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Preschool Lottery

Preschool Lottery Information

The model for how students will be placed in Valley View’s preschool program has changed.  Starting the 2023-2024 school year, a lottery system is used for all new students.  Information below on the processes used to determine how the available spots are filled.

Optional Information Parent Meeting:

Look for information on the Parent Meeting in January 2024.

Entering The Lottery:

The application to enter the lottery will be posted in January 2024



Lottery Procedure:

  • For families with multiple children entering the lottery:

    • If siblings are NOT twins, each child will have their own ticket.  Having one child’s ticket pulled does NOT guarantee that the other sibling will get a spot. 

    • If siblings ARE twins, each child will get a ticket.  If one child’s number is pulled, both siblings will get a spot.

    • All tickets will be drawn and the order in which they were drawn will be recorded. 

    • Any student who has at least two years of preschool remaining will be entered into the AM lottery.

    • Any student who is new to Valley View Preschool, and only has one year of preschool remaining, will be entered into the PM lottery.

  • Students will be assigned a number based upon the order in which their application has been submitted.  A random number generator will be used to select said numbers.

  • Families will be notified via email if their child(ren) has received a spot.  Email notification will come from either or

  • Families will have until March 23, 2023 at 4:00 to either accept or decline their spot. A lack of communication by the deadline will result in your child’s spot being given to the next child on the waiting list.  Your child would then be placed at the end of the waiting list.

  • In the event that spots are declined, and spots become available, families next in line will be notified.  

  • All families who did not receive a preschool spot will be officially notified via email. Email notification will come from either or

  • School staff will contact families of students who receive a spot to set up a screening date and time.