Attendance Waivers

  • Attendance Waiver Application Deadline: Jan. 29

    *Application deadline extended to Jan. 29.*

    Waiver applications for the 2021-22 school year must be submitted between Dec. 14, 2020, and Jan. 29, 2021, for optimal consideration. Applications submitted after Jan. 29 may be considered if it's determined that grade level and building capacity allows. Find waiver application timeline, considerations and types of waivers below.

    Begin the six-step online waiver application here


    2021-22 Waiver Application Timeline

    • December 14, 2020 – January 29, 2021: All waiver applications must be submitted for optimal consideration.

    • January 29, 2021: Initial application deadline to apply for the 2021-22 school year.  If a waiver application is submitted after this initial deadline, the application will be held and decisions will be made by June 17, 2021. At that time, the application may be considered if it has been determined the grade level and building capacity can allow.  If a decision cannot be determined at that time, the application will be held until the third submission timeframe.   

    • March 26, 2021: Building and/or District staff will have made decisions regarding waiver request(s) and families will be notified of the decision by this date. If a new waiver application is still incomplete at the end of the waiver window, January 29, 2021, the student’s waiver will be denied and the student will need to register at their resident school. Please note: Students looking to renew a waiver will not be allowed to choose next year’s classes and/or receive a schedule until the waiver is approved.

    • June 17, 2021: If a waiver application was submitted after this date, it will be held and decisions will be made on or before September 14, 2021. At that time, the application may be considered if it has been determined the grade level and building capacity can allow.

    • September 14, 2021:  Decisions made on waiver applications submitted after June 17, 2021 will be made on or before September 14, 2021, based on grade level and building capacity.  

     


    Timeline for Waiver Consideration

    The District reviews waiver application three times a year after all resident enrollment has been considered and processed.

    Approval Criteria:
    Waiver Applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis and are based on the following criteria:

    • Building Enrollment Capacity
    • Discipline Record
    • Academic Performance
    • Attendance Record
    • Student’s academic programs of interest as identified on the waiver application.

    Residents of the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District applying for a waiver will receive consideration before out-of-district applications.

    Transportation:
    Students attending a school on a waiver do not receive District transportation to/from school. For middle and high school students, the “activity bus” is not available for transportation home.

    For questions, please contact District Administration at (253) 891-6073.


    Types of Waivers

    Intra-District (In-District) Waiver:

    Resident students who wish to attend a school other than their resident school must complete the Intra-District (in-district) Waiver ApplicationIn-District Waiver Applications are not required each year for continued attendance unless transitioning to another school. (Example: Elementary to Middle School or Middle School to High School).

    Inter-District (Out-of-District) Waiver:

    For students residing outside of the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District Attendance Boundaries, an Inter-District (out-of-district) Waiver Application is required. A Choice Transfer Request (Release of Attendance form) from the resident district is also required with the Out-of-District Waiver Application. Out-of-District Waiver Applications are required each year for continued attendance.

    *For students wanting to transfer out of the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District, use the following: Choice Transfer Request. Note: This link can also be used for families wishing to transfer into the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District.  All families looking to waiver out of SBLSD or into SBLSD must complete a Choice Transfer form. There are a few districts who are not using this system. If you do not see your district listed, contact your district office directly.

    Online Waiver Application