Kindergarten magnet school lottery in District 281

Kindergarten magnet school lottery applications for Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School and the School of Engineering and Arts at Olson Elementary School in the Robbinsdale Area School district will open Saturday, Dec. 1.

Families of incoming kindergartners will be able to access the magnet application online by going to Access to the magnet application will begin Dec. 1. Paper copies of the magnet applications will also be available at all schools and at the Education Service Center, 4148 Winnetka Ave. N., New Hope, beginning Dec. 3.

Families who currently have students attending either school and wish to have their incoming kindergarten student attend that school as well must fill out an application and submit it before the deadline. The deadline to submit applications is 4 p.m. Feb. 28, 2013. Only kindergarten magnet applications are available online. Families of students who are currently in grades K-4 need to fill out either an in-district transfer form or an open enrollment form to be considered for either magnet school.

Both forms are currently online at, by clicking on “Families” or “New Families.” Families will be notified by March 15, 2013, of their status in the lottery.