more specific information.  

What you should bring to registration:

  • Original birth certificate, passport, or hospital certificate
  • Original immunization records
  • Two proofs of residence (driver’s license, Department of Motor Vehicles Personal Identification Card, deed to a home or closing escrow papers, copy of receipt of current San Diego County property tax bill, rental agreement including registered owner and renter’s signatures, copies of current month’s bills or installation, receipts for gas, electric, cable TV, water/sewer, trash and or telephone, receipt from moving company for moving household goods or receipt showing delivery of newly purchased major appliance or furniture, military housing orders, pay stub with address, voter registration, or correspondence from a government agency.)
  • Report of recent health checkup
  • Child’s health history
  • Previous special education information (current copy of I.E.P.)

Open Enrollment/School Transfers

Open enrollment is available to pupils whose parents or guardians currently reside within District attendance areas and to pupils who have otherwise established residence pursuant to provisions of Education Code 48204 or 48209. This policy allows parents to select the District school they wish their child to attend regardless of their school of residency. Requests for admission are based on a random, unbiased selection process, and space availability. See Frequently Asked Questions About Transfers on this page.

You may download the Intradistrict Transfer Application, fill it out, and return to the Student Services Department. Additional information and the Interdistrict application are available through the Student Support Department, (619) 668-5700 ext. 6429. 

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

We will begin accepting kindergarten registration on March 2, 2020 at your school of residence.  Designated residence sites for TK will be available on the district website in January 2020. You can find more information regarding the kindergarten registration process via the following link:

2020-2021 Academy Enrollment

Academies (excluding Kempton Literacy Academy) accept applications between October 3 and December 2.  Applications for enrollment are turned in directly to the school site.  The academies also serve as designated schools of residence for middle school students (see below). Students for whom the academy is the school of residence and who apply during the open enrollment period will be given priority placement. 

  • LMAAC is a designated school of residence for students in grades 7-8
  • STEAM is a designated school of residence for students in grades 7-8 (and for residents in Kempton Literacy Academy’s boundaries, grades 6-8)
  • SVA is a designated school of residence for students in grades 7-8

Parkway Middle School is an enrollment option for students in grades 7-8; their enrollment window begins in February. See below for further information.

Transfers for the 2020-2021 School Year

Applications for transfer for non-academy schools, including Transitional Kindergarten sites and Kempton Literacy Academy, will be accepted between February 3, 2020 and March 31, 2020. These transfer applications must be submitted to the district office.  Please note the information below.

Transfers can be dropped off at the district office during normal business hours, sent via U.S. mail to the district office, or faxed (except for transfers to San Diego Unified) to the district office at (619) 668-8398.  Processing of all transfers received during February and March will begin in April.  Notification will be made by mail.  You can find more information regarding the transfer process via the following link:

IntraDistrict Attendance Permits

Residence within the La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools boundaries)
The La Mesa-Spring Valley School District offers students the option of attending a school other than their designated school of residency.  The district’s Intradistrict Attendance Policy allows parents/guardians of children residing within the district the opportunity to select the school they wish their child to attend, pending space availability.  LMSV Board policy has established that students seeking enrollment in a school of choice shall be determined through a random, unbiased selection process.  For students going on to middle school, you will need to complete a new intradistrict transfer if you wish for your student to attend a middle school other than your school of residence. All applications received by March 31, 2020 shall be eligible for participation in this random selection process.  Because of the large enrollments at many district schools, space for students seeking intradistrict attendance is limited.  Should a school receive more applications than there are spaces available, a random, unbiased selection process will be used to determine the order of acceptance.  Requests made after March 31, 2020 shall be processed in the order they are received. 

Interdistrict Attendance Permits

(Residence outside the La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools boundaries) If you reside outside the La Mesa-Spring Valley School District boundaries and wish for your student to attend a school in our district, you must complete the Application for Interdistrict Attendance Permit.  The permit must be completed and approved prior to your child attending school in the La Mesa-Spring Valley School DistrictPermit forms will be available at the Education Center in your district of residence.  Because of the large enrollments at many district schools, space for students seeking Interdistrict attendance is limited.  Should a school receive more applications than there are spaces available, a random, unbiased selection process will be used to determine the order of acceptance. Requests will be approved if the reason for the request is within the regulations outlined on the reverse of the transfer form and as long as space is available at the requested school.  Your child must enroll and attend the school of residence for the 2020-2021 school year until an Interdistrict Attendance Permit is approved.  Failure to do so may result in your child being considered truant. 

Continuing Intradistrict/Interdistrict Students

All students currently enrolled on an intradistrict or interdistrict transfer are automatically granted ongoing enrollment at the current school of choice unless they are in Transitional or Early Admission Kindergarten.  All students that are currently enrolled in Transitional or Early Admission Kindergarten on an intradistrict or interdistrict transfer must complete a new transfer if they wish to stay at that school or attend a school other than their school of residence. If your child is moving from elementary school to middle school in our district, and is currently on an interdistrict transfer, you must complete a new interdistrict transfer to attend a middle school. This will allow a more accurate enrollment projection for the upcoming year.  If you plan to make any change in enrollment or are planning to enroll a kindergarten sibling at the same school of choice, you must complete a new transfer request for that child only.

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  • Award-winning, tuition-free neighborhood schools
  • All-day kindergarten offered at all schools
  • Engaging before and after school care offered at all schools
  • Exemplary staff dedicated to educating, supporting, and nurturing ALL children
  • Innovative educational programs and academies including:
    • Arts and Music
    • Dual Language Immersion and Acquisition
    • International Baccalaureate (candidate school)
    • No Excuses University
    • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM)
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