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Enrollment » Kindergarten Program Information

Kindergarten Program Information

Welcome to kindergarten!
We look forward to working with you and your student to make the first year of school a positive learning experience.

How to Enroll in Kindergarten

Enrollment will begin Monday, February 1, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year; you can enroll through AUSD's online enrollment process, which can be started by clicking here January 18, 2017. Materials you will need include a birth certificate, immunization records, identification and proof of residency.  


  • Kindergarten Age Requirements
    Children are eligible for kindergarten at the beginning of a school year or whenever they move into the district if the child will have his or her 5th birthday on or before September 1.  For more information, go to the California Department of Education website:
  • To enroll in Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year, a child must be five on or before September 1st, 2017.

(Children turning five between September 2, 2017 and December 2, 2017 are eligible to enroll in Transitional Kindergarten. For more information please see Transitional Kindergarten Program.)

Kindergarten Program
Early Bird kindergarten begins at 8:30 and ends at 1:00pm
Lunch: 45 minutes (between 11am and 12 noon)
Late Bird kindergarten begins at 9:30 am and ends at 2:00pm
Here is a list of social, emotional, and academic skills that we have found to be important for a smooth start to kindergarten.
Kindergartners should:
• be able to tell an adult their name, and find, read, and write their first name.
• be able to be left alone with a new group of people in a new place without being overly fearful or anxious.
• tell an adult when they need to use the bathroom and be independent in using the bathroom (turning on lights, cleaning self, flushing, washing hands).
• be independent in putting on their own clothing and shoes.
• follow spoken directions.
• play with peers without being overly fearful or aggressive.
• attend to and complete a simple assignment.
• sit and attend during a teacher-directed activity for at least 5-10 minutes.
• ask for help when they need it.
• use pens, pencils, and scissors.
• know that letters and numbers have meaning. (They should have natural exposure to letters and numbers, from being regularly read to by caregivers.)
• be well rested and ready to start the school day on time.