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Kindergarten Registration - Important Dates

February 6: Kindergarten packets available and registration begins at all schools from 8:00-3:30 pm.
April 24: Deadline for completed kindergarten packets for those families that would like to be included in the lottery for morning kindergarten. ** Schools will continue to register students after this date for afternoon session or morning waiting lists.
April 25: Kindergarten lottery at all schools – 3:30 pm in the multipurpose room
April 28: Results of the lottery will be made available by 4:00 pm.  The lists of those students who will be enrolled in the morning sessions will be posted on the front office doors.
** Students must be 5 by September 1st to enroll in Kindergarten. **  However, your child is eligible for San Marcos Unified School District's Transitional Kindergarten program if he or she turns 5 between September 2nd and December 2nd in 2014.
More Information on Transitional Kindergarten
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) 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 and the Preschool Standards for five year olds.  Following a year in TK, your child will enroll in a regular kindergarten at their home school site.
February 6: TK registration packets are available at your home school
April 24: Deadline to return completed TK packets
June 1: Notification of placement at your school site 
  • TK classes will be held 5 days a week for 3 1/2 hours a day (San Marcos Elementary & Alvin Dunn will have an extended day program)
  • Morning or afternoon sessions will be determined by the school site principals
  • We anticipate having 10 - 11 classes in the 2014-2015 school year - based on enrollment and space availability