- Sandy Ridge Elementary
Growing Together Info for Sandy Ridge Families
January 24, 2023
Greetings, Sandy Ridge families! This is a long, but important read! As you may have heard, on January 19, 2023, the Durham Public Schools Board of Education voted 6-1 to approve elementary rules of access, and a timeline for secondary school rules of access, to improve equity for students. So what does this mean for your family?
If you reside in our new attendance zone, the changes will not impact your Sandy Ridge student(s). Beginning in August 2024, any K-5 student who resides in our attendance zone will be able to enroll at SRE—we will no longer accept students through the magnet lottery process.
Students who are *currently* enrolled in grades 2-3 at Sandy Ridge (during the 2022-23 school year) will be considered our legacy students. These students will be able to remain at SRE through 5th grade, regardless of where they live within Durham County. Siblings of legacy students may request to stay at SRE until the legacy student’s promotion to 6th grade.
Students who are *currently* enrolled in grades K-1 at SRE AND reside outside of our new attendance zone will be able to stay through June 2024. Beginning in August 2024, these students will be reassigned to their neighborhood school. You will also have the option of applying to a Year-round, Montessori, International Baccalaureate, or Dual-Language Immersion program in your region (in January 2024).
So how do you know if you reside within our new attendance zone? Go to https://bit.ly/DPS2024NewBoundary and enter your address. Zoom out and click on the school icon in the area your residence is in. The site works best from a computer.
Still unsure? Give me a call at 919-560-2695 Ext 69057 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Change is hard, but we at Sandy Ridge are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure that your family continues to thrive within DPS… whether that is within our walls or beyond!
Carolyn Allen (She/her/hers)
Magnet Coordinator/LGBTQIA+ Liaison
Visual and Performing Arts Elementary School
Phone: 919-560-2695 ext 69057
1417 Old Oxford Rd
Durham NC 27704