Frequently Asked Questions

 
How many openings are expected each year in PACE?

Each year is different.  It depends on movement from the enrolled families.  We do not add students mid-year.

 
Do I have to take a tour?

Yes, you must tour the program and complete and turn in an application by the deadline in order for your child to be eligible for the lottery.

 

What happens if my child does not get a spot in PACE? Will we have to go through the lottery process again?

Your child will automatically be placed on the waitlist for the following year unless you wish to be removed from the
waitlist.  Your child only needs to go through the lottery process one time.  They are added to the waitlist according to
the order their name was drawn.  They will move up the list and be offered a spot if a space is available for their
current grade.


Does Woodmoor accept waivers so that younger siblings of PACE students can attend that school?

Yes, Woodmoor accepts waivers.  However, waivers are highly dependent on available space.


Do siblings of PACE students get priority for enrollment?

Siblings have priority once the enrolled PACE child has completed one full year in the program and the family is in good standing.

 

Once my child is accepted into the PACE program. Do we need to reapply each year?

You do not need to reapply for PACE.  Once you enroll your child in PACE, they will move up grades in PACE as long as you meet parent participation requirements and choose PACE for your child.


What is expected of PACE parents?

PACE parents play a crucial role by working cooperatively with teachers to sustain a cohesive learning community, providing
enriching experiences, and promoting a love for learning. Parents in the PACE at Woodmoor program are required to:

  • Commit to 80 hours of volunteer time per family.
  • Contribute $75 per child or $150 per family (2 children or more) upon enrollment.
  • Participate on a PACE committee. 
  • Attend PACE general and classroom meetings.
  • Commit financially to a fundraising goal.  You can meet this obligation through a variety of fundraising options or just write a check for the full amount.  Fundraisers offered through PACE vary each year and help support the program’s enrichment and activities.  Past fundraisers included an auction, eScrip, gift wrap sales, gift card sales, poinsettia sales, ArtWare by You, corporate matching, and more.  Families can participate in any, all or none of the provided fundraising options.

What kind of volunteer opportunities are there for PACE parents?

PACE offers a myriad of volunteer opportunities.  In the classroom, our parents help with small group instruction, serve as art and science docents, staff mini-courses, help before school and during lunch breaks, as well as chaperone field trips.  PACE parents also help shelf books in our school library, serve on the PTSA, and share their talents and skills on PACE committees.  Additionally, there are at-home volunteer opportunities like classroom material preparation, correcting papers, planning field trips and parties, and much more.


My child attends a feeder school; will they be bussed to Woodmoor if we get in?

You will need to arrange to drop off and pick up your child since there is currently no district busing for PACE. Many of our
feeder school families have found carpools to be an efficient means of transportation.

 
We live in a different school district. Are we eligible for PACE at Woodmoor?

Yes.  However, children residing in PACE at Woodmoor’s service area which includes Canyon Creek, Fernwood, Moorlands and Maywood Hills Elementary Schools will be given priority over children out of our service area or school district.

 

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