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Kindergarten Registration


Verification Process

Please bring the following documents with you for your Document Verification Appointment.

  • Certified copy of a Birth Certificate, Passport, or duly attested Baptismal Certificate, Parent/Guardian Affidavit (when other means are not available)
  • Immunization record
  • Evidence of Residency – Property Tax Payment receipts; rental property contract, lease, or payment receipts; Pay stubs, Utility service contract, statement, or payment receipts; Voter registration; correspondence from a government agency; declaration of residency executed by parent/guardian; or an affidavit by a caregiving adult (Family Code 6552)

Immunization Information

Your student must have the following immunizations BEFORE the FIRST day of school:

  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, Tdap, or Td) — 5 doses
    (4 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday. 3 doses OK if one was given on or after 7th birthday.)
    For 7th-12th graders, at least 1 dose of pertussis-containing vaccine is required on or after 7th birthday. 

  • Polio (OPV or IPV) — 4 doses
    (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 4th birthday) 

  • Hepatitis B — 3 doses
    (not required for 7th grade entry) 

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) — 2 doses
    (Both given on or after 1st birthday) 

  • Varicella (Chickenpox) — 2 doses 

Physical Exam

Your student will need a Physical Exam as early as 6 months before kindergarten or within 90 days after they start of first grade.

To schedule a physical exam:

  • call your family doctor to make an appointment
  • low cost immunizations are available from Public Health
  • free exams and immunizations are available for children who qualify by income or have Medi-Cal

For information and free CHDP exams, call the CHDP office at 530.527.6824 or 1.800.655.6854

Starting kindergarten or transitional kindergarten is an exciting adventure for children and their families.  It is a new beginning for developing the skills which will serve as a foundation for future learning.  

What is Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.  Pursuant to the law (Ed Code 48000[c]), a child is eligible for transitional kindergarten if a child will have his or her fifth birthday between September 2 and December 2.

Transitional Kindergarten is a program that:

  • serves as a bridge between Preschool and Kindergarten giving children more time for hands-on, interactive learning.
  • provides children the gift of time to learn skills that will help them build a strong foundation for success in elementary school.
  • teaches skills that were once only taught in First Grade, but are now taught in Kindergarten.
  • gives children the opportunity to spend time learning important social, emotional and academic skills that will help them succeed in Kindergarten and beyond.
  • provides young learners with a high-quality early education at no cost to parents, to ensure that they have an opportunity to continue learning.
  • helps children adjust to the school environment and develop strong learning skills. 

Students who have a birth date on or before September 2nd are eligible to enroll in kindergarten.  Parents may opt to enroll their child in the transitional kindergarten if they feel it is a more developmentally appropriate placement. 

Students enrolled in transitional kindergarten may be combined with a regular kindergarten class when there are not enough students to fill a separate class.  Parents who choose to enroll their child in the transitional kindergarten program do so with the understanding that their child will complete kindergarten the following year.

If your student turns 5 after December 2nd, then your student will be eligible to enroll for kindergarten the following year.


Q.  When is kindergarten registration?

A.  Because of COVID 19, 2021 Kindergarten Registration will be held online this year with no in person event.

Q. Can I enroll my child online?

A. Because of COVID 19, all registration will be online this year.  Once the online registration process has been completed, parents will be contacted via email by their  school of residence to schedule a time for document verification. 

Q. Do I bring my child with me to Kindergarten Registration?

A. Because of COVID 19, there will not be a registration event that children will attend.  There will potentially be an assessment time scheduled later in the spring for Kindergartners.

Q.  How old does my child need to be in order to be enrolled in kindergarten for the upcoming school year?

A.  Your child will need to turn five years old on, or before September 2nd.

Q.  What happens if my child turns five AFTER September 2nd?

A.  If your child has a birth date between September 3rd and December 2nd they can be enrolled into CUESD's transitional kindergarten program for the academic year.