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Transitional Kindergarten

 

TK is a program that builds a bridge between early learning years and traditional kindergarten.  TK is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program and provides children an opportunity to learn important academic and social skills in a hands-on manner that supports their development. The program is based on the California Preschool Foundations with focused instruction in literacy and numeracy along with a strong emphasis on self-regulation and social engagement.  Our TK program follows the full day schedule of our kindergarten program.

 

TK Enrollment Update: TK age eligibility range has been extended beginning with the 2022-23 school year and will expand again for 2023-24. 

Recent CA legislation has extended the Transitional Kindergarten age eligibility for the 2022-23 school year. 

In the 2022–23 school year, a child who will have their fifth birthday between September 2 and February 2 shall be admitted to a transitional kindergarten program maintained by the school district or charter school.

The district has accelerated California’s new age eligibility for Transitional Kindergarten classrooms so that all TK classrooms will be Universal TK in 2023-24 and a child who will have their fifth birthday between September 2 and September 1 shall be admitted to a transitional kindergarten program maintained by the school district or affiliated charter school.

 

Online Enrollment Available for Residential Enrollment at enroll.lausd.net

 

Our residential boundaries are between Santa Monica Blvd. and Pico Blvd., and Sepulveda Blvd. and Century Park East.  Enrollment packets will only be given to resident families.  For resident children, enrollment for the new school year begins in March.  Please register early, as we anticipate being full.  We strongly encourage you to return your completed enrollment packet before June 12th


On March 4, families who reside within our residential boundaries will be able to begin the enrollment process for new students in any grade online at enroll.lausd.net. Our office staff will contact families to complete the enrollment process once the online application and supporting documentation has been submitted through the portal.

 

TK Enrollment Requirements 

  • Your child must turn 5 between February  2nd and on or before December 2nd.

  • Westwood is unable to make exceptions for students who will not turn 5 by February  2nd.

 

Documents Needed to Pick-up Enrollment Packet

  • Proof of residency

    • Current utility bill-gas, water or electric ONLY

    • Current rental/lease agreement with parent/guardian listed with proof of paid security deposit (receipt, cancelled check).  Rental agency or landlord information must also be provided to verify residency.

    • Valid photo ID for parent/guardian

Documents Needed to Begin Online Enrollment

  • Proof of age: Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, Passport, Statement from Local Registrar, or County Recorder

  • Current Immunization Record or Exemption form.  The immunization record should be separate from the Physical Card/Report. List of Required Immunizations.

  • Proof of residency

    • Current utility bill-gas, water or electric ONLY

    • Current rental/lease agreement with parent/guardian listed with proof of paid security deposit (receipt, cancelled check).  Rental agency or landlord information must also be provided to verify residency.

    • Valid photo ID for parent/guardian

Shortly after the online application is submitted, our office staff will contact parents to confirm receipt.  Additional documents will be provided as part of the enrollment process.

 

  • Physical Card (orange double sided card) completed by physician.  The immunization section of this card must be completed.  The card cannot be mailed or faxed.  It must be turned in with the rest of the enrollment packet unless otherwise noted by office personnel.*

*If the child has an IEP please provide the office with a copy when returning your enrollment packet.  This will allow us to better plan to meet your child’s needs.

 

For more information, please see Frequently Asked Questions About TK and Kindergarten.

 

**Your child is not enrolled until all documentation has been provided and confirmed by our office personnel.  

 

** PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE VERIFYING RESIDENCY AND CROSS-CHECKING FOR FRAUDULENT RESIDENCES.  ANY STUDENT FOUND TO HAVE ENTERED OUR SCHOOL USING A FRAUDULENT ADDRESS WILL BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY AND SENT TO THEIR HOME SCHOOL.**

 

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Our TK/K Conversation will be held at 8:30am on Feb. 8. Follow this link to sign up.

Check out the presentation and photos shared with new families.