Student Enrollment

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. 


 
When will new student registration for the 2013-14 school year begin?  
March 11-28, 2013, has been designated as the New Student/Kindergarten Registration period for students in grades K-8. Although we will continue to take registrations after this period, students registered during this time will receive priority in placement. Lincoln High School will begin new student registration on April 10, 2013.

 
Where do I go to register my child for school?  

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.

 
What procedures must I follow when registering my child?  

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.

 
 
At what age can my child attend kindergarten?  
A child who will have reached the age of five years on or before October 1 of the 2013-14 school year shall be eligible for enrollment in kindergarten. (Education Code 48000) (Assembly Bill 1381)

 
Is my child eligible to attend transitional kindergarten?
 
A child who will reach the age of five years between October 2 and December 2 of the 2013-14 school year shall be eligible for enrollment in transitional kindergarten. (Assembly Bill 1381) Parents should follow the same registration procedures outlined for kindergarten entry.
 
 
What health exams will my transitional kindergartner, kindergartner (or first grader enrolling in public school for the first time) need?  

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.

 
Do I have to show prove of a Tdap booster before I can enroll my child?  

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.

 
Do I live in Lincoln Unified School District?  
All addresses within Lincoln Unified School District are listed in the Attendance Area Directory. Please contact the LUSD Education Center, Registration Office, 209/953-8711, with any questions.

 
Am I guaranteed placement for my child in our neighborhood school, and can I request another school within the District?  
The District's goal is to keep families together at the school of their choice whenever possible, and honor the concept of neighborhood schools. However, we cannot guarantee that your child will attend your first choice school. Overcrowding at the neighborhood or choice school may require placement at another Lincoln USD school. The District will provide transportation from the school of residence for students on overflow status. Choices may be limited for placement of students receiving special services based on the location and availability of the classes.