New signing day celebrates magnet acceptances

Districtwide celebration is also a chance to hand in paperwork

This year, students and families can celebrate their acceptance into a magnet program by participating in a Magnet Signing Day event at their campus of choice.

Magnet Signing Day events—which are scheduled at the school level and do not fall on any particular date—provide an opportunity for parents and students not only to celebrate, but to meet with school officials and confirm their child’s seat at the accepting school. Parents should bring a signed copy of their Magnet Entrance Agreement, proof of residence, and, if they have a child new to HISD entering Pre-K or kindergarten, proof of that child’s age, to the festivities.

Although signing day is a great way to complete the magnet process, it is totally optional. Parents may still complete and bring the required documents to the chosen school any time before the initial deadline of Friday, April 10, 2015.

Parents who are interested in joining the fun should consult a list of magnet signing-day events here or contact their child’s school for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some schools have scheduled their festivities for after the initial deadline date, but parents must still submit the required paperwork by April 10.