Desert Sands's Child Welfare & Attendance

Child Welfare & Attendance

TRANSFER REQUEST INFORMATION

Transfer requests for the 2022-23 school year will be accepted starting December 3, 2021 through February 28, 2022. Transfer requests for the current 2021-22 school year can also be submitted by clicking the link below.

Request your transfer: www.k12transfers.com

TO REQUEST A TRANSFER TO WASHINGTON CHARTER ELEMENTARY OR PALM DESERT CHARTER MIDDLE, YOU MUST CONTACT THOSE SCHOOLS DIRECTLY, AS THEY HAVE THEIR OWN TRANSFER APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINES.

Washington Charter Website

Palm Desert Charter Middle Website

Transfers are allowed in Desert Sands Unified School District per Board of Education Policy, and are based on available space. For schools whose capacity will not allow for the number of applications submitted, an unbiased lottery process is made to fill available spots for applications that have been submitted on or before February 28, 2022. Applicants that are not chosen are placed in a waiting pool in case more spots open up at a later date.


A transfer request is required for:

  • students that reside outside of Desert Sands USD boundaries (e.g. if your address falls into the area serviced by Palm Springs USD or Coachella Valley USD). These interdistrict transfer requests must be renewed on an annual basis.
  • 5th grade and 8th grade students that reside in Desert Sands USD boundaries who are currently on a transfer and will be promoting to middle school or high school for the following school year.

A transfer request is NOT required annually if the student is already on a transfer, lives within Desert Sands USD boundaries, and is staying at the same school next year (as long as the address has not changed since first approved).


Please make sure to fill out the application according to your district of residence (e.g. if your child currently attends DSUSD but resides in CVUSD or PSUSD boundaries, you must select CVUSD or PSUSD as your district of residence, and then select DSUSD as the current district your child is attending, and then the district you would like to attend). Filling out a transfer request incorrectly may result in a delay in your request, i.e. home address, district of residence, reasons for transfer must be filled correctly.

Transportation is the responsibility of parent/guardian unless provided by specific grant provisions. A district transfer may be revoked due to unsatisfactory attendance, citizenship, and scholarship.

If you have any questions regarding transfers, or if you need assistance, please contact us by phone at (760) 771-8612, or by email at jacqueline.dominguez@desertsands.us or jocelyn.puente@desertsands.us.


INTERDISTRICT ATTENDANCE APPEALS

If a student is denied attendance at a school outside his/her district of residence, the student or student's parent/guardian may have an appeal to the Riverside County Board of Education. To submit an appeal or for more information, please follow the links below:

Interdistrict Attendance Appeals

Riverside County Board of Education


NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

Desert Sands Unified School District accepts incoming students during the school year. More information... 


ADDRESS CHANGES

If your address has recently changed, please contact our office at (760) 771-8612 or by emailing jacqueline.dominguez@desertsands.us for immediate update to your child's address on file.


PARENT EMPLOYMENT (ALLEN BILL)

A parent or guardian who is physically employed within the DSUSD school boundaries for a minimum of 10 hours per week can enroll their student through the Allen Bill option.  Please see the links below to access an application and instructions for applying for Allen Bill Residency.  Completed applications are to be submitted to the Child Welfare and Attendance Office. Should you need assistance or would like more information regarding Allen Bill Residency, please contact our Child Welfare and Attendance office at (760) 771-8612.

Allen Bill Residency Instructions & Application - English

Allen Bill Residency Instructions & Application - Spanish


ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES OFFERED IN DSUSD

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA, GED, & ESL CLASSES
Adult Basic Education

Eisenhower Community Education Center
(760) 775-3810 or (760) 975-5487
83391 Dillon Ave Indio CA 92201
Office Hours 8:00-3:00 M-F

ESL classes 8:30-11:30 M, W, Th
GED classes 8:30-10:30 M-F
Diploma classes 10:30-12:00 M-F
Citizenship classes 8:30-11:30 T

John Glenn Middle School (760) 975-5487
79655 Miles Ave Indio CA 92201

Registration is appointment only, room P-4
GED 5:30-8:00 M-Th
Diploma 5:30-8:00 M-Th

FREE Child Care may be provided.

Please contact Denise Bellanich at (760) 975-5487 or denise.bellanich@desertsands.us for information about earning your diploma or GED.


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) AND CITIZENSHIP CLASSES

View the list of classes or call (760) 398-6302 for locations and times.

If you are interested in a daytime ESL or Citizenship class, call (760) 775-3810.


 
CONTACT CWA DEPARTMENT AT (760) 771-8612

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