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KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS

Registration Requirements

 

Copy of Original Birth Certificate (hospital certificates are not acceptable) 

Proof of Residency A copy of a current utility bill (Electric, Gas or Water)

Up-to-date Immunizations for ALL students (including Junior, Transitional and Kindergarten programs). *Children without all required immunizations will NOT be allowed to start school.

An Oral Health Assessment Form California law, Education Code Section 49452.8, requires that your child have an oral health assessment (dental check-up) by May 31 in either kindergarten or first grade, whichever is his or her first year in public school. Assessments that have happened within the 12 months before your child enters school also meet this requirement. The law specifies that the assessment must be done by a licensed dentist or other licensed or registered dental health professional.

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)**

Schools with JK/TK programs 

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

JK/TK  is a voluntary public education program and does NOT offer School of Choice. This list changes each year depending on the program's demand. 

Submit Enrollment Packet to
SVUSD District Office
101 West Cochran Street 
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Because of Covid-19, sOCIAL dISTANCING GUIDELINES ARE REQUIRED

PLEASE READ the following BEFORE coming to the District Office, which is located at 101 West Cochran Street.

Junior Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten enrollment packets for the 2021-2022 school year must be submitted at the District Office - NOT a school site. 

Kindergarten Enrollments - If enrolling in your neighborhood school for Kindergarten, please contact that school directly.

  1. Please wear a face mask during your visit.
  2. There is a document box located in the lobby of the District Office. Please deposit all documents for your application in that box. 
  3. JK/TK packets MUST be complete to submit. REQUIRED documents include:
    1. JK/TK Enrollment Packet - EN  SP
    2. Birth Certificate
    3. Immunization Records - the most current to date
    4. Proof of Simi Valley Residency
    5. Oral Health Assessment Form
  4. Please provide clear photocopies of all documents. The district will not be able to make photocopies for you. 
  5. 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 2021-2022 school year is August 11, 2021.)
  6. JK/TK  is a voluntary public education program and does NOT offer School of Choice.

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 full-day 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.

How to Enroll in Kindergarten

Kindergarten (K) for the 2021-2022 school year is open to all children born on or before September 1, 2016. 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 has an application deadline of February 26, 2021. Any applications received after the deadline will be placed on a wait list with the individual school site(s).

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 2021-2022 school year were born between July 1 and Sept. 1, 2016. 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 2021-2022 TK program is open to children born between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, 2016. 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 Mid-Year Transitional Kindergarten program

Mid-Year Transitional Kindergarten is a developmental program designed for children who are legally too young to enroll for a full year of Transitional Kindergarten. To be eligible, a student must turn five between December 3 and the first school day in January following winter break (refer to the current school calendar for this date). Mid-year students start school on the first school day in January. Children who complete the Mid-Year TK program, will move into  Kindergarten for the 2022-2023 school year. APPLICATIONS FOR JANUARY 2022 MID-YEAR TK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNTIL JULY 1, 2021. THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL OF MID-YEAR TK STUDENTS WILL BE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY, 5, 2022. 

How do we enroll in JK or TK?

Enrollments for the 2021-2022 JK/TK program will be accepted beginning January 15, 2021. Enrollment forms must be submitted to the District Office located at 101 West Cochran Street. You may print the online enrollment form located on this page, or complete one in person at the District Office. Your enrollment packet MUST include COPIES of the following required documents:

  1. 1. JK/TK Enrollment Form
  2. 2. Birth Certificate
  3. 3. Immunization Records *Children without all required immunizations will NOT be allowed to start school.
  4. 4. Proof of Residency ( A current gas, water or power bill)
  5. 5. Oral Health Assessment Form

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.

January 13, 2021 JK/TK Information Night Meeting Video
January 14, 2021 Kindergarten Information Night Meeting Video

Please Note: Due to technical issues, the start of this video was delayed about 10 minutes. The full presentation is available below as a PDF download.