School Choice OUSD

We are deciding between elementary schools in OUSD for 2022-23 school year and just received an offer for one of two of our top choices. If we accept, does this mean we are no longer in consideration for the other top choice? Or, can I accept the offer and wait to see if we also get in to other school and then make our decision? Thanks in advance for any feedback…

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RE: School Choice OUSD ()

You will stay on the waitlist for any school you ranked higher. So if the school you’re considering accepting was ranked #2, you will stay on the waitlist for whatever school you ranked #1, even after you accept enrollment at #2. But once you accept enrollment at #1, you will be taken off all waitlists.

RE: School Choice OUSD ()

It all depends on what order you ranked them in. If this is your #1 choice, then your #2 choice will drop off if you accept (because the system assumes you would rather be at your first choice school). If this is your #2 choice, you will stay on the waitlist for your #1 choice until the second week of school and can make a decision if/when you get an offer.

RE: School Choice OUSD ()

It depends on how you ranked the schools. If you are offered a spot in your #1 school and accept than you are off the waitlist on the other (which you ranked #2). If you are offered a spot in your #2 choice and accept it, you remain on the waitlist for your #1 choice. With OUSD, you can't really have two top choices.

RE: School Choice OUSD ()

If you ranked school options (or whatever the name is currently), you can accept a placement and remain on the waiting list IF your placement is not ranked as your first choice. For example, if you ranked schools x, y, z as your choices 1-3 respectively, you can accept Y and still be on the wait-list for X (until the first couple of weeks of school, when they remove everyone from the waiting lists). You would not be on the list for Z however, because you ranked it lower than Y.  We got into our #1 school, and they removed the five lower ranked schools as options for us as a result. 

If you are not in the ranked options process, though, I'm not sure those guidelines still apply. Look carefully at your offer email/letter-- there might be some specific info.