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

Arts advocates and supporters from across Orange County were honored at the annual Orange County Music and Arts Administrators (OCMAA) Awards at the Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on May 10, 2017.  We are pleased to announce that four Magnolia School District educators received awards for their outstanding service to our students and community:  

  • Esther H. Wallace, Magnolia School District Board Member - OC Arts Education Advocate
  • Dr. Debra Von Sprecken, Principal, Juliette Low School of the Arts - Exemplary Arts Administrator
  • Krista Ratnaweera, Teacher, Mattie Lou Maxwell School - Exemplary Elementary Dance Educator
  • Jennifer Atchue District Music Teacher - Exemplary Elementary Vocal Music Educator

We are proud of these superb educators, and their commitment to providing outstanding arts instruction to Magnolia School District students!

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The following Magnolia School District team members are being recognized as 2017 Outstanding Arts Educator Awards recipients by the Orange County Music and Arts Administrators (OCMAA) Organization:

  • Jennifer Atchue, District Music Teacher - Outstanding Arts Educator
  • Krista Ratnaweera, Maxwell 6th Grade Teacher - Outstanding Arts Educator
  • Dr. Debra Von Sprecken, Principal, Juliette Low School - Outstanding Arts Administrator
  • Esther Wallace, MSD Board Member - OC Arts Education Advocate

They will be recognized at a special reception and awards ceremony. Please join us in congratulating these very deserving honorees. We are truly proud of them and we are very happy to see them recognized for their outstanding service to students!

 

The SaRang Community Church in Anaheim provided fifty three students a two day enrichment camp during Thanksgiving week and a festive banquet for themselves and their family members.  During the full day camp, students were provided small group social experiences, time to make crafts and an outing in the community.  The theme for this year’s camp was “My future begins with hope.”  Volunteers of the church also provided a hearty home cooked breakfast, a bag lunch and snacks throughout the day.  Eight former Magnolia School District students provided leadership during the camp.  These eight students participated in the camps when they were in elementary school.  Now they are high school students using their leadership skills and giving back to the community. The banquet held Wednesday night before Thanksgiving included entertainment and a traditional turkey dinner.  Nearly 300 students, family members and friends attended the banquet and each family was given a gift bag as they left.  During the banquet, special recognition was given to Leslie Ruiz, a Magnolia High School senior, who participated in the first SaRang camp program seven years ago, has attended every camp since, and has been become a leader in the program.   Over 100 church members volunteered to make this camp and banquet possible.  SaRang Community Church has been in partnership with Magnolia School District for seven years, providing Summer and Thanksgiving camp experiences for Magnolia students.  The camp is no charge to the students and is provided through church support and private donations.  Mr. Bailey, Executive Director Student Services, was able to attend the banquet and present Pastor Roh, senior pastor of SaRang Community Church, a plaque of appreciation for all the SaRang community has done and continues to provide the students of Magnolia School District.