Dual Language Program

Application, Lottery & Waitlist Process

Application, Lottery & Waitlist Process


Families interested in making a commitment to the RSD Dual Language (DL) program must complete a DL application. The DL application is part of the online kindergarten registration process for incoming kindergarten students.  While registering for kindergarten the system will give families the opportunity to apply for the DL program if they are interested. 

For families in first through 6th grade who wish to enter the program, a LATE ENTRY REQUEST FORM must be filled out (see more information below).  These applications will be reviewed and entry to the program will be based on space in our classrooms and current proficiency level with Spanish (students will take a literacy assessment in Spanish). 

Deadline: DL applications for incoming kindergarten students only must be completed by THE FIRST MONDAY in JUNE to be entered in the DL lottery.  

Sibling Preference: The district prioritizes the placement of siblings of current DL students who wish to participate in the program, as long as space allows. For incoming kindergarten siblings to be given priority placement in the DL program, families MUST complete the DL application by the deadline. The district is unable to ensure priority placement for any incoming siblings who do not submit a completed DL application by the deadline. 


Due to limited space in the DL program, a lottery will be held to determine which kindergarten students will receive a space in the program. After the lottery, the RSD will notify families whether their student received a space in the program or on the waitlist. RSD also sends a Dual Language Confirmation Form, which families must submit by the stated deadline, or forfeit their student’s placement.

Student Language Balance: The district works to maintain a balance between the number of native Spanish speakers and native English speakers to preserve the integrity of the two-way dual language instructional model.

WAITLIST (being reviewed)

The district places kindergarten students who do not get a space in the DL program on a waitlist. The waitlist will remain in effect for the duration of kindergarten and the beginning of first grade. Should an opening occur during that time, the district will contact the family of the next student on the waitlist. If the family passes on the opportunity, they lose their spot on the waitlist.


Students wishing to enter the DL program after the start of first grade must have prior Spanish experience. Students who have already started first grade and/or are in higher grade-levels, that have not had exposure to academic-level Spanish, are not eligible to enter the DL program as the language demands in Spanish become too difficult.

The district gives consideration to students transferring from a DL program in another district on a case by case basis. Students on the waitlist will have priority over transfer entries through the beginning of first grade. Transfer placements will be based on available space and the balance of English & Spanish learners.  

To apply for the DL program as a late entry applicant, you must complete the LATE ENTRY REQUEST FORM. Please do not fill this form out if you completed the RSD DL application during kindergarten registration for your student. 

Redmond School District | 145 SE Salmon Drive. | Redmond, OR | 97756 | P: 541.923.5437

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Kelly Hicks, Director of Human Resources | Email | (541) 923-8922
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