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Registration Requirements

Original Birth Certificate: Hospital certificates are not acceptable. Certified copies with a raised seal or originals are accepted. 

Proof of Residency: A current utility bill, such as electric, gas or water services.

Up-to-date Immunizations: For ALL students (including Junior, Transitional and Kindergarten programs).

Oral Health Assessment Form: Completed by your dentist, this form is required for all Kindergarten students (including Junior, Transitional and Kindergarten programs).

Report of Health Examination Form: This form is required for enrollment into Kindergarten**. The physical examination must be completed (and dated) by your pediatrician no earlier than 6 months before the start of school. 

** A health exam is NOT required for enrollment into Junior Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten (JK/TK).**

KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS

2020-2021 School Year Kindergarten Program Information

(Junior/Transitional Kindergarten and Traditional Kindergarten)

Studies have shown that all children benefit from high quality, full-day Kindergarten. The Simi Valley Unified School District offers families throughout the district three, full-day kindergarten options, depending on the age and developmental needs of your child.

Junior, Transitional and Traditional Kindergarten classes are taught by credentialed teachers with experience in early-childhood education, in a safe and nurturing environment, on elementary campuses located throughout the district. All of our programs are free.

When do we enroll in Kindergarten?

Kindergarten (K) for the 2020-2021 school year is open to all children born on or before September 1, 2015. If you are attending your neighborhood school (SVUSD neighborhood school boundary maps are HERE), enrollment packets will be available beginning March 1, 2020 at your neighborhood school. If you are considering enrolling your child in a school that is not your neighborhood school, you will be participating in our School of Choice program. School of Choice allows families to place children in schools outside of their neighborhood boundaries as long as the target school has room for additional students. More information about School of Choice is found HERE. Please be mindful that School of Choice has an application deadline of February 28, 2020. Any applications received after the deadline will be placed on a wait list with the individual school site(s).

What is Junior Kindergarten?

Junior Kindergarten (JK), is a developmental kindergarten program designed for children who are kindergarten age, but not kindergarten “ready," as determined by the parents. The students considered for JK in the 2020-2021 school year were born between July 1 and Sept. 1, 2015. Following a year in JK, most students will enter Traditional Kindergarten. JK students engage in hands-on learning activities and are taught by credentialed teachers.

What is Transitional Kindergarten?

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) provides children who don’t meet the age requirement for regular kindergarten (per California law) to have an opportunity to build their readiness skills and abilities. The 2020-2021 TK program is open to children born between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, 2015. TK programs bridge preschool and kindergarten, and provide young learners with opportunities to learn and grow in an environment that is tailored to meet their academic and social needs. TK is the first of a two year program. Upon completion of TK, students promote to Kindergarten.

How do we enroll in JK or TK?

Enrollments for the 2020-2021 JK/TK program will be accepted beginning January 16, 2020. Enrollment forms must be submitted to the District Office located at 101 West Cochran Street. You may print the online enrollment form located on this page, or complete one in person at the District Office. Please see the box to the left titled "Registration Requirements." You must bring the required documents in order to complete the enrollment process.

For more information on any of our kindergarten programs, contact your neighborhood school during the regular school year (even if you're applying for School of Choice), or call the Educational Services Department at the District office year-round at 805.306.4500, Ext. 4207. You may also email Deanna Mullins (Educational Services Department) at deanna.mullins@simivalleyusd.org.