Frequently Asked Questions about Enrollment
- Which school should my student attend?
- Can I enroll in a school other than my assigned school?
- What is the school calendar?
- How long is the student instructional day?
- What are school starting and ending times?
- Do you provide transportation? Is there a fee?
- When do the high schools register for classes?
- What programs are available for students who need to learn the English language?
- What programs are available for Gifted and Talented students?
- What Special Education Programs are available?
- What private schools are available in the area?
- How can get school lunches for my student?
1. Which school should my student attend?
Assigned neighborhood attendance areas are determined by street name and number. For a rough idea, you may look at attendance area maps. Eighty to ninety percent of our students attend their neighborhood school (determined by street name).
2. Can I enroll in a school other than my assigned school?
The district has a district transfer policy that allows students to apply to attend a school other than their assigned school. Approvals are for one year, and are reviewed each year. Each school is required to serve the students who live within its attendance boundary before accepting students outside the boundary.
3. What is the school calendar?
See district calendar for general starting, ending and non-school dates. Contact the school site for more detailed calendar
4. How long is the student instructional day?
The number of instructional minutes is set by the state. All schools have 180 days of instruction per year. The average daily minutes of instructional time are 360 minutes for grades 7-12.
5. What are school starting and ending times?
The bell schedules are accessible on the individual school web site. A copy of the bell schedule may be picked up at the district office or you may call a school.
6. Do you provide transportation? Is there a fee?
Please visit our Transportation Department site to get all information about bus schedules, passes and fees.
7. When do the high schools register for classes?
Registration for classes is typically completed during the two weeks prior to the opening day of school. Contact high school site for specific dates and/or appointment.
8. What programs are available for students who need to learn the English language?
RJUHSD has a comprehensive English Learner program for all eligibile students. The information you provide on the Home Language Survey during registration will give a a school English Learner representative the information they need. They will contact you to determine the next step.
9. What programs are available for Gifted and Talented students?
The district program for Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) students is provided primarily in their Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Each year before school starts a letter is sent to all parents with the latest updates to the program.
10. What Special Education Programs are available?It is not possible to discuss specific details of an IEP before a student with an IEP has registered in the district. Upon moving to RJUHSD, please register at your neighborhood school and bring your IEP to the school psychologist. You and your child’s IEP team will review for appropriate services. A full recount of our Special Education program is on the district website.
11. What private schools are available in the area?
Please call the Sacramento County Department of Education at (916) 228-2500 for private school information.
12. How can I get school lunches for my student?
Our Food Services Department site will give you all the information you need about nutrition, prices and availability.