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Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Program

Transitional Kindergarten is for those families who are exploring options prior to Kindergarten. Transitional Kindergarten provides a state-funded, two-year Kindergarten experience for children.

The Auburn Union School District Transitional Kindergarten program will provide a supportive environment for your child and will focus on social and emotional development, physical and motor development, as well as academic skills needed to prepare your child for Kindergarten.

Enrollment Information for Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
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Why choose Auburn Union School District?

Why choose Auburn Union School District?
 
We have many outstanding programs and community partnerships that address the whole child. We focus on STEAM education (which includes Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics), athletics, clubs, community partnerships, national association affiliation, field trips, parent involvement and more! Click here to check out some of our accomplishments and videos from this year!
 

What is Transitional Kindergarten?

What is Transitional Kindergarten?
 
Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year, state-funded Kindergarten experience for students. Research suggests that children greatly benefit from programs that address school readiness and Transitional Kindergarten will provide this opportunity for our students.

How old does my child need to be?

How old does my child need to be?
 
2021-22 School Year Age Eligibility and Enrollment for Transitional Kindergarten (TK):
  • If your child's 5th birthday is on September 2, 2021 through December 2, 2021, then, your child is eligible to be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) for the 2021-22 school year.
  • If your child's 5th birthday is after December 2, 2021 through January 31, 2022, your child may be enrolled pending space availability or placed on a waiting list for Transitional Kindergarten provided that the Superintendent or designee recommends that enrollment in a TK program is in the child's best interest.
2020-21 School Year Age Eligibility and Enrollment for Transitional Kindergarten  (TK):
  • If your child's 5th birthday is on September 2, 2020 through December 2, 2020, then, your child is eligible to be enrolled in Transitional Kindergarten (TK) for the 2020-21 school year.
  • If your child's 5th birthday is after December 2, 2020 through January 31, 2021, your child may be enrolled pending space availability or placed on a waiting list for Transitional Kindergarten provided that the Superintendent or designee recommends that enrollment in a TK program is in the child's best interest.
For School Year Age Eligibility and Enrollment Information :  
Please contact the Skyridge Office at (530) 885-7019 or the Rock Creek Office at (530) 885-5189.

What school does my child attend?

What school does my child attend?
 
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) is being offered at the following elementary schools for all families:
  • Skyridge Elementary School
  • Rock Creek Elementary School
For those families living in the Auburn Elementary school attendance area, please choose Skyridge or Rock Creek. Your child will return to the regular kindergarten program at their home school the following year, if they are not already attending their home school or the charter school, after completing the year of Transitional Kindergarten. 

How does registration work?

How does registration work?
  • You will be notified by the school office staff regarding the status of your child’s placement in the program.
  • If the number of registration packets exceeds the capacity of the class at a particular site, spaces will be filled by a random public drawing to be scheduled.

  • If the number of registration packets does not exceed the number of spaces available, there will be no random public drawing.

  • If the number of registration packets warrants opening an additional class or classes, that will be addressed.  The number of classes will be dependent on enrollment numbers.  If an additional class is added due to enrollment numbers, it will be added at Auburn Elementary.

What forms are required to register?

What forms are required to register?
 
Required Forms to be delivered to your school of enrollment:  
  • Confirmation Page:  Please print two copies of the confirmation page when online enrollment is complete; a copy for the school and one for yourself.
  • Immunization records:  Students whose immunizations are not up-to-date will not be allowed to attend school. 
  • Proof of Age Document - Provide one (1) of the following documents: Certified birth certificate, baptism certificate, passport, adoption record, official hospital record of birth showing doctor’s signature.  When none of the above is obtainable, an affidavit of the parent, guardian or custodian of the minor.
  • Proof of residency document - Provide one (1) of the following documents:  A rental property contract, lease, or payment stubs; mortgage statement; a utility service contract, statement or payment receipt (i.e. gas, electric, or water bill); property tax payment receipt; pay stubs; voter registration; correspondence from a government agency; or declaration of residency executed by the parent or legal guardian of the student.
  • Physical Exam: If your student is enrolling in Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, or 1st grade, a physical is required prior to the start of school.
 
The following forms are also required and can be printed from the “Required Documents Page” during the online enrollment process:
  • Affidavit of Residency 
  • Student Health Information (Form PP-34)
  • Additional forms for TK & K:  TK/K Parent/Student Interview, and TK/K Transportation & Food Allergy Notice

Inter-District Transfer Requests

Inter-District Transfer Requests
 
If you are enrolling your child as an INTER-DISTRICT TRANSFER STUDENT (i.e. from Ackerman, Colfax, or Placer Hills school districts, or another out-of-district area), you will first need to go to your district of residence and complete an Inter-district Transfer Request form.  Families must apply every year to request Inter-district enrollment approval. New inter-district transfer requests may not be approved until school begins, pending space availability.  After submitting this form, please return to this enrollment page and follow instructions to enroll your student.

Important Reminder
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TK will ONLY be offered at Skyridge and Rock Creek schools for all TK eligible students in the district.  For those families living in the Auburn Elementary school attendance area, please choose either Skyridge or Rock Creek for TK.   
 
For questions, please contact the Auburn Union School District Office at (530) 885-7242 during office hours:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Questions?
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For questions, please contact the school for which you are enrolling during office hours:  8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
Auburn Elementary School: (530) 887-1958
Rock Creek Elementary School: (530) 885-5189
Skyridge Elementary School: (530) 885-7019
E.V. Cain Middle School: (530) 823-6106
Alta Vista Community Charter School: (530) 885-7067