Transitional Kindergarten

  • Transitional Kindergarten for 2019-2020

     

    All enrollments are completed at the centralized enrollment center for San Juan Unified School District located at: 

     

    San Juan Central

    3700 Garfield Avenue (corner of Garfield Avenue & Engle Road)

    Carmichael, CA. 95608

    (916) 726-5826

     

    Open 8:00 am to 4:30 pm: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday

    Open 11:00 am to 6:00 pm:  Thursday

     

      

    Enrollment for TK for 2019-2020 begins on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

     

    Placement in a TK program is FIRST COME - FIRST SERVE as we offer TK at 14 school sites and it is NOT based on resident schools.  Parents may choose the school site of their choice.

     

    If your child is too young to begin kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year but will be 5 years old between September 2, 2019 and Dec. 2, 2019, your student is eligible to enroll in Transitional Kindergarten.

     

    All students enrolling into a TK program MUST have ALL of the required immunizations by August 1, 2019 or be compliant within a series of shots. 

     

    Letter to Parents - IZ Requirements

     

    Students enrolled in TK programs at schools that are NOT their resident school will be placed for Kindergarten at their resident school for 2020-2021.  Parents may participate in the Open Enrollment Lottery for that school year to request Kindergarten placement at the school of their choice.

     

    Listed below are the 14 schools offering Transitional Kindergarten for the school year of 2019-2020    

    (Please note, school sites for TK may change and scheduled class times may vary from Kindergarten class times at each school site.  At this time, the following schedules are planned):

     

    Full Day TK (same hours as Grades 1-5 or 1-6):

    Pasadena
    Thomas Edison Language Institute - ENGLISH ONLY (not a Dual Immersion Program)

    Modified TK (4 hours + with no lunch):

    Del Dayo
    Skycrest
    Thomas Kelly
     

    Transitional TK (3 hours, 20 minutes with no lunch):

    Arlington Heights
    Cameron Ranch
    Cottage Montessori
    Coyle Avenue
    Howe Avenue
    Earl Legette
    Oakview
    Pershing
    Twin Lakes
     
      

    Please click on the link below for a flyer with more information regarding the Transitional Kindergarten program for SJUSD for the 2019-2020 school year:  

     

    Space is limited for each TK program, and once the individual programs have reached capacity, eligible students may be placed on an interest list at San Juan Central

     

    Enrollment for TK for 2019-2020 begins on Monday, February 4, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and is first come-first serve

     
     
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     FAQs

     
     

    Why Transitional Kindergarten?

    State law now requires school districts to offer Transitional Kindergarten, or an extra year of kindergarten, giving students two years to develop the essential skills that will help them excel academically and socially in elementary school.
     

    Research suggests that starting kindergarten at an older age can boost children’s test scores, and such students are less likely to be retained or placed in special education.

    The new law impacts the age eligibility requirements for both regular kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten (see below).

    What are the Transitional Kindergarten eligibility requirements?

     
    Students whose fifth birthday falls between Sept. 2, 2018 and Dec. 2, 2018 are eligible to enroll for the 2018-2019 school year.

    Students whose fifth birthday falls between Sept. 2, 2019 and Dec. 2, 2019 are eligible to enroll for the 2019-2020 school year.

     
    How does this change regular kindergarten eligibility?
    The age eligibility requirement for kindergarten is effective September 1st of each year:
     
     
     School Year  Child must turn 5 by:
    2018-2019  September 1, 2018
    2019-2020     September 1, 2019


    Is Transitional Kindergarten mandatory?
    No. Just like traditional kindergarten, it’s voluntary.

    Do Transitional Kindergarten teachers have different qualifications?
    Transitional kindergarten instructors are fully credentialed teachers – just like regular kindergarten who will teach developmentally appropriate curriculum that is aligned with state standards.

    Will Transitional Kindergarten cost me money?
    No, the District offers Transitional Kindergarten free of charge to age-eligible children. 
     

    How do I enroll in Transition Kindergarten?
    Enrollments for the 2019-2020 school year will begin on February 4, 2019.  Please contact San Juan Central at (916) SAN JUAN or (916) 726-5826 for detailed information about enrollment.

    Documentation for enrollment in this program is the same as a kindergarten enrollment

    If the student is attending Transitional Kindergarten at a school other than his/her residence school, and wishes to continue at that same site for kindergarten, what is the process?

    Students attending a school that is not their school of residence who wish to remain at that school for kindergarten will have to participate in the Open Enrollment Lottery.

    For more details on Open Enrollment, please visit www.sanjuan.edu/openenrollment.


    Where can I get more information?

    Preschool California’s Transitional Kindergarten resource page
    California Department of Education
     
     
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