Samohi New Student Enrollment Procedure and Requirements

  • Spring 2020

    Welcome Future Samohi Families,

    I hope this letter finds you well during this very unprecedented time.  As you know, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Samohi’s doors are closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. We, however, are committed to continuing to educate, connect, and serve our school community remotely. As a result of the closing of our buildings, parents wishing to enroll new students for Fall 2020 are asked to complete the entire process remotely until further notice. Please find important information below as it relates to specific enrollment processes: 

    New Student Enrollment for the 2020-2021 School Year

    In order to obtain enrollment documents, you must first prove residency within the Santa Monica High School’s boundaries.

    • Please scan and submit the required documents electronically to Ms. Dina Mendoza at the following email address: samoenrollment@smmusd.org.
      1. Required documents can be found using the following link: Documents Required for Verification/Proof of Residency.
    • Once Proof of Residency documentation has been submitted and verified, Ms. Mendoza, our enrollment specialist will provide specific instructions and fillable enrollment documents for you to complete electronically.
    • The completed forms and other PDF documents must be returned to Ms. Mendoza.
    • Once verified, you will receive an email indicating the next step in the process—connecting with a Samohi advisor and selecting the appropriate courses so that your student can graduate both college and career ready!

    Please note, for those of families who submit proof of residency electronically, you will be required to submit updated physical hard copy proof of residency documents to our office staff within the first 3 weeks of school reopening. These physical copies must be from the same companies you provided electronically, and no more than 45 days old.

    Information Regarding Immunizations

    All required vaccine documentation must be scanned and submitted with the other required documents before new students can enroll to our district. If your student is missing immunizations due, please call your medical provider & schedule an appointment to get updated. Vaccine appointments are considered a necessary service and according to the website Shots for Schools: “Even with current school closures, immunization requirements for admission to school or child care in California for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school year remain in place”. If you are having trouble getting an appointment at your medical provider, please reach out to other local clinics; they may be accepting “immunization only appointments”. Please note, you will also be required to submit all required vaccine documents once schools reopen. Please refer to www.shotsforschool.org for more detailed information regarding immunization requirements.

    We cannot wait to meet you in person and truly look forward to working with you and your family. Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Mendoza at samoenrollment@smmusd.org if you have questions.

    Take care, stay healthy, and stay safe.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Antonio Shelton
    Principal, Samohi