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