To help address enrollment growth and space shortages, David Thomas King School has a lottery process for new students enrolling for the 2023–24 school year. The lottery only impacts new resident students within the attendance area who wish to enroll in a grade that does not have space in planned classes. Students who are currently enrolled at David Thomas King School], or who wish to enroll in a grade with space in planned classes, are not impacted.
Each grade will have a limit for the number of classes. If the number of new students enrolling exceeds available space, a lottery process will be used.
LOTTERY PROCESS ONCE PRE-ENROLMENT CLOSES
After pre-enrolment closes at 4 p.m. on April 14, families of resident students will:
- receive a call from the school about the lottery results by April 24;
- be able to attend their overflow designated school or choose to enrol at another school with space. Siblings may also enrol at the overflow designated school, and
- request to be placed on a callback list if spaces open before the last day of school in September 2023. Students do not have to be enrolled in a Division school for the 2023–24 school year to stay on the callback list.
REGISTERING AT AN OVERFLOW DESIGNATED SCHOOL OR OTHER DIVISION SCHOOL
David Thomas King School will help resident families who were not selected in the lottery process to register at their overflow designated school, Youngstown School for Elementary students and Michale Phair for If families choose to go to another Division school, they will need to call or email their preferred school to see if there is space.
Siblings will also be able to attend the overflow designated school, but if families choose to go to another school with space, siblings are not guaranteed to attend.
REGISTRATION AFTER APRIL 14
New resident* students to the Division who register for the 2023–24 school year after pre-enrolment closes on April 14 can be added to the bottom of the callback list. Students can attend their overflow designated school, another school with space, or remain at their current school, if applicable.
*A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic.
TRANSPORTATION TO OVERFLOW DESIGNATED SCHOOLS
Yellow bus service to Youngstown and Michael Phair Schools will be available for eligible students. Bus fees will apply.
Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) is the preferred transportation method for junior high and high school students; however, if ETS does not meet Division standards, eligible students attending their overflow designated school may be able to apply for yellow bus service. Bus fees will apply.
Students who require yellow bus service must apply before June 1, 2023. Information for new and current riders and application forms can be found on the Applying for Yellow Bus Service page on epsb.ca.
More information about the lottery process is available on epsb.ca. If you have any other questions, please contact our school office at 587-489-4706