El Segundo Unified School District

New Student Registration

Welcome to El Segundo Unified School District.  Listed below are details and general information pertaining to programs, resident registration requirements/procedures as well as the interdistrict permit process guidelines. 

 

For additional questions, please contact Laurie Meyer in the Educational Services Department at lmeyer@esusd.k12.ca.us or call 310-615-2650, Ext. 1721.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION AND SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS

 

Two-Year Extended Kindergarten Eligibility:  Children who turn five between September 2 and December 2 will automatically be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) per the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 -- a one-year prekindergarten program followed by a year of traditional kindergarten. For questions regarding our TK program go to: Transitional Kindergarten (TK) FAQ.

 

Traditional Kindergarten Eligibility:  Children must turn five years of age on or before September 1. 

 

TK – 5 - Center Street Elementary and Richmond Street Elementary Schools

 

  • Early Bird/Later Gator – TK-2 -  A program which dedicates 60 minutes (TK/K) and 40 minutes (Grades 1-2) a day to extremely small class sizes where students benefit from small group literacy coaching, math/numbers support, or enrichment activities geared to individualized modalities of learning.
  • Project Lead The Way – This is a program that was rolled out in the elementary schools in 2015 to introduce young minds to the wonders of (STEM) science, technology engineering, and math. STEM is the cornerstone for elementary students to engage in critical thinking, integrate technology and begin to prepare and further develop the skills needed to succeed in an evolving world.
  • Integrated Programs designed to develop academic, social, and civic skills through environmental learning gardens, character education, literacy coaches, art & music programs, fitness and technology (iPads, Laptops, Mac Carts, Computer Lab, Smart Boards, Document Cameras), after-school enrichment programs, as well as a rigorous CA standards-based curriculum emphasizing team teaching to celebrate each child’s individual strengths and talents.
  • Additional curricular emphasis - Hands-on scientific experiments in state-of-the-art labs, emphasis on Latin/Greek suffixes/prefixes, leveled/differentiated reading instruction, writers’ workshops taught by UCLA literacy coaches, grade level community service projects, beach water safety programs, lower grade/upper grade mentor programs, high school mentor program, student council, peer conflict & resolution teams, and Lakers’ “Read to Achieve” program.
  • The Learning Connection (TLC) is a before-and-after school child care program open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. available to students enrolled in grades TK – 5. The Learning Connection is fee-based and taught by qualified ESUSD employees who emphasize positive social interactions amongst students.  The program is located on both the Richmond Street and Center Street Elementary School campuses. Programs details can be found on the respective school websites. 

 

Grades 6 – 8 - El Segundo Middle School

  • International Baccalaureate: El Segundo Middle School is an International Baccalaureate school, a very rare program offered in only one other public middle school in the surrounding region (Eagle Rock).  For an overview go to the International Baccalaureate web site, the ESMS web site or download the ESMS IB Information flyer
  • Project Lead the Way (Gateway to Technology): An ongoing STEM program integrated through our science curriculum for all students.
  • 1:1 Individualized Technology (iPads)

 

Grades 9 – 12 - El Segundo High School

  • Project Lead the Way: 4-year STEM Career Pathway Program for students interested in science, math & engineering offering both the Biomedical and Engineering Pathways or (Download attached flyer)
  • CyberPatriot Program: A premiere national defense program designed to inspire students towards careers in cybersecurity, science, math or engineering.  http://www.uscyberpatriot.org/about/Pages/FAQ.aspx
  • Internships with Fortune 500 Companies: Internships for class credit (Download attached flyer)
  • SoCalROC: Transportation and class credits for students attending SoCalROC classes on Torrance campus (Download attached flyer)
  • 1:1 Individualized Technology (iPads)
 

 

RESIDENT REGISTRATION PROCEDURES FOR NEW STUDENT

 

For the 2016-2017 school year:

 

NewTK/Kindergarten Registration:  Resident Kindergarten Registration will begin on March 21st through April 22, 2016. By registering during this period, this allows us to ensure time for the purposes of planning, ordering supplies and applicable staffing needs. For those families that move to El Segundo after April 22nd, come to the district as soon as you have all of the required paperwork as detailed below. 

 

New 1-12th Grade Registrations: Resident Registration will begin on April 25th through May 20, 2016.  For those families that move to El Segundo after May 20th, please come to the district as soon as you have all of the required paperwork as detailed below.

 

 

 

Follow the steps listed below:

 

Step 1

 

Visit the Educational Services Department to establish proof of residency. We are located at 641 Sheldon Street. The office is open Monday through Fridaywalk-ins are welcomed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m or by appointment only between 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with the last available appointment time at 3:30 p.m. To schedule an afternoon appointment email lmeyer@esusd.k12.ca.us  

 

All residents MUST have the following documents prior to completing the Permit to Register paperwork.

