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Transitional Kindergarten

Transitional Kindergarten is a developmentally appropriate curriculum that closely follows the guidelines in the California Preschool Learning Foundations developed by California Department of Education. As part of a two-year kindergarten program, it is aligned with kindergarten standards and is taught by credentialed teachers. Transitional Kindergarten was created under the Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 (SB1381). The California law, which took effect in the 2012-2013 school year states:
  • Changed the kindergarten entry date from five (5) years old by December 2 to five (5) years old by September 1 so that children enter kindergarten at age five (5); and 
  • Created transitional kindergarten, the first year of a two-year kindergarten experience for students who are born between September 2 and February 2.
Transition Kindergarten will expand in future school years and students will qualify for TK if they turn 5 years of age between:
  • 23-24 School Year: September 2, 2023 and April 2, 2024
  • 24-25 School Year: September 2, 2024 and June 2, 2025
  • 25-26 School Year: September 2, 2025 and September 1, 2026
Who qualifies for TK in the 2022-2023 school year? 
A child must turn five (5) years of age between September 2 and February 2 to enroll in the program. 
Where will TK classes be offered?
TK classes will be held at the schools listed below for the 22/23 school year. Please contact the site for enrollment information.
  • Allison, Warren       
  • Castori, Michael
  • Del Paso Heights
  • Dry Creek
  • Foothill Oaks
  • Garden Valley
  • Hagginwood
  • Joyce, F. C.
  • Kohler
  • Las Palmas
  • Madison
  • Northwood
  • Oakdale
  • Orchard
  • Pioneer    
  • Regency Park
  • Ridgepoint
  • Smythe Academy Charter 
  • Strauch, Hazel
  • Village
  • Woodlake
  • Woodridge
When and how do I enroll my child?
Registration begins on January 1, 2022. Start by clicking on enrollment. To enter kindergarten or transitional kindergarten, a child must meet the following requirements as established by the Education Code of the State of California, the State Board of Education and the administrative regulations of TRUSD:

  • PROOF OF RESIDENCY. Acceptable documents are utility bills or payment receipts; rental or lease agreements; property tax receipts; pay stubs; voter registration; correspondence from a government agency; or declaration of residency executed by the parent/guardian.
  • PROOF OF AGE. Acceptable documents are a birth certificate, baptismal certificate, passport, immigration certificate, Bible record, or when none of these documents are available, an affidavit from the parent/guardian.
  • HEALTH EXAMINATION (for grades K-1 only) (included in packet): within 18 months prior to starting first grade or within 90 days thereafter signed and dated by a physician. At the time of your child's health exam, please review the immunization record with your physician to ensure that all required vaccinations have been administered. Click on Required Immunizations.
  • ORAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT. (for grades K-1 only) (included in packet):  No later than May 31 of the relevant school year and signed by Dental Professional 

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For questions regarding registration and enrollment, email or call the Student Services Department at (916) 566-1620 during the hours of 7:30am to 4:30pm Monday thru Friday. If you have any questions regarding our charter schools (Creative Connections Arts Academy, Smythe Academy, Westside Preparatory Charter School), please contact the school site directly for information on enrollment.