2020/21 Student Enrollment

Enrollment information for students entering TK, Kindergarten, and for those new to SMUSD.

Please note school offices will be closed from July 1st through August 3rd. New student enrollment will resume on August 4th. Thank you.

Registration for the 2020/21 school year is now open for students entering TK, Kindergarten, and for those new to SMUSD.

If your child is a current SMUSD student
, you will receive information from your child's school regarding the process to enroll for next year. If you have questions, please visit the school's website or contact your school directly (email preferred). School office staff is working on site and remotely at this time. If you need to speak to someone and you reach the school voicemail system, please leave a message and your call will be returned promptly.


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TK/Kindergarten Enrollment 
Many of our schools fill their Kindergarten classes quickly. It is imperative that parents enroll as soon as possible to ensure a spot for your child at your school.

Kindergarten is available for students who turn 5 years old on or before September 1st.

Please note per board policy: Transitional Kindergarten is only available for students whose birthday is between September 2 to December 2.

Only these birthdays will be accepted for this program.

Registration packets are available at your home school. Please visit the school website to request a packet.

Listed below are registration requirements:

State Education Code requirements (prior to entry into school)

  1. Birth Certificate: Children must be five years old on or before September 1, 2020, to be eligible for Kindergarten (Birthdays between September 2nd and December 2nd are eligible for Transitional Kindergarten)
  2. Immunization Records: State law requires that an immunization document be completed. NOTE: Children must be immunized even if they are not yet five years old in order to start in August 2020
  3. Health Physical Examination: All students enrolling are also required to have a "Report Of Health Check-Up For School Entry" form prior to the start of school. If your child has a physical prior to February 2020 a second physical will be necessary prior to entry into the 1st grade. If you are unable to obtain a health check-up prior to registration, written proof of an appointment from a physician is required. Your packet will not be considered complete without proof of an appointment
  4. Dental Health Assessment: California law, Education Code Section 4945.8, now requires that your child have an oral assessment (dental check-up) by their first day of class in school. Dental assessments completed up to 12 months before your child enters school also meet this requirement. If you are unable to obtain a dental check-up prior to registration, written proof of an appointment from a dentist is required. Your packet will be not be considered complete without proof of an appointment
  5. Proof of Residency: All students enrolling in San Marcos schools are required to present two documents as proof of residency within the specified attendance area of the San Marcos Unified School District. If you reside with someone and utilities are not in your name, an Affidavit of Residence is required along with two appropriate documents

Go to the Transitional Kindergarten page link below if you have further questions regarding this program.
Haga clic en el link abajo para ver una carta de información en español.
https://www.smusd.org/Page/13792