Transfer Timeline for 2021-22
Currently the Centennial School District is working closely with the district office and our board to determine transfer numbers and procedures for the coming school year. Please check back to this web page for more information mid-March of 2021 for transfer timelines, applications and specific school information.
Transfer Timeline for 2020-21 – Currently closed
Students who live in the boundaries of other school districts may request a transfer into the Centennial School District, and students who live in the Centennial School District may ask for permission to attend schools in other districts.
There are state laws that govern the inter district transfer process. Inter district transfer laws are complex and have changed considerably over the past several years. Permission for standard transfers in or out of a school district is decided based on priorities by Oregon Legislature, district school boards, space availability and random lottery numbers. There is usually a set time frame for applying for inter-district transfers, and late applications can be denied. Generally, transfer decisions are made in the spring and summer for the following school year.
Transportation on all transfers will be solely the responsibility of the students’ parents/guardian.
All transfers are contingent upon satisfactory attendance, behavior and citizenship. Transfer approval will be revoked for students who are either:
- Chronically absent (defined as missing 10% of school days) in a grading period.
- Students who receive two or more suspensions from school.
- Repeated late drop off and/or picked up.
Summer Mid-year Moves – Did you move during the summer of 2020 or during the school year to another Oregon school district?
Summer move transfers are granted for one school year (2020-21) for students who move during the summer and have missed the Inter district transfer process.
If you move INTO the Centennial School District boundaries after June 12th, 2020 (therefore missing the application process for interdistrict transfers out of the Centennial School District) and wish to remain at your last attended school please contact that schools district office transfer department for options.
If you move OUT of the Centennial School District boundaries after June 12th, 2020 into another school district you may remain with Centennial School District for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. Please notify your school secretary of your new address. This transfer is good ONLY for the 2020-21 School Year.
Students who move across state lines will need to register with their home school district.
Interdistrict Transfer Out of the Centennial School District – Currently closed
A limited number of transfer students are released out of the district each year. These students are granted an inter district transfer out of the district based on the Oregon legislature and the Centennial District Boards decision. If more students apply than allotted spaces are available a lottery will be held.
Students who were enrolled in their requested district’s as 11th graders in the 2019-20 school year or students who have siblings already enrolled and have received a transfer in the requested school will not need to participate in the lottery and will be released from the Centennial School District through the application process.
If you do not meet the criteria above, the Centennial School District will release up to 30 resident students to attend schools in other districts. Both sides must agree to the transfer and notification of the district’s decision will be sent to you by mail. The Centennial School District will forward your paperwork to your requested district.
Releases out of a district are good through 12th grade. The Non- Resident district will determine the length of transfer in that district.
Interdistrict Transfers Into The Centennial School District – Currently closed
A limited number of students will be accepted into the Centennial School district for the 2020-21 school year. Up to 75 non-resident students will be allowed to enroll into the Centennial School District. Specific schools and grades available are based the individual schools.
Families must contact their resident home school district to request an interdistrict transfer release out of that district. That release will work as the application request into the Centennial School District and there is no additional paperwork needed other than your release from your home district. Transfers will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.
Due to capacity and projected numbers for the 2020-21 school year the Centennial School District will not be offering any slots at Powell Butte Elementary, Butler Creek Elementary, Pleasant Valley Elementary or Centennial Transition Center. In addition, OPEN School East is a contracted service and we will not be accepting direct transfers to that school. If you have an incoming kinder of a closed school and you wish to join siblings with current transfers to a closed school, please proceed with the transfer process. The district will take this into consideration.
Intradistrict Transfer Requests- Transferring Elementary Schools Within the Centennial School District- Currently closed
Students who currently live within the Centennial School District boundaries may request to attend another elementary school within our district. Specific schools and grades available will be based on individual schools and space. Please note schools will be closed during the summer and decisions will not be made until late August when schools are able to see if they will have any additional space. Due to capacity and projected numbers for the 2020-21 school year the Centennial School District will not be offering any slots at Butler Creek Elementary, Pleasant Valley, Powell Butte Elementary School. The following conditions will be considered:
- Adequate space and staff availability must be available at the appropriate grade level.
- The parent must provide transportation to and from school.
- Appropriateness of the educational need.
- All approved transfers are contingent upon adherence to school behavioral, attendance and punctuality guidelines.
- Duration of this transfer is through the 6th grade.