 

  • Homeowners must provide a grant deed to the resident property AND the most recent property tax payment receipt indicating the name of student’s parent/guardian as owner of the property.  You must provide an original copy of a current gas, electric, telephone/cell, water OR cable bill reflecting the name of the student’s parent/guardian that has been mailed to the home address. You must also provide a current driver’s license or state ID card for photo identification purposes only.

 

  • Renters must provide a fully signed original lease/rental agreement AND current payment receipts and the lease must include the names of all residents who reside at said property, as well as the name and phone number of the property manager.  ESUSD may contact the management company to verify residency and to require the management company to provide evidence of ownership of the property.  In the event the rental property is not owned/operated by a management company/corporation, the owner of the property will sign a Declaration under Penalty of Perjury indicating ownership of the property and validity of the lease.  You must provide an original copy of a current gas, electric, telephone/cell, water OR cable bill reflecting the name of the student’s parent/guardian that has been mailed to the home address. In addition, you must also provide a current driver’s license or state ID card for photo identification purposes only.

 

  • If your child is receiving Special Education services including, but not limited to academic, social-emotional, speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, adapted physical education, etc., please be prepared to provide a copy of the most recent IEP and all current assessment reports at the time of residency verification. 

 

Step 2 (Grades K-12)

Once your residency has been verified you will complete an enrollment packet (Permit to Register form and a Home Language Survey) which will then be taken to the appropriate school immediately or held until the individual school site registration begins for the upcoming school year.  In addition, you must bring the following documentation for each child you are registering:

 

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Record (refer to the California School Immunization Law below)
  • If the registration is taking place in the summer for an August enrollment, you must provide a final transcript/report card issued at the end of the school year as well as the official withdrawal/drop notice from the previous school.
  • If the registration is taking place after the start of school, you must provide an unofficial transcript (high school only) and/or report card with work in progress indicated as well as an official withdrawal/drop notice from the previous school.
  • If your child has been GATE Identified, please bring a copy of their GATE certification.

 

Step 3 (Required Testing)

 

The California Education Code Sections 313, 60810, and 60812 require districts to test students with the California English Language Development Test (CELDT) when the Home Language Survey form indicates that the child speaks a language other than English in the home. Students will be tested once school begins. Parents may not opt their child out of being tested.

 

Step 4 (On-Line Registration)

 

After Steps 1-3 are completed, based on your registration date, you will be provided a password later in the summer or if registration takes place after the school year has begun, you will be provided a password on the day of registration, to access the ESUSD online registration system to complete the registration process.

 

 

RESIDENT ADDRESS CHANGE PROCEDURES

 

NOTE – All change of residence notifications must be given to the school district within seven (7) days of such change. 

 

Follow the listed steps below:

 

Step 1

 

Visit the Educational Services Department to establish proof of residency. We are located at 641 Sheldon Street. The office is open Monday through Friday; walk-in are welcomed between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m or by appointment only between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. with the last available appointment time at 3:30 p.m. To schedule an afternoon appointment email lmeyer@esusd.k12.ca.us 

 

All residents MUST have the following documents prior to completing the Change of Address paperwork.

 

  • Homeowners must provide a grant deed to the resident property AND the most recent property tax payment receipt indicating the name of student’s parent/guardian as owner of the property.  You must provide an original copy of a current gas, electric, telephone/cell, water OR cable bill reflecting the name of the student’s parent/guardian that has been mailed to the home address. You must also provide a current driver’s license or state ID card for photo identification purposes only.

 

  • Renters must provide a fully signed original lease/rental agreement AND current payment receipts and the lease must include the names of all residents who reside at said property, as well as the name and phone number of the property manager.  ESUSD may contact the management company to verify residency and to require the management company to provide evidence of ownership of the property.  In the event the rental property is not owned/operated by a management company/corporation, the owner of the property will sign a Declaration under Penalty of Perjury indicating ownership of the property and validity of the lease.  You must provide an original copy of a current gas, electric, telephone/cell, water OR cable bill reflecting the name of the student’s parent/guardian that has been mailed to the home address. In addition, you must also provide a current driver’s license or state ID card for photo identification purposes only.

 

Step 2 (Grades K-12)

Once your residency has been verified you will complete a Change of Address form which will then be taken to the appropriate school immediately or held until the individual school site registration begins for the upcoming school year.

 

 

2016-2017 INTERDISTRICT PERMIT PROCESS GUIDELINES

 

Thank you for your interest in the El Segundo schools and we welcome all applications. Applications will be accepted through July 31st.

 

Follow the listed steps below:

 

Step 1

 

For students applying for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and/or Kindergarten, please submit the following:

 

  • A completed Preliminary Permit Application (see below)

 

For students applying for grades 1-12, please submit the following:

 

  • A completed Preliminary Permit Application Request (see below)
  • Most recent semester student report card reflecting at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Prior year's final report card reflecting the entire year's grades
  • Most recent standardized test (i.e. - California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), Iowa, Stanford) scores, if applicable.

