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We have five new schools opening in 2016-17, four elementary schools and one middle school. New schools always mean changes in base attendance areas. We have to fill the new schools, after all! We'd like to hear your feedback if your student's attendance base is affected by one of the new schools. Please comment in the appropriate topic thread below.

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First, thanks to all who have participated in this forum. Our staff has been working on revisions to the student enrollment proposal, in large part based on feedback recieved here.

Draft 2 of the 2016-17Enrollment Proposal will be presented to the school board on the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 6. 

We will be hosting public information sessions about Draft 2 starting next Thursday. Here are the dates and locations. All meetings will be held at 7 p.m.

  • Oct. 8, Scotts Ridge Elementary
  • Oct. 12, Leesville Road High School
  • Oct. 15, River Bend Elementary School
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Our staff will present Draft 2 of the 2016-17 enrollment proposal to the Board of Education on Oct. 6. Staff members continue to work diligently to review all parent feedback and make changes to the proposal as they can.

Thanks to all for participating in this process.

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Topic: FAQ Answers
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Our student assignment staff has answered some of the frequently asked questions we've received so far.

Q: Would you consider making Pine Hollow traditional?
A: No, this year-round middle school has been planned for many years to allow families in the area a more proximate year-round calendar middle school.

Q: Can Holly Grove be a year-round option for students based at Oakview?
A: No, the projected growth in the base attendance area for Holly Grove ES will refill the school in a very short amount of time.

Q: If my base changes to a school with an enrollment cap, will my child be capped out?
A: That shouldn't happen. We have not proposed any additional base attendance area for schools with enrollment caps.

Q: Can you make East or West Cary traditional?
A: West Cary is a traditional calendar school.

Q: Can you make Carpenter traditional?
A: The crowding in this area of the county is such that we cannot give up the available seats created by the year-round calendar.

Q: Can those attending Sycamore Creek, either as a base or calendar option student, feed into Pine Hollow?
A: Base students at Sycamore Creek will be assigned as base to Pine Hollow MS. Any calendar option students at Sycamore, if they are in the base attendance area of Leesville MS, will have the opportunity to apply to Pine Hollow. Selection is based on seat availability.

Q: I am closer to Heritage than Rolesville High. Why are you changing my base to Rolesville?
A: Heritage HS is overcrowded, has a cap on their enrollment, and has growth in their base attendance area. Rolesville HS has available seats. It is logical for those currently based at Rolesville Middle School to be based at Rolesville High. Grandfathering options are available for rising sophomore, juniors and seniors to stay at Rolesville, along with any younger siblings who would be high school age at the same time. To grandfather, students would submit a transfer request in the spring.

Q: What is the grandfathering policy with siblings?
A: Younger siblings of grandfathered students can also submit a transfer request to be assigned to be at the same school as their older grandfathered sibling. Remember, to grandfather, you must submit a request to transfer. If you receive an approved transfer no district transportation would be provided. Parents are responsible for getting students to and from school.

Q: My child attends a magnet school. Will he or she lose their seat?
A: No.

Q: Are grandfathered students eligible for transportation?
A: No.

Q: Are you eligible for transportation if you attend your calendar option?
A: Yes.

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The base lookup tool now shows calendar options as well. 

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Beaverdam will open in 2016 as a traditional calendar preK-5 elementary school at 3591 Tarheel Club Road, Raleigh.  Learn more.

Base attendance areas for the following schools could be impacted:

  • River Bend
  • Forestville Road
  • Lockhart
  • Wilburn

Type in your address to see if your base attendance area would change.

Please respond with feedback below.

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Oakview will open in 2016 as a traditional calendar preK-5 elementary school at 11500 Holly Springs New Hill Road, Apex.  Learn more.

Base attendance areas for the following schools could be impacted:

  • Holly Springs
  • Holly Grove
  • Holly Ridge
  • Herbert Akins

Type in your address to see if your base attendance area would change.

Please respond with feedback below.

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Pine Hollow will open in 2016 as a year-round calendar 6-8 middle school at 5660 Westage Road in Raleigh. Learn more.

Base attendance areas for the following schools could be impacted:

  • Leesvile Road
  • Mills Park

Type in your address to see if your base attendance area would change.

Please respond with feedback below.

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Pleasant Grove will open in 2016 as a traditional calendar preK-5 elementary school at 3605 Pleasant Grove Church Road in Cary.  Learn more.

Base attendance areas for the following schools could be impacted:

  • Brier Creek
  • Leesville Road
  • Stough

Type in your address to see if your base attendance area would change.

Please respond with feedback below.

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White Oak will open in 2016 as a traditional calendar preK-5 elementary school at 1512 White Oak Church Road in Cary.  Learn more.

Base attendance areas for the following schools could be impacted:

  • Highcroft Drive
  • Turner Creek

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Please respond with feedback below.

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  • Jeffreys Grove is at 103% capacity. Baileywick Elementary is at 91% capacity. We are proposing to change the base attendance area of some Jeffreys Grove students to make Baileywick their base school. 
  • A neighborhood called Barton's Creek Overlook was split, with some students based at Baileywick and some at Sycamore Creek. We are proposing that all children in that neighborhood be based at Sycamore Creek.

Type in your address to see if your base attendance area would change.

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Cedar Fork is at 120% capacity. We are proposing that a section of the Cedar Fork base attendance area that is close to Carpenter have its base change to Carpenter. Carpenter is at 94% capacity.

Type in your address to see if your base attendance area would change. 

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Conn is at 110% capacity. 

There are two parts of Conn's base attendance area that are on the other side of Capital Boulevard from Conn.

We are proposing that one section have its base changed to nearby Underwood. We are proposing that another section have its base changed to Partnership.

In both cases, many students would have the option of walking to their new base school.

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Please respond with feedback below.

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Hunter is at 134% capacity. 

We are proposing to change some of Hunter's base attendance area to Washington.

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Weatherstone is overcrowded now, but will lose students with the opening of White Oak Elementary. Weatherstone will no longer be the overflow for Mills Park Elementary. Weatherstone also will no longer be the calendar option for Brier Creek, Turner Creek and Highcroft.

So we are proposing that some portions of the Kingswood base attendance area would be based at Weatherstone.

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Please respond with feedback below.

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Heritage is at 116% capacity. Rolesville High School is at 51% capacity.

Some students who attend Rolesville Middle School currently are in Heritage's base attendance area. We are proposing to change the base attendance area of those students to Rolesville High School.

Type in your address to see if your base attendance area would change.

Please respond with feedback below.

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Panther Creek is at 160% capacity. We are proposing that the portion of the Brier Creek area now based at Panther Creek should be based at Leesville Road High. 

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Hilburn Drive Academy does not have a base attendance area for 6-8 grades. All those based at Hilburn Drive have Leesville Road Middle as their base middle school.

We are proposing creating a middle school base for Hilburn within a walk zone area.

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Some portions of the Mills Park Middle base attendance area would be assigned to the new Pine Hollow Middle School. 

Some portions of the Mills Park Middle base attendance area would be assigned to West Cary Middle School.

These changes would help relieve crowding at Mills Park Middle School, which currently is at 111% capacity and has an enrollment cap. 

Type in your address to see if your base attendance area would change.

Please respond with feedback below.

 

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This is a place to weigh in on any proposed change not covered above, including calendar changes.

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