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Student Transfers

The Cypress School District boundaries include most of Cypress as well as portions of La Palma and Buena Park.
 

Per Education Code, students must have permission to attend school within a boundary area or school district other than the one in which they live. This permission is granted in the form of either an INTRADISTRICT or INTERDISTRICT transfer.

Types of Transfers

  • Intradistrict Transfers – Parent-requested transfers between schools within the Cypress School District
    Parents may request to transfer their student to a district school other than their home school. Open enrollment takes place each year in the spring and is the only time intradistrict transfer requests are accepted.

  • Interdistrict Transfers – Parent-requested transfers into or out of the Cypress School District
    Incoming interdistrict transfer requests require release from the student's home school district first. All interdistrict transfer applications must be submitted to the Cypress School District Office located at 9470 Moody Street, Cypress. School offices cannot process interdistrict transfer requests.

  • Administrative Transfers – District-initiated transfers to other schools within the Cypress School District
    When a grade level is full at a school, the district may need to administratively transfer a newly enrolled student to another school within the Cypress School District that has seats available to ensure optimal student learning. This can be a temporary placement or made permanent if a child settles, is happy, and the parents do not want to move their child. When space becomes available, the student will be offered the opportunity to attend his/her home school. The home school office will call the parent, and the parent may either accept or decline the offer.

Enrollment Priority

  1. Students living within the school’s boundary with a sibling currently enrolled in the school.

  2. Students living within the school’s boundary without a sibling currently enrolled in the school.

  3. District students requesting an intradistrict transfer between schools.*
    (Priority given to students with a sibling already enrolled)

  4. Students requesting an interdistrict transfer into the district.*
    (Priority given to students with a sibling already enrolled)

    *Once enrolled, intradistrict and interdistrict transfer students are allowed to keep their seats as long as they maintain good attendance and appropriate school behavior.

Transfer Schedule – 2019/20 School Year 

TYPE OF TRANSFER ACCEPTANCE PERIOD DECISION
Intradistrict
(Open enrollment between schools)
February 27 - April 25, 2019
ONLY
Early June 2019
Interdistrict - Incoming
(Coming into Cypress School District from another school district)
February 27 - April 25, 2019
PRIORITY WINDOW
Early June 2019
Interdistrict - Outgoing
(Leaving Cypress School District)
February 27 - Ongoing Within 5 days


Transfer requests are not processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. All requests received within the stated timeframes will be considered equally in accordance with the enrollment priority list above. Incoming interdistrict transfer requests submitted after the published deadline will be considered only after all timely requests have been processed and may not be decided upon until the start of the school year.

Transfer Procedures and Forms

Transfer forms may be downloaded below. Paper forms are available at the Cypress School District Office and at each school site.