The application window for the Dual Language Programs at Grant, Myers and Harritt will open on February 20, 2018. The window will remain open through March 20, 2018. This will allow for families to fill out the In-District Transfer Request during the last 10 days of the March window, if they do not live within the requested Dual Language school’s boundary area. If you are requesting to attend a school that is not your neighborhood school, an In-District Transfer Request will need to be submitted along with the Dual Language application. The Dual Language Application has a first, second and third choice option to avoid having to fill out multiple Dual Language Program applications. If your family only wants to request one or two schools, that is completely okay. It is not a requirement to list all three Dual Language Schools in preferential order.
Each school will hold all Dual Language Applications they receive at their site until the lottery is held. The lottery will be conducted at our District office after March 20, 2018.
The Salem-Keizer School District is committed to providing fair, equitable, and quality bilingual programs. In order to maintain an environment of educational and linguistic equity and to promote interactions between native speakers of both English and Spanish, the Salem-Keizer Two-way Immersion (Dual Language) Program will seek a classroom balance of 50% students whose primary language is Spanish and 50% whose primary language is English. In 2018-2019, the Two-Way Immersion Program will admit 28 students in each kindergarten class. The primary focus of the Two-Way Immersion Program is to provide services for our English learners, and as a result, it may be necessary to enroll more than 14 students whose primary language is Spanish. The following prioritized criteria will be used to determine admissions:
Spanish Speaking English Learners: At least 14 students
Priority 1: Spanish Speaking English Learners
English Only Students (Non-English Learners): Up to 14 Students
Priority 2: Siblings of English Learners Currently Enrolled in the Dual Program
Priority 3: Siblings of Non-English Learners Currently Enrolled in the Dual Program
Priority 4: Non-English Learners Residing in School’s Boundary Area
Priority 5: In-district Transfers (Non-English Learners Residing Outside of School’s Boundary Area)
Priority 6: Out of District Transfers
Prior to May 1st, the 14 non-English learner students will be placed in each classroom using the above criteria. If there are more students in a priority level than there are slots, a lottery will be held at each priority level to fill the remaining slots. All students not initially admitted into the program will be placed on a wait list, comprised of names in order pulled from the lottery. Parents will receive a letter from the district level office indicating the status of their student’s admission. If a student is placed on the wait list the following will occur:
1.) The student(s) on the wait list must attend their neighborhood school.
2.) If space is available, the student(s) would be able to attend a Two-Way Immersion Program at another Salem-Keizer School offering this program.
Grant Community School