Sibling Preference Policy
Families are important to the Russell Byers Charter School. We believe that having siblings attend the same school enriches their individual education experiences. We also recognize that it is convenient for parents/guardians to have their children at one school, where they will have the same school calendar and daily schedule. For this reason, we give siblings preference in the enrollment process.
A sibling is defined as a biological or legally adopted brother or sister residing in the same household. Cousins, nieces, nephews and unrelated children sharing an address with the applicant are not considered siblings.
In order for siblings to be considered under the sibling preference policy, parents/guardians must complete and submit on our website, a completed Intent to Enroll Form listing each sibling on the initial application, thereby linking each sibling to that family.
During the lottery, names will be drawn by grade and any siblings listed on the application will be placed in the appropriate grade—space permitting. If the grade is full, the sibling will be placed on the grade's Sibling Waiting List. The names on the Sibling Waiting List take preference over the names on the General Waiting List. The sibling preference policy is dependent on available space and does not guarantee enrollment for each sibling.
Siblings of students who have graduated from RBCS and are actively involved in the RBCS Alumni Association may be eligible for sibling preference so long as they meet the enrollment requirements listed above.