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Unite La Cañada Flintridge

UniteLCF! is working to alert our neighbors that April 29th is the deadline to apply for admission to La Cañada Unified School District.  Please help us by printing out a flyer and sharing with parents:

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School Information – March 2016

TO: La Cañada Flintridge Parents Living in SAGEBRUSH Area

HOW CAN YOUR CHILD ATTEND LA CAÑADA UNIFIED SCHOOLS?

Residents of the Sagebrush Neighborhood of La Cañada Flintridge (LCF) reside within the Glendale Unified School District (GUSD) boundaries and only have the right to attend GUSD schools.

Many parents in LCF Sagebrush Neighborhood want their children to attend schools in the La Cañada Unified School District (LCUSD) because those schools offer 1) Greater Sense of Community & Involvement, 2) Smaller Class Sizes, 3) No Split Classes, and 4) More Counselors per Student.

Mountain Avenue (GUSD) Palm Crest (LCUSD)
Grade Avg Class Size Avg Class Size
K 24 20
1st 26 20
2nd 26 20
3rd 27 19
4th 36 29
5th 35 26
6th 36 25

Average class size of the two elementary schools from the 2014-15 SARC (Student Accountability Report Card).

 62 Students From Sagebrush Received Permits in 2015

 If you want your child to attend LCUSD schools in August 2016 Submit an Application to LCUSD for a Permit by April 29, 2016

 IT’s EASY TO APPLY & NO RISK OF LOSING PLACE AT GUSD

       STEP 1 – Submit an “Inter-District Permit Application” to LCUSD – Deadline is April 29, 2016. Acceptance by LCUSD is not guaranteed, however Sagebrush is given priority based on availability.

Click Here for instructions and form or visit http://www.lcusd.net then select “Parents” portal (on top), then select “Enroll Your Student in LCUSD” (on right) and select “Inter District Permits – Sagebrush Residence” (on right).

 STEP 2 – Submit an “Inter-District Permit” (Release) to GUSD – ONLY DO THIS AFTER you get an Official Permit Acceptance for your child from LCUSD. GUSD has represented that they will continue to approve all releases from Sagebrush students.

Click Here for the form or visit www.gusd.net then select “Resources” (on top) then select “For Parents” then select “Enrollment Information” then select “Intra and Inter District Permits” (on left) then select “Inter-District Permit Form (2015-2016)” (on bottom).

 WHEN WILL I KNOW IF MY CHILD GOT INTO LCUSD? – June – Aug 2016

Families will be notified as soon as possible, but notifications could be delivered as late as the first week of August.

CAN I CHOOSE WHICH LCUSD ELEMENTARY MY CHILD GOES TO? NO

While LCUSD would make every effort to place Sagebrush students at Palm Crest, acceptance will be based on where the additional capacity lies within the LCUSD schools.

WILL MY CHILD NEED FUTURE RELEASES FROM GUSD? MAYBE

 GUSD has represented that currently they do not require annual releases, but a new release from GUSD will be needed for transitional grades, i.e. entering 7th and 9th grades.

SHOULD I ALSO ENROLL MY CHILD AT THE GUSD SCHOOL? YES

Since enrollment at LCUSD is not guaranteed, to secure your child’s place for 2016-17 at their current GUSD school or if enrolling for the fist time at GUSD, you need to complete all necessary GUSD forms.

 CAN MY CHILD STILL ATTEND THEIR CURRENT GUSD SCHOOLS, IF ACCEPTED INTO LCUSD BUT THEN CHANGE MY MIND? YES

Your child keeps their right to attend the GUSD school they are currently enrolled in until you ask for a Inter-District Permit (Release) from GUSD.

 WHO CAN I CALL IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?

LCUSD: Kris Mueller (818) 952-8395 kmueller@lcusd.net

GUSD: Hilma Shahnazari (818) 241-3111 Ext 1236.

UniteLCF!: Stuart McKinney (Parent Contact) (213) 308-6462 stuartmckinney@sbcglobal.net

 This information was compiled by UniteLCF! www.unitelcf.wordpress.com

 We make no claims to represent either district. Please contact them directly to confirm enrollment deadlines, applications and permit requests.