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Choice Transfer Request

For out of district students wanting to attend White River School District
If you live outside the White River School District boundaries, but wish to attend a school in White River School District, you must submit a Choice Transfer Request with the school district in which you live AND the White River School District Non-Resident Application form. Both steps need to be completed, incomplete requests will remain in pending status until all required paperwork is submitted. This process must be completed annually. 
 
Please note that we do not accept requests for Early Kindergarten.
 
1.)  Submit a Choice Transfer request (Release of Attendance) to your resident district via the OSPI Choice Transfer Request Portal.  Once submitted, you will receive email notifications throughout the process.  
  
*If you are not able to complete this process using the online form, you may complete the White River School District Non Resident Application paper form and submit it to the White River School District Administration Office.  
Via mail:
White River School District                
Attn: Choice Transfers                      
PO Box 2050
Buckley, WA, 98321 
via e-mail (scanned form):  [email protected]
 
via fax:  360 829-3358
 
Choice Transfer Request Guidelines
The district will be processing requests based on the return date of the application, space availability at the school requested & the grade level of student and upon review of current attendance, discipline and academic progress.
 
The terms of transfers are as follows, if any of these conditions are not met, the transfer may be rescinded:
- Provide own transportation to school
- Good behavior – no discipline problems
- Good attendance – regular and prompt
- Good academic effort in all subject areas
 
Board Policy 3141- Non-Resident Students 
 
 
Requests for the upcoming school year
Requests for the 2023-2024 school year will be accepted beginning February 1, 2023, applications received before this date will not be considered received until this date.  Applications will be reviewed in May and June. For optimal consideration for the next school year, submit applications by April 1.  
 
  • Status of applications received by April 1, will be communicated to parents by May 16
  • Status of applications received by May 16, will be communicated to parents by June 16
  • Status of applications submitted after May 16 may not be considered until after the fourth day of school in September
 
New Students:  Depending on enrollment projections, new requests may be held until the 4th school day of September and reviewed/approved on a space available basis and upon review of previous educational records when appropriate.
 
 
 
For students wanting to transfer out of White River School District
If you live within the White River School district boundaries, but wish to attend a school outside our district or enroll in an online program through another school district, you must submit a Choice Transfer Request. This process must be completed annually.  
 
Submit a request via the OSPI Choice Transfer Request Portal.
*If you are not able to complete this process via the online portal, you may complete a Choice Transfer Request Paper Form and submit it to the White River School District Administration Office.  
Via mail:
White River School District                
Attn: Choice Transfers                      
PO Box 2050
Buckley, WA, 98321 
via e-mail (scanned form): [email protected]
 
via fax:  360 829-3358

Once received, the form will be entered online to be processed.  You will receive email notifications throughout the process.   
 
If you need assistance or additional information, please contact the Superintendent's office at 360-829-3814 or via email: [email protected]