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Register your child for Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten
Children who turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019, are eligible for kindergarten in the 2019-2020 school year. Children who will turn 5 years old between September 2 and December 2 of this year, 2019, can be registered for Transitional Kindergarten.

Kindergarten registration for schools in the Santa Maria-Bonita School District will begin on Wednesday, February 20. Children who turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019, are eligible for regular kindergarten in the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. Registration will also take place for a program called Transitional Kindergarten for children who are slightly younger. Children who will turn 5 years old between September 2 and December 2 of this year, 2019, can be registered for Transitional Kindergarten. 


Early registration for kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten is advised. Registration will take place at all elementary schools from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays. It is ongoing throughout the next several months, but early registration is recommended. Parents should register at an elementary school close to their home and provide their home address to the office staff. The office staff will be able to tell parents which school their child will attend next school year. Translation and assistance for Spanish-speaking parents is available. Registering early will help parents ensure a place for their child at the correct school. Kindergarten classes have a maximum number of students allowed by the state. Students who are registered late may not be able to attend their assigned school if classes are full. 


To register for kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten, parents must provide proof of address (such as a utility bill), legal proof of the child’s age (such as a birth certificate), and the child’s complete immunization records. State law requires that children have the chickenpox vaccine in order to enter kindergarten. DTaP (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus), Polio, Hepatitis B and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) immunizations are also required for school entry.


If a child is currently attending Transitional Kindergarten, they do not need to be enrolled in kindergarten by their parents. Their enrollment in kindergarten will take place automatically. Parents who are interested in having their child attend the Dual Language Immersion Program in kindergarten at Jiménez School must attend one of the informational meetings on Wednesday, January 30; Wednesday, February 13; Wednesday, February 27; or Wednesday, March 13, from 6 - 7 p.m. at the school district office, 708 South Miller. Call an elementary school or the Santa Maria-Bonita School District at (805) 928-1783 for more information about kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten registration."
Published: Tue Feb 26 16:36:13 PST 2019