From the San Leandro Unified School District
Registration for Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten begins in March. Families should enroll early to ensure their child’s spot in the fall.
Students whose birthdays are on or before October 1, 2008 are eligible for Kindergarten.
This year Transitional Kindergarten is for children who turned 5 years old between October 2 and December 2
Study these requirements. You may need to start getting your paperwork together now.
What you need
To register your child you will need proof of residence. This means original copies (not photocopies) of:
- One of the following current originals: Property Tax Bill, Mortgage Verification, Deed of Trust, Close of Escrow, or Rental/Lease Agreement;
- AND two current original utility bills (phone, cable TV, PG&E, EBMUD, garbage).
You must also submit a verified version of the required immunizations (complete dates with month, day and year).
Parents and Guardians will be given PHYSICAL and DENTAL examination forms to be completed by the family’s physician and dentist.
The physical exam must be dated March 1, 2013, or later.
You may pick-up Enrollment Packets at your school up to two weeks before the registration date.
Below are the dates and times to register for Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten at your home school:
Roosevelt March 6 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Garfield March 13 2:30-4:30 p.m.
McKinley March 18 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Madison March 19 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Monroe March 20 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Jefferson March 21 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Wilson March 27 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Washington March 28 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Transitional Kindergarten is relatively new. It gives younger children a head start and is considered the first year of a two-year Kindergarten program, bridging preschool and kindergarten.
Research shows that children benefit from an opportunity to learn important academic and social skills in a hands-on way that supports their development.
“Transitional Kindergarten is a wonderful option that gives these younger students the gift of time to develop at their own pace while continuing to build the social, emotional and academic skills that will help them succeed in elementary school and beyond,” said Superintendent Cindy M. Cathey.
Although San Leandro Unified School District’s Transitional Kindergarten program is going to be offered at four sites (McKinley, Monroe, Roosevelt and Wilson Elementary schools) this upcoming school year, it is open to all eligible children in the District. Families must register at their home school.
Transitional Kindergarten is:
- Free and part of public school education
- Offering children a specialized and developmentally appropriate curriculum aligned with kindergarten standards
- Taught by credentialed teachers
- A two-year kindergarten, with children moving to a traditional kindergarten class in the second year
- Open to any student who turns 5 between October 2-December 2, 2013
For more information, contact Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, Debbie Wong: 510-667-3509 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.