Clegern Lottery Information
The Lottery Application period for the 2023-24 school year has ended. Any applications submitted will be added to the wait list in the order received.
Clegern Elementary School is a hybrid neighborhood/lottery model for enrollment. Priority placement for open spots will be given to students within a small neighborhood boundary, followed by younger siblings of currently enrolled students, and then lottery draws from our open application period. Detailed guidelines are below under Current Guidelines for Clegern Enrollment.
We will be accepting separate applications for the Capital View/Clegern Neighborhood Boundaries (Boulevard to Rankin and 2nd to 9th). The neighborhood application period is from January 17, 2023, to January 20, 2023. Applications will be available online and are available for pickup in the Clegern foyer from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day of the open application period.
We will continue to enroll students from the lottery in Clegern Elementary; you must apply each year to be entered in the lottery (randomized drawing). The lottery application window begins on January 23, 2023, and ends on February 6, 2023, at 4 p.m. The lottery drawing will be held in mid-February, and all applicants will be notified of their acceptance or placement on the wait list by mid-March. Applications are available to pick up in the Clegern foyer from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day of the open application period. Applications may be filled out in your vehicle or home. The application period to be entered into the lottery drawing for the 2023-2024 school year will close February 6, 2023, at 4 p.m.
Current Guidelines for Clegern Enrollment
Changes in Clegern’s current student attendance procedures began with the 2019-2020 kindergarten class and added an ascending grade level each following year until the new attendance process is fully implemented.
Attendance at Clegern will be a hybrid model, first allowing the defined neighborhood attendance area priority placement for open spots, next adding kindergarten, or tag-a-long siblings of enrolled students, and then filling in the remaining class numbers with students on the application wait list.
Requests for neighborhood students to attend Clegern in the school year 2023-2024, will begin January 17, 2023 and end January 20, 2023. The forms will be available online and in the Clegern foyer for pickup only during the window. Applications picked up at Clegern may be filled out in your vehicle or home. Neighborhood Lottery Submissions MUST ALSO PROVIDE two proofs of residency verification: a utility bill (gas or electric) and a current warranty deed, mortgage statement, or lease agreement. Neighborhood students who do not apply to attend Clegern during the sign up period, or who move into Clegern after the deadline will have to wait until the next year’s sign up period to apply through the lottery process for priority placement for open spots. You may however submit a lottery application for the current year until December 1st to be placed at the end of the waitlist for the current year. In addition, in order to be given a placement at Clegern or Russell Dougherty, a family moving to Edmond must establish residency within 45 days of the last day of the application period or the application will not result in a placement. If residency is not established within 45 days, the child’s name will be placed on the wait list in the appropriate grade level. A family moving to Edmond bears the responsibility for keeping the school informed of when they have established residency for placement or while their child’s name is on a wait list.
All current Clegern students will be allowed to continue their attendance at Clegern. All younger sibling tag-a-longs not yet currently in kindergarten will be allowed to be enrolled in Clegern as long as there is a sibling at the school at the time the kindergarten sibling is in attendance and spots are available. All other siblings of students previously enrolled in Clegern have to continue to apply for attendance at Clegern annually.
Until the time the attendance policy is fully implemented, if openings occur in grade levels, students in the neighborhood attendance area on the wait list will have the first opportunity to fill the open student slot in order of a random selection procedure. If no neighborhood student chooses to fill the slot, that opening will be filled by first, a sibling tag-a-long on the wait list and then a lottery student on the wait list.
If a neighborhood or lottery student requires special services that are not available at Clegern, that student may be assigned to another district school which could meet the needs of the student. (This is current practice in all schools).