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2021-2022 School Year Lottery

River Islands Academies

2021-2022 School Year

Lottery/Admissions Information


If you are interested in having your child’s name entered in a lottery for openings for the 2021-2022 school year, please apply to the lottery during the application window of February 1st - February 23rd. It does not matter if you apply to the lottery on February 6th, February 15th, or February 19th; all names submitted during this window will be placed in the lottery on February 26th, for grades, where spaces are available.  

NOTE:  We do not anticipate that there will be any space for new students who do not reside within the Banta Elementary School District (River Islands is within BESD). 

All residents of the Banta Elementary School District (River Islands is within BESD) along with applicants from outside BESD, must fill out the Lottery/Request for Application Form. The Lottery/Request for Application Form will be available on the school website February 1st - February 23rd.

  • Please submit your child’s name one time only.

  • Kindergarten children must be 5 years old, on or before, September 1, 2021.

  • The public random lottery drawing will take place virtually via Zoom on February 26, 2021 at 10:00 AM. The public is invited to attend, the Zoom link will be emailed to those who filled out a Lottery/Request for Application Form.

  • Lottery results will be posted on the website by March 1, 2021.

  • If a student is selected in the lottery, additional paperwork will be required before enrollment is confirmed.

  • When the February lottery has been completed for the projected seats available, the remaining names will be kept for future selection during the 2021-2022 school year with priority given to residents of the district, which includes River Islands.

If you are interested in learning more about our school please call the office at 209-229-4700 (River Islands Technology Academy) or 209-229-4736 (STEAM Academy).

Admission preferences in the case of a public random drawing shall be as follows:

  • Children of River Islands Academies teachers, staff, and founders (not to exceed 10% of River Islands Academies’ enrollment)

  • Residents of the Banta Elementary School District (River Islands is within BESD) 

  • Siblings of existing students of River Islands Academies

  • All other students

March 1, 2021
The 2021-2022 School Year Lottery window has closed.

If you are a resident and are interested in attending River Islands Academies, please contact the schools directly for more information.

River Islands Academies

Lottery Numbers

For February 26th, 2021

The public lottery that was scheduled for 10:00 AM on Friday, February 26th streamed via Zoom will not take place.  At this time there will not be any names drawn.  We share in the disappointment of our families who have been so supportive of our school.  We wish we could enroll all of your children.  

All BESD/River Islands Residents that applied are eligible to complete an enrollment packet.  

Registration will be available online starting March 3rd, 2021. A link will be sent via email to the email address provided on the lottery survey.

Lottery Spots        Grade 2021-2022

0            Kindergarten 

0            First Grade     

0            Second Grade 

0            Third Grade

0            Fourth Grade


0            Fifth Grade

0            Sixth Grade

0            Seventh Grade

0            Eighth Grade

All BESD/River Islands Residents that applied on the Lottery Survey: Click here to view the Steps for Registration.

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