Double Peak K8 School

A Dynamic Learning Community Engaging the Hearts and Minds

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my child need to re-enroll at Double Peak School?
Students who are currently at San Elijo Elementary, Discovery Elementary, Woodland Park Middle School, and San Elijo Middle School and are in the Double Peak attendance area will not need to enroll for Double Peak School.  All paperwork will be transferred from the current school.  You will be receiving a letter in the mail in May with more information. 
 
Is there going to be intra-district transfers?
If you current live outside the Double Peak School's attendance area, you will have the opportunity to apply for an intra-district transfer. Transfer forms will be available from January 4th - March 25th, 2016 in the Student Services Department of the District Office.  If there are more transfer requests than the school can hold, a lottery process will be utilized.
 
Will there be a grandfathering policy for certain grade levels? 
Yes. If you currently have a 4th grader at San Elijo Elementary or Discovery Elementary (and are zoned for Double Peak School) and are planning on exercising the grandfathering policy to stay at current school, you must complete an intra-district transfer form at the SMUSD District Office.
 
Will there be Kids on Campus at Double Peak School?
Kids on Campus, our before and after school daycare program, will be available for kindergarten through 5th grade.  Registration begins March 9th and packets will be available online, at the district office, and at each center.  If you are applying for an intra-district transfer, you must enroll for your home school and indicate on the enrollment form that you are applying for a transfer. If your transfer is accepted, you must notify KOC immediately. We are currently researching other types of programs for our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. If you have any questions please contact KOC at 760-752-1279 or http://smusd.org/Domain/31.
 
What do I need to do if I currently live in the Double Peak attendance boundary, but my child does not attend school within SMUSD?
Your child would be considered a new student to SMUSD and will need to enroll with Double Peak School. New student packets will be available March 1st at the SMUSD District Office, Suite 170.  Registration dates are listed on the DPS website calendar.
 
Who will be attending the new school?     
The school has an attendance boundary map that is available for view on the website.  It will also be open to intra-district transfers follow the SMUSD board policy. 
 
How many students will the school have?    
The school is being built for 1,200 students – approximately 800 TK-5th grade students and 400 6th-8th graders. 
 
Is Double Peak School a performing arts school?
No, but it will have an instrumental music emphasis.  Currently, we are in the process of developing a K-8 instrument music curriculum.  The school design has a performance stage, band room, practice rooms, and an elementary music room.
 
What will be special about Double Peak School?   
The school will be offering 3 unique opportunities for all of our students:  Instrumental Music, Art and Innovation (engineering, design and coding).  All students will have access to each of these unique opportunities starting in kindergarten.  These opportunities will build upon each other creating a K-8 articulated experience.
 
Will there be a GATE program and Honors Courses? 
Yes. The GATE program will begin in 4th grade for students who qualify and the amount of accelerated classes (6th & 7th grade) will be determined based on the number of students who meet the criteria.
 
How will I learn about Double Peak School?
Starting in mid-February, the principal, Steven Baum will be holding informational evenings and morning coffees to provide information regarding the new school.  Please check the website calendar for times, dates and locations.
 
 
Will the younger and older students be interacting?
Yes.  We will be developing structured opportunities and mentoring programs that foster positive interactions between our younger and older students.
 
What will the start and end time be?
The bell schedule is located under the information tab on the DPS home page.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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