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Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten


We prepare our students for a future in the world today, where our students grow to be critical thinkers, creative, and adaptable. We also believe it is essential to develop our students as people, scholars, and citizens of the world. The foundation for this growth begins in our excellent Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten classrooms where your child will find teachers who care about their needs and provide an open and positive environment.


Kindergarten is for children who turn five years old on or before September 1 in the school year they will be attending. We offer 17 elementary school sites, all with Kindergarten programs. For a full list of elementary school sites visit our schools website.   

Online registration begins March 2023.  New students who live within the VUSD district boundary area, may enroll using our online pre-online enrollment application.

If your child is currently attending a VUSD school (i.e., TK) and they will be attending a VUSD school next year,  there is no need to complete the pre-online enrollment application.  You will only need to complete the annual update that will be provided at the start of the Fall 2023 school year. 

If you are a current VUSD family but would like to transfer your child to a different school, please complete the Intradistrict request and submit to your boundary elementary school for processing.

If you live outside of the VUSD district boundary, you must first you must first apply for an Interdistrict transfer request from your district boundary. Once your request is complete, submit it to your district boundary to ensure they process your release request.


Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is a bridge between preschool and Kindergarten that gives young learners a head start and provides them with an opportunity to learn and grow in an environment that is tailored to meet their academic and social-emotional needs.

TK Enrollment Process

In 2023-24, children are eligible for TK if they turn 5 between Sep. 2, 2023-Apr. 2, 2024. 
Schools of Choice process is now closed.  Online pre-enrollment begins on  March 1, 2023. 

You may find this TK Enrollment Process Guide helpful. 

1. Online Pre-Enrollment Application- Will open on March 1, 2023. You might find this TK Pre-Enrollment Steps Guide helpful. 
 a. You will need an email address
     b. You will need to create a password

2. Once you complete the online pre-enrollment, you will then need to complete the enrollment at the TK site.
 a. Pre-enrollment information
     b. TK application (if applicable)
     c. TK questionnaire (if applicable)
 Report of Health Examination for School Entry
     e. Oral Health Assessment Form or Oral Health Assessment Form - Spanish

If TK site you are interested in is full, please contact Student Support Services for placement at (805) 641-5000, Ext. 1370.

TK Locations and Hours of Operation for 2023-24:                                    

 School  Monday-Thursday  Fridays
 Citrus Glen  7:55 am - 11:30 am OR 10:45 am - 2:30 pm      7:55 am - 11:30 am
 Elmhurst  7:55 am - 12:30 pm  7:55 am - 12:15 pm
 Junipero Serra  7:55 am - 11:30 am OR 10:45 am - 2:30 pm  7:55 am - 11:30 am
 Lincoln   8:00 am - 11:30 am  8:00 am - 11:30 am
 Lemon Grove TK-8      8:00 am- 12:05 pm  8:00 am-12:05 pm
 Loma Vista  7:55 am - 11:30 am OR 10:45 am - 2:30 pm  7:55 am - 11:30 am
 Portola  8:00 am - 11:30 am  Same as Mon-Thurs.
 Sheridan Way  8:00 am - 1:00 pm   Same as Mon-Thurs.
 Sunset TK-8  8:00 am - 12:15 pm  Same as Mon-Thurs.    


 *I am requesting my child be enrolled in the Transitional Kindergarten Class. I understand that my child will continue in regular Kindergarten the following year at their boundary school. I understand I will be responsible for transportation of my child to and from the school. I understand my child’s enrollment at the requested site will not be official until the Pre-Online Enrollment is completed. 

For additional questions regarding TK contact, (805) 641-5000, Ext. 1370.