The Kindergarten Readiness Act
California's youngest students have been given a better opportunity to be successful beginning on their first day of school. The Kindergarten Readiness Act (Assembly Bill 1381) establishes a new age requirements for kindergarten students effective next school year. This law requires students to be older than in previous years to attend kindergarten, and provides an additional year of kindergarten (called "transitional kindergarten") for some of our youngest students. The new law changes the kindergarten entry date to September 1, and will be phased in over a three-year period.
For the 2013-14 school year, kindergarten students must be five years old by October 1st. For the 2014-15 school year, the age cutoff will advance to September 1st.
Students in kindergarten through grade 8 may register at anyK-6/8 site (School Addresses) or at the LUSD Education Center, 2010 W. Swain Rd., 953-8711.
Students in grades 9-12 should register at Lincoln High School, 6844 Alexandria Place. For questions regarding high school enrollment, contact Registrar Debra Dunne, 953-8915.
The following procedures apply for students in kindergarten through eighth grade: Procedures for Student Registration
Students registering in grades 9-12 should follow these guidelines: Procedures for Grades 9-12 Students registering for grades 9-12 should also bring their most recent report card and STAR testing scores.
State law and Board Policy require that each newly registering kindergarten and first-grade student submit a Physical Examination for School Entry form completed by a physician. (There is a link to this form below.) This exam should be conducted no earlier than February 20, 2013. Free or low-cost exams may be available through the San Joaquin County Health District (468-3830).
Additionally, State law requires that all transitional kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students have an Oral Health Assessment completed by a dental health professional. Links to a letter outlining this program and to the required form are at the bottom of this page.
On September 29, 2010, a new state law was passed (AB 354) that changed California immunization requirements for students entering grades 7-12. All students entering grades 7 must have proof of a Tdap booster shot. The law requires that as of July 1, 2011, schools are turn away any student who is not up-to-date. Therefore, the District will require all new middle school students to show proof of this booster when registering for school.