The Magnolia School District provides an outstanding educational program designed to meet the needs of our students. Our first priority is to provide for the attendance of students who live within the boundaries of each neighborhood school. There are three attendance options that Magnolia offers.

Interdistrict Transfers (Non-Resident of the Magnolia School District)

The District recognizes that parents who reside in one school district may prefer to attend school in another district and that such choices are made for a variety of reasons. Approval of an Interdistrict Transfer request into the District is contingent upon space availability and student and parent compliance with agreement expectancies.

Magnolia School District students residing within any home school attendance area shall have first priority to attend their neighborhood school. After all children within each school’s attendance area have been accommodated, remaining placement requests will be considered. Students may not be displaced from their home school of attendance because of new intradistrict students.

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to submit an authorized release from their district of residence. The application is considered in light of criteria and available space after providing for district resident students. The Superintendent or designee may approve interdistrict agreements for several reasons, with the following being the most common:

  • Child care
  • Sibling attends due to previous approval
  • To complete a school year when parents/guardians have moved out of the district
  • Parents are employed within the boundaries of the school district

Appeal Process

When a request for a school transfer is denied, a written explanation for the denial will be provided to the parent or guardian. The parent or guardian may initiate an appeal of the intradistrict or interdistrict transfer denial. All appeals shall be made in writing to the Magnolia School District, Resources and Services Division at the address below:

Magnolia School District 2705 W. Orange Ave Anaheim, Ca 92804

Interdistrict Transfers (To leave the Magnolia School District)

There may be occasions where parents/guardians who live within the Boundaries of the Magnolia School District to have a need or preference to attend schools outside our boundaries. In these cases, the parents must first complete an “Interdistrict Attendance Permit”. We will review and forward the permit to the district where the parent/guardian wishes to attend. There is no guarantee that the receiving district will have space and/or will approve the transfer request once we have approved or denied the request to leave this District. These permits also must be renewed annually.

Appeal Process

When a request for a school transfer is denied, a written explanation for the denial will be provided to the parent or guardian. The parent or guardian may initiate an appeal of the intradistrict or interdistrict transfer denial. All appeals shall be made in writing to the Magnolia School District, Resources and Services Division at the address below:

Magnolia School District 2705 W. Orange Ave Anaheim, Ca 92804

 

Intra-District Attendance Options (Move between Magnolia School District)

The Magnolia School District provides an outstanding educational program designed to meet the needs of our students. Our first priority is to provide for the attendance of students who live within the boundaries of each neighborhood school.

The Magnolia School District endorses the neighborhood school concept. Homeschool attendance areas are established to optimize the use of existing facilities and permit the most effective use of total District Resources. The District recognizes that parents may wish to choose a school of attendance other than the home school. Requests for intradistrict transfers may be made for reasons of personal preference, child care providers, preference based on the needs of the family or child, a desire for a special education or family hardship conditions.

Application Procedure

Parents who reside within district boundaries may apply for enrollment in any district school, which is designated to have space using a “School Transfer Request Form”, available at the District Office. Normally, information about space availability for the following school year is not known until May for the Year-Round Schools, and August or September for the traditional calendar schools. Parents are required to enroll at their home schools in case there is not sufficient space at their school of choice. Parents are notified about the status of their request after space is guaranteed for resident students and additional space is determined to be available for transfer students. Due to our continuing growth, the student may be subject to displacement due to lack of space.

Appeal Process

When a request for a school transfer is denied, a written explanation for the denial will be provided to the parent or guardian. The parent or guardian may initiate an appeal of the intradistrict or interdistrict transfer denial. All appeals shall be made in writing to the Magnolia School District, Resources and Services Division at the address below:

Magnolia School District 2705 W. Orange Ave Anaheim, Ca 92804

Project H.E.R.O. (Homeless Education Renewing Opportunities) is a program in Magnolia School District that has provided a range of outstanding services to students and families within our community.   Project HERO’s primary goals are to ensure student school enrollment, academic success, and school stability.  Established in 2009, this project ensures homeless children have all educational rights and protections established under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act.

Project HERO develops strong partnerships between the school, the community, and families.   Generous partners include the Anaheim Police Department Cops 4 Kids, Salvation Army of Anaheim, Sarang Community Church, Child Shuttle, and Catholic Charities of Orange County.  Powerful partnerships have provided help to house 63 families in the past 3 years!

2017 was a phenomenal year for services provided through Project HERO:

  • Over 250 students were welcomed to school by the Assistance League of Anaheim, where they provided school clothing and a backpack filled with hygiene and school supplies.

  • 150 families started the school year with donated backpacks filled with school supplies provided by the Rotary Club of Anaheim.

  • 109 parents graduated from the SparkPoint Financial Literacy Program which helps families become financially self-sufficient.

  • Over 1000 families are getting fresh fruits and vegetables on a monthly basis through the Second Harvest School Pantry, which grew from 1 school site to 8 schools sites this school year.

  • Over 300 students receive weekend healthy meals on a weekly basis from Giving Children Hope (GCH).

  • 30 students who participated in an essay contest were awarded bicycles by GCH in collaboration with Thrivent Financial Community Outreach.

In 2017, Project HERO was recognized by the Mayor and City Council Members of the City of Anaheim for their work with students who are homeless. Project HERO has many successes, but this work cannot be done alone.  We are thankful to the families, our partners and the dedication of our educators!

Dr. Frank Donavan, Magnolia Superintendent states that  “We are so proud of the Project HERO staff members and the work they do each and every day to improve the lives our students and families."

 

 

On Saturday, October 7th, 2017, the Magnolia Educational Enrichment Foundation (MEEF) hosted its 2nd annual Fit & Fun 5K Run.

The event had tremendous support from Magnolia School District Employees, students, their families, and community members, with nearly 700 participants. Over $1,500 in donations made it possible for a great deal of students to participate in the run. Esther L. Walter School won the coveted “Golden Shoe” award by having the most participants from a single site.

Each participant received an event shirt and medal.  The logo for the shirt was designed by Ambar Thanki, a 6th grade student from Juliette Low School of the Arts.  Shay Tiettmeyer, a 3rd grade student from Dr. Peter Marshall School, sang the National Anthem in front of the huge crowd.

It was great to see students as well as community and staff members running along with their families and friends.  Proceeds from this event will help fund teacher grants throughout the year.

The Magnolia School District Board of Trustees recognized these wonderful GRIP team members for their outstanding services the Magnolia community.

The GRIP program was initiated in 2008 by the Orange County District Attorney's Office, in conjunction with the Orange County Sheriff's Department.  Aimed at fostering a collaborative, community-based approach to gang reduction, the program is unique from all other anti-gang efforts in the county.   The GRIP Program provides mentoring services to students at Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy and Esther L. Walter Schools.

Pictured from left to right: Gary Shields, MSD School Board President; Dawn Breese, Robert M. Pyles STEM Academy Principal; Edith Lucero, Orange County Sherif Deputy; Tom Finley, DA Investigator; Katie Brown, Esther L. Walter former Principal; Susan Eckermann, Senior Deputy District Attorney; Cliff Page, Deputy District Attorney.