For the 2021-2022 school year, all current In-District and Out-of-District choice students currently attending Barnes, Beacon Hill, Catlin or Wallace Elementary Schools, will be reassigned back to either; (1) their residential assigned attendance school based on the new boundaries or (2) their residential assigned school district.

If you desire your student to attend a different elementary school from your neighborhood school, you are invited to reapply for district choice consideration on, or before, December 4th, 2020. A student boundary/choice application can be found here for your completion.

The Kelso School District will attempt to accommodate all in-district and out-of-district transfers during this boundary adjustment process. In-district choice requests for the Barnes, Catlin, Lexington, or Wallace Elementary Schools will be considered in the order set forth below.

  1. Students who previously attended the school on an in-district transfer
  2. Years of historical attendance of the student at the requested elementary school.
  3. Whether space is available in the grade level or classes at school, in which the student desires to be enrolled.
  4. The applicant student meets all District transfer requirements for enrollment in the requested school.
  5. Keeping siblings within the same residence, together at the same elementary school.
  6. Other special hardship or detrimental condition affecting the student

The timeline that we will follow during this boundary adjustment time is as follows:

October 28th  2020 Affected parents sent letters identifying school placement for the 2021-2022 school year and option of reapplying for district choice at their preferred school.
Now thru December 4th, 2020 In-district choice applications for boundary-affected schools are accepted.
December 7-17th, 2020 In-District Choice requests for the elementary schools affected (Barnes, Catlin, Wallace) will be considered in the order set forth above.
On or before, December 18th 2020 Acceptance/Denial letters are sent to parents identifying their students assigned school for 2021-2022
January 11-15th , 2021 Window for Appeal. If a student transfer request is denied, parents have the right to appeal that decision thru a district internal appeal process.
On or before, August 16th, 2021 If additional space within the boundary revision schools is determined, the following choice applications will be considered in the order presented below: 1.Previous in-district transfer requests that were originally denied due to space will be reconsidered in the order set forth above. 2.New in-district choice forms that were received after the December 11, 2021 deadline.

3.Out of district choice applications.

If you have any questions about this process or what needs to be completed, please contact your school principal or you may call the Student Services Department .