2021-22 Application Deadline is
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE YOU START YOUR APPLICATION
After you click on the “Click Here to Submit a 2021-22 Lottery Application” button below, click “Login”, and there will be several options:
IF YOU APPLIED TO TPS FOR PREVIOUS SCHOOL YEARS: Please enter your email and password you used to create your account in order to log in (on the left side). If you previously signed in using the Google sign in option, you must log in using the Google sign in option again.
IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME APPLYING TO TPS: When you click on the blue button below, it will take you to a log in page. You will have two options to sign up:
- Sign in with Google by selecting the Google sign in button (on the right side)
- create a user account by clicking on the “Sign up” link under the Google sign in button (on the right side).
NOTE: If you have any issues submitting your application or you do not have access to a computer to submit an application, please email email@example.com. THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2021 at 3:30. PM. The date you apply is not information used to pull your application in the lottery, so it does not matter whether you apply on the first date the application is available or the last date the application is available.
The deadline to submit a 2020-21 lottery application was on April 1, 2020 at 3:30 p.m.
Unfortunately, we are not able to make any exceptions to this deadline.
If you did apply by the 2020-21 deadline, the information below may be helpful to you.
2020-21 Lottery Pull Note: Due to school closure and social distancing mandates, TPS hosted a live video feed of the lottery pull on Thursday, April 30th at 9:30 a.m. on the TPS Facebook page. For frequently asked questions about the lottery pull and enrollment, please see the “Lottery Q&A” section below.
2020-21 Lottery Applicants
Lottery Pull Q&A
Since TPS always has more applicants than we have spots for enrollment, the lottery pull is to establish the waiting list for each grade-level.
All information used to pull the lottery, including your child’s grade level, is from the information you provided on the lottery application. Unfortunately, if you submitted the incorrect grade level, we cannot move your child to the correct grade-level waiting list and give them the same number as they were pulled in the lottery. We can move your child to the bottom of the waiting list in the correct grade, if you request us to do so. If you find this is the case after the lottery pull is completed, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your request. Please make sure to include your child’s full name (or identification code) and the grade level that you would like us to move the child to.
No. If you are not contacted in May, that does not mean that a spot will not become available to you in the upcoming weeks, throughout the summer, or during the school year for which you applied if a vacancy occurs. We fill spots as they become available. We always suggest that you keep an open mind about taking a spot during the school year, especially if you have a higher number (1 is the best number on the waiting list for each grade-level and the farther away from number 1 that you are, the less likely it is that we will get to your number).
Since applicants are pulled by grade-level and NOT by family, it is very possible this could happen. Please remember that if you choose to decline a spot because your other children have not been offered a spot and in the future another spot is offered to another child in your family, we cannot go back and reinstate the status of the spot you declined.
We currently have one TK class of 24, three kindergarten classes with 24 students in each class, and three classes of grade 1 through 6 (grade 1 has 25 students in each class and each grade-level goes up by 1 with 6th grade being at 30). Remember that students who are currently enrolled at TPS automatically rollover to the next grade level. Spots are offered based on vacancies due to the increase in class size from grade to grade or because a student leaves TPS. TK does not have any students feeding into the 2020-21 class and with the addition of TK, 2020-21 will be the last year that our kindergarten class does not have anyone feeding into that grade level. PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes there is a need to retain students in K-6. To use kindergarten as an example, just because we do not have anyone feeding into kindergarten, there could be students who would benefit by repeating this grade-level and therefore, we would not be able to offer all 72 spots. In grades 7 through 12, we have approximately 90 students in each grade-level. We will offer all available spots in each grade-level based on what we have available.
We will begin offering available spots, via email and/or phone call approximately one week after the lottery pull on April 30th. This process can take some time. Each family is given a specific amount of time to respond to our offer.
- The waiting list starts with #1 for each grade level. Open spots are filled by contacting the first name on the waiting list (#1) until all available spots are filled.
- Spots are first offered via email to the email that you created your application with. The applicant is given 48 hours to respond. We then call the applicant and give an additional 24 hours to respond and a deadline to contact us to accept enrollment.
- If a parent declines a spot, we move on to the next number. If a parent does not respond to our offer of enrollment by the designated deadline, we move on the next number
Unfortunately, it is impossible to let you know how many spots there are available for each grade-level at this time. With the exception of Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and this year’s Kindergarten class, there are typically very few spots available. Our TK and kindergarten classes do not have anyone feeding into them this year. Next year, our TK class will feed into our 2021-22 kindergarten class. All other grade-levels already have students rolling over into their next grade-level. The spots available for 1st through 12th grade are based on whether a currently enrolled student is not returning to our school in the Fall or because there is an increase in our maximum class size from one grade to the next. Very often, the two weeks prior to our school start date is when we have the most movement. Our first day of school is August 10th.
No. Once the lottery is pulled, we cannot change it. We cannot put a child in front of another child on the waiting list once the waiting list is established. If one of your children is enrolled, you are welcome to apply for your other children for the next school year (2021-22) as siblings. This will give them priority in the 2021-22 lottery pull.
Updated: (05/04/20): On this date, we emailed each applicant their lottery pull information. The subject line was, “Lottery Pull Information Code: ***** – Temecula Preparatory School”. This email was not an offer of enrollment as stated in the correspondence. If you did not receive this email, please check your spam and if you do not see the email in your spam and would like to know your child’s information, please email email@example.com from the same email you set up your lottery application account. This is how we verify that we are providing information to the correct person. As a reminder, we do not have school personnel answering phone calls during the school closure and we never provide information over the phone regarding a lottery applicant.
UPDATED (4/22/20): Today, we sent out an additional courtesy email reminder to give you the opportunity to check the grade-level that you applied for. If you did not receive this email and you want to confirm the grade-level that you applied for, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATED (4/20/20): Our courtesy email with personal information regarding your child’s lottery application have begun to send out through our application manager. Please check your inbox and your spam. The subject line is, “TPS Lottery Pull Code ** and Information”. There is a sample of the beginning of the letter below (minus any personal information). Please note the “Student ID Code” is the code that will be used to identify your child in the lottery pull. There is additional information in the email for you to review. If you did not receive an email and would like to have the details. Please email email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in Temecula Preparatory School and for applying for the 2020-21 lottery! Although we are moving forward with school plans, we don’t want to ignore the unprecedented times that we are all facing and we hope you and your family are safe and well. Our thoughts go out to everyone at this stressful time, especially those being directly affected by COVID-19.
As we prepare for the upcoming lottery, please take a moment to review your child’s lottery application details, lottery pull details, and general information:
Student Name: **
Category Details: **
Student ID Code: **
UPDATED (4/19/20): We are still waiting on our hardworking tech team to send out emails with the information from your 2020-21 application information. We send this information as a courtesy so that you can double-check the areas of your application that affect how your application is pulled. Once the email is sent, there will be a very short window of time to verify and make changes. We will update this page when the emails are sent.
UPDATED (4/10/20): As you can imagine, our tech team is extremely busy with all the distance learning needs. The email sharing basic information regarding your application will be sent out next week. We will update this page when we send out the email so you know when to look for it.
UPDATED (04/03/20): In the near future, an email will be sent to each applicant sharing basic information about the information that you submitted on your application. You will have a very short opportunity to review that information and let us know if any corrections are needed. Please keep in mind that the email will be sent to the email address you used to create your application log in. The following is a brief summary of the next steps:
- The lottery pull will take place on April 30, 2020 as described in the top section of this page.
- After the lottery pull, within a week, all applicants will receive information about the results of the lottery pull. This will only be an informational email, NOT an offer of enrollment.
- We will begin to offer spots via email as early as the second week of May.