TK and Kindergarten Information and Registration


TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (TK)
The Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 established TK which offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum for young students and builds a strong foundation for school success.  TK classes are three hours and twenty minutes a day during eithe a morning or afternoon session similar to Kindergarten.  The program will follow the DJUSD calendar.

Davis Joint Unified School District will conduct an annual TK Registration from Tuesday, February 18, 2020 through Friday, February 21, 2020 between 7:30 and 3:00 at 526 B StreetChildren within the district who will reach their fifth birthday between September 2, 2020 and December 2, 2020, are eligible for TK.  Children are welcome to accompany their parent/guardian to registration, but do not need to be present to enroll.

TK programs will be offered at the following elementary schools: Korematsu, Patwin, and Pioneer.  Should TK enrollment increase or decline, there may be a need to add or eliminate sites.  Because of the limited programming, we attempt to enroll children in the Birch Lane and Korematsu attendance areas at Korematsu; children in the Montgomery and Pioneer attendance areas at Pioneer; children in the Patwin and Willett attendance areas at Patwin.  Children in the North Davis attendance area can attend either the Patwin or Korematsu program based on parent preference.  If a site is over-enrolled in TK, a lottery will be held by the end of March 2020 to determine placement.  Students not placed in their first choice will be enrolled in one of the other TK programs that has available space.

Families may apply for an Intra District Transfer to attend a TK site other than their attendance area.  Requests to transfer to another school are approved based upon space availability in TK at the requested school.  If your child does not attend TK at their neighborhood school, their Kindergarten enrollment will default to the neighborhood school unless an Intra District Transfer for Kindergarten has been approved.  Parents interested in any DJUSD magnet program or sites (Spanish Immersion, Montessori, Two-Way Bilingual Immersion, or Fairfield) will need to complete a one page application on Kindergarten registration day next school year.

Parents/guardians of children eligible for Fall 2020 TK enrollment must complete Pre-Enrollment prior to attending TK registration and bring all the required documents listed below.  Partial enrollment packets will not be accepted.  Computers and DJUSD forms will be available at enrollment.

* Submitted and signed Pre-enrollment Confirmation sheet
* Copy of parent/guardian ID
* Copy of proof of student age (birth certificate, passport, etc)
* Verification of Residence form (DJUSD form)
* Proof of residence (lease or mortgage)
* Copy of immunization records
(required: 4 Polio, 5 DTap, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella)
* Home Language Survey (DJUSD form) Only if never attended CA Public School
* Primary Language Survey (DJUSD form) Only if language other than English spoken at home an no prior CA Public School enrollment
* Student Health and Family History Questionnaire (DJUSD form)  TK-6 grade
* Oral Health Assessment (DJUSD form) TK-1 grade

On a case-by-case basis for TK eligible students, early admission into Kindergarten may occur.  These children will attend TK at the beginning of the school year, but must wait until their fifth birth day to request Kindergarten placement.  Placement is dependent upon available space and scoring in the top fifth percentile on Kindergarten assessments. (EC 48000-48001) 

There are cases where school districts and parents agree that a Kindergarten-eligible student is better served in TK.  These children will enroll in Kindergarten and parents notified by the first day of school if space is available in TK.  Should a Kindergarten eligible student participate in a TK program, a "Kindergarten Continuance" form will need to be completed (in collaboration with the school site) for the child to attend Kindergarten in the following year.


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Children within the district who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2020, are eligible for Kindergarten.  DJUSD will conduct Kindergarten registration from March 8, 2020 to March 13, 2020 at neighborhood schools. 

Find your neighborhood school here.

If you are interested in attending a Choice school, registration occurs at that school (with the exception of Fairfield).  If the Choice program/school is over-enrolled a lottery will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2020 and you will be notified by mail on Friday, April 3, 2020.  If a student is waitlisted at their Choice school, their enrollment packet will be sent to the student's neighborhood school.  Please visit Choice Schools for more information.

Parents/guardians of children eligible for Fall 2020 enrollment must complete Pre-Enrollment prior to attending Kindergarten Registration.  Bring a copy of the completed pre-enrollment document along with all required documents listed below.  Computers and DJUSD forms will be available for those without access to a computer.

* Submitted and signed Pre-enrollment Confirmation sheet
* Copy of parent/guardian ID
* Copy of proof of student age (birth certificate, passport, etc)
* Verification of Residence form (DJUSD form)
* Proof of residence (lease or mortgage)
* Copy of immunization records 
(required: 4 Polio, 5 DTap, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 MMR, 2 Varicella)
* Home Language Survey (DJUSD form) Only if never attended CA Public School
* Primary Language Survey (DJUSD form) Only if language other than English spoken at  home an no prior CA Public School enrollment
* Student Health and Family History Questionnaire (DJUSD form)  TK-6 grade
* Oral Health Assessment (DJUSD form) TK-1 grade

Kindergarten Registration Schedule
Birch Lane Wednesday, March 11, 2020 8:00 am-11:00 am
Cesar Chavez Monday, March 9, 2020 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Korematsu Thursday, March 12, 2020 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Montgomery Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:00 am-2:00 pm
North Davis Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:00 am-11:00 am
Patwin Friday, March 13, 2020 8:00 am-11:00 am
Pioneer Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:00 pm-3:00 pm
Willett Friday, March 13, 2020 12:00 pm-3:00 pm

If you are unable to attend Kindergarten enrollment on the dates listed above, you may bring the enrollment packet to the District Office (526 B Street) on Monday, March 16 from 7:30 am-3:00 pm.  On Wednesday, March 18 and Thursday, March 19, the District Office will accept enrollments until 6:00 pm.  If you want to enroll at Cesar Chavez or Montgomery during this time period, you will turn in your packet to the District Office but you will need to contact the school site to schedule an appointment for Spanish language assessment.

Beginning March 20, 2020, Kindergarten enrollment packets can be brought to the District Office Monday-Friday between 8:00 am-4:00 pm.  Applications for Choice programs will be considered "late" and the student may be waitlisted.