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Kindergarten Information for Students Entering School in 2015-16
 
 
Kindergarten Options for Incoming Students
The Redwood City School District offers a variety of school options for incoming kindergarteners.  You may register your child to attend kindergarten at your assigned neighborhood school, you may apply for one of the Schools of Choice without neighborhood boundaries (Adelante, Orion, Spanish Immersion at Selby Lane), or you may apply to attend a neighborhood school other than your assigned neighborhood school.  Please read the information below carefully so that you understand the steps you need to take to register your child for kindergarten.  
 
Kindergarten/Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Registration Key Dates
 

When                                   
Where

Kindergarten Information Night
 
Thursday, October 23, 6-8 pm
McKinley Middle School Auditorium,
400 Duane St., Redwood City

Kindergarten/TK Pre-Registration
 
Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9 am – 1 pm
Your neighborhood school

Priority Kindergarten/TK Registration
Monday, November 10, 2014 – January 9, 2015, 9 am – 4 pm
Redwood City School District,
750 Bradford St., Redwood City

Schools of Choice Application Period
 
November 8, 2014 – January 9, 2015
Apply online at www.rcsdk8.net/schoolsofchoice

Kindergarten/TK Placement/Waitlists Available
February 27, 2015
Online at www.rcsdk8.net/schoolsofchoice
Kindergarten Cut-off Dates for 2015-16:
Your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015 to register for kindergarten in 2015-16.  Students may register for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) if they turn 5 years old between September 2, 2015 and December 2, 2015.
 
When registering your child, you are required to bring one copy, plus the original of the following documents:

1.     RCSD registration form, filled out.
 
2.    Birth Certificate, Baptismal certificate or passport, parent/guardian photo ID.

3.     Proof of residence: Current, original utility bills or original rental receipt with manager or owner phone number, plus one of the   following: Sales contract, grant deed, or current property tax bill (home owners) or rental agreement or original rental receipt with manager or owner phone number (renters), or notarized letter from owner or renter or your residence and a utilities bill in their name (renting a room).

4.    Health records:  Immunization record: polio, diphtheria, measles, mumps and rubella required; Hepatitis B is required for kindergarten only; TB is optional. Booster for measles, mumps and rubella also needed before kindergarten. 

If you want your child to attend your assigned neighborhood school:
 
  • School board policy gives priority to neighborhood students for all schools that have neighborhood boundaries.  Schools with neighborhood boundaries are Cloud, Clifford, Fair Oaks, Henry Ford, Garfield, John Gill, Hawes, Hoover, Roosevelt, Selby Lane and Taft.
  • Families who live within the school boundary may register at their assigned school at Kindergarten Pre-Registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 8, or they may come to the district office, 750 Bradford St., Redwood City, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, November 10, 2014 through Friday, January 9, 2015.
  • Students are enrolled in their neighborhood school in the order in which they register.  If all spaces at a neighborhood school fill before all neighborhood students are registered, students are assigned a number on the waitlist according to time and date.  (e.g. the earlier you register, the higher your student will be on the waitlist.)  Please note that the only school that has not been able to accommodate all neighborhood families in recent years is Hawes School.  Roy Cloud and Clifford, and all other district schools, have been able to enroll all neighborhood families who register during the Priority Kindergarten registration period.
  • If spaces are available at a neighborhood school after the Priority Kindergarten Registration period ends on January 9, 2015, students from outside the neighborhood boundary will be placed in those spots.   Students who move into the neighborhood after January 9 will be placed in their neighborhood school if spots are available at the time they register.  If there are not spots available, they will be placed on the waitlist in the order in which they register.  Students who live within the school boundary have the highest priority as spots open at the school.  A student who moves into the neighborhood after January 9 gets higher priority as spots open up then a student from outside the neighborhood who was placed on the waiting list during the Schools of Choice notification.


If you want your child to attend Adelante, the Spanish Immersion program at Selby Lane or Orion: 
  • You must register at your assigned neighborhood school prior to submitting out a  Schools of Choice application.
  • Please complete an online Schools of Choice application, available at www.rcsdk8.net/schoolsofchoice, to the District Office between November 8 and January 9, 2015.  Schools of Choice placements are by random, computerized lottery -- it does not matter when you submit the application, as long as it is by the January 9 deadline.
  • Please visit the school prior to submitting your application.  Students will not be part of the lottery and will not be placed unless their parent/guardian visits the school first.  Please contact the school to arrange a visit.  
  • If the number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, students will be assigned a number on the waitlist according to the district’s priority order of enrollment and a random computer lottery process.  (Please refer to www.rcsdk8.net/enrollment for more details.)
  • You will be able to find out if your child was placed at their school or choice, or find out their waitlist number, on February 27 on the district website, www.rcsdk8.net/schoolsofchoice.

If you want your child to attend a neighborhood school other than your assigned neighborhood school:
 
•    Please complete an online Schools of Choice application, available at www.rcsdk8.net/schoolsofchoice, to the District Office between November 8 and January 9, 2015.

•    Please register for kindergarten at your assigned neighborhood school from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 8 at your assigned neighborhood school, or at the district office, 750 Bradford St., Redwood City, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
 
 
•    If the number of spaces available after all neighborhood students are placed exceeds the number of students who apply, students will be assigned a number on the waitlist according to the district’s priority order of enrollment and a random computer lottery process.  (Please refer to www.rcsdk8.net/enrollment for more details.)  

•    You will be able to find out if your child was placed at their school or choice, or find out their waitlist number, on February 27 on the district website, www.rcsdk8.net/schoolsofchoice.



 
 
 
 

 

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