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School Wait Lists & Overloads

Update 5/7/21

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten placement letters have been delayed. Kindergarten letters will be mailed on or before May 10, TK letters will be mailed on or before May 19.

2021-2022 Kindergarten Lottery

The following schools have more students enrolled for kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year than there are seats available. Therefore, there will be a lottery, where names are drawn from a box, to determine which students get seats. Names will continue to be drawn and those will form the wait list. Once the lottery is held, it will take approximately 3 weeks to process and mail placement letters home. Please continue to check the website for updates.  

Lottery Schools:

Forest Park
Vallejo Mill

Fremont Unified School District is home to approximately 35,000 TK-12 students. Several of our elementary schools have more students than their capacity allows. While our goal is to enroll in the home school, placement in the home school is not guaranteed due to overcrowding at some of our Elementary schools.  Due to overcrowding at several of our elementary schools, students are placed on a wait list at their home school and are overloaded to other schools within the Fremont Unified School District. Students are placed on a wait list at their home school in the order of enrollment date and time.  If a student is overloaded, the student is overloaded to an elementary school in their attendance area with available space.  If there is no space available for an overloaded student within their attendance area, the student is overloaded to the nearest elementary school outside of the attendance area with available space.  Parents are notified once space becomes available for the student to return to their home school.  Please refer to the question and answer link below for more information on overloading of students.

Questions and Answers Regarding Overloads

Wait list for Schools who Participate in Kindergarten Lottery

A Kindergarten Lottery is held when more students are enrolled than available space.  If your school site participates in a Kindergarten Lottery, a gathering of school site personnel, parent, and district representatives witness all names drawn to create the Kindergarten class roster and waitlist.  Students who enroll after students who participate in a Kindergarten Lottery are enrolled by date and time of registration. To be eligible for a Kindergarten lottery, parents/guardians must complete enrollment between the Transitional Kindergarten/Kindergarten priority enrollment period. 

If the parent gives the school the wrong address or fails to notify the school of a change in address, the school will transfer the child to the correct school within 5 school days. If you move, it may be possible to have your child continue at his/her current school if the school has space and you apply for a transfer. Be sure to notify the school if you move.

To identify and confirm your child's home school, click on School Locator [↗].

Overload Complaint Form