AB104 Retention

Retention
Process for K-11 Students to Request to Repeat the 2020-2021 Grade

Overview

This law provides a process for parents and guardians to request that their student repeat the grade they were enrolled in during the 2020-2021 school year. Parents and guardians of students who were in grades Kindergarten – 11 in the last school year would be eligible to make this request if their student received a D, F, or No Pass grade for at least one-half of their coursework in the 2020-2021 school year. This request would trigger a personalized consultation with a representative of the district to review and discuss all learning recovery options and supports that the student could access. 

How to Apply

Parents/Guardians may submit a written request through the Sac City Unified Constituent Services Office (CSO) by:

1) Submitting an online request form.

2) Mailing a request to:

Sacramento City Unified School District
Attn: Constituent Services
5735 47th Street
Sacramento, CA 95824

3) Calling the Constituent Services Office at (916) 643-9000.

The district will schedule a consultation within 30 days of submitting the form.​

Retention FAQs

Who can apply?

Parents and guardians of students who were in grades Kindergarten – 11 in the last school year would be eligible to make this request if their student received a D, F, or No Pass grade for at least one-half of their coursework in the 2020-2021 school year.

When would be the next step after a written request is submitted?

The district will schedule a personalized consultation within 30 days of submitting a written request to review and discuss all learning recovery options and supports that the student could access. 

If my student is retained, would they receive an extra year of athletic eligibility for high school sports?

According to California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Bylaw 204, students are eligible for 8 consecutive semesters of athletic participation.  “Once a student attends a class and is continuously enrolled for 15 school days that clock begins.”

In extremely rare circumstances, CIF can grant a hardship as described in CIF Bylaws 203 and 213.

If my student is currently in elementary or middle school, can retention affect their future high school sports eligibility?

Retention can affect future athletic eligibility. California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) has rules around the age of students and eligibility.  Please refer to CIF Bylaws 203 and 204 to read about the current age eligibility rules for high school sports.