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Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Enrollment

General Information

AUSD's Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten enrollment period begins in mid-January, when the district staff hold general information nights and tours for all families interested in enrolling in TK or kindergarten.   The online enrollment process begins January 27, 2020 at 8:00 am.  You can do your online enrollment and schedule your in-person appointment beginning on this day.

Kindergarten Schedule

AUSD kindergartens have a shortened (rather than extended) day schedule. This is due to two reasons:

 

1) The Board of Education took measures last spring to reduce expenditures to find money to improve employee salaries

2) Kindergarten teachers had indicated that a shorter day was emotionally, socially, academically, and physically better for their students.

 

Most kindergartners will be on an "A/B" schedule.

 

On Monday and Tuesday, half of the class (the “A Group”) will stay until 1:40 pm, and the other half (“B Group”) will go home. On Thursday and Friday, the “B Group” will stay until 1:40 pm, while the “A Group” will be dismissed at 12:40 pm.  

 

Both groups will be released at 12:40 pm on Wednesdays.

 

Please double check with your school site to find out if they are modifying this schedule.

 

Day A Group B Group
Mon., Tues. 8:20-1:40 8:20-12:40
Wed. 8:20-12:40 8:20-12:40
Thurs., Fri. 8:20-12:40 8:20-1:40

 

Note: Kindergarteners will be released at 11:40 am from August 17 through August 28. A/B schedules begin after this period. Families will learn in which group their child has been placed during those first three weeks. School sites will try to accommodate parent/guardian work and childcare schedules to the best of their abilities and coordinate with on-site aftercare providers.

Enrollment Dates

January 15

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

TK Information Night Paden Elementary

January 16

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

K Information Night All elementary schools

Dates & Times Vary

TK and K Tours See Schedule Here
January 27 Maya Lin School open enrollment begins Enrollment page

January 23

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Additional Maya Lin School Information Night Maya Lin School

January 27

8 am

Online enrollment for TK and K begins Enrollment page

 

A kindergarten enrollee holds a welcome sign over her head.