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TK/Kindergarten Registration

TK/K Registraion OPEN
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, 2022 are eligible to enroll in Kindergarten. Students who turn five between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023 are eligible to enroll is Transitional Kindergarten. 

What is transitional kindergarten
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Transitional kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Pursuant to the law (Ed Code 48000[c]), a child is eligible for transitional kindergarten if a child will have his or fifth birthday between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023. 
 
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 kindergaten program do so with the understanding that their child will complete kindergarten the following year. 
 
If your child turns 5 between February 3, 2023 and June 1, 2023 they may be eligible to enroll in RBUESD's Expanded Transitional Kindergarten (ETK) program. This is determined on a case-by-case basis and the process to be followed is:
  •  The parent/guardian must submit a written request for early admittance which includes:
    • The reason(s) why early admittance would be in the best interest of the child;
    • Any prior school or social experience, such as preschool;
    • Any progress reports, assessment results or information showing academic and/or social/behavior levels of the child.
  • Once the written request is received, the district will:
    • Provide the parent with information and next steps, including an appointment for a TK teacher to assess the child.
    • The district will review the information, make a determination, and contact the parent.
  • Space availability and class size will be taken into consideration for early admittance.

Verification Process
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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.  

FAQ's
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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 blue 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. 
Q.  What is the eligibility period for 22/23 Kindergarten
A.  January through September 1
Q.  What is the eligibility period for 22/23 Transitional Kindergarten
A.  September 2 - February 2 
Q.  If my child turns five after February 2 are they eligible to attend a school program?
A. Yes, if your child turns 5 between February 3, 2023 and June 1, 2023 they may be elgible for our Expanded Transitional Kindergarten Program. Please contact our office for more details. 
Q.  When will my child be assessed for school?
A.   There will be a TK/Kindergarten Assessment Event scheduled for some time early June.  This will be a fun event where students get to meet teachers, do fun activities, and go home with a backpack filled with school supplies!