The day of registration is now at our doorstep and many questions have come our way regarding this procedure. Here is an attempt to get all the answers in one location.
Do I need to send my husband into the cold to camp out for a spot at Camarena?
NO! We are using a random lottery for all students enrolled by the end of the day on February 27. There is no advantage to camping out. You may see people camping out Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. Rest assured those are Wolf Canyon parents who are still operating in a first come-first served procedure OR Camarena families who don’t read this website!!!
So, should I just show up at 8:00 AM and wait my turn?
Not unless you enjoy sitting in a school cafeteria on plastic chairs, updating your Facebook status until your thumbs bleed. Please call 619-397-5494 today to get your appointment so that you can come in and be served in 30-45 minutes.
If my child is attending Wolf Canyon right now, or Eastlake, or Tiffany, or some other Chula Vista Elementary school, do I need to register my child on February 27th?
Absolutely Not. Just turn in this handy Student Enrollment Form and you’re in! February 27th is for students who are entering Kindergarten or are new to the Chula Vista Elementary school District for 2013-14.
You can turn these in at your home school or e-mail them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
When will I know what my lottery number is?
All families will be notified of their lottery number by Friday March 8.
Where there be enough space for all Camarena resident families?
I guarantee that there will be enough space for EVERY Camarena family that chooses to come to their home school in 2013-14. The District just decided to build out the third building which brings our total number of classes to *36. Therefore, the lottery is actually a moot point in relation to getting a spot in the school. The only actual purpose for the lottery is to give priority to placement of students in the Dual Immersion program that will be offered.
Now that you mentioned it, what about Dual Immersion?
I thought you’d never ask! I made a whole post on Dual Immersion FAQ just for you. Here’s where you can find it.
Will Camarena Elementary be accepting Zone Transfers?
The first priority is to make sure there is a seat for every family residing in the Camarena area. Once those families are securely placed in classes, Zone Transfers (families living outside Camarena boundaries desiring to attend our school) will be considered on a first come-first served basis.
Please call 619-397-5494 or email me with any other great questions.