The following documents are required for student registration:
• Current immunization records
• Birth Certificate
• 2 current forms to verify residence address (i.e. utility bills,
rental agreement, escrow papers, proof of purchase of new home etc.)
Child must be 5 on/by November 1st. As a district, we offer a transitional
kinder program for students born November 1st-December 1st.
** If you are applying for an inter-district transfer, you can register
your child once the transfer is approved. Please make every attempt to
register your child on your school’s date of registration.
Transitional Kindergarten Program
2013-2014 School Year
Rules and Procedures
What is it?
The Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 amended the California Ed. Code to
change the required birthday for admission to kindergarten and first grade
and established a Transitional Kindergarten Program that began in the 2012-
2013 school year.
A child is eligible to be admitted to kindergarten if he/she turns 5 on or
2012-2013 school year November 1st
2013-2014 school year October 1st
2014-2015 school year September 1st
All years following September 1st
Our Transitional Kindergarten Program (formerly Pilot Kindergarten Program)
is the first of a two year kindergarten program that uses a modified
curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.
Who is eligible?
According to the law a child is eligible for the Transitional Kindergarten
Program if his/her fifth birthday is between:
For the 2012-2013 school year November 2 and December 2
For the 2013-2014 school year October 2 and December 2
For the 2014-2015 school year and each year after September 2 and December 2
This class is for school age students and not a place for preschoolers or
students who do not meet the age criteria. The Kindergarten Readiness Act
does not change the established procedures for early admittance for those
students who do not meet the age criteria.
Do eligible students have to attend?
Currently parents are not required to enroll their children in this program.
However, age requirements still apply, so if a student did not attend the
Transitional Kindergarten Program, he/she would begin the following school
year in Regular Kindergarten.
Will there be a transitional kindergarten at each site?
No, we should have approximately the number of students district wide to fill
two Transitional Kindergarten classes. For the 2013-2014 school year they
will continue to be housed at Laurel School and Vintage Parkway School. If
there is a need to open another class due to enrollment, the district will
consider this and it will be housed at a different campus.
What are the hours of the Transitional Kindergarten Program?
For the 2013-2014 school year the hours will be 8:05-11:55 a.m. at Laurel and
8:25 – 12:15 at Vintage Parkway.
Will there be daycare available after school?
The Extended Day Learning Center will be available to parents before and
after school as it is for all students on all elementary campuses.
Will the district provide transportation from my neighborhood school to
No, it is the parents’ responsibility to provide transportation.
If my child qualifies for regular kindergarten, but I feel he needs the
Transitional Kindergarten Program, may I enroll him?
The priority for the class goes to the students who are age eligible. If
there is space left and the parents and school both recommend the placement,
the child may be enrolled in the Transitional Kindergarten.
How do I enroll my Kindergartener?
Kindergarten Registration takes place in March at each of the elementary
schools. You will enroll your child at his/her home school. You will need
to bring the following:
2 current proof of residence. (Examples are 2 of any of your utility bills,
escrow papers, and home owners insurance.)
Where will my child go to school after Transitional Kindergarten?
Your child will return to his/her home school to attend Kindergarten.