Starting Public School

first_imgUpon enrolling your child in any school site, parents must present the following documentation:Proof of residency. This can be a utility bill, rental agreement, mortgage document or Lincoln Military Housing Agreement.Proof of immunizations against polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus, or a permanent medical exemption.Students new to California must also provide:Proof of immunization against chickenpox or proof of having had chickenpox.Kindergarten and first-grade students new to the district or attendance area:Must provide a copy of a birth certificate, baptismal certificate or passport.Must present proof of vaccination against hepatitis B and chickenpox.Children must be 5 years of age or older, on or before Sept. 1, to be eligible to attend kindergarten.A transitional kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate. Pursuant to law (EC 48000[c]), a child is eligible for transitional kindergarten if a child will have his or her fifth birthday between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2. For more information on transitional kindergarten in California, go to www.cde.ca.gov/ci/gs/em/kinderfaq.asp#E3.All first-grade students:Must provide proof of recent physical examination.Must be at least 6 years old by Sept. 1 of the school year.All seventh-grade students:Must provide proof of vaccination against chickenpox, hepatitis B and a second MMR vaccination. (This can be turned in at registration for new students or on the first day of school for continuing students.)last_img read more