TK and Kindergarten Information and Registration



TRANSITIONAL KINDERGARTEN (TK)

The Kindergarten Readiness Act of 2010 established TK which offers a developmentally appropriate curriculum for young students and builds a strong foundation for school success.  TK classes are three hours and twenty minutes a day during either a morning or afternoon session similar to Kindergarten.  The program will follow the DJUSD calendar.

Davis Joint Unified School District will begin accepting TK enrollments via email starting January 10, 2022.  Completed registration forms (found below) can be emailed to enrollment
@djusd.net

Children within the district who will reach their fifth birthday between September 2, 2022 and February 2, 2023, are eligible for TK.  

TK programs will be offered at the following elementary schools: KorematsuNorth Davis,  Patwin, Pioneer and Willett.  Should TK enrollment increase or decline, there may be a need to add or eliminate sites.  Because of the limited programming, we attempt to enroll children in the Birch Lane and Korematsu attendance areas at Korematsu; children in the Montgomery and Pioneer attendance areas at Pioneer; children in the Patwin attendance area at Patwin and children in the North Davis attendance area at North Davis.  If a site is over-enrolled in TK, a lottery will be held by the end of March 2022 to determine placement.  Students not placed in their first choice will be enrolled in one of the other TK programs that has available space.

Families may apply for an Intra District Transfer to attend a TK site other than their attendance area.  Requests to transfer to another school are approved based upon space availability in TK at the requested school.  If your child does not attend TK at their neighborhood school, their Kindergarten enrollment will default to the neighborhood school unless an Intra District Transfer for Kindergarten has been approved.   
Parents/guardians of children eligible for Fall 2022 TK enrollment must submit a completed enrollment packet to register.  Partial enrollment packets will not be accepted.  The required documents are listed below under Kindergarten Registration. 

On a case-by-case basis for TK eligible students, early admission into Kindergarten may occur.  These children will attend TK at the beginning of the school year, but must wait until their fifth birthday to request Kindergarten placement.  Placement is dependent upon available space and scoring in the top fifth percentile on Kindergarten assessments. (EC 48000-48001) 

There are cases where school districts and parents agree that a Kindergarten-eligible student is better served in TK.  These children will enroll in Kindergarten and parents notified by the first day of school if space is available in TK.  Should a Kindergarten eligible student participate in a TK program, a "Kindergarten Continuance" form will need to be completed (in collaboration with the school site) for the child to attend Kindergarten in the following year.


KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION (KN)

Davis Joint Unified School District will begin accepting KN enrollments via email starting January 10, 2022.  Completed enrollment packets can be emailed to enrollment
@djusd.net or dropped off at the District Office located at 526 B street. 

Children within the district who will reach their fifth birthday on or before September 1, 2022, are eligible for Kindergarten.  

Find your neighborhood school here.

If you are interested in attending a Choice school, you must submit an application with the enrollment packet for that school.  You can apply for ONE choice school.  If the Choice program/school is over-enrolled a lottery will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022 and you will be notified by mail on Friday, March 18, 2022.  If a student is waitlisted at their Choice school, their enrollment packet will be sent to the student's neighborhood school.  Please visit Choice Schools for more information.

Parents/guardians of children eligible for Fall 2022 enrollment must submit a completed enrollment packet to enroll.  The required documents are listed below.  Partial enrollment packets will not be accepted.  Computers and DJUSD forms will be available for those without access to a computer.

Enrollment documents for TK and KN:

  • Submitted and signed Pre-enrollment form: must be submitted first, then printed out and signed; include signed form in the enrollment packet
  •  Copy of parent/guardian ID
  •  Copy of proof of student age: birth certificate or passport
  •  Verification of Residence form (DJUSD form)
  •  Proof of residence: current lease or mortgage statement
  • Home Language Survey (DJUSD form)
  • Primary Language Survey:  only if language other than English or Spanish is spoken at home (DJUSD form)
  • Student Health and Family History Questionnaire: TK-6th grade (DJUSD form)
  • Copy of immunization records: current printout from doctor or clinic translated into English; if there are missing immunizations, they must be administered prior to the first day of school (required immunizations are four Polio, five DTap, three Hepatitis B, two MMR, two Varicella).  Additional information can be found in Parent's guide to Immunization      English     Spanish
Before the first day of school the following documents must be submitted to District Enrollment Specialist at [email protected]
  • Copy of COMPLETED Immunization records (In English from doctor or clinic)
  • Report of Health Examination that occured on or after March 1, 2022 - Kindergarten only (DJUSD form) or
  •  Health Waiver - Kindergarten only: Fill out the waiver form and check the appropriate box.  Put the month that you expect the exam to take place if applicable. (DJUSD form)
  • Oral Health Assessment for TK-First grade ONLY (DJUSD form)

TK and Kindergarten Information Night
Will be held as a Zoom Meeting 

Birch Lane Montessori Tuesday, Feb 1, 6:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 853 8916 2102
Passcode: GYX5G+
Birch Lane Neighborhood Wednesday, Feb 16, 6:00 p.m.  
Cesar Chavez - Spanish Immersion Tuesday, Feb 8, 6:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 841 7316 4492
Passcode: 22Kinder!
Davis School for Independent Study See school website   
Fairfield Wednesday, Feb 9, 7:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting Link
Passcode: 6!AnnP
ID: 863 6695 2417
Korematsu - TK/KN Wednesday, Feb 16, 6:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 882 2313 6471
Passcode: +F2mZ3
Montgomery - TWBI Tuesday, Feb 22, 6:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 840 3379 8137
Passcode: 576410
North Davis Wednesday, Feb 16, 6:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 336 909 3427
Passcode: 123abc!
Patwin - TK/KN Wednesday, Feb 16, 6:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 863 6695 2417
Passcode: 659753
Pioneer - TK/KN Wednesday, Feb 16, 6:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 893 9274 1549
Passcode: b0&kec
Willett Wednesday, Feb 16, 6:00 p.m. Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 837 8680 2112
Passcode: 110774



If you are unable to email an enrollment packet you may come to the District Office Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to enroll your student.

If you want to enroll at Cesar Chavez or Montgomery during this time period, and your believe your child may qualify as a native Spanish speaker, you will need to turn in your completed enrollment packet with the application to Korlyn Gibson AND contact the school site to schedule an appointment for a Spanish language assessment.

A summary of the information listed above and the Zoom Meeting links can be found here in English and Spanish.

Questions about enrollment?  Contact Enrollment Specialist at [email protected]