Registration for New Students
Parents should register their student(s) at the school according to their grade level.
|Dos Palos State Preschool||Ages 3-4||1734 California Avenue||(209) 392-0267|
|Dos Palos Elementary||TK-2||2149 Almond Street||(209) 392-0260|
|Bernard Marks Elementary||3-5||1717 Valeria Street||(209) 392-0250|
|Bryant Middle School||6-8||16695 North Bryant Road||(209) 392-0240|
|Dos Palos High School||9-12||1701 East Blossom Street||(209) 392-0300|
Parents can submit their child’s registration online through our Aeries Parent Portal - Online Registration.
Interdistrict Attendance Permits and Policies
An Interdistrict Attendance Permit request is when parents/guardians wish to enroll their student(s) at a school other than the designated school that is in their attendance area outside of their district.
An Interdistrict Attendance Permit must be approved by both the student’s original district of residence and the district to which the student seeks to transfer.
Procedures and Timelines
Dos Palos-Oro Loma Joint Unified School District will accept and process Interdistrict Attendance Permit requests throughout the year.
The school district will notify a parent submitting a current year request of its final decision within 30 calendar days from the date the request was received and notify a parent submitting a future year request of its final decision as soon as possible, but no later than 14 calendar days after the beginning of instruction in the school year for which interdistrict transfer is sought.
- A “current year request” is an interdistrict transfer request received starting 15 days before school begins for the school year. (Education Code § 46600.1(c).)
- A “future year request” is a request received up until 15 days before school begins for the school year. (Education Code § 46600.1(e).)
A parent’s failure to meet any timelines established by the district is deemed an abandonment of the request.
If an Interdistrict Attendance Permit request is denied, the parent has the right to appeal the denial to the Merced County Office of Education within 30 calendar days from the date of the district’s final denial.
Reasons for Approval
The Superintendent or designee may approve an interdistrict attendance permit for a student for any of the following reasons when stipulated in the agreement:
- When the student has been determined by the staff of either the district of residence or district of proposed attendance to be a victim of an act of bullying as defined in Education Code 48900(r).
- Child Care and Development
- To meet the child care needs of the student. Such a student may be allowed to continue to attend district schools only as long as he/she continues to use a child care provider within district boundaries.
- Individualized Education Program
- To meet the student's special mental or physical health needs as certified by a physician, school psychologist, or other appropriate school personnel.
- Parent Employment/Allen Bill
- California Education Code Section 48204(b), permits a school district to deem a pupil to have complied with the residency requirements for school attendance in the district if at least one parent/guardian of the pupil is physically employed within the boundaries of that district.
- When the student has a sibling attending school in the receiving district, to avoid splitting the family's attendance.
- To allow the student to complete a school year when his/her parents/guardians have moved out of the district during that year.
- To allow the student to remain with a class graduating that year from an elementary, middle, or senior high school.
- To allow a high school senior to attend the same school he/she attended as a junior, even if his/her family moved out of the district during the junior year.
- When the parent/guardian provides written evidence that the family will be moving into the district in the immediate future and would like the student to start the year in the district.
- When the student will be living out of the district for one year or less.
- When recommended by the school attendance review board or by county child welfare, probation, or social service agency staff in documented cases of serious home or community problems that make it inadvisable for the student to attend the school of residence.
- When there is valid interest in a particular educational program not offered in the district of residence.
Reasons for Denial
The Superintendent or designee may deny initial requests for interdistrict attendance permits due to limited district resources, overcrowding of school facilities at the relevant grade level, or other considerations that are not arbitrary.
Students who are under consideration for expulsion or who have been expelled may not appeal interdistrict attendance denials or decisions while expulsion proceedings are pending or during the term of the expulsion. (Education Code 46601)
Reasons for Revocation
The conditions under which an existing interdistrict transfer permit may be revoked or rescinded:
- The district may revoke a student's enrollment if he/she is recommended for expulsion pursuant to Education Code 48918. (Education Code 48309)
- The student is excessively tardy, absent from school, or brought to school excessively early, or left excessively late.
- The student fails to uphold appropriate behavior standards or the student had a poor academic performance.
- False or misleading information was provided.
- The student fails to follow the school rules.