MURRIETA – New student enrollment and registration services will continue online using the Aeries pre-enrollment website and via email, Murrieta Valley Unified School District announced recently.
The offices and school offices remain physically closed to the public through at least June 19, in response to Riverside County public health orders and public health advisories related to COVID-19 and to protect the health of the community, families and staff. A definitive reopen date has not been established.
New students are defined as those who are brand-new to the Murrieta Valley Unified School District or those who are returning to the district after leaving and attending a different school district. New students also include transitional kindergarten and kindergarten enrollees.
All new students must complete registration online and electronically submit documents such as, birth certificate or verification of age, immunization records, verification of residency and more depending on the grade level of the student.
At this time, schools will not be rescheduling the “Kindergarten Here I Come” and open house events for new families; however, when schools reopen families may set up an appointment with the office staff to visit the school.
If new enrollees currently live outside of the school district boundaries, an approved transfer from the home district must be obtained before beginning the enrollment process at MVUDS. The school of residence will send the household and MVUSD an approval notification. MVUSD can then process the request and issue an approval or denial. If approved, the registrar will reach out to complete the enrollment process at the school requested on the transfer.
If an inter-district transfer is denied, the home school will send a notification letter and provide with detailed information on options, including appeals. Murrieta Valley USD does not have any decision-making abilities regarding a home district’s denial of inter-district transfer. Appeals must be directed to the home district and the Riverside County Office of Education.
Inter-district permits must be renewed each school year. It is an annual permit and must be on file for each school year. While school district offices are closed currently, the deadline for renewals was in February. Consequently, the district will address permits on a case by case basis. Request and submit the inter-district permit renewal as soon as possible using electronic forms provided by the home school district.
Currently, the California Department of Education has not authorized districts to grant waivers for immunizations or dental/health requirements. All public-school admission requirements must be met.
For detailed information, required documents and other details, visit the school district website at https://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/enrollment.
Additionally, the enrollment and registration period for preschool and SEED programming for the 2020-2021 school year is now open. SEED is before and after-school enrichment offered at elementary school sites. To register for these programs, visit https://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/SEED.
Submitted by Murrieta Valley Unified School District.