Major areas of focus:
Child Welfare and Attendance
- Shared Residence Affidavit - This document must be filled out if you are sharing a residence with another family. This document is intended to address the McKenney-Vento Act. The information provided will help expedite the enrollment process for the student. This form must be filled out annually.
Residence Affidavit - Spanish
- Caregiver Affidavit - Students who do not live with parents or legal guardians but live with an adult 18 or over who resides within district boundaries (i.e. relatives, parents of friends, boyfriend or girlfriend, etc.) must fill out this document. This form does not create legal guardianship, only statement of fact that the minor student is living within district boundaries and does not guarantee enrollment at a specific school site. A meeting with an Administrator from Student Services may be required.
Caregiver Affidavit form
Caregiver Affidavit form - Spanish
- Child Custody - any questions may be directed to Student Services at (760) 416-6032.
- Child Abuse Reporting - District employees are State mandated reporters.
If you would like to report child abuse please call 1-800-442-4918 or visit the DPSS website.
- Alternative Ed Screening Panel - Alternative Education can be a school program or class within a school, which is designed for students to obtain an education by using their special interest, abilities and/or needs. An array of educational options have been established within the Palm Springs Unified School District to serve those students whose potential can best be developed outside the regular program. Students must meet all district standards and take all mandated district tests and exams. Please schedule a meeting with your child's counselor if you are interested in requesting an Alternative Education Program.
- Drop Out Intervention
Other services provided by Child Welfare and Attendance:
- Monitor, Supervise Court Minute Orders
- Court Placement re-entry
- Inter-agency contracts/counseling services
- Shoes That Fit program
- Parenting Classes
Release of Information Form - this form is to be used whenever a non-parent or non-legal guardian is present in a meeting, hearing or conference being held to discuss specific student information.
Oprima aqui para la forma en Español - Autorización para Divulgación de Información.
Student Attendance Review Board (SARB)
Monitoring & supporting the attendance of students in the district. Description of steps:
- SART (School Attendance Review Team) contract or other attendance strategies achieved at the site level. All interventions are to be documented in "Student Communications."
- Group District Attorney Mediation Meeting. Held as a large group information meeting with parents, twice a year in October & February.
- Formal SARB - Meeting with individual families by one of three district SARB panel.
- Individual Family DA mediation meeting.
- Filing by DA for prosecution in Juvenile Court.
Please click here for more information on State SARB.
Student Assistance Programs (SAP)
Centralized programs are available in the Palm Springs Unified School District that support the welfare of students and families:
- Family Assessment meetings - individual families may meet with a district team member to develop a positive plan for their children's success.
- INSIGHT program - an afterschool student support group for substance abuse issues.
- INSIGHT PLUS - an afterschool student support group for middle schools only. Topics: Substance Abuse Awareness & Anger Management.
- Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) - a second tier substance abuse program to serve the needs of students who need a more intensive program beyond INSIGHT.
- Student Attendance Review Board (SARB) - Monitoring & supporting the attendance of students in the district.
- The Community Liaison Team - members of this team work directly with parents to address school attendance and provide resources to families that could aid in the success of students.
For Tobacco Cessation information please call 1-800-NO-BUTTS or visit their helpline website.
Click here to download a list of resources and referrals.
Parent Support and Tips website.
Palm Springs Unified School District is an open enrollment district. This means that you may choose to send your child(ren) to a school (except to Mt. San Jacinto Continuation High School) in PSUSD other than that of his/her regular attendance area, as long as there is space available at the school.
Parents must submit an Intra-District Transfer Request for each child for the first semester of the 2013/2014 school year between February 8, 2013 and August 30, 2013.
First Lottery Window February 8, 2013 to March 1, 2013.
As of September 6, 2013 all transfers will be closed for the first semester of 2013/2014. If the application is denied, Parents must re-apply for the next approval period if you continue to be interested in the intra-district transfer.
The application timeline for the second semester of 2013/2014 is December 2, 2013 through January 10, 2014. As of January 10, 2014 all transfers will be closed for second semester.
If your child is currently on an approved Intra-District Transfer, you are not required to apply again as long as your child remains in the same school. If move out of PSUSD boundaries you would need to secure an Inter-District transfer. Transfer requests will be treated equally and a lottery system will be utilized if the number of transfer requests exceeds the number of spaces available.
All applications are submitted electronically through our computer station in Student Services' office from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 980 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way Ste. 101, Palm Springs.
Please click below to download the complete Open Enrollment Letter:
Open Enrollment Letter - English
Open Enrollment Letter - Spanish
An Inter-District Attendance permit form is needed if a student is requesting to attend a school outside of his/her own school district of residence. The form can be obtained from the student's District of residence.
- Suspensions are issued and managed by school sites. Any appeal of a suspension must be directed to the Principal.
- If your child is currently under expulsion and you have questions regarding his/her requirements to be reinstated into our District, please contact us at (760) 416-6032.
Resources you may want to use to complete the students requirements:
Counseling English and Spanish Flyer
Community Service Contacts Flyer
Community Service Contacts Flyer - Spanish
Community Service log
- If you would like to consult regarding discipline/behavior issues you may make an appointment with Student Services at (760) 416-6027.
Students who are handicapped within the meaning of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, must be identified, evaluated, and provided with the required appropriate education.
Students who, because of handicap, need or are believed to need accommodations or related services, are addressed under this policy. Under this policy, a handicapped student is one who:
- Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, including learning
- Has a record of such impairment
- Is regarded as having such an impairment
Students may be handicapped under Section 504 of this policy even though they do not require services pursuant to the California Special Education Programs Act.
Please contact your school's Psychologist or Administrator for more information regarding establishing a 504 plan.
Homeless Services/Foster Youth
If you are homeless and are in need of assistance, please contact our Child Welfare and Attendance department at (760) 416-6032.
The following links and flyers may be a useful resource for you:
Roy's Desert Resource Center
Dial 2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services.