How To Apply

Before you decide to apply, we encourage you to visit Family School. Parent-guided tours are offered during January and February.  You are also welcome to visit at other times, but need to email a message to lead teachers Sharon Cassani or Tiffany Jeanette to arrange a time.

Enrollment in 4J alternative schools is limited by available space. If you are interested in having your child start at Family School in September, you will need to sign up for the alternative school lottery. The deadline to turn in school choice forms to the 4j instructional department is adjusted every year, so see the 4j website for current information.  Parents are contacted by email to let you if we are able to accept your child for enrollment in the fall.  If there is not room for us to accept your child, s/he will be put on the waiting list. Families on the waiting list will be notified as soon as an opening occurs. To sign up for the lottery, complete and submit a 4j School Choice form online.  Forms are available online at the 4J

If you are interested in transferring your child to Family School during the school year, or if the lottery deadline has passed, contact head teachers Tiffany Jeanette at jeanette_t@4j.lane.eduor Sharon Cassani at .

If you have confirmed that we have an opening for your child and are ready to enroll, come to the school office and speak with our secretary, Vicky Wilson. If you are coming from another 4J school, we will only need your name, proof of residency, and other basic information. If you are coming from another school district, bring the following:

  1. *Child’s birth certificate

  2. * A recent report card or school transcript (if your child has already started school)

  3. *An immunization record

  4. *Proof of residency (Such as a utility bill in your name.)

We look forward to meeting with you and answering any questions you may have.