Families who participated in the first student-assignment lottery and wish to place their child in a different school have until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27 to request reassignment. Reassignment requests are considered for four reasons:
• The student wishes to attend his/her home school (placement is guaranteed)
• Child of CMS staff member (placement is not guaranteed)
• Student’s medical and/or health condition (families must complete the CMS medical packet)
• Extreme hardship, which are circumstances that affect a family’s ability to support the student’s educational success. • Hardship requests require a written explanation and supporting documents.
Families may also participate in the open-seat option. That option is open to any current CMS student, including those who participated in the first lottery. The open-seat option is an opportunity to fill seats that are still available in magnet programs; click here for a list of those programs. The open-seat option began on March 16 and runs until 10 p.m. on May 22. Families will be notified of their placement during the first week in June.
The CMS information hotline will be open until Friday, March 27, to handle calls and questions about the student-assignment lottery. The phone number is 980-343-6192. Customer-service representatives are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m. Bilingual customer-service representatives are also available.
For more information about the lottery, or student placement in general, go to the CMS Web site.