Ah, your baby years are past...your toddler years are past. The legs are getting longer, they’re leaner and taller...they ask a million questions and blow you away with some of their comments. It’s time for Kinder. And registration is not that simple. Here’s how it breaks down:
January: yes, January. You be ready. That’s right, you. Nobody knows how old your kid is. Nothing is coming in the mail. No announcement will be made since you’re not on the radar of the school district. This is on you - and it’s early in the year for the following year. Surprisingly early! Here are the district kinder web pages:
Lafayette - Kinder & TK Information
Orinda - Kinder & TK Information
Moraga - Kinder & TK Registration
So, that’s step one!
After going through the list and collecting your documents, DON’T FORGET TO PRINT the actual online application. Other things you must know is that immunization records, a health exam (filled out by a doctor) and a dental exam (filled out by a dentist) are required for your packet. The guidelines for providing proof of residency are strenuous. They check your residency multiple different ways and god help if your tax returns don’t match your address (they’ll eventually get it sorted out if they don’t). After your packet is filed, at your respective school, you will fill out a postcard for an orientation reminder. In 2019, that orientation is in late May. By this time the classes have been split (early/late).
Registrants after this time period (for instance, summer buyers) do run the risk of not being in their “home” school after (and if) classes have filled up. Word through the grapevine is that your child will be transferred into their home school as space allows.
Resident of Lafayette and mom to an incoming Kinder - surprise, surprise, this process was more intricate than I thought it would be. Consider yourself armed and congrats on making it to the ‘school age’ years!