San Marcos Unified School District

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Transitional Kindergarten Program 

State legislation requires SMUSD to provide Transitional Kindergarten only to students who turn 5 years old between September 2 to December 2. Transitional Kindergarten is a program designed to give students time to acquire the necessary skills for kindergarten. The curriculum will address the new Common Core State Standards. Following a year in Transitional Kindergarten your child MUST enroll in a regular Kindergarten. Families should register at their home school. You can obtain information from your school's office.

  Quick Facts:

  • Standards-based program
  • Birthday eligibility dates: September 2, 2012 – December 2, 2012
  • Transitional Kindergarten is a two year program for students meeting the age requirement   
  • Register at your home school began on February 2, 2017
  • Find your home school by searching your street address here.
  • We will determine site locations by enrollment and space availability.  
  • AM /PM class decided by Principal
  • 3.5 hour per day program/ full day program at Alvin Dunn
  • Regular K-5 school calendar and bell schedule

Requirements to register:

  • Birth Certificate 
  • Immunizations
  • Physical Examination
  • Oral Health Assessment
  • Proof of Residency
  • Pick up a registration packet at your home school


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Last Modified on December 21, 2016