Hi, I am moving to south bay area from another country in december, kids will be 6 and 7.5. How do i figure out which school will accept them midyear?

Asked by shubhacentral, San Jose, CA Wed Sep 11, 2013

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Terri Vellios, Agent, Campbell, CA
Wed Sep 11, 2013
It will be determined on where you will be living. The schools are home specific. Once you have located where you will be living you will want to contact the school district.
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Mitchell Pea…, Agent, San Jose, CA
Thu Sep 12, 2013

No matter what school district you move into, that school district must accept your children, once you prove you and they live within the district. You can do that by showing them your deed upon buying a home or your signed rental contract and your utility bill showing you are paying for the utilities at the address at which you live. The school must accept them if school is session and find them a seat in class. There is very little wait.

To find out which school district a property you are considering is in, go to USgeocoder.com and click on live demo. Put the street number and name in the left long box, and the 5 digit zip code in the small middle box. Then click free look up on the right. All information about which school district, which town or city, if not in a town or city, what county, and who the political representatives are for the property all will be available when you click the + signs. My wife's company owns and developed USgecoder.com, with me as the development manager of that web service. Please tell me how you like it.

Enjoy coming to California. I would very much like to help you find a home. You may call me at 408-639-0211 or email me at mitchell@handonsrealtor.com.

Mitchell Pearce
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Linda Baker, Agent, Los Gatos, CA
Thu Sep 12, 2013
One of the interesting components of Silicon Valley is the huge number of school districts. Even if you move into a home with a great school, the district is only required to provide you a spot within the district. So the high-scoring neighborhood school may not be available to you.
Chat with a Realtor to discuss areas and whatever your needs are. Then we can suggest broad areas that should be able to meet your needs.
Don't worry - your kids will get into school. And often, once things settle down, your neighborhood school might even be available!

All the best,
Linda Baker
Alain Pinel Realtors
BRE 01373033
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Jim Guido, Agent, Santa Clara, CA
Thu Sep 12, 2013
You will need to find a place to live. Once you have that settled you will be able to find out what school district you will be in and then based on your address you can find out what schools are assigned to that address. You should have no trouble with midyear placement but as soon as you find out where you will be living you should call the school districts office and find out exactly what you need to do and what paperwork they will need. You may find that in some school districts that the home school for your address may be full and you may have to attend another nearby school until they have an opening at your home school.

Good luck and welcome to the USA.

Jim Guido,

Realty World/Blue Property Group
Cell: 408-472-2074
Email: jim@jimguidorealtor.com
Website: http://www.jimguidorealtor.com
DRE# 00700635
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Thu Sep 12, 2013

The website address for San Jose Unified is : http://www.sjusd.org and it is loaded with info regarding transfers and district policy. I recommend checking their site first, and calling if that is not enough to solve your request. 408-535-6000.

Depending on where in San Jose you choose to live, you may also be in a different district l;ike Union - and here is their site: http://www.unionsd.org and their phone is 408-377-8010.

Good luck and welcome to San Jose!

Eric Olfred Nelson, III
Sr. Mortgage Planner
SVC Funding
NMLS # 120412
Bureau of Real Estate # 01258488
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Lamson Dang…, Agent, San Jose, CA
Thu Sep 12, 2013
You can also visit my website for some researches by reviewing Market Reports or search for all current Active Listings in the South Bay cities. You should review School API scores from my website too.
Thanks and Best wishes,

Lamson Dang
Web Reference:  http://lamsondang.com
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Juliana Lee…, Agent, Palo Alto, CA
Sun Sep 15, 2013
Most schools accept new students at any time if they are within the attendance boundaries of the school. Attendance boundaries shift as the number of children within the boundaries changes. Focus on finding a home you like with schools that you are happy with. Don't worry too much about moving in the middle of the year.

San Jose School information at http://julianalee.com/san-jose/san-jose-schools.htm

San Jose home values at http://julianalee.com/san-jose/san-jose-statistics.htm

Juliana Lee
Top 2 agent nationwide at Keller Williams Realty, the nations largest
Cell 650.857.1000

Over 20 years experience
Over 1,000 homes sold in Santa Clara County and San Mateo County
Web Reference:  http://julianalee.com
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