Here's a message from an SF K Files visitor:
"I just went down to the EPC today and they told me that two new kindergarten classes were opened, at McCoppin and Jose Ortega. In fact, it's posted on the EPC/SFUSD Web site, but not being widely advertised for some reason (this was the first I'd heard of it!). They are giving people until the 16th to apply for them (put them down as their waitpool choice). I assume that if there's space left, they will open up in open enrollment as well."
I'm unfamiliar with McCoppin so please share details if you have them. I have talked to many parents and the principal at Jose Ortega and I know it is a strong, up-and-coming school. The school's ranking on GreatSchools.net was a 5 out of 10 but recently rose to a 6. There are a group of parents dedicated to raising more money for the PTA. And the principal, JoLynn Washington, is fabulous.
This weekend the school holds its annual Walkathon from 10 a.m. to noon. It's a great opportunity to meet the parent community and the principal.