Enrollment in Saratoga Union School District is open for residents who reside permanently in a habitable residence that falls within school district boundaries.
SUSD is an open enrollment district which means no property addresses have been assigned to a specific school (Board Policy 5116.1: Education Code 35160.5). Parents may therefore request the K-5 school within the district they wish their student to attend provided the student resides within the boundaries of our district and space permits.
During the registration process, newly enrolling K-5 families will be asked for their first and second choice of elementary school sites: Argonaut
Elementary Schools. Placement at an elementary school site is based on space availability. Proximity to school is not a criteria in placement.
Currently, Transitional Kindergarten classrooms are located at Argonaut Elementary School and Foothill Elementary School.
During the online portion of the registration process, new K-5 families will be asked for a first and second choice of elementary school site. District residents are guaranteed placement in one of the district schools, not necessarily their first choice school. The district makes every effort to keep K-5 families at the same site and to give families their first choice of school. Due to the number of classrooms, class-size limitations, and the need to balance class sizes at our schools, this is not always possible.
If a student does not receive placement at his/her first choice school, the student will be placed on a waiting list for the first 4 weeks of school. If the student does not move off the waitlist, he/she will finish the school year at the assigned school. In spring, all currently enrolled families have the opportunity to request a school transfer for the following school year.
During the Regular Registration Period (March-April, for current residents who can provide all documents and required proofs of residency) all elementary school requests are treated equally. In other words, school placement is NOT determined by the registration completion date as long as the registration is completed AND successfully submitted online by April 30. Occasionally, a "lottery" is required when registration requests for a particular grade level at a K-5 school site exceed the space available. The lottery will be scheduled sometime during the summer if necessary.
During the Conditional Registration Period (May 1 and onwards), new K-5 students will be placed at schools first come, first served, based on space availability at the time the registration is successfully completed online. All student documents need to be complete but partial proofs of residency are acceptable. Any outstanding documents must be brought in within 60 days.