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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.   Online enrollment process begins January 28, 2019 at 8:00 am.  You can do your online enrollment and schedule your in-person appointment beginning on this day.

Kindergarten Schedule

For the 2019-20 school year, AUSD kindergartens will be returning to 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.

 

For the 2019-20 school year, all kindergartners will attend school from 8:20 am to 1:00 pm. On two days of the week, half of the class (the “A Group”) will stay until 2:00 pm, and the other half (“B Group”) will go home. On the other two days, the “B Group” will stay until 2:00 pm, while the “A Group” will be dismissed at 1:00 pm. On Wednesdays, all students will be released at 12:20 pm.

 

This “A/B schedule” will resume in 2019-20.  A sample schedule of how this used to work is below. Please note that we are still finalizing the schedule for 2019-20, and the start/end times of this A/B schedule may vary slightly from what is below.

 

Sample Kindergarten Schedule

Day A Group B Group
Mon., Tues. 8:20-2:00 8:20-1:00
Wed. 8:20-12:20 8:20-12:20
Thurs., Fri. 8:20-1:00 8:20-2:00

 

A/B schedules begin after the first three weeks of school (which are short days). 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 Information Packets

At the January 17 Kindergarten Information Night, staff passed out packets with guidelines and instructions about the enrollment process. These two files contain the information from the left side of the packet and the right side of the packet.

Enrollment Dates

January 16

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

TK Information Night Paden Elementary

January 17

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

K Information Night All elementary schools

January 22, 24, 29

9 am -

10 am

TK and K Tours All elementary schools (except Earhart*)
January 22 Maya Lin School open enrollment begins Enrollment page

January 23

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Maya Lin School Information Night Maya Lin School

January 25

9 am -

10 am

*Earhart TK Tour               Earhart Elementary 

January 28

8 am

Online enrollment for TK and K begins Enrollment page
March 4 Online enrollment for grades 1-12 begins Enrollment page

 

A kindergarten enrollee holds a welcome sign over her head.