Reminder: Redistricting Notice of Intent Form Due Before January 15

Read redistricting information in Spanish, Amarhic or Arabic on our website.

In early December, individualized letters were mailed to the families who will be affected by the new elementary school boundaries that will go into effect in fall 2018. The letters listed the family’s new school and addressed potential exemptions based on the redistricting policy and regulation around phasing-in, siblings and programmatic transfers (Policy JCE and Regulation JCE-R).

Those who received a letter, and will be affected by redistricting, are required to submit a Notice of Intent form before January 15 based on the options detailed in their letter.

If you will be affected by the new school boundaries, you must return your Notice of Intent before January 15. A blank version of the form can be downloaded from our website if needed.

To find out if your student is impacted by the redistricting policy changes, review the chart below. An interactive map of the new school boundaries is available at http://www.croppermap.com/alexandria.

If you believe that your family will be impacted by the new school boundaries and you have not received a letter, please contact the Department of Student Services at student_services@acps.k12.va.us or call 703-619-8034.

In the spring, a transition plan will be presented to the School Board that will guide the successful transition of impacted students and families leading into the 2018-19 school year. In the coming months and throughout next school year, a myriad of transition activities including open houses and “Meet the Principal” nights.

Learn more about what redistricting means for our students and families:

Redistricting Implementation Exemptions & Transportation

SY 17-18

Possible Early Redistricting

Transportation Provided
(if eligible per Policy EEA)

Newly Rezoned Students

YES
Option to attend newly zoned school early with Redistricting
Implementation Transfer if space available at grade level

YES

SY 18-19

Exemption from Redistricting

Transportation Provided
(if eligible per Policy EEA)

Regardless of a qualifying exemption, families can choose to attend their newly zoned school.

Rising 4th/5th Graders

YES
(Must provide Notice of Intent to Stay Form by 1/15/18)

YES

Siblings of 4th/5th Graders

YES
(Younger
sibling may stay until 4th/5th grader transitions to middle school; must be listed on Notice of Intent to Stay for older sibling.)

YES

Rising K-3rd Graders

NO

YES
(to newly zoned school)

Administrative Transfers

YES

NO

Siblings of Administrative Transfers

YES
(Until sibling with Administrative Transfer graduates)

NO

Capacity Reassignment

NO

YES
(to newly zoned school)

Programmatic Transfers

YES

YES
(for opt-in)

NO
(for opt-out & new zone is traditional school)

Siblings of Programmatic Transfers

YES

YES
(for opt-in)

NO
(for opt-out & new zone is traditional school)

Military Families

YES

YES

Students with Disabilities in City-Wide Programs

YES

YES

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