Louis Milani Elementary School

Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration

2013-2014 Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten

The Kindergarten Readiness Act (SB 1381) changed the required age to enter kindergarten. To enroll in Kindergarten:

  • For the 2013–14 school year, children must turn five by October 1st;
  • For the 2014–15 school year, and each school year thereafter, children must turn five September 1st.

We will accept Kindergarten registration packets at students’ home schools beginning March 12, 2013 for students who will turn five on or before October 1st, 2013. Children who turn 5 by October 1st will be enrolled in kindergarten.

 

Transitional Kindergarten

For the 2013-14 school year, Newark Unified School District will offer Transitional Kindergarten, which is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program, for students whose birthdays occur after the kindergarten entry cutoff date (October 1 in 2013-14), and on or before December 2nd. Students who enroll in Transitional Kindergarten will enroll in Kindergarten the following year. Transitional Kindergarten will be offered at Lincoln Elementary School, and, depending on the numbers of students who enroll, possibly another Newark elementary site.

  • Lincoln Elementary School (36111 Bettencourt St., Newark, CA., 818-3500) will accept Transitional Kindergarten registration packets beginning March 12, 2013 for students who will turn five between October 2nd, 2013 and December 2nd, 2013.
  • Lincoln Elementary School will also collect Transitional Kindergarten Student Information forms for children who turn five between December 3rd and January 31st, who will be placed on a waiting list for possible openings in Transitional Kindergarten.  There is no guarantee of placement in Transitional Kindergarten for children who are not five on or before December 2nd. However, these children may be admitted into Transitional Kindergarten on a space-available basis. Transitional Kindergarten Student Information forms will be dated, time-stamped, and kept on file until it is determined if there is space available to accommodate additional children in Transitional Kindergarten. Such notification will not be made until after September 6th, 2013.