Enroll Kids in Kindergarten This Weekend
The San Bernardino City Unified School District (SBCUSD) is eager to enroll the Class of 2035 to start school on Monday, August 1. Families may enroll now or at the Saturday, July 30 SBCUSD Enrollment Fair.
Online enrollment for kindergarten and transitional kindergarten in SBCUSD is underway. Children who will be 5 years old by September 1, are eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2022–2023 school year. Transitional kindergarten (TK) is available for students who will turn 5 years old from September 2, to February 2, 2023.
Kindergarten is an important academic milestone for children. Since most kindergarteners only attend for half a day, it provides children a chance to get used to a school schedule before they are required to attend for a full day. Kindergarten students also learn a number of skills that are necessary for success in first grade and beyond, including:
- Counting to 100
- Writing numbers 0–20
- Identifying shapes (ex. square, circle, rectangle)
- Basic addition and subtraction
- Writing upper and lower case letters
- Recognizing ending punctuation (i.e. period, question mark, exclamation mark)
- Recognizing letter names and sounds
“Programs such as transitional kindergarten (TK) and kindergarten are essential,” said SBCUSD Director of Elementary Instruction Amy Coker, “In kindergarten, students learn fundamental skills in reading and math in fun and engaging ways that set the stage for future learning.”
In addition to completing an online enrollment packet, parents and guardians will need several documents to register their child for school:
- Child’s birth verification (i.e. birth certificate, hospital certificate, baptismal certificate)
- Child’s immunization record
- Parent/guardian photo identification
- Address verification (i.e. utility bill lease/rental agreement, or affidavit from landlord)
Children who have some, but not all, of their required vaccinations may still be eligible to enroll so long as required immunizations are completed before the first day of school on August 1.
San Bernardino City Unified School District families may visit the online School Site Locator to determine their child’s home school. For more information about determining your child’s home school or how to enroll, contact Enrollment and Placement Services at (909) 889-7576.
The Enrollment Fair is Saturday, July 30, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Jones Elementary School, 700 North F Street in San Bernardino. SBCUSD staff will be able to assist families in enrolling students in grades TK through high school.
Schools have limited staff and office hours during July to assist with enrollment. SBCUSD families can visit the online School Site Locator to determine their child’s home school. Families are encouraged to call the school before visiting to verify hours for enrollment. Families can refer to the District’s School Telephone Listing for complete contact information.