The Ponca City Public Schools elementary in-district transfer request window opened January 4, 2023 and will close on May 1, 2024. Parents or legal guardians of elementary students requesting an in-district transfer from the student’s home school site to another elementary site within the district must complete and submit the Ponca City Public Schools in-district transfer application electronically. To complete the in-district transfer application parents need to log into their PowerSchool Parent Portal, look for the heading on the left hand of the screen to find forms. Next, find the application, it will be a blue link that is titled In-District Transfer Request for the 2024-2025 School Year. Fill out the form completely and click on the submit button found at the bottom of the application. Parents must complete a separate application for each student they are requesting a transfer for.
In-district transfer requests will not be granted until after the district’s fall enrollment of the same year the transfer is requested. Requests will be granted based upon availability of space and appropriate programs. In accordance with board policy, site grade levels reaching 93% capacity during fall registration will not be allowed to accept transfers during the fall transfer meeting.
Transportation of in-district transfer students is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian. If attendance issues occur due to transportation, the transfer may be withdrawn immediately and the student will return to his/her home school site. Site principals may deny a transfer request or withdraw a current transfer based upon the best interest of a student’s academic or social well-being. Transfer requests after May 1, 2023 WILL NOT be considered. If families choose to move to another school attendance zone during the summer months, they must understand that they will be expected to attend the school located in that attendance zone. Students currently attending an elementary site on an “overflow” transfer will have to complete an application to receive an in-district transfer, if the parent wants the student to continue attending the site in which the child was placed due to class-size limits.
If you have questions about your school attendance zones or transfers feel free to call the Ponca City Public Schools Administration building at 580-767-8000.