Where do I go to register my child for school?
All new incoming students, school registration is processed centrally in the Fremont Union High School District at the Enrollment and Residency Office. Registration is required for students enrolling in the Fremont Union High School District for the first time or returning to the Fremont Union High School District after having withdrawn from school. Proof of District residency or an approved interdistrict attendance agreement is required for all new and students returning to the District after having withdrawn.
Parents/guardians must register their students at:
Enrollment Residency Office
Fremont Union High School District Office
589 West Fremont Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Phone: (408) 522-2266
You may register in person Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00AM to 4:00PM and on
Thursday from 8AM to 5:30PM.
Upon completion of registration, families will be notified of date and time to report to the school site for testing and/or scheduling of classes. Mandarin and Spanish speaking staff are available to assist you if needed.
What information do I need to provide in order to register my child for school?
Registration materials are available at the Enrollment and Residency Office. Once your registration is complete, you will be notified of the date and time to report to the school site for testing and/or scheduling of classes.
Please remember the following:
- A student can have only one residence for the purposes of establishing residency and must live with a parent or legal guardian
- PO Boxes will not be accepted for residency purposes
- All documents used for residency must be CURRENT, VALID and ORIGINAL!
THE FOLLOWING 6 DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR RESIDENCY VERIFICATION:
1. You must complete the FUHSD Residency Declaration Form
2. Parent’s Picture ID - one from the following list:
- California State Driver’s License or California State ID Card
- Valid Passport or Consulate Issued Picture ID
3. Residency Document #1 - one from the following list:
- Valid vehicle registration (title documents do not meet residency requirements)
- Current (2013) W-2 Tax forms
- Current paycheck issued by employer - employer employee’s name and address must be imprinted on the check (on-line/computer printouts are not accepted)
4. Residency Document #2 - one from the following list:
- Original Property Tax Bill with parent name and property address
- Tenant's copy of Rental or Lease agreement with parent name, student name, and address, as well as manager or owner’s name and phone number
5. Residency Document #3 - (on-line/computer printouts are not accepted)
- Pacific Gas Electric (PGE) Bill or statement mailed to your residence with parent name address
If your rental agreement states that utilities (PGE) are included, then one of the following can be used:
- Monthly Bank statement mailed to your residence with parent name and address
- Monthly Cable Bill mailed to your residence with parent name and address
6. Birth Certificate
A birth document that verifies the student’s legal name, birth date, and birthplace. This may be a birth certificate or other official birth record. If a birth document is not currently available in English, a passport may be used temporarily until the proper documentation can be secured. If you do not have a birth certificate or other birth record, please be sure to request a copy as soon as possible from the Recorder’s Office in the county,
NOTE: Immunizations and health examinations do not need to be up-to-date in order to BEGIN registration. However, they must be up-to-date and submitted to the Enrollment Residency Office BEFORE your child may begin school.
If you are registering in advance for Fall 2013, please submit final paperwork no later than two weeks before school begins to ensure school and classroom placement on the first day of school.
If you are unable to provide any of the above required documents, then you must go to the Enrollment and Residency Office and meet with a Residency Official to discuss your options.
What if I don’t have all the documents you require?
Please contact the District Office at (408) 522-2266 so that you may meet with a District administrator regarding your child’s registration.
What grade will you place my child in? May I change that placement?
In keeping with California law, Fremont Union High School District places students in the same grade level they would have attained in the regular course of their educational career. Students entering from out-of-country are placed in the same grade level they would have attained had they attended school in the United States. Grade level acceleration or retention based on English proficiency is not a factor in grade level placement.
If you believe your child’s grade level placement is not appropriate, you must provide the school with documentation to support your request for a change in placement. Please make an appointment to meet with the Guidance Assistant Principal at your child’s school. The final decision regarding grade placement rests with the school.
We’re moving and my child is a senior. Is he/she eligible to stay at their current school?
Though often called "Senior Privilege" this is simply an Inter/Intra-district Transfer Request due to a parent/guardian's desire for their student to complete their senior year at their current school.
The FUHSD Senior Privilege Policy is designed to support students who would like to continue attending one of our schools for their senior year, but whose families have moved out of school boundaries during or immediately before their senior year in school.