 

The completed Preliminary Permit Application and all related paperwork, if applicable, should be scanned and emailed to Laurie Meyer at lmeyer@esusd.k12.ca.us - faxed to Laurie Meyer at (310) 322-7939 or it can be dropped off at the Educational Services office located at 641 Sheldon Street, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  

 

Step 2

Apply for an Inter-District Permit from your home school district.  We strongly suggest families start the permit release process at the first opportunity their home district opens that window. Waiting until late spring to apply might delay the processing of your student's permit until late August, resulting in a greater uncertainty about where your child will ultimately attend school.

 

For All School Districts OTHER THAN LAUSD -

 

Families will need to inquire about the application dates for their permit release process and guidelines. Applications may be filed based on the following reasons – Parent/Guardian Employment, Childcare, Sibling and Specialized Programs and each district may require specific proof.

 

For Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) –

 

LAUSD will begin their permit release process February 1, 2016 through April 30, 2016 for the 2016-2017 school year. All applications must be submitted online for the following reasons – Parent/Guardian Employment, Childcare, Sibling and Specialized Programs. Paper applications will not be accepted. Please visit the LAUSD web site https://permits.lausd.net/ for additional information or guidelines or call (213) 241-5255.

 

For parents employed in El Segundo, permit requests from LAUSD continue to be available after the April 30, 2016 deadline -- however -- we strongly suggest you begin the process at the earliest possible date to expedite the process. Parents must provide proof of employment in El Segundo. LAUSD requires parent employment to be west of Sepulveda Boulevard in order to attend ESUSD schools.

 

Documentation consists of:

 

  • A recent pay stub and a letter on employer's stationery verifying work schedule (days and hours) and location of employment

 

OR

 
  • If self-employed, a copy of a valid current business license and a letter on business' stationery verifying work schedule (days and hours) and location of employment
 

The parent must present proper documentation to LAUSD before being allowed to apply for a parent employment permit.  Click here for LAUSD information.

 

  • Please note that parent employment only helps you to be released from your home district.  ESUSD still has to have the space available and a work permit is not a guarantee your child will be able to attend ESUSD.

 

After April 30th, the only LAUSD outgoing applications that will be processed will be PARENT EMPLOYMENT.  A parent employment permit may be issued if at least one parent/guardian is physically employed in the requested district.

 

Parent employment permits will continue to be processed online. Click here for LAUSD information. If you have any additional questions, you may contact their office @ (213) 241-5255.

 

Should any form of permit request be denied, you must file an appeal with LAUSD via regular mail within 14 calendar days. LAUSD Appeal Forms.  If this appeal is denied you may file an appeal with LACOE (Los Angeles County Office of Education) within thirty (30) days of receiving your appeal denial.  You may NOT file an appeal through LACOE until you have exhausted all appeals with LAUSD. Click on  http://www.lacoe.edu/StudentServices/AppealsandResolutions/InterdistrictAttendance.aspx for LACOE appeal information.

 

For All Other School Districts:  Should any form of permit request be denied, you must file an appeal with your home school district based on their process guidelines. If this appeal is denied you may file an appeal with LACOE (Los Angeles County Office of Education) within thirty (30) days of receiving your appeal denial.  You may NOT file an appeal through LACOE until you have exhausted all appeals with your home school district. Click on http://www.lacoe.edu/StudentServices/AppealsandResolutions/InterdistrictAttendance.aspx for LACOE appeal information.

 

Step 3 

 

Once the permit release has been obtained from your home school district, please scan and email it to Laurie Meyer at lmeyer@esusd.k12.ca.us - fax to Laurie Meyer at (310) 322-7939 or it can be dropped off at the Educational Services office located at 641 Sheldon Street, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

If you receive a permit release but have not yet submitted the Preliminary Permit Application and all requested paperwork, please submit all documents accordingly.

 

Step 4

 

Keep in mind, all applications will be considered on a space-available basis. Based on our resident registration/enrollment numbers, the El Segundo Unified School District Administration will determine the number of possible spots available for permit students in the summer and a random lottery draw will be held. Due to the fact that El Segundo Unified receives more qualified applicants than we typically have space, the lottery allows all students, including those from districts that begin their release process later than LAUSD, an opportunity to participate as well.  We do advise all families to have a Plan B, just in case. Those selected in the lottery will be notified by phone or email and will be given instructions about how to move forward in the district registration process.

 

 

 

Returning Permit Students for 2016-2017:  If your child is already attending an ESUSD school and continues to meet eligibility criteria while on a permit, there are no requirement to reapply to your home district for a release with the following exceptions -- if your student is moving from 8th to 9th grade and your home district is Lawndale, Lennox or Hawthorne, you need to apply for a permit release from the Centinela Valley Union High School District. Current ESMS students in good standing will receive a letter of acceptance in late February or early March to include with the permit release application.  

 

TEST Links K-12 - ES ADMIN ONLY

 

https://secure.k12online.us/arena-high-school

https://secure.k12online.us/center-street-elementary-school

https://secure.k12online.us/el-segundo-high-school

https://secure.k12online.us/el-segundo-middle-school

https://secure.k12online.us/richmond-street-elementary-school