Children with a 5th birthday between September 2nd and December 2nd, 2021 are eligible for TK. Please visit the elementary enrollment page and follow the directions to enroll your child in TK at your school of residence.
For students who turn five between June 1st and September 1st, 2021 and whose parents would like them to attend TK rather than Kindergarten, please enroll at your school of residence when new student enrollment opens in early May. Once enrolled, your school will provide information on how to submit your child's name on the TK Interest List. Your child will remain enrolled in Kindergarten at your school of residence.
Students who participate in TK will attend school daily on a half-day schedule, including lunch. Contact your neighborhood school for specific hours. TK students are eligible for Extended Student Services (ESS) for before- and after-school care.
According to California Education Code 48000, if your child has his or her 5th birthday on or before September 1st, 2021, he/she may enroll in Kindergarten. If your child has his/her 5th birthday between September 2nd and December 2nd, 2021, he/she will be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten. PUSD is aware of the amendment to California Education Code 48000(c) that permits school districts the option to enroll students who turn 5 after December 2nd to be admitted to the TK program. After a review of the impact this option would have on our District, we enroll only students who meet the cut-off dates and not children who turn 5 after December 2nd into TK.
Transitional Kindergarten is the first of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.
The following chart is helpful to determine enrollment in Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten:
||5th birthday, Sept. 2nd, 2020 to Sept. 1st, 2021
| Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
|| 5th birthday, Sept. 2nd, 2021 to Dec. 2nd, 2021
| Kindergarten OR Transitional Kindergarten
(space available, first come first serve)
| 5th birthday, June 1st, 2021 to Sept. 1st, 2021
2021-22 VALLEY SPANISH INSTRUCTION TK: Valley starts the process for Spanish instruction TK class in February. Please visit the VALLEY Website for details.