Summerville Elementary School Kindergarten Pre-Registration
We are so excited that you are getting your student ready to join us in the Fall. We have some exciting learning opportunities that we are preparing for your student, and we can't wait to meet them in just a few weeks.
TK and Kindergarten Registration Day on Friday, May 5, 2023. Prior to registration, please fill out or pre-registration form: https://forms.gle/NvFD1BdMXkcXBx1G7
After you complete this form, one of our office staff members will be reaching out to you with the paperwork for the May 5th Kindergarten Registration Day. If you have any questions about this form and the registration process, please reach out to our office staff at 209-928-4291.
More information about our Kindergarten program and TK program is below, including a list of frequently asked questions and enrollment dates for the coming years.
We are so excited to learn with your student in just a few months. Please contact our office for more information.
🌟Summerville Elementary Kindergarten Team🌟
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TK Enrollment Information
|BIRTH MONTHS QUALIFYING FOR TK|
|2021-22 (since 2014)||September 2 - December 2|
|2022-23||September 2 - February 2|
|2023-24||September 2 - April 2|
|2024-25||September 2 - June 2|
|2025-26||September 2 - September 1|
|2026-27 and on||Remains September 2 - September 1|
TK & K Frequently Asked Questions
In the state of California, all 4-year-olds will eventually become eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK). Previously only children turning 5 years old between September 2nd to December 2nd were eligible for TK.
New for the 2022-2023 School Year: Starting in the 2022-23 school year, TK eligibility expands from three months to five months for birthdays between September 2nd to February 2nd. Each year, the window for eligibility widens by two more months. By the 2025-26 school year, all 4-year-olds can attend TK in an elementary school at Summerville Elementary School. More information about Universal TK is below.
Q. What is Transitional Kindergarten (TK)?
A. TK is for students who are not age-appropriate to begin kindergarten. This was first dictated by the Kindergarten Readiness Act (2010) and then changed by AB 130 (2021). This legislation changed the birthday cut-off day for eligibility to begin kindergarten. Students affected by the changes are eligible to attend TK for one year. Then the following year the student would attend regular kindergarten.
Q. What is the birthday cut-off date for regular kindergarten?
A. A child who turns 5 years old on or before September 1 of that year attends regular Kindergarten.
Q. Is my child eligible to attend TK?
A. A child will be admitted into TK for the 2022-23 school year if they will have their 5th birthday between September 2 and February 2. See the chart to the side for the school year and when more birthday months become eligible.
Q. Is TK mandatory?
A. No. TK and kindergarten are not mandatory grade levels. However, children who attend TK & Kindergarten are more likely to thrive in school academically and socio-emotionally as they enter 1st grade.
Q. How do I enroll my child in TK?
A. You enroll just like any other grade-level at Summerville Elementary School. A special registration day for new kindergarten and TK students is held in the spring of each year. Please contact our office to find out the exact date the event will be held this year.
Q. Does it cost anything to enroll my child in TK?
A. No. There is no cost for students to attend TK.
Q. Can my child who is age-appropriate for regular kindergarten, go to TK instead?
A. No. They must attend kindergarten in accordance with California state Education Code. The reverse is also our practice, children who are eligible for TK will generally not be registered as kindergarten students. Please see below for more information.
Q. Can my child who is age-appropriate for TK go to regular kindergarten instead?
A. It is not likely. They would have to go through an assessment process to determine if that is the best placement for them just like other students who are skipping a grade. This would only occur after the school year begins and the child turns 5 years old. Overall it is rare that children at any age are promoted to the next grade level.
Q. After attending the TK program what grade will my student attend the following year?
A. The TK program is the first year of a two-year Kindergarten experience. After completing a year of the TK program, a student would then attend a traditional kindergarten program at their home school. The TK program is designed for students who may benefit from an extra year of learning before entering a traditional kindergarten class.