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KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS

Registration Requirements

 

Original Birth Certificate (hospital certificates are not acceptable) *DURING THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, WE WILL ACCEPT A CLEAR PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR CHILD'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

Proof of Residency A current utility bill (Electric, Gas or Water) *DURING THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, WE WILL ACCEPT A CLEAR PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR PROOF OF RESIDENCY.

Up-to-date Immunizations for ALL students (including Junior, Transitional and Kindergarten programs). *DURING THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, WE WILL DELAY RECEIVING UP-TO-DATE IMMUNIZATIONS UNTIL THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL-AUGUST 12, 2020. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ADMIT YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL WITHOUT THE REQUIRED IMMUNIZATIONS.

An Oral Health Assessment Form from your dentist is required for all Kindergarten students (including Junior, Transitional and Kindergarten programs). An oral health assessment conducted up to a year before that start of kindergarten, or by May 31 of your child’s kindergarten year, satisfies this requirement. 

A Report of Health Examination Form Parents/guardians are required, within 90 days of their child entering into 1st
grade, to provide documentation that their child had a health screening within the last 18 months.

** A Health Examination is NOT required for enrollment into Junior Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten (JK/TK)**

These are the schools in 2019-2020 that have JK/TK programs. This list changes each year depending on the program's demand. Please remember that the schools DO NOT take the applications for JK/TK. You must bring the application and required documents to the District Office at 101 West Cochran Street. The office is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Arroyo Elementary

Berylwood Elementary

Crestview Elementary

Katherine Elementary

Knolls Elementary

Madera Elementary

Mountain View Elementary

Park View Elementary

Santa Susana Elementary

Sycamore Elementary

Township Elementary

Wood Ranch Elementary

Kindergarten Kids

Studies have shown that all children benefit from high quality, full-day Kindergarten. The Simi Valley Unified School District offers families throughout the district three, full-day kindergarten options, depending on the age and developmental needs of your child.

Junior, Transitional and traditional Kindergarten classes are taught by credentialed teachers with experience in early-childhood education, in a safe and nurturing environment, on elementary campuses located throughout the district. All of our programs are free.

Please Note the Following ABOUT JK/TK ONLY:

As of May 6, the District Office (101 West Cochran Street) will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m for the sole purpose of receiving the application and documentation required for JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN/TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (JK.TK) ENROLLMENT. We honor safe distancing guidelines. Please carefully read the following information about coming to the District Office:

  1. Please wear a face mask.
  2. There is a document box in the atrium area as you walk into our building. Please deposit all documents for your application in that box. 
  3. The document requirements are listed on the left side of this page. We know that obtaining updated immunizations from your child's doctor might be challenging right now. Please provide us with a clear photocopy the most current immunization information you have. Before your child can start school, we will need your doctor's updated "Report of Health Examination Form" completed and submitted. This will give you the summer to visit your doctor and have your child receive the required immunizations. Please note that your child will NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND SCHOOL until all of his/her immunizations are up-to-date. (The first day of school for the 2020-2021 school year is August 12, 2020.)
  4. We will accept a clear photocopy of your child's birth certificate (as opposed to the original).
  5. Please note that we will not be able to make photocopies of any documents that you bring to the office.
  6. If you wish to submit the application and documents for JK./TK electronically, please email the package to tracey.rapp@simivalleyusd.org. This email is ONLY for submitting packages. For questions and concerns, please see the contact information for Deanna Mullins below. 
  7. IF YOU HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED YOUR JK/TK APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTS, PLEASE KNOW THAT WE WILL ADVISE YOU OF YOUR CHILD'S PLACEMENT BEFORE JUNE 30.

What is Junior Kindergarten?

Junior Kindergarten (JK), is a developmental kindergarten program designed for children who are kindergarten age, but not kindergarten “ready," as determined by the parents. The students considered for JK in the 2020-2021 school year were born between July 1 and Sept. 1, 2015. Following a year in JK, most students will enter Traditional Kindergarten. JK students engage in hands-on learning activities and are taught by credentialed teachers.

What is Transitional Kindergarten?

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) provides children who don’t meet the age requirement for regular kindergarten (per California law) to have an opportunity to build their readiness skills and abilities. The 2020-2021 TK program is open to children born between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, 2015. TK programs bridge preschool and kindergarten, and provide young learners with opportunities to learn and grow in an environment that is tailored to meet their academic and social needs. TK is the first of a two year program. Upon completion of TK, students promote to Kindergarten.

What is the Half-Year Transitional Kindergarten program

Half-Year Transitional Kindergarten is a developmental program designed for children who are legally too young to enroll for a full year of Transitional Kindergarten. Their 5th birthday falls between December 3 and early January (this date needs to be checked for each new school year) of the year in which they start school. These students start school on the first school day in January. Children who complete the Mid-Year TK program, will move into  Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. APPLICATIONS FOR HALF-YEAR TK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNTIL JULY 1, 2020.

How do we enroll in JK or TK?

Enrollments for the 2020-2021 JK/TK program will be accepted beginning January 16, 2020. Enrollment forms may be submitted to the District Office located at 101 West Cochran Street, or may be submitted electronically. You may print the online enrollment form located on this page, or complete one in person at the District Office. Please see the box to the left titled "Registration Requirements." You must bring or provide the required documents in order to complete the enrollment process.

We know that securing doctors appointments for the purpose of immunizations might be a challenge under the current COVID-19 restrictions. Many doctors are not accepting "routine" patients right now. Please know that while you can wait until the start of the school year to submit your immunization forms, your child will not be able to attend school until those forms are submitted.

For more information on any of our kindergarten programs, contact your neighborhood school during the regular school year (even if you're applying for School of Choice), or call the Educational Services Department at the District office year-round at 805.306.4500, Ext. 4207. You may also email Deanna Mullins (Educational Services Department) at deanna.mullins@simivalleyusd.org.

Information about before- and after-school programs operated on our campuses can be found HERE.

Contact Information

For more information on any of our kindergarten programs, contact your neighborhood school during the regular school year (even if you're applying for School of Choice), or call the Educational Services Department at the District office year-round at 805.306.4500, Ext. 4207. You may also email Deanna Mullins (Educational Services Department) at deanna.mullins@simivalleyusd.org.

Information about before- and after-school programs operated on our campuses can be found HERE.

When do we enroll in Kindergarten?

Kindergarten (K) for the 2020-2021 school year is open to all children born on or before September 1, 2015. If you are attending your neighborhood school (SVUSD neighborhood school Boundary Maps are HERE), enrollment packets are available now through your school. Please contact them directly for more information. If you are considering enrolling your child in a school that is not your neighborhood school, you will be participating in our School of Choice program. School of Choice allows families to place children in schools outside of their neighborhood boundaries as long as the target school has room for additional students. More information about School of Choice is found HERE. Please be mindful that School of Choice had an application deadline of February 28, 2020. Any applications received after the deadline will be placed on a wait list with the individual school site(s).