Enrollment and Registration
Selma Unified School District offers classes and services for students in Transitional Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Children born between 9/2/13 and 12/2/13 may be eligible to attend Transitional Kindergarten (TK)
Transitional Kindergarten Questions and Answers
Thank you for your inquiry about early admission into Kindergarten.
After a thorough review of district policy and state law (Ed Code [EC] Section 48200; EC Section 48002; EC Section 48000(b); and EC Section 48010) regarding early admission to transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade, the district respectfully will not be able to honor your request for early admission into Kindergarten. Below are the reasons:
California law requires a child to be six years old on or before September 1 for 2018-19 school year and each school year thereafter to be eligible for first grade (EC Section 48010). In addition to state law, district employees must take into consideration the following:
Transitional Kindergarten curriculum is age and developmentally appropriate. If your child is displaying
advanced skills in academic and social behavior, the educator will be tailor to the students’ needs and
A child is eligible for transitional kindergarten if they have their fifth birthday between:
Consideration of early admission for early enrollment for children turning five after the required date (September 2) is not an option within Selma Unified School District. The district is continuously reviewing state law and our main goal is to ensure your child will receive high quality instruction.
Thank you again for inquiring about early admission into kindergarten. If you have any further questions, you may contact Liseth Ramos at (559) 898-6500, ext., 46516.
You may download a copy of this letter by selecting the file located on the right side of this page.
What is the difference between Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten?
The Transitional Kindergarten classroom will provide developmentally appropriate thematic-based curriculum. The curriculum is a hybrid between the California Preschool Learning Foundations and the California Common Core Standards for Kindergarten. Students in the TK program will be provided a program that will bridge their early childhood experiences to those of the public school system.
Is my child required to go to a TK class if their birthday falls within the cut-off date?
No, it is an optional program for families.
Can my child enter kindergarten if they are eligible for the TK class?
No, kindergarten entry is based on the new cut-off dates.
Where will the TK classes be held?
The classes will be held at Eric White Elementary.
If the TK class is not offered at my child's neighborhood school, where will they go?
Based on space availability, they will go to the TK classroom at the school closest to your child's neighborhood school. Please keep in mind this is a one year program; your child will return to their
assigned neighborhood school the following school year.
Which school will my child attend for kindergarten if they go to a different school for TK?
Your child will still go to their assigned neighborhood school for kindergarten.
Will there be transportation to the schools offering TK classes?
No, again, TK is not compulsory, and transportation would be cost-prohibitive. It is the parents' responsibility to transport their children to their TK program.
Can my child participate in TK if his/her birthday is in September?
For the 2018-2019 school year, SUSD'S TK program will only be available for students who turn five years old between September 2 and December 2. Children turning 5 on or before September 1 are eligible for Kindergarten in SUSD.
Additional TK resources
To learn more about Transitional Kindergarten, please visit the California Department of Education website at:
TK California Website: TKCalifornia.org
To be eligible for Kindergarten, a child must be born on or before 9/1/13.
To be eligible for Kindergarten, a child must be born on or before 9/1/14. Students will be placed into a Kindergarten classroom at their home school or if the classrooms are full at the home school, the child will be placed at the school nearest them that has available space.
How to register your child:
Call the District Office 898-6500 extension 46516 or 46517 schedule an appointment.
You will need:
Distrito Escolar Unificado de Selma
Año Escolar 2019-2020
1 de septiembre 2014 o antes. Niños nacidos dentro 9/1/14 y 12/2/14
Inscripción para el TK/Kínder
Para ser elegible, el niño(a) tiene que ver nacido el día
pueden ser elegibles para asistir kínder de transición (TK)
Llame a la Oficina del Distrito al 898-6500 extensión 46516
Los paquetes de inscripción están disponibles en todas las escuelas primarias
Certificado de Nacimiento
Registro de Vacunas Corriente
Prueba de Residencia
Paquete de Registro Completado