Since launching K12 Transfers last summer, parents have successfully completed 1,745 online inter district transfers between the Coachella Valley, Desert Sands, and Palm Springs Unified School Districts. In that year, we learned a lot and over the next few weeks we will be enhancing the application. Here are some of the features you will see shortly.
Additional Email Templates
We currently have five email templates that notify parents of their transfer request progress: outgoing transfer approved/rejected, incoming transfer approved/rejected, and transfer renewal required. We will be adding an additional template to let parents know that their initial transfer request has been received.
Email notification opt-out
Sometimes a district or parent wants to initiate a transfer request and does not want to receive email notifications. Transfer requests will include an email notification opt-out.
K12 Transfers pulls district and school information from lists produced by the California Department of Education. Some of these schools may not be open for transfers into your district. We will be enabling administrators to show/hide schools on the transfer request form.
Site Access for Completed Transfers
Once an incoming transfer has been accepted school sites need to be notified. It is very common for CWA to email an Excel file to the sites with a list of accepted transfers. Rather than exporting to Excel and emailing the site, admins will be able to grant sites access to view approved transfers to their sites directly in K12 Transfers.
Improved Google and O365 Integration
Google and Microsoft have updated their authentication APIs and so we’ll be updating K12 Transfers to reflect these changes. This will improve the log in experience by eliminating a step.
These updates are based on feedback we receive from you so please keep sharing your feedback.