Please note that most decisions will be made over the summer months (July and August), once a decision is made you will receive an email indicating approval or denial of the request.
Questions and Answers for Out of Attendance Zone (OOAZ) Placement
1. What is Out of Attendance Zone (OOAZ) Placement ?
Out of attendance zone placement refers to a child attending a school other than the one in the attendance zone of their legal residence. Requests for enrollment in magnet schools or placement in Special Education Programs will not be considered for Out of Attendance Zone placements.
2. Where Do Parents/Guardians Obtain Applications?
Out of Attendance Zone applications may be filled online by using the links above.
The completed forms and the necessary accompanying documentation must be uploaded and attached to the online application. If you are having trouble completing the online application, you can contact the Office of Family and Community Engagement at email@example.com.
3. What Documents Need to be Submitted?
The Out of Attendance Zone (OOAZ) placement application must be completed online. Documents supporting the specific type of application - Medical, Child Care, Special Program and Other - must also be uploaded with the application. Examples of documentation are provided in the application.
4. How Will I Be Notified?
You will be notified by email of the status of your OOAZ application. If the OOAZ application is denied, it may be appealed in accordance with Board of Education policy governing Out of Attendance Zone placement. Click on the Appeal Form if wish to file an appeal ONLY if you have previously filled out an OOAZ application and it has been denied.
You will be notified by email of the appeal decision made by the Associate Superintendent for School Development.
5. Can my child play sports at his school which is an Out of Attendance Zone (OOAZ) placement?
For OOAZ students, the following guidelines apply:
- Any current high school student that transfers from one school to the other, at any time, for an academic program that is not offered at the opposite school (e.g., Agriscience, JROTC at Westhill or ECS or the MYP/IB Programme at Stamford, etc.) is allowed to participate in athletics immediately and without restriction.
- Any current high school student that transfers from one district school to another and is not entering one of the pre-approved academic programs (as stated above) may tryout and participate in athletics. However, they are not allowed to play in any official games for one calendar year (from the date of the transfer) per BOE Policy Regulation 5118R.
6. Who May I Contact with Further Questions?
Contact the Office of Family and Community Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org