New Student Enrollment Information

Forms for New Student Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year will be available on the Poway Unified Website on May 1, 2018:

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Click here for Important Turtleback Elementary New Student Enrollment Information.

Link to District Website with PUSD Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten Enrollment Information

2018-2019 TK Interest Wait List Information:
Parents of children with a fifth birthday between June 1st and September 1st, 2018 who wish to enroll their child into a TK class, MUST place their name on a District Interest Wait List. After March 1, 2018, at 8:00 AM, go to the District Website and select "TK Interest Wait List" to put your child's name on the list. The assigned TK school site will notify parents on the Interest List starting in June, or later in the summer, of an opening in TK. The parent will then be given 48 hours to enroll. Due to increased numbers of students required to enroll in TK, please note space is very limited and will be determined on a first-come, first served basis. PUSD is aware of the amendment to California Education Code 48000(c) which permits districts the option to enroll students who turn 5 years of age after December 2 to be admitted to the Transitional Kindergarten program. After a review of this option, our District enrolls only students who meet the cutoff date of December 2 into the Transitional Kindergarten program.


Friday April 27th 1:30 to 2:30 pm, Turtleback Learning Resource Center.
Please join us for an informational meeting regarding the Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten programs, important reminders and changes to the program.  Adults only, please.


To determine which program your child is eligible for, please use the following guidelines:
Kindergarten 5th Birthday: Sept. 2, 2017 to Sept. 1, 2018
Transitional Kindergarten 5th Birthday: Sept. 2, 2018 to Dec. 2, 2018
Parent Requested Transitional Kindergarten (TKP) 5th Birthday: June 1, 2018 to Sept. 1, 2018

Wednesday May 2 2018 (3:00pm-5:00pm)   --OR--
Thursday May 3, 2018 (9:30am-11:30am)
Ongoing through June 21 (9:30am - 11:30am)

Wednesday May 9, 2018 (9:30am - 11:30am)
Ongoing through June 21 (9:30am - 11:30am)
For summer enrollment, please check back on the District website for updated information.

____ PUSD Enrollment Forms (2018-2019 forms available May 1, 2018)
____ Parent must bring their picture ID (i.e. Driver's License)
____ Birth certificate, Baptismal Certificate or Passport (Original + 1 copy)
____ Original Complete* Immunization Record  (Original + 1 copy)
____ Two (2) separate forms of residency verification + 1 copy of each
____ Turtleback Forms (TK_Kindergarten-Enrollment-Info or 1-5-Information-Sheet-)
Enrollment will not be accepted unless the entire packet is complete and all requirements are met.

Some forms are in PDF format. You must have a PDF reader in order to view and/or print. You can download a free PDF Reader from Adobe.

*PLAN AHEAD…Have immunizations completed.

All children are required to have their vaccinations fully completed before enrolling in Kindergarten, unless exempted as provided by law*.

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 (Poway Unified - Enrollment Information for PUSD) under new student enrollment. The Oral Health Checkup Form is also available on the website. These forms are required for entry into first grade and can be completed up to 18 months prior to entering the first grade.
*All children are required to have their vaccinations fully completed/up to date before enrolling in grades TK – 12 unless exempted as provided by law. Under a new law known as SB 277, beginning January 1, 2016, exemptions based on personal/religious beliefs will no longer be an option for vaccines required for school entry in California. Personal/religious beliefs exemptions on file for a child already attending child care or school will remain valid until the child reaches the next immunization checkpoint at kindergarten (including transitional kindergarten) or 7th grade. Medical exemptions, either permanent or temporary, are acceptable with a written statement from physician (M.D. or D.O) licensed in the state of California.

For more information about SB 277, please see

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