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Elementary Enrollment

Kindergarten / Elementary Information Night

DSIS will not hold a formal Kindergarten Information Night.  Instead, the DSIS counselor is happy to meet with any interested parent during the regular school day.  To set up your personal tour and appointment, please contact school counselor Marvie Paulson at 530.757.5333 ext. 370. 


The DSIS HomeSchool program offers parents of elementary students the opportunity to homeschool in partnership with a credentialed teacher.  K-6th grade families meet weekly with a teacher and the students have the opportunity to attend workshops with small groups of their peers.  At the meeting there will be an informative slide show and time for discussion and questions.  For more information regarding this event or to register at DSIS please contact school counselor Marvie Paulson at 530.757.5333 ext. 370. 

Elementary HomeSchool Beginning of the Year BBQ


The Davis School for Independent Study elementary homeschool program is appropriate for children in the elementary grades (K-6).  The homeschool program provides a format for supporting a home-based, parent-guided educational process. The DSIS homeschool option involves parents taking a significant and active role in the instruction of their child while working with a credentialed independent study teacher. DSIS provides assistance with curriculum, consistent with the district’s approved course of study and aligned with the state grade level expectations. The focus of the program is to ensure education according to each child’s individual strengths and needs. DSIS recognizes that parents understand the needs of their child and strive to provide an excellent educational program suited for their child.  Families also have access to enrichment through workshops held once a week.  Currently workshops include science, computer lab, and kaleidoscope (a mix of art, math and language arts).  As a DSIS student, children have access to district wide resources as well, such as the music program. 


Students enrolled in 4th through 6th grade may participate in the music program offered at the neighborhood school.  Students enrolled in grades 7th through 9th grade may be concurrently enrolled with the neighborhood school for approved academic course work.  All students with special needs must have an IEP meeting prior to attending DSIS to determine if independent study is an appropriate educational placement.  

  • No student shall be required to participate in independent study. (Ed. Code 51747. 5 CCR 11700)
  • If the student has an Individualized Educational Program (IEP), the IEP must specifically provide for enrollment in Independent Study. The student has the same rights as other students in the District.  No individual with exceptional needs, as defined in Section 56026, may participate in independent study, unless his or her individualized education program (IEP) developed pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 56340) of Chapter 4 of Part 30 specifically provides for that participation. EC 51745(c)
  • No temporarily disabled student may receive individual instruction pursuant to Education Code Section 48026.3 through independent study. (Ed. Code 51747).