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Transitional Kindergarten Introduction

Transitional Kindergarten
 

TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN

 

Capistrano Unified School District began offering the Transitional Kindergarten (TK) program in the fall of 2012. To qualify, students must turn five years of age between September 2nd and December 2nd of the current school year. Transitional Kindergarten is offered to students who, due to the kindergarten age rollback, miss the cutoff to enter kindergarten. This will be the first year of a two-year kindergarten program provided for in the SB 1381 legislation or the Kindergarten Readiness Act 2010. Transitional Kindergarten is only offered at select sites. At the end of the Transitional Kindergarten year, students will matriculate to their home schools for regular kindergarten. 

 

For more information, please contact Debbi Keeler, Director, Early Childhood Programs at (949) 234-5341.

 

2017-2018 Transitional Kindergarten

The age requirement for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) for the 2017-2018 school year includes children who will turn 5 years of age between September 2 – December 2, 2017.  The registration process for TK includes the following steps:

 

1.   Contact Mary Manos at 949-234-5341 or (mcmanos@capousd.org) for information on available openings.  If you are interested in securing a spot with an available opening, please submit the Intent to Register form.  A link to the form is listed below. If there is not an opening at your preferred site, please check back at a later time.  A wait list will only be held for those registered and attending a TK program at a CUSD site.

 

2.  Parents will be notified , via U.S. mail, regarding their child's placement in the TK program.  Placement is determined as follows:

  • TK students with an older sibling who already attends their school of choice will be given first priority.
  • TK students whose home school is their school of choice will be give second priority.
  • The remaining available seats will be filled by lottery system.

Every effort is made to place the student at the school that is nearest to their home and is offering the TK program.

 

3.  The placement letter that is sent home outlines the next steps to be taken in the registration process (i.e., online registration and forms that must be submitted to the school site). The placement letter must be submitted, along with proof of completion of the new student online registration, in order to complete the registration process at the assigned school.

 

The District will not admit into the TK program a child whose fifth birthday is after December 2nd; but, recommends enrollment in the District's Early Childhood Preschool Programs.  The District is not admitting Kindergarten-aged children at this time.

 

4.  Should an opening become available, please allow one week for notification regarding your child's placement.

 

5.  The school sites offering TK for the 2017-2018 school year are listed below:

  • Don Juan Avila Elementary - Aliso Viejo
  • Bathgate Elementary - Mission Viejo
  • Truman Benedict Elementary - San Clemente
  • Chaparral Elementary - Ladera Ranch
  • Hidden Hills Elementary - Laguna Niguel
  • Kinoshita Elementary - San Juan Capistrano
  • Ladera Ranch Elementary - Ladera Ranch
  • Las Flores Elementary - Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Marblehead Elementary - San Clemente
  • Moulton Elementary - Laguna Niguel
  • Philip Reilly Elementary - Mission Viejo
  • Tijeras Creek Elementary - Rancho Santa Margarita
  • George White Elementary - Laguna Niguel
  • Wood Canyon Elementary - Aliso Viejo

For more information on the Transitional Kindergarten Program and/or the registration process, please contact Mary Manos at (949) 234-5342 or mcmanos@capousd.org.

 

Intent to Register -TK Eng 2017-2018.pdf

Intent to Register in TK SPA - 2017-2018.pdf

 

 

2017-2018 TK Locations:

  • Don Juan Avila Elementary – Aliso Viejo

  • Bathgate Elementary – Mission Viejo

  • Truman Benedict Elementary – San Clemente

  • Chaparral Elementary – Ladera Ranch

  • Hidden Hills Elementary - Laguna Niguel

  • Kinoshita Elementary – San Juan Capistrano

  • Ladera Ranch Elementary – Ladera Ranch

  • Las Flores Elementary – Rancho Santa Margarita

  • Marblehead Elementary – San Clemente

  • Moulton Elementary – Laguna Niguel

  • Philip Reilly Elementary – Mission Viejo

  • Tijeras Creek Elementary – Rancho Santa Margarita

  • George White Elementary – Laguna Niguel

  • Wood Canyon Elementary – Aliso Viejo

TK PARENT INFORMATION NIGHTS - 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR

TK Parent Information Nights will be held on the following dates.  All meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. and are located in the school's multipurpose room.

 

January 11th:

Wood Canyon Elementary

23431 Knollwood

Aliso Viejo, CA  92656

 

January 18th:

Ladera Ranch Elementary

29551 Sienna Parkway

Ladera Ranch, CA  92694

 

January 25th:

Marblehead Elementary

2410 Via Turqueza

San Clemente, CA  92673

 

February 8th:

Capistrano Unified School District

* Board Room

33122 Valle Road

San Juan Capistrano, CA  92675

 

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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