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Preschool Lottery

Preschool Lottery Information

Again for the 2024-2025 school year, a lottery will be in effect for all students wishing to enter the Preschool program at Valley View.  Please see below for information, timelines and processes used to determine how available spots are filled.

Optional Information Parent Meeting:

A parent meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at 6:00 PM in the Intermediate cafeteria.

Entering The Lottery:

Applications will be available on Thursday, January 4, 2024, at 8:00 AM.
The lottery will close on February 2, 2024, at 3:00 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.

THE LOTTERY CLOSED AT 3:00 PM, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2024. Look for the 2025-2026 Lottery information January 2025.


If you are unable to complete the form online, please visit the Intermediate Office (64 Comstock Street, Germantown, Ohio, 45327) for assistance.

Parents will be notified of status on February 23, 2024, via email from

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 on 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 February 23, 2024, if their child(ren) has/have received a spot. Email notification will come from

  • Families will have until February 28, 2024, at 4:00 to either accept or decline their spot. A lack of communication by February 28, 2024, at 4:00 PM 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 spots are declined, and spots become available, families next in line will be notified on March 1, 2024.  

  • All families who did not receive a preschool spot will be officially notified via email on March 14, 2024. Email notification will come from

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