State law requires school districts to offer TK, or an extra year of kindergarten, giving students two years to develop the essential skills to 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.
To apply for the TK lottery for the 2023-24 school year, follow the steps below:
To either enter a TK school we have space in or get your child on an interest list for a TK site that is full at the moment, click on the preferred link below to create a PowerSchool account and complete the electronic form.
*TK is a full-year program. Students will not be moved to kindergarten at any time during the first year of the program. Students will also be placed back at their resident school for (KN), even those placed at open schools.
Listed below are the schools offering Transitional Kindergarten for the school year of 2023-24. All Transitional Kindergarten students will automatically be placed at their resident school for Kindergarten in the 2024-25 school year.
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):
Gold River Discovery Center
Thomas Edison Language Institute (English program only)
Modified TK (4 hours + with no lunch):
Traditional TK (3 hours, 20 minutes with no lunch):
Please be advised for the safety and security of all children, only biological parents or legal guardians may enroll a child in our district. Also, the person who enrolls any child will be required to present the following documentation:
Two Proof of Residence (in San Juan Unified School District):
CURRENT mortgage/property tax bill or rental/lease agreement AND
CURRENT utility bill (SMUD, PG & E or WATER) with correct name and address
Shared Residency Affidavit, if applicable
Proof of Age: To prove age, Education Code section 48002 permits school districts to accept the following:
Certified copy of the birth record
Statement by the local registrar or county recorder certifying the date of birth
When none of the foregoing is obtainable, an affidavit from the parent, guardian, or custodian, or any other appropriate means of proving the child’s age.
TK students must be compliant with all required immunizations by Aug. 1, 2023, or be compliant within a series of shots.
Immunization record: Complete record of immunizations for the child
All immunizations must be current as required by California State Law (Health and Safety Code, Sections 120325-120375 (formerly Sections 3380-3390); California Code of Regulations, Title 17, Sections 6000-6075)
Individualized Education Plan (IEP) if your child is receiving special education services
Guardianship / Custody papers (if applicable)
*Families that lack stable housing can immediately enroll their child(ren) in school without the regularly required documentation. Parents/guardians must provide this documentation at a later date. Please let a staff person know if this is your situation. Placement of families in transition or foster children is a high priority for enrollment and we will work with families to get their students enrolled.