Pioneer Elementary Enrollment

Enrollment for Pioneer Elementary STEAM School for the 2024-2025

The enrollment interest process will open Friday, March 1, 2024, and close on Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 9:00pm. Read below to learn more about the enrollment process. 

THE PLATFORM 

Powerschool, our district enrollment data system, has a platform that allows school districts to run a lottery. Using this platform allows us to keep all student data centralized and allows us to more easily align and vet the data being presented for the lottery. Due to its automation, it leaves less room for error and supports our front office with the clerical work to ensure we get students properly enrolled in a timely manner. 

HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK? 

  • Families will express interest in Pioneer using a modified enrollment form through PowerSchool

  • Interest will be open for 10 days

  • After closing, families will be notified, via email, of their lottery numbers and details of the upcoming lottery.   Each STUDENT will receive a lottery number.  The system will  link students in the same family together. For example, a family has a 2nd grader and a 4th grader. The 2nd grader is assigned #7 and the 4th grader is assigned #89. The lottery process pulls #89. It will automatically attached the sibling, #7.  If space allows at those grades, both children will be accepted into enrollment. If there is no space at either grade, both siblings will be waitlisted. If there is space at one grade, but not the other, the family will have to choose if they wish to accept or decline enrollment for one child. 

  • The lottery will  run automatically.  There will be no “live” viewing. 

  • After the lottery, families will receive communication of acceptance or waitlist status and directions for acceptance 

  • Families will then have 2 business days to accept or decline enrollment into Pioneer via electronic acceptance. 

  • Learn more about Pioneer at one of our community events! Please join us: 

    • Thursday, 1/25/2024: STEAM Night 5:30-7:30

    • Tuesday, 2/27/2024: Take a tour during our Open House 5:30-6:30

    • Thursday, 2/29/2024: Informational Session via Zoom 10:30-11:30, or

    • Monday, 3/4/2024: Informational Session via Zoom 2:00-3:00. 

HOW WILL PIONEER ENROLLMENT OPPORTUNITIES BE COMMUNICATED?

Pioneer and PSD will communicate updates regarding Pioneer Enrollment process through multiple avenues, to include Social Media, Pioneer’s Website, and ParentSquare messages to currently enrolled elementary families. Do you know families interested in attending Pioneer that are not yet connected to PSD? Please encourage them to follow our social media accounts and our website for most update to date information on enrollment. 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS REGARDING THE PIONEER ENROLLMENT PROCESS:

  • We will accept enrollment based on proportional rates from each of Peninsula School District’s residential schools. For example, a PSD neighborhood elementary school with 220 students would have a cap for Pioneer enrollment that would be half the cap number of a school with 440 students.  The purpose of this is to avoid impacting some neighborhood schools disproportionately by students moving to Pioneer.   

  • We will be monitoring student program placement following Board Policy 3130: In-District Student Transfers. For example, we will be monitoring capacity in our special education and related services during the enrollment lottery, ensuring adequate space, staffing, and support for students in those special programs. interest survey for their child to attend Pioneer Elementary School, the Peninsula School District’s  STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) school for the 2023-2024 school year.

HOW TO APPLY FOR ENROLLMENT LOTTERY AT PIONEER BETWEEN 3/1/24 AND 3/10/24: 

  • Go to PSD401.net
  • Select "ENROLLMENT"
  • Log in if you are a current or previous PSD student, or create an account if you are new
  • Select "PIONEER INTEREST ENROLLMENT FORM" 
  • Complete the form with your child's information, legal residential address, and a date of birth that is at least age 5 by August 31, 2024. 

Should you have any questions about Pioneer or the enrollment process, please call 253-530-3500 or email Pioneer@psd401.net

We look forward to further growing our Pioneer STEAM community! 

Questions about Pioneer or the enrollment process?

Phone:
253-530-3500

Email: 
Pioneer@psd401.net