Kindergarten – 8th Grade Lottery and Admission Process 2021-2022
No Appointment Necessary
The California Department of Education reports that students enrolled in K-8 schools demonstrate higher self-esteem and are more likely to have overall academic, emotional and social success in school. At LdV the “internal community of accountability” that develops among teachers, parents, and students promotes a culture of caring and rigor marked by hard work, high aspirations, and an expectation that all will succeed.
Students at LdV benefit from teachers who are 100% credentialed, highly qualified, encouraging and accessible. They enjoy a curriculum that’s varied and challenging. They find opportunities in a multitude of activities including art, music, science, field trips, assemblies, hands-on experiences and athletics.
Experts agree the involvement of parents is the key to the student’s success. Parent involvement is an essential component of our program. Parents commit to supporting the education of their child by volunteering a minimum of 40 hours per year.
Leonardo da Vinci eK-8 School is an Open Enrollment School. Openings in Kindergarten are filled through the Sacramento City Unified School District Open Enrollment process. The school district sets a date when parents must register students online through the district site (www.scusd.edu). (There is currently no in-person assistance at this time). This year, some 4th grade openings will be filled by this same process.
Open Enrollment Dates
Open Enrollment Application Available: February 2, 2021 through February 16, 2021
Notification Letters Send Out: April 1, 2021 (approx.)
Mandatory SIBLING Enrollment Meeting: February 4, 2021 11:30-12:30 Via Zoom.us ID: 88992336810 Password: learn
Registration Dates: TBD
You do NOT need to reserve a visit, please plan to attend the meeting that best suits your schedule.
Should we have openings at other grade levels they will be filled by on-site waiting lists. Our on-site waiting lists are for early Kinder, and grades 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8th. Participation in a visitation day is required to be on the waiting list. Waiting list applications will be available at our visitations.
Our school curriculum and methods of teaching are unique, in addition to participating in the district Open Enrollment process, Leonardo da Vinci has criteria that needs to be met to be included in the district lottery. The first step is to participate in a school visitation.
Come and learn more about Leonardo da Vinci’s eK-8 program and how it can benefit your student. No reservation is required, but we ask that you arrive on time and expect to spend two hours on campus. At the conclusion of the visitation, there is a question/answer session. Visitations are for adults only. In order to lessen the disruption to our classrooms, we ask that you do not bring children under age 10 (6th grade). Middle school visitations do include the student who will be applying. Incoming students are expected to have excellent attendance, positive behavior, and a strong academic history – a current report card may be requested. Applicants for 7th grade should bring a portfolio with current attendance, grades, behavior, and a teacher recommendation.
For Open Enrollment, once district registration AND the LdV criteria are met, the child can be entered into the lottery. Students whose parent or guardian did not attend an Open Enrollment visitation will be disqualified. Families will be notified by the district when and where the child is placed on the list for Open Enrollment (grades K and 4).
Please note that although siblings have priority in lottery placement, participation in the district Open Enrollment process is required for attending LdV. Sibling priority is given after one year at LdV.
Enrollment at Leonardo da Vinci is not complete until registration occurs and a mandatory meeting has been attended. Specific dates and times will be communicated for registration and the mandatory meeting.
Visitations are required for lottery applications for the 2021-2022 school year to be considered for acceptance. (information below is informational as the meetings/visitations will be conducted remotely).
Visitations for K-6 are for adults only. In order to lessen the disruption to our classrooms, we ask that you do not bring children under age 10 (6th grade).
Middle school visitations do include the student who will be applying. Incoming students are expected to have excellent attendance, positive behavior, and a strong academic history – a current report card may be requested. Applicants for 7th grade should bring a portfolio with current attendance, grades, behavior, and a teacher recommendation.
2021-2022 eK-8th Grade Visitations
9:15-11:15 Via Zoom.us ID:88255565865 Password: LdV Visit (Nov.19; Dec.3; Dec.17 only) – ID 86316181785 Password: dolphin (Jan.21 only) – ID 88992336810 Password: learn (Feb.4 only)
- November 19
- December 3
- December 17
- January 21
- February 4
Middle School Visitation
- There will be no specific Middle School Meeting for 2021-2022