How CDD will impact Whittier School

You have all received a letter and a robocall from the District informing you of the changes going into effect for the 2021-2022 school year, based on your address as it appears in our records.

If you were unable to attend the LIVE Virtual School Request Kick-off on Saturday, December 5, you can watch the recorded program here. To view the program in another language, click on one of these links: Hmong/Hmoob, Somali/Soomaali, and Spanish/Español.

If you are interested in requesting a school for your child other than the school that you have been assigned for the 2021-2022 school year, you can submit a school request beginning December 5, 2020. You will have the best chance of placement at your first requested school if the request is received by the cut-off date, February 7, 2021. Requests received by this date will be placed randomly within priority levels according to request preferences, attendance areas, integration goals and sibling preference.

In addition to community schools, a diverse set of magnet school options will be available, once you put in your address. These magnets will have citywide transportation and will require an application to a lottery for placement.

Whittier will be holding three Virtual Open Houses in the month of January. We hope you will be able to attend one of them. The links to the virtual Zoom meetings will be posted on our website on the day of each event.

Monday, January 11 from 2:30 – 3:30 PM Friday, January 22 from 9:30 – 10:30 AM Wednesday, January 27 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM

For further information about Whittier, please join us for Coffee with the Principal.

Also please call Student Placement Services at 612-668-1840 with any questions. They can help you in your preferred language and can very knowledgeably guide you through this school request process.