Enrollment for New Students

PLEASE NOTE: Your student’s enrollment ensures a seat at a school in Poway Unified. We make every effort to enroll your child at your neighborhood school. In some cases, classes at your neighborhood school may reach capacity, in which case we will work with you to place your child at a nearby school.‚Äč


2020-2021 Kindergarten Enrollment

Kindergarten Supply List |
Kindergarten Enrollment begins Wednesday, May 5, 6, 7, please follow this link for directions.

Prior to enrolling  your student at Highland Ranch please visit the PUSD District website at powayusd.com .  Please don't forget that ALL children enrolled in Kindergarten or Transitional Kindergarten MUST have had their 5 year immunizations, otherwise their enrollment will not be accepted, regardless of age.  Read the PUSD Kindergarten Parent Letter concerning kindergarten enrollment on the District Kindergarten Enrollment page

For More details visit our District Kindergarten Enrollment Information Page and the TK (Transitional Kindergarten) Page. 

For Enrollment you need the  following REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: 
  •   Completed 2020-2021 enrollment packet which will be available online May 1st.
  •   Birth Certificate or Passport. 
  •   Original Immunization Record. All immunizations need to be up to date. 
  •   Two (2) separate forms of residency verification ((Examples: deed to primary residence, lease agreement, utility bill.)
  •   Driver's License 
  •   TK/Kindergarten Questionnaire
  •   Special Services Checkilist

Kindergarten Parent Questionnaire - This sheet provides our teachers valuable insight into your student that only a parent can provide.  Please download and return with the District Kindergarten Enrollment Documents
Our Kindergarten teachers have put together Kindernotes to help answer any specific questions you may have regarding Kinder Rules At The Ranch.  Again, please join us at 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 26th for Kindergarten Orientation.  There will be time for questions from our K Team.  They look forward to meeting you!

1st-5th Grade New Student Enrollment for 2020-2021 (Begins May 12 , 2020)

Enrollment for students entering 1st - 5th Grade for the 2020-2020 school year begins in May. Enrollment forms are available at District Website (see above).  Please note immunization requirements below; students will not be permitted to enroll until these requirements are met.  In addition, you must upload  the child's birth certificate or passport, two separate forms of residency verification, and the completed immunization records.

For New Student. Please follow the link above:
2020-21 Student Enrollment Packet
Special Services Checklist

Click here for the 2020-21 Supply Lists

The California Department of Education approved a request from PUSD to waive Education Code Section 37202(a) allowing Transitional Kindergarten (TK) students to attend school for a half day program.  The waiver, # 22-2-2017-W-02, was approved at the May 11, 2017 meeting and is in effect from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018.  The rationale behind this request rests on several points:

  1. TK is intended to be the first year of a two year Kindergarten experience.PUSD believes it is in the best interest of TK students to attend school within the required number of instructional minutes for Kindergarten, which is 180 minutes, of a half day.
  2. TK students participate in an intensive language arts and math curricula aligned to the California State Standards (2010) in ELA and Math.They also experience instruction in other core areas during this time, as well as support for behavioral, social and emotional development.This structure ensures that our TK students are fully prepared to meet the academic rigor in the second year of the Kindergarten sequence.
  3. TK teachers in PUSD are fully credentialed educators who provide intervention and enrichment support to other primary classrooms in the afternoon portion of their daily schedule.This structure collectively reduces class size for our primary students in grades K-2, and ensures high quality teachers are working with students needing additional supports or enrichment.

Volunteer Forms

Volunteer forms and information can be found at the Volunteer District Site.

PLAN AHEAD…Have immunizations completed.

See PUSD Immunization Requirements for School Age Children
Official immunization record must include:
• Name of Child
• Date of Birth
• Name of immunization administered
• Month and year of EACH immunization. Include day if obtained within birth month.
• Name of health care provider or agency administering EACH vaccine.
If you are taking your child to the doctor for their five year old physical and immunizations prior to enrollment, you may download the Report of Health Checkup for School Entrance MCH77 from the Poway Unified School District website under new student enrollment. The Oral Health Checkup Form is also available on the website.


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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, jjimenez@powayusd.com. For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840, jdayhoff@powayusd.com

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