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Red Bluff Union Elementary District

Red Bluff Union Elementary District

TK/Kindergarten Registration

Starting kindergarten or transitional kindergarten is an exciting adventure for children and their families. It is a new beginning for developing the skills which will serve as a foundation for future learning. 
Students who turn five on or before September 1, 2024 are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten. Students who turn five between September 2, 2024 and June 2, 2025 are eligible to enroll in Transitional Kindergarten. 
What is transitional kindergarten

What is transitional kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a stepping stone between preschool and kindergarten. The optional program provides students with an additional year of preparation, so they enter kindergarten with stronger academic, social, and emotional skills needed for future success in school. 

Assembly Bill 130, signed by Governor Newsom in July 2021, expands TK programs to make it available to all 4-year-olds by 2025-2026. The new program will be gradually phased in expanding the existing TK classrooms until it covers all 4-year-olds in the state. Pursuant to the law (Ed Code 48000[c]), a child is eligible for transitional kindergarten if a child will have his or her fifth birthday between September 2, 2024 and June 2, 2025. 
Transitional Kindergarten is a program that:
  • Serves as a bridge between preschool and kindergarten, giving children more time for hands-on, interactive learning;
  • Provides children with the gift of time to learn skills that will help them build a strong foundation for success in elementary school;
  • Teaches skills that were once only taught in first grade, but are now taught in kindergarten;
  • Gives children the opportunity to spend time learning important social, emotional, and academic skills that will help them succeed in kindergarten and beyond; 
  • Provides young learners with a high-quality early education at no cost to parents, to ensure that they have an opportunity to continue learning;
  • Helps children adjust to the school environment and develop strong learning skills. 
Parents who choose to enroll their child in the transitional kindergarten program do so with the understanding that their child will complete kindergarten the following year. 
Verification Process

Verification Process

Please bring the following documents with you for your document verification appointment:
  • Certified copy of a Birth Certificate (government issued)
  • Immunization Record
  • Address Verification
    • Current PG&E, Water/Garbage or Cable Bill dated within the past month (service address will be verified)
    • Payroll Stubs/Checks - must be dated within the last month
    • Management Company Rental/Lease Agreement - Must include parent's name, address, and a manager's/owner's name and phone number (this will be verified by a phone call from the school)
    • Property Tax Bill that shows parent's name and property address indicating home owner's exemption
    • Mutliple Families living together - A written note AND address verification documents from the person the family is living with.  


Q.  When is kindergarten registration?
A.   Kindergarten Registration will be held online this year with no in person event.
Q. How do I enroll my child online?
A. Click the black button above.  Create an Aeries Parent Portal.  Confirm your account via email message, then log back into your Aeries Parent Portal to complete the registration process.  Don't forget to schedule a time with the school site to take in documents for verification. If you have any questions, please call the district office (530) 527-7200 or the school site you are registering for. 
Q.  What is the eligibility period for 24/25 Kindergarten?
A.  To be eligible to register for kindergarten for Fall 2024, children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2024.
Q.  What is the eligibility period for 24/25 Transitional Kindergarten
A.  To be eligible to register for transitional kindergarten for Fall 2024, children must turn five years old between September 2, 2024 andJune 2, 2025.
Q. Does my child need to be potty trained?
A. The district will work with families who enroll students that are not yet potty trained using our district toileting plan. Best practice is that any student entering transitional kindergarten or kindergarten is able to self assist in this process. 
immunization information

immunization information

Your student must have the following immunizations BEFORE the FIRST day of school:
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap, or Td) — 5 doses
    (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday. 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday.)
    For 7th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is required on or after 7th birthday. 
  • Polio (OPV or IPV) — 4 doses
    (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday) 
  • Hepatitis B — 3 doses
    (not required for 7th grade entry) 
  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) — 2 doses
    (Both given on or after 1st birthday) 
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses 
physical exam

physical exam

Your student will need a Physical Exam as early as 6 months before kindergarten or within 90 days after they start of first grade.
To schedule a physical exam:
  • call your family doctor to make an appointment
  • low cost immunizations are available from Public Health
  • free exams and immunizations are available for children who qualify by income or have Medi-Cal
For information and free CHDP exams, call the CHDP office at 530.527.6824 or 1.800.655.6854