Student Transfer Information

Student Centered Future Focused

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our student transfer policy. We appreciate your interest in Dewey Public Schools, where we aim to provide a Student Centered, Future Focused educational experience. We do our best to welcome additional students to our district whenever it is possible.

Dewey Public Schools makes decisions about student transfers in accordance with district policy and state law. We are providing the following information for your convenience:

The Oklahoma State Department of Education requires a transfer application form for all students seeking a transfer.  The OKSDE offers both online and paper application forms through their Student Transfer Website. Paper copies of the form can also be picked up at each school office.

Prior to a new school year, new applications for transfers will be accepted beginning June 1st. A transfer form can be completed online or can be turned in to the appropriate grade level office or to the Administration Building. Decisions about transfer requests for elementary students will be made after the Elementary School new student enrollment date. Decisions for high school and middle school students will be made on or before July 13th. We will contact parents directly about the approval status of their child’s transfer.

Mid-year transfer requests will be considered within 5 days of the district receiving the application.

New transfers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Students who attended the district on a transfer during the previous school year will be automatically accepted pending approval from the district with NO REQUIREMENT to complete a new transfer form. The law also gives preference to children of active-duty military personnel.

To accept a transfer, enrollment in the grade the parent requests must be under the district-established capacity unless the student qualifies for special consideration under state law or district policy. The district’s capacity and vacancy numbers for each grade and school can be found HERE.

Transfers may be denied based on capacity, attendance, and discipline issues.

Transfers for siblings must be considered separately and within the order in which the application was received in the school office.

If the grade a student requests is over capacity, he/she will be offered the opportunity to be placed on a waiting list.

Transfer students must abide by eligibility requirements established by the Oklahoma Secondary Schools Activities Association (OSSAA) for OSSAA-sanctioned activities.

Transfer decisions may be appealed by following the transfer decision appeal process as outlined in the District Transfer Policy and Okla. Admin. Code § 210:10-1-18.1.

If you have any questions about the transfer process, please contact the school Principal at (918)534-2241.