- Applying to The Teaneck Community Charter School (TCCS) lottery: Parents, please be advised we will be using a third-party system, Lotterease, to run our enrollment lottery for transparency and fairness. Lotterease is a self-serve website that manages the Enrollment Lottery and the Waiting List that is created post-lottery. Registered Lotterease users can log into their account 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to check their student’s status.
Since Lotterease is an independent system, the school staff do not have the ability to manipulate or adjust the lottery outcome. In addition, all activity that takes place with your application is tracked in a history log that you can view at any time by logging into the parent portal.
In 2021-2022, TCCS will serve kindergarten through eighth grade. In order to apply for our lottery, please read the following carefully before visiting the Lotterease site.
a. To register an account for the first time in Lotterease, go to the Parents tab of www.lotterease.com, click the Login button, then select REGISTRATION.
b. Create a Lotterease Parent/Guardian Account by entering your parent/guardian contact information on this screen – DO NOT ENTER YOUR STUDENT’S INFORMATION. The information you enter on this screen is the only information we have to contact the parent/guardian if your student is selected, please double check for accuracy and keep it up to date throughout the entire school year.
c. Select ADD CHILD, then enter the appropriate lottery information for the 2021-22 school year:
i. School Name: Select Teaneck Community Charter School, then select “submit.”
ii. Lottery name: Select the appropriate grade and school year. Then, select “submit.”
iii. VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you select the wrong grade or preference level and do not correct it, your student will be entered into the lottery for the grade level you selected incorrectly. If you are subsequently offered a spot in an incorrect lottery your spot will be forfeited, and you must then enter your child on the waitlist for the correct grade that your student should have been placed in. TCCS is not responsible for parent/guardian errors in the application process. Please double-check your applications for accuracy. Proof of residency and/or preference documentation will be required for enrollment of all students.
d. Please read the APPLICATION PREFERENCE GROUP page carefully and select any group that defines your student. If none apply, simply hit “submit” without making a selection. (The preference criteria are also listed below on this webpage, under “enrollment priority.”)
e. If you have multiple children applying (already-enrolled children do not need to reapply), please continue to add them using the ADD SIBLING button located on the left-hand side of the screen. Please note, only siblings should be linked on Lotterease accounts. Do not add any other relatives (grandchildren, cousins, friends, etc.) to your Lotterease account.
f. Confirmation will come from Teaneck_Community_Charter_School@lotterease.com. If you do not receive an automated confirmation email within a few minutes of adding your student to a lottery, please check your SPAM folder.
g. Once you have created a Lotterease Parent Account you will be able to:
- Monitor your student’s application or waitlist status 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Edit your account (update email addresses and/or phone number, etc.) – It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to keep this information up to date, this is the only way we have to contact you if your child is offered a spot.
- Add your student to additional waiting lists or lotteries.
- Remove your student from the lottery if you change your mind.
- Accept or decline if your student is selected.
h. Lottery Results: After the lottery is run on January 11, 2021, you will receive an email and a text message if your child was selected, and an email if your child was waitlisted.
i. Please be sure to add Teaneck_Community_Charter_School@lotterease.com as an email contact to ensure important emails do not go to spam. TCCS is not responsible for emails or deadlines that are missed.
For a visual representation of completing an application, please view the Lotterease-Parent-Manual.
Disclaimer for Parents: Please be advised that if you falsify any information during registration or enrollment, your child’s application will be null and void, and admittance will be revoked. Any applications found to be falsified will be placed at the bottom of the waitlist.
Enrollment Priority: All children from New Jersey are welcome to apply. Preference is given to Teaneck residents. TCCS accepts all students irrespective of race, religion, ethnicity, disability or academic performance. All children must be 5 years old by October 1, 2021 to enroll in Kindergarten for September. Applications are accepted for children entering 1st through 8th grades, however, the number of placements in these grades depends on space availability.
Sibling Preference: Siblings of currently enrolled students are given preference over all other applicants provided they apply before the deadline. An application must be filled out for each child who is seeking entry to the school.
Weighted Lottery: Any family who can provide evidence of ONE of the following economically disadvantaged criteria will receive a weight of three units in the lottery to two for other students (3:2):
- The child lives in public housing.
- The child lives in Section 8 housing.
- The child or guardian qualifies for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits.
- The child already qualifies for a free or reduced price lunch in his or her current public school.
Note: Evidence of any of the above must be submitted by the January 4 deadline to receive the weighted lottery units.
Lottery: A lottery will be held at 4 p.m. – January 11, 2021 to determine admission to the school. All applicants who apply by the deadline will be entered into the lottery. At the completion of the lottery, placements are offered to students based on the lottery order. A waiting list will be established for all other students.
Applications: One application must be completed for each child seeking entry to TCCS. Applications are good for one school year only.