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 either a morning or afternoon session similar to Kindergarten.  The program will follow the DJUSD calendar.

Davis Joint Unified School District will begin accepting TK enrollments via email starting January 4, 2021.  Completed enrollment packets can be emailed to enrollment
@djusd.net

In-person TK Registration will be on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and Wednesday, February 17, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at 526 B StreetChildren within the district who will reach their fifth birthday between September 2, 2021 and December 1, 2021, 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 and space availability.  If a site is over-enrolled in TK, a lottery will be held by the end of March 2021 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 a DJUSD choice school (Spanish Immersion, Montessori, Two-Way Bilingual Immersion, or Fairfield) will need to complete a one page application and submit it to the appropriate school no later than March 17, 2021 to be included in the lottery.  You can only apply for ONE choice school.

Parents/guardians of children eligible for Fall 2021 TK enrollment must submit a completed enrollment packet to register.  Partial enrollment packets will  not be accepted.  The required documents are listed below under Kindergarten Registration.  Computers and DJUSD forms will be available at in-person registration.

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 birthday 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 (KN)

Davis Joint Unified School District will begin accepting KN enrollments via email starting January 4, 2021.  Completed enrollment packets can be emailed to enrollment
@djusd.net


Children within the district who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2021, are eligible for Kindergarten.  

Find your neighborhood school here.

If you are interested in attending a Choice school, you must submit an application with the enrollment packet for that school.  You can apply for ONE choice school.  If the Choice program/school is over-enrolled a lottery will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021 and you will be notified by mail on Friday, March 19, 2021.  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 2021 enrollment must submit a completed enrollment packet to enroll.  The required documents are listed below.  Partial enrollment packets will not be accepted.  Computers and DJUSD forms will be available for those without access to a computer.

Enrollment documents for TK and KN:

  • Submitted and signed Pre-enrollment form: must be submitted first, then printed out and signed; include signed form in the enrollment packet
  •  Copy of parent/guardian ID
  •  Copy of proof of student age: birth certificate or passport
  •  Verification of Residence form (DJUSD form)
  •  Proof of residence: current lease or mortgage statement
  • Home Language Survey (DJUSD form)
  • Primary Language Survey:  only if language other than English or Spanish is spoken at home (DJUSD form)
  • Student Health and Family History Questionnaire: TK-6th grade (DJUSD form)
  • Copy of immunization records: current printout from doctor or clinic translated into English; if there are missing immunizations, they must be administered prior to the first day of school (required immunizations are four Polio, five DTap, three Hepatitis B, two MMR, two Varicella).  Additional information can be found in Parent's guide to Immunization      English     Spanish
Before the first day of school the following documents must be submitted to District Enrollment Specialist at enrollment@djusd.net
  • Copy of COMPLETED Immunization records (In English from doctor or clinic)
  • Report of Health Examination that occured on or after March 1, 2021 - Kindergarten only (DJUSD form) or
  •  Health Waiver - Kindergarten only: Fill out the waiver form and check the appropriate box.  Put the month that you expect the exam to take place if applicable. (DJUSD form)
  • Oral Health Assessment for TK-First grade ONLY (DJUSD form)

 
TK and Kindergarten Information Night
Will be held as a Zoom Meeting - links can be found here in English and Spanish.

Birch Lane Montessori Monday, Feb 1, 6:00 p.m.
Birch Lane Neighborhood Tuesday, Feb 2, 6:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez - Spanish Immersion Tuesday, Feb 9, 6:00 p.m.
Davis School for Independent Study See school website 
Fairfield Wednesday, Jan 20, 6:00 p.m.
Korematsu - TK/KN Thursday, Feb 11, 6:00 p.m.
Montgomery - TWBI Tuesday, Feb 23, 6:00 p.m.
North Davis Wednesday, Feb 10, 6:00 p.m.
Patwin - TK/KN Wednesday, Feb 17, 6:00 p.m.
Pioneer - TK/KN Tuesday, Feb 2, 7:00 p.m.
Willett Thursday, Feb 4, 6:00 p.m.


Kindergarten In-Person Registration Schedule at School Site

Birch Lane Montessori  Tuesday, March 2, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Birch Lane Neighborhood Tuesday, March 2, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Monday March 1, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Davis School for Independent Study Contact school counselor
Fairfield  Attend neighborhood school registration
Korematsu Thursday, March 4, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Montgomery Tuesday, March 2, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
North Davis Wednesday, March 3, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Patwin Wednesday, March 3, 8:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Thursday, March 4, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Willett Monday, March 1, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.


If you are unable to email an enrollment packet or attend the in-person TK and KN registration on the dates listed above, you may email enrollment@djusd.net to schedule an appointment to enroll your student. 

If you want to enroll at Cesar Chavez or Montgomery during this time period, and your believe your child may qualify as a native Spanish speaker, you will need to turn in your completed enrollment packet with the application to Patty Smith AND contact the school site to schedule an appointment for Spanish language assessment.

A summary of the information listed above and the Zoom Meeting links can be found here in English and Spanish.

Questions about enrollment?  Contact Enrollment Specialist at enrollment@djusd.net