To be eligible for Senior Privilege consideration, a student must:
- be currently enrolled in and attending a Fremont Union High School District school
- have been continuously enrolled since their sophomore year of high school
- have a pattern of on-time, regular school attendance and satisfactory school behavior
- be eligible for graduation with his/her class in June of 2013
All parents/guardians wishing to apply for senior privilege for their student must complete our Senior Privilege Request Form, which is available at the Enrollment and Residency Office. Requests must be turned in within 14 days after the move date.
If the student is moving outside of district boundaries, then the parent/guardian must first complete an interdistrict transfer request from the district of the new residence. If the new district agrees to release the student, then the FUHSD Senior Privilege Request Form can be completed and turned in to the Enrollment and Residency office.
Senior Privilege Requests are accepted at all times, but will be granted based on several factors, including, but not limited to the student’s academic standing, discipline history, attendance history, date of move, year of original district enrollment, District enrollment/capacity, and district/state financial concerns.
All requests turned in prior to July 1, will be processed by July 15. All other requests will be completed as quickly as possible.
Please remember that Senior Privilege Transfers are a privilege and not a guaranteed right.
How do I obtain an inter-district transfer?
Transferring into the Fremont Union High School District: Students who wish to transfer to Fremont Union High School District should contact their district of residence and file an interdistrict transfer. Transfers must first be approved by the resident district. Due to space and enrollment considerations, Fremont Union High School District limits the number of incoming interdistricts.
Students on interdistrict attendance agreements must exhibit satisfactory attendance, academic progress, and behavior in order to be accepted by and remain enrolled in the Fremont Union High School District.
Transportation is not provided for students attending Fremont Union High School District on an interdistrict transfer. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent/guardian.
Transferring out of the Fremont Union High School District: Students who live within the boundaries of the Fremont Union High School District and would like to attend school in another district may apply for an interdistrict transfer. The Interdistrict Transfer form is available at the District Office. Transfers must be approved by the Fremont Union High School District before submission to the district requested.
How do I obtain an intra-district transfer?
FUHSD Board Policy #5116.1 outlines how a student may be transferred from one district school to another.
In short, other than open enrollment, which occurs when a district school is under capacity, students are expected to attend school based upon the location of their primary residence. However, the following Excerpt from BP 5116.1, details a possible exception:
"Upon a finding that special circumstances exist that might be harmful or dangerous to the student in the current attendance area. Special circumstances, include, but are not limited to, threats of bodily harm or threats to the emotional stability of the student. Any such student may transfer to a district school that is at capacity and otherwise closed to transfers."
Parents that would like to request a transfer to another school, must first meet with the Assistant Principal or Principal of their school of residence to officially request the transfer and explain their reason for making the request. If judged by the AP/Principal to be a valid reason for transfer, the request will be forwarded for consideration by the Placement Advisory Committee (PAC). All cases considered by PAC will be judged on an individual basis and parents/guardians will be notified of the result within 72 hours of the PAC meeting. The decision by PAC is final, but can be appealed to the Superintendent/Designee.
We are moving and our new home is in the District. How do I go about verifying my residency?
Residency within the Fremont Union High School District is based on the location of your primary residence. Because you may only have one residence for the purposes of establishing residency and you and your family must physically reside within District boundaries, residency verification documentation is required. However, since documentation can often be delayed when moving from one home to another, we are frequently able to assist families by making home visits to one or both locations to assist in verifying District residency.
Whether your child is a newly enrolled or continuing student, it is always best to alert us to your move before it happens. Because the date of move may affect your child’s placement, it is best that you contact us as soon as your move date is confirmed. The most common situations are listed below. Rest assured that we want to work with you to ensure a smooth transition. Please contact our Enrollment Residency Office at (408) 522-2266 and speak with one of our staff members as soon as you have confirmation of your date of move.
Moves involving rental properties: If you will be renting a new home/apartment, you will need to bring in your new rental or lease agreement. The agreement must note your dates of occupancy, name the occupants (including the student) and your move-in date. Finally, since it will be difficult for you to provide your change of address on documents listed in #2 above, we will either request alternate documents or work with you to make home visit to assist in verifying your residency.
Moves involving the purchase of a new home: If you are purchasing a new home, due to recording and closing requirements, you will be unable to provide the property tax statement listed above. Frequently the occupancy of your new home may be delayed because of rent-back agreements, final walk-throughs, and final closing on the sale of the property. The situations must be documented as part of the escrow process. Since each case is different, we will work with you in helping you to obtain appropriate documentation from your title company or real estate office as well as arranging a home visit to your new residence to assist in verifying your residency.