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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 will be in effect for all new students.  Explained below will be the timelines and processes used to determine how the available spots are filled.

Optional Information Parent Meeting:

A parent meeting was held on February 2, 2023 at 7:00pm in the Intermediate cafeteria.

Entering The Lottery:

To register for the lottery, complete the application:


Complete the online form and submit application by March 3, 2023. Applications will be available beginning February 2, 2023, at 8:00 AM. The lottery will close on March 3, 2023, at 4:00 PM. If duplicate names are submitted any additional entries will be disqualified. 

Only families who live in the Valley View School District may enter the lottery.

*If you are unable to access the Google Form, you may come to the Intermediate office, daily from 10:00am - 2:00pm for assistance. 


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 on March 21, 2023 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 March 23, 2023 at 4:00 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 on March 24, 2022.  

  • All families who did not receive a preschool spot will be officially notified via email on April 7, 2023. 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.