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Kindergarten Enrollment Now Happening! Junior and Transitional Kindergarten Programs Also Available!
Elementary schools throughout Simi Valley are accepting applications for Kindergarten in 2015-2016 school year. Enrollment applications are available at your neighborhood school site or through the school's website. (The list of schools with links is found on our website, SimiValleyUSD.org.) The State of California sets the guideline that children have to be 5-years-old on or before Sept. 1, 2015, to be enrolled in regular kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year. If your child does not make the cut-off for regular kindergarten, or if you believe your child would benefit from a "bridge" program, please read on about Junior and Transitional Kindergarten offered through our schools.
Junior Kindergarten (JK) is a developmental kindergarten program designed for children who are kindergarten age, but not kindergarten “ready," as determined by the parents. Following a year in JK, most students will enter a regular kindergarten program, although some may be ready to move on to 1st grade. JK students engage in hands-on learning activities and are taught by certified teachers. The students considered for JK were born between July 1 and Sept. 1, 2010, making them the youngest students in the kindergarten age range.
The age at which a student starts kindergarten can make a big difference during these early years when children are rapidly growing and developing. Another option created by the state of California is Transitional Kindergarten (TK). In TK, children who don’t meet the age requirement for regular kindergarten have an opportunity to build their readiness skills and abilities. TK programs bridge preschool and kindergarten for children turning 5-years-old between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, 2015. It gives young learners a head start and provides them with opportunities to learn and grow in an environment that is tailored to meet their academic and social needs. TK is a two-year kindergarten program.
Interested parents should turn in a JK/TK application at their neighborhood/home school. The application is found HERE and at your neighborhood school. While Junior and Transitional Kindergarten are not available at every campus, we will accommodate every child enrolled. Classrooms for JK and TK will be assigned at selected schools with locations spread across Simi Valley. Both programs are part of the public school system and are free for families. All JK/TK classes are taught by credentialed teachers who receive extra training to teach young kindergarteners. For more information, contact your neighborhood school or the district’s Educational Services Dept. at (805) 306-4500 ext. 4207.
Where is My Neighborhood School In the 2015-16 School Year?
Simi Elementary School: Mountain View Elementary School, 2925 Fletcher Ave., 93065;
Justin Elementary School: Park View Elementary School, 1500 Alexander St.,
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School:
If you live SOUTH of Royal Avenue, your neighborhood school will be
If you live NORTH of Royal Avenue, your neighborhood school will be
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call the Educational
7th Grade Requirement
All students entering, advancing or transferring into 7th grade will need proof of an adolescent whooping cough booster immunization (called “Tdap”) for school in the fall. No seventh graders will be allowed to start school until this documentation has been turned in.
This new school immunization law affects all students in public and private schools.
Pertussis is a very contagious respiratory disease that can be severe and last for months. The immunity received from either early childhood immunization or pertussis disease wears off over time, leaving older students and adults susceptible again to pertussis. Immunization with Tdap can protect students, schools and communities against pertussis